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09-04-2013, 02:30 PM
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Rozsival's contract wasn't that bad. He caught the fans' ire because he was soft, but he was a solid D-man. He was slightly overpaid, sure, but it hardly hurt us in the long run.
Which players did we lose because of Rozsival? It was the Drury/Redden contracts that hurt.
Hell, Sather found a way to sign Kotalik for $3M/year despite Rozi's contract. If you have the room to do that, overpaying a #3 defenceman isn't a problem.
Rozsival was way overpaid by Sather, not slightly. He's not a banger, that's not his game, but he's never been soft. He's an OK defenseman at the right price, and still is...five years later the Blackhawks signed him to another two year contract this summer.
Sather had to dump a serviceable d-man in Rozsival for the perenially underachieving Wojtek Wolski, just to free up cap space. Same Sather problem, different year.
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