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05-12-2009, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
Personally, I love Harding and he is the goalie I want the Flyers to pursue. 929 Save % this past season, only 24 years old. Should be quite cheap. I'd be comfortable with Harding and some relatively cheap UFA with upside, such as Anderson, and letting the hot hand be the starter. If all else fails, it's a cheap option and should give them cap room to trade for a bonifide starter if need be.
I like Harding, as well, but I do not see Minnesota matching $2.6 million for him to play 15 games a season. The pressure is actually on Minnesota, because they most likely WOULD let him go for a 2nd rounder, so it is in their interest to work out a deal for a piece they need. I'd definitely do Lupul and San Jose's 3rd for him before the draft. Minnesota gets a top-6 forward and a lower pick, but they get something tangible. Harding would get a chance to win the starter's job, and Philly would get some nice cap relief. It's fair to both sides.

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