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07-03-2013, 08:57 AM
It's weird and gross
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nashville, TN
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If Poile is going on the cheap its because ownership has told him to and I dont believe that for a minute. I think ownership has made it clear we cannot have another season like last year and I expect Poile to either sign or acquire a top 6 forward. Maybe not a marquee player, but I cant imagine him standing pat.
I hope that's the case, but the lip service is already beginning.
He makes this "players got paid more than we felt they were worth" speech every season. The issue is that players are worth what the market pays them. That's capitalism. If you can never sign anyone because they "got paid too much," then maybe your valuations need to be adjusted?
Paul Kariya signed for 3 years, 4.5 per...in 2005. You can't forever use that as the template for what a high end free agent should cost.
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