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06-29-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
do you know why he decided to move on? his agent said he/boston didn't even exchange proposals.

was he unhappy? you guys were so close to the cup - i'm surprised he wouldn't want to come back.
Who knows?

It's pretty clear that signing Tuukka to a long-term deal is priority #1, and the B's are pretty tight up against the cap. Team/Player might never have been close.

I honestly never got the sense that a "hometown discount" would be in play for 18. Based on his playoff performance (disappearing act against your Hawks not withstanding) he can get paid more elsewhere.

A Bruin fan really should thank him for his playoff efforts, especially game 7 2001 against MTL. But I'll be honest; Ference moving away stings more than this does.

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