Originally Posted by AlecRaenos
Well, i just mentioned because I know Forsberg and Sakic are considered among the best in the sport and both play for the Avs and it just sounded to me like a bought team....like the Yankees. I certainly didnt mean it as a low blow.
Most just hate the yankees for doing the same thing. They do not have the highest payroll either and they dont ALWAYS win, but...well you can see where I drew the parallels is all.
Both are with the only club they've ever skated for. You know... like Elway. Neither were "bought". The Rangers did sign Sakic to a nice price when he was a free agent but The Avs matched it.
They've traded extremely good players to get good players. Deadmarsh and Miller for Blake. Drury for Morris.
Kariya offered to take a 8 Million Dollar pay CUT to play for them.
I don't think the Yankee comparison is valid. But it is for the New York Rangers who keep scooping up players at very high dollar value. Unfortunately, even though everyone says you can "buy" a championship, I think having the skills is just one of the necessary ingredients.