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04-19-2013, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Habsawce View Post
Did Gauthier or MB give Gorges that contract?

If MB did, it cannot be a reward for leadership and character or he is the biggest hypocrite in the world. Wouldn't sign PK to a long term deal because he needed to get to know him more and make sure he is a good guy for the room, yet gives Gorges a contract right off the bat based on those things without knowing a thing about him besides word of mouth?

If it was Gauthier that gave it to him this point is moot.
NOT signing PK to a long term deal was probably the best thing MB did as a GM so far. It humbled PK a bit, forced him to walk the walk in terms of being a team player on and off the ice and didn't put the crazy pressure on him that has derailed the career of a guy like Myers because of his huge extension. As much as we'll probably take a hit in terms of cap hit after 13-14, it's worth it if PK reached full potential as a perennial top 5 NHL d-man.

Not sure how that relates to Gorges? Gorges was an established NHL veteran in his prime who was headed to UFA. I'd rather have him signed for 4 or 5 years instead of 6 but sub 4 mil cap hit for a top 4 d-man is a good deal.

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