http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/hockey/10497829.htm Primeau acknowledged that it never occurred to him last summer that by signing before the next collective-bargaining agreement was reached, he might create a cap for the Flyers. "I still don't look at it in that regard," he said. "I am captain of a hockey club, but I am also 33 going on 34 and scored only seven goals last season. "I might have had a tremendous playoff, but I don't want to be rewarded for having a good two-month stretch... . It's ludicrous for me to think that just because I had a great playoff, I should have held out for $6 million." That essentially is what the union would have preferred. Primeau said the union's executive director, Bob Goodenow, spoke to his agent, Don Reynolds, and voiced concerns about the deal before Primeau signed. "When the players' association found out what I would sign for, they didn't want me to sign the contract," Primeau said. "I told my agent there were a lot of factors going into it, more than a dollar figure." ___ IMO this says a lot about the characters of both Primeau and Goodenow. Primeau knows it was reasonable to accept a paycut, even after the best playoffs of his career but all Goodenow wanted his to do was get the most money possible to drive up the value of other players and not even caring about what is best for Primeau and his family.