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08-05-2013, 03:00 PM
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I was one of the harsher critics of your last piece and I must say this one is a much more solid read. Well thought out and well researched, excellent points about the effect of the contract on other teams.


only criticism is why you chose to call Rinne's contract "painfully market value"

At the time Rinnes deal was signed Poile was trying to prove to Weber and Suter that he would pay what it took to sign the good players. Could Poile have squeezed a half mil or so off the deal he gave Rinne? Maybe, but the risk of appearing to be a cheapskate to Weber and Suter was not worth the small amount of money he might have saved had he played hardball with Rinne.

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