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Deal Gone Bad

via E.J. Hradek of ESPN (Insider Information),
According to a league source, Detroit GM Ken Holland played a little "deal or no deal" with goalie Manny Legace earlier in the season. Playing the part of host Howie Mandel, Holland offered Legace a new contract worth $2.5 million. Legace, who earned $1.162 million this season, went the "no deal" route. Apparently, he was seeking something in the neighborhood of $4 million. Well, guess what? On Monday night in Edmonton, the big money came off the board.
added 6:32pm, Pretty ironic this story came out today too... from the CP via TSN,
If the first round of the NHL playoffs has shown anything, it's that signing a goalie isn't an exact science. Marty Turco and Evgeni Nabokov got huge contract extensions during the season and their teams didn't get much bang for their buck in the post-season. Turco struggled as Dallas was upset by Colorado. Nabokov lost his starting job before the playoffs even began as San Jose rode Vesa Toskala into the second round.
read on for the goalie situation around the league...

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