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04-20-2013, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
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.
great point , for the first time in his life PK was challenged and someone said NO
he got away with great skill in Belleville , but Montreal said this is how you have to play to succeed

great move , wouyld he do this if he got 30 over 6 right away , probably not

clearly the comments by Gorges and Markov in the media signalled that a character change had to be done

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