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07-01-2012, 12:49 PM
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Thanks Ray! -- and farewell

You were a pleasure to cheer for.

**** this ownership mess.


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Amen.

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2 great years of play and leadership and helped give this team success its never had. Will definitely miss him

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I wonder is Whitney made the case here to have his #13 hanging up in the ring of honor?

Oh well, thanks for the memories.

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what a slap in the face to go to a division rival

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I wonder is Whitney made the case here to have his #13 hanging up in the ring of honor?

Oh well, thanks for the memories.
No.

And Coyotes89, he went where the money was. Which is probably what most would do at his age.

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what a slap in the face to go to a division rival
Highest bid. He's 40. Cut him some slack.

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Others thought Fiddler signing with the Stars was a slap to the face but look at how he turned out. Dallas is taking a huge gamble on him.

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You were a pleasure to cheer for.

**** this ownership mess.

During an interview on Sportsnet, RW hinted that "Bill Daly and NY" didn't (try and) compete financially.
Sounds like the NHL's head office is tying the hands of your GM.

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Some stuff like this make me hate sports...No Loyalty, its all about money

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Some stuff like this make me hate sports...No Loyalty, its all about money
Do you have a family to support?

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**** this.

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During an interview on Sportsnet, RW hinted that "Bill Daly and NY" didn't (try and) compete financially.
Sounds like the NHL's head office is tying the hands of your GM.
NHL ownership, the gift that keeps on giving

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That's a deal that I am glad the Coyotes didn't agree to. I was in the vocal minority about resigning Whitney because I suspected he'd get a deal like this. I'm just not a fan of committing $9 million over two years to a guy that is 40+ unless it's under very limited circumstances.

Ray played great for us last year, he was decent his first year. He no doubt leaves a hole offensively on the team that may be difficult to fill. Frankly, losing Whitney is the least of our problems right now.

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We get upset when players we don't want to see leave do but it happens. Besides as we did go deep in the playoffs Whitney was not as useful as he was in the 1st round and beginning of the 2nd round. Hell, a big reason why Whitney had such a great season last season was because it was a contract year to go along with playing in the system.

Whitney is going to a different system and at his age, it is a matter of when he can no longer play.

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Do you have a family to support?
While I disagree with him, I harldy think Whitney is having hard financial times. I'm pretty sure his family would have been okay had he taken a $3-million contract.

People have different priorities; Whitney went for the money, and you can't really hold that against him. It isn't as if he was with the Coyotes for a long time.

I'm fine with his decision.

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I'm glad others can see the light.


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...and I would argue that the NHL has the most loyal players of any sport given the free agency rules. Look at how boring free agency has become - it seems like almost all of the best players are signing 10 yr deals, and when you turn 27 you have no limitations on where you can go unlike the NFL and and the NBA.

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That's a deal that I am glad the Coyotes didn't agree to. I was in the vocal minority about resigning Whitney because I suspected he'd get a deal like this. I'm just not a fan of committing $9 million over two years to a guy that is 40+ unless it's under very limited circumstances.

Ray played great for us last year, he was decent his first year. He no doubt leaves a hole offensively on the team that may be difficult to fill. Frankly, losing Whitney is the least of our problems right now.
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Ray always was one of my favorite players, now he will always be one of my favorite Coyotes of all time. I wonder if we had an owner, would we have even been willing to sign him to this kind of deal?

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Remember that the issue in signing Whitney was "term and money". To me that means we offered a 1 yr deal in the $4m range, which to me was a fair deal. A 2nd year is unwise, and like many have said on here, somebody was willing to give him the 2nd year, so I was prepared to lose him.

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During interview on Sportsnet, Ray Whitney refers to "the guys in New York" having input on Phoenix's offer to him, which was just 1 year.

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While I disagree with him, I harldy think Whitney is having hard financial times. I'm pretty sure his family would have been okay had he taken a $3-million contract.

People have different priorities; Whitney went for the money, and you can't really hold that against him. It isn't as if he was with the Coyotes for a long time.

I'm fine with his decision.
It's not about "being okay". It's irresponsible to leave five million dollars on the table.

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You can't really blame him with the Ownership and the contract that was offered to him. That's a big contract for 40 y/o guy who had issues with injury during the playoffs. Congrats to him.

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