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07-03-2006, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MojoJojo View Post
People who are upset by this should look around the league and tell me how we can have a roster full of star players and live under a salary cap. If we have a generous 15 mil budgeted for Defense, how are we supposed to sign an established name player, and fit everyone under the cap if Pitkanen demands big money, no one wants Hatcher or Rathje in a trade, and we are thin on NHL ready defensive prospects? We only spent 2 mil, because we only really have two mil to spend at this position with two roster spots available. Seeing what was thrown at free agent defensemen this summer, we had to look for value. Show me a single free agent defenseman who was better, that signed for less, and didnt give their team a home town discount. Jonsson is a very intriguing signing, and could bust or potentially wind up one of the best signings in the NHL. Baumgartner does not have the upside, but is better than Jones, Printz, Timonen and probably Picard.
Excellent post! Thank you for the voice of reason!

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