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03-02-2009, 12:53 AM
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Norm MacDonald
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Of course they are maturing, but they are young. Not that that's a huge problem, but we've lost Kapanen, Hatcher, Smith and next up, Knuble? Were plugging along now, but I think these guys are more valuable come April and beyond.

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Of course were speculating, but he does seem to be pretty popular based on what we do see.
What does that amount to exactly? It's kind of hard to argue either way, since it's pure speculation. However, I do think we have a good group of leaders who have already established themselves as NHL veterans.


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I'd hazard to guess Gagne will be as good as gone once his deal expires.
I doubt it. Even so, that's a few years away.

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The Flyers have some of the best peices in the league (especially if JVR get's thrown into the mix) to land his rights...but that doesn't mean were in the best position to sign him long term. Sure we can move enough salary to 'afford' him, but it it really 'affordable'?
Yes... you make room for guys Bouwmeester and there are several, very feasible ways to do it.

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