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03-24-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Nac Mac Feegle View Post
Bingo.

Last year the team was a family. Sather went hardball with Prust and he bolted. I'd be willing to bet if Sather was a little softer with his negotiating techniques and actually treated his players like he cared, Prust would still be here...and for less than the $2.5 mil he's currently getting in Montreal. Prust left because Montreal told him he'd be a big part of the team and made him feel wanted. People underestimate just how much that means to players - especially 3rd and 4th line guys.
I agree w/you about considering a softer touch some times. However, in all fairness to Slats, I'm not sure we could have sweetened that deal enough to bridge the gap. The Canadians went more $$ for less years, and NY could not come close.

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