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06-03-2009, 03:37 PM
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IrishSniper87
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Originally Posted by Mota View Post
Why wouldnt he want to come here? Philly is a contending team, which is what he wants. They have a passionate fan base and a great reputation for how they treat their players. Its a great place to live and start a family, and Jbo is around the same age as most of the other flyers...so he'd fit in great here.

As for the salary...if they get emery cheap, trade lupul and waive jones...then in the future shed carle and knuble...that clears up a lot of space...almost 13 mil. It wont be easy, but its not impossible.
Many players do NOT enjoy playing for their hometown team. The pressure is to much or something.

Why else would he want to be in Edmonton? That team sucks. Who pays Horcoff and Penner that much dough? Visnovski is injury prone (but good) and even if Souray is out and they have the cap space, Jay-Bo can only do so much in front of Roloson.

I would NOT be excited to be an Oiler.

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Emery's faults were his ego, work ethic and immaturity. He's definitely got talent, and unquestionably the right mentality to be a goaltender. He just desperately needed a kick in the fanny. Hopefully his stint in Russia gave it to him.

In my mind, especially for the rumored $1.5 million salary, the potential rewards greatly outweigh the risks.
Exactly, low risk - high reward.

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