JR demands trade?
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08-02-2004, 11:37 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Na, they should make one last run this season.
Assuming there are no buy-outs, even though some are likely.
Off the books after 04-05:
Burke - 4.25, Desjardins - 4, Ragnarsson - 3, Kapanen - 2.5, Brashear - 2.2, LaPointe - 1
They already have replacements for most of the above, who should be much cheaper. Niity for Burke, Seidenberg for Rico, Ruggeri/Wood/Printz for Ragnarsson, Eager for Kapanen, Fedoruk for Brashear, and Richards/Sharp for LaPointe. Umberger, Carter, and Ruzicka are also in the mix, maybe even Droz if they can get him to come over. They should probably shed at least 8-10 mil after this season.
Clarke has actually done a good job of getting NHL ready prospects, who should be able to step in and fill roles. If some don't pan out, well they're still the Flyers, and Clarke can sign or trade for what they need.
Off the books after 05-06:
LeClair - 9, Roenick - 6.5, Amonte - 6
The bulk of the dead weight in LeClair and Amonte comes off.
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