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07-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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not fan of this deal. 4 years 2 long. shoulda been a 2 year deal
Ference doesn't sign in Edmonton if we offer him 2 years.
People need to understand that it is the players that are in the driver's seat when it comes to free agency. We needed a defenceman and there were only a couple available via free agency that really would have helped our team out. Other teams are in the same boat so why in the world would Ference sign for 2 years with us when I guarantee there would be another team out there offering 4 years.
We had a choice: Sign a guy for two more years than we want to fill a top 4 role or not sign anyone and hope we fill our needs via trade.
I'm really not concerned about Ference's last two years. Worst case scenario, we buy him out or he becomes a veteran #6 defenceman making too much money. His contract will not have an impact on us keeping our core together.
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