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07-23-2006, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Nash13 View Post
Again where are these arguments. I don't believe Briere deserves 5 million yet because he managed to play all of 48 games, and put up a point per game. You are making no sense whatsoever now. I told you the reason Koivu makes what he does, and they don't have anything to do with the reason i don't think Briere deserves 5 million.

UFA players have earned the right because of years of service (at least the good ones) to choose where they want to play. A UFA will sign a 1 year contract for less because they know if they play well, they will hit the lotto after the season. You are thus only buying into the minimum of their free agency.

Now again, i haven't said once that i expect Briere to underperform, and like yesterday with Smail, you aren't reading what people write. The guy played a great half season, sorry, that doesn't make him a 5 million dollar man, imo. Is that hard to explain. He could repeat it, its a distinct possibility, but maybe the arbitrator should actually wait and see if he actually can for an entire season before handing him out that type of money.

My problem is, the arbitrator is giving him an amount based on what he may have done and not what he did. He is giving the same money to guys that proved they could put the points up over a course of an entire season, don't you see where that is slightly flawed.

Btw...I never said he deserved 5 millions. I said I would still rather have him and a 1 year 5 million dollar contract then Ribs 1 year 1.9 million. There is no doubt in my mind that the team would be better.

And yes I read what you say....and I could say the same about you.

Anyway the Sabres fans think he was worth 4 millions and I'd rather go by their opinion.
And also I dont think he's going anywhere.

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