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02-16-2013, 03:03 PM
Darth Vitale
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
I really think we'd have kept Malone if Shero didn't fully expect to get Hossa re-signed. We also went on to immediately win a Stanley Cup the following year, so given a chance to go back and redo that off-season, I wouldn't change a thing. This is coming from a huge Malone fanboy.
I think the main reason Shero let Malone walk was the money. He knew he was going to get a nice pay day and didn't want to pay it. And I remember a lot of people myself included thinking that cap hit was nuts. And he's still got 2.5 seasons left on that puppy, $4.5M per at age 33. Still seems pretty nuts if you ask me, based on what Kunitz gets. I think Shero did well there, irrespective of Hossa.

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