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06-11-2013, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Frozenice View Post
Price wanted the bridge contract, Gauthier wanted to sign him to a longer deal because that's what a smart GM would do. Price was willing to take a bridge contract and wait for the big payday and he got it. It isn't the same situation as Bergevin and Subban.
I honestly don't recall this aspect of the negotiations, but regardless there are 2 differences:

1) That was Gauthier, this is Bergevin's policy.
2) Gauthier was stupid to the point that he performed negotiations backwards, trading the proven, winning, popular Halak BEFORE negotiating with the Price camp.

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