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01-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by thecloser View Post
this is what i've been saying. no one will agree with me. everyone wants offensive talent, me included via FA, the fact is, we have to pay big $$$. and so what, we'll have it. i doubt there will be many complaints when we actually get offensive guys here.

i could definitely see pitches to callahan (if available), moulson, gaborik and stastny.
Don't think anybody will dispute we have to overpay for talent, but there's definitely a difference in the extent to which we'd overpay for it. A player like Moulson, 30 goal scorer, one-dimensional, lacks the ability to create his own offense, is overpaid at $6M per, as is a Callahan, but I could see some case to be made that we need to overpay those types of guys to bring them in. $7M-$7.5M per, as you proposed in another thread, would be a poor deal for us. He's not a top-line center, and he's not a forward that can be the focal point of your offense, he doesn't deserve to get paid like one, Nashville premium or no.

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