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CRACKS OF DON: Siding with ‘Smarty Marty’ on goalie contracts

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“There’s going to be a lot of pressure that’s going to come with number one, the trade to bring him in, the contract, and this is a rebuilding team. I am skeptical that it’s going to all work out.”

Biron has similar feelings about the six-year, $36-million deal Markstrom signed with the Flames.

“I think that is going to be one that, in two or three years down the road, the Flames may regret,” said Biron. “If you look at Markstrom over the last few years, has he elevated himself to be in the same discussion as (Andrei) Vasilevskiy, as Pekka Rinne, Tuukka Rask, as the top goaltenders in the NHL? I don’t think so. For me, it’s still a little too much to give a goaltender as a free agent. I wouldn’t have gone past $5 million. Maybe sweeten the deal to $5.5. But $6 million was a little bit too much.”

They don’t call him Smarty Marty for nothing … they probably don’t call him that at all …. but in what he thinks about the money spent on Murray and Markstrom, I agree with Biron.

Those are two contracts Ottawa and Calgary will regret.

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Carole Baskin gifted properties worth hundreds of thousands to handy man after husband Don Lewis’s disappearance

CAROLE Baskin gifted properties worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to her handyman shortly after husband Don Lewis’s disappearance, The Sun can reveal.

The new twist comes after handyman Kenny Farr’s ex-wife Trish claimed he told her Don was ground up and fed to the alligators.

Carole recently starred in Dancing With The Stars

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Carole recently starred in Dancing With The Stars Credit: Getty Images – Getty

A cadaver dog also recently picked up the scent of human remains just meters from a lake house that once belonged to Don, raising further questions about the mysterious case, which gained worldwide attention in the docu-series Tiger King.

Investigator Jim Rathman, who conducted a lengthy probe into the case for Tigers, Lies and Cover Ups, an Investigation Discovery documentary, says he uncovered unusual connections between Carole, Don and Kenny including how Kenny brought home all of Don’s gun collection around the time he went missing.

Property records shared with The Sun also show how Kenny was gifted six properties by Carole for under $20k – when they were worth 15 times that sum, according to property records in Florida.

Carole hit back against the claims, telling The Sun the properties were not gifts as she was just trying to help him get started in business and he later signed them back over.

Don Lewis disappeared in 1997

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Don Lewis disappeared in 1997 Credit: Netflix
Don's case gained attention following the success of documentary Tiger King starring Joe Exotic

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Don’s case gained attention following the success of documentary Tiger King starring Joe ExoticCredit: ©2020 NETFLIX

“[Kenny’s ex wife] Trish revealed that missing link to me telling me about the property transfers,” Jim told The Sun.

“Baskin gave multiple properties to Kenny, just a month after her husband went missing.

“And these transactions were under $10k value, which you do not have to report to the IRS.

“But they were worth hundreds of thousands.

“I mean I

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