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06-30-2006, 08:55 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by waffledave
Bouillon wants $1.7....But for $500k more we could get someone like Markov or Mckee who would be top 4 instead of 6th defencemen.
Didn't McKee just turn down a $9M/4yr offer from the Sabres because he thinks he can get $3-4M on the market?

I don't know if Markov would be all that much different than Bouillon either. He can probably drink him under the table. But past that...? He made $2.3M last year. Not sure if he'd get that again, I agree, but still... I'd consider a guy like that as sort of a reclamation/risk... do you want to roll the dice with your $2.3M, or do you take the devil you know in Bouillon for less, especially when he performed entirely adequately in the role last time out?

Probably there will ultimately be a bargain to be had somewhere, somehow on the UFA market on D. But that'd also probably come later in the summer and involve some degree of risk. I'd rather get our house in order now, and then if bargains pop up later, we can perhaps look at them too.

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