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07-11-2013, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
They couldn't afford both Parise & Kovalchuk.
Yes, they could have.

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"Yes, our offer was competitive. We did not, at any time, have a phone call that we needed to change it or that it had to go up. It was competitive," the GM said. "There was never a talk about money after our initial meeting in Toronto, where we made our offer. The response was the money we offered would not be the issue."
From Lamoriello. Money wasn't the issue; Parise just wanted out.

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