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BUST AND BARGAIN
Kostya Kennedy
December 14, 1998
CHRIS GRATTON, CFlyers1998-99 salary: $1.5 million
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December 14, 1998

Bust And Bargain

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CHRIS GRATTON, C
Flyers
1998-99 salary: $1.5 million

In the summer of 1997, Philadelphia gave free agent Gratton, the Lightning's franchise player, a $9 million signing bonus. He played erratically last year and through Sunday had one goal this season.

MARTIN STRAKA, C
Penguins
1998-99 salary: $500,000

In the summer of 1997, Pittsburgh gave free agent Straka, an unheralded journeyman, no signing bonus. He played solidly last year and at week's end led the Penguins with 14 goals this season.

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