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07-24-2013, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Well no, because PK won the Norris. But do you actually think Bergevin would sign PK to a bridge deal if he knew he would have won the Norris the same year??

Heck, Bergevin said so himself, he wanted to see more things from PK. Therrien continued in the same line by saying PK is good but he can be great.
That's proof enough management wasn't sold on him just yet. So no, I don't think this was a big calculated move about alienating him from his teammates and having a contractual dispute with him so that we can hopefully grab 3 UFA years off him in his next contract.

It's a huge reach. Bridge deals are given to unproven or questionable players. It doesn't have to do with UFA years.
You're barking up the wrong tree . It's all about controlling the player and balancing that against cost . These things are foremost on every GM 's mind not just Bergevin's .

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