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02-02-2007, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
1) I'm not sure that was the idea at all. He had already traded for Jagr. He decided not to buy out Kasparaitis, send Straka, Nylander and Malik.

Sather got lucky. With the lost season coming on the heels of his great purge he was able to have back-to-back drafts which combined with his fire sale give a very distinct impression that he put the checkbook away. But the mindset has not changed all that much.

2) My only point is if Clarke had ever truly addressed the goaltending situation, I believe they would have won at least one Cup in the last decade.
1) He was never going to get rid of Jagr because he still had a huge contract at the time and would have gotten stuck paying a lot for almost nothing.

2) Absolutely.

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