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07-19-2013, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
Well the poster I responded to claimed maybe they didn't want to sign with us at all which comes down to selling the team to the player. But I agree money talks. For all the flak T.O gets it's still only basically 1m difference between him and Briere. If we are going to overpay for someone might as well get one that addresses a need and hasn't already started to decline.

I don't want to turn this into a Subban thread, so you can read my posts in that thread. Suffice it to say that Subban was already a #1 D so was worth 5m even if he didn't improve at all. Worst case you end up doing what Boston did with Seguin.
You can't compare the two contracts by just looking at the yearly salary. Clarkson is 5.25 million per year for a whopping 7 years!! While Briere is 4 million per year for 2 years. That's not a 'basically 1m difference'. Come back and talk about that 3-4 years from now when Clarkson is a huge albatross hanging around TOs neck.

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