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01-29-2013, 02:06 PM
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The Hossa rejection was based on him being skeptical about Pittsburgh being able to retain pieces to contend again if he signed and ate up a big chunk of the cap-space. Well, he was proven wrong and how!

I do acknowledge that money came into play in Parise's decision, but those kind of deals will not be there anymore. That was an insanely large number.

Now that I think about it though, I would assume Perry may have the same reservations Hossa did.
The reality is that - with the exception of "hometown" players (i.e. players from the city in question or players with a long-term history with their team) - most players aren't inclined to take a discount in exchange for hollow promises about the team's competitiveness/ability to win a Cup, and I don't blame them. I highly doubt that Perry would accept - for example - $6M on a long-term deal from the Pens if somebody else was offering $7M+. That's just the way she goes. For the record, I would LOVE Perry in a Pens uniform.

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