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06-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord View Post
well in the last 6 years, the oilers have had to over pay. when you're a crap team out in the boonies, you don't have much choice.

Like others have stated, if the Oilers build a competitive team, players will want to come here for a fair salary. they won't have to be bribed.
In addition to having a good team, which I think everyone recognizes we are on the brink of, the second most important thing is you have to establish that when it comes to negotiating you aren't a little b****.

That's what the Oilers need to do, and it starts here. If MacT overpays, player agents will continue to come to the negotiating table with a napkin in hand because they're drooling so much. They have to use this opportunity of the GM change to shake the reputation as a team that is easy to get an extra 10% from.

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