Райан О'Рейли: In Soviet Ontario Offer Sheets Sign You; Rayan's 3rd Thread
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01-30-2013, 02:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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None of those situations are even close to being analogous to this. Bruno wasn't even offered a contract and Lappy got more money elsewhere. Both of these guys were older players and Avs were going younger.
Avs wanted to sign Hendricks to a two-way contract and when he didn't want that he was let go, but let's not pretend he was some super asset Avs screwed up here. Hendricks wasn't offered a contract by a single team that summer and was a camp invite with Caps.
I was only attempting to post a list of the people who left for various reasons.
Yes the Avs didn't offer a contract to Bruno, but reports were that he wanted to stay.
Lappy wanted to stay, but the Avs wouldn't budge on their offer.
The basis was that the Avs have a perceived value of these players, and won't budge on that perceived value. Whether that's fair or not to the player, that's always a case by case basis.
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