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05-05-2013, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by NickyFotiu View Post
Of those players you named only Drury and Redden turned out badly in the long run. The rest played well or became trade assets.
They were either overpaid or failed to meet expectations, and Sather did not sign these players with the intent of trading them for assets. They were supposed to fill holes in the organization, and then once they are gone, Sather signs another underachieving free agent to a multi-year deal to take his place. It's a vicious cycle.

Originally Posted by polako View Post
Gaborik came here and put up 40 goals twice in 3 seasons.
What about the 4th season in which he had to be traded? Gabby suffered an abdominal injury this year and needs to have surgery yet again. I always felt that a five year contract was too long for a player with his injury history.

Rozsival was picked up off of the scrap heap after the lockout, for peanuts, and eventually played his way into the #1 D role on this team. That's one of Sather's best signings as a GM.
I was referring to the signing on July 1, 2008 - the one where Rozy received a four-year, $20 million deal and was eventually traded for Wolski. Not a good contract nor a good trade by Sather.

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