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02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
The question about the signing was when (not if) his play would deteriorate to the point of being a detriment during the course of his contract. We all knew he wasn't going to play at an elite or even semi-elite level for 9 years...but the thought was if he could perform for 6 of those years we could by out the last 2 or 3 and not get destroyed by the ensuing cap hit. To think we are having this discussion less than 2 full seasons in is beyond disconcerting.
I'm stunned by how poorly he played last night. He made literally one decent poke check and the rest of his ice time was brutal. He might have been playing for the other New York team in that one.
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