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04-24-2009, 09:08 PM
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The "problem" of Biron starts with his salary. The indications we have received is that Biron's agent is looking for a substantial raise from the $3.5 m he's receiving now. This team is way too top-heavy contract-wise to be signing on for another $5+ m contract with a player who had major consistency problems this year.

Here's a quote from SportsNet:
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Desperate to extend the series, the Flyers turned to their often-criticized goaltender. Biron isn't considered among the elite goalies in the NHL, and he didn't even become the clear No. 1 for Philadelphia until late in the season.
Biron is 31and will be 32 before next season. He might have a few good seasons left, but he has definitely peaked.

All things being equal, in a cap-free world, I wouldn't mind at all signing Biron to 2 more years at $4-5 m, and going out to pick up a hot G prospect to challenge for the top spot. But Paul Holmgren has a permanent bald spot bumping against the cap ceiling, and there are too many issues and question marks, IMHO, to consider meeting Biron's agent's demands (if true, of course).

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