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10-12-2006, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Honestly name me one gm whos been consistant at negociating contracts. Every GM is horible at this and if you do name me one I guaranty you I will find some bad contract that gm gave up. Its about the core players he brings in. If you have a solid group of players that team is going to overcome that signing. Gainey might overpay but so far the teams gainey put on the ice are much better teams than the ones we had with previous gm.
Personally I like what Lamoriello has done. You might find the Elias contract bad...but he's arguably a top 10 (top 20 at least) guy in the league, and he's now with the team for a few years.
I've always said that Gainey is a good GM but he's made some questionable calls, which is all I'm saying. It'll be interesting to see what he does this off-season with 4 of our D being UFAs. If he offers Rivet anything over than 2.5m, I'll once again be surprised...If he offers Markov over 5m, I'll be surprised...so on.
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