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#41 Mike Brown

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:40 AM

Rafalski left to play for the team he rooted for and loved above all else when he was a kid. Parise left to play for a team that didn't even exist when he was a kid.

 

They both went back to their home towns.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hey, don't get me wrong - I wouldn't have given him that Red Wings contract. Not a chance.

 

Except it wouldn't have required the Red Wing contract to retain him...we made a perfunctory who cares offer and that was it, I think even a small raise from his current contract that was well short of what he got in Detroit would have been enough to keep him before FA.  As it was, he STILL might have come back in the end if Detroit didn't lose Mathieu Schnieder on the first day of FA and then throw a ton of money at Raf as a replacement.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

Before reading the article I never realized how religious he is. Was he that way when he was playing for us?


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

Except it wouldn't have required the Red Wing contract to retain him...we made a perfunctory who cares offer and that was it, I think even a small raise from his current contract that was well short of what he got in Detroit would have been enough to keep him before FA.  As it was, he STILL might have come back in the end if Detroit didn't lose Mathieu Schnieder on the first day of FA and then throw a ton of money at Raf as a replacement.

 

I completely agree. While it's hard to know what actually happened behind the scenes, Rafalski certainly was looking to stay in NJ and most likely would have taken a discount.


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