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07-04-2006, 08:27 AM
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Netro
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Originally Posted by Poochie_D View Post
"We're making a statement here to our team and our fans," he said. "Our goal is to win a championship.

- Brian Burke after the Pronger deal.


How can i be postive when my GM has done absolutely nothing to improve my team? I'm honestly bummed out right now. Why won't Bob make a statement?
Quite simply, the UFA contracts are crazy. $22.5 million for 5 years for a 32 yo Jason Arnott? $20 million for 4 years for Pavel Kubina? In the new NHL, it is about managing your asset AND financial base. These are crazy contracts.

At some point, teams that signed these free agents are going to lose financial flexibility.

I thought TB did great in getting Kuba at $9 mil for 5 years.

While I am upset the Habs have done nothing, given the contracts being handed out, I don't think BG made a mistake in passing on these UFA's.

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