Bouwmeester interested in Philly
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06-21-2009, 03:12 PM
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See, what worries me about cap clearing is that we know it's going to be difficult, if not, next to impossible to move Briere. Gagne probably won't waive his no trade clause either. Richards is going nowhere because he's the face of the franchise and Hartnell also has a no trade clause. That leaves two forwards who can be moved - Lupul being one of them, Carter being the other. And if the Flyers can't find a taker for Lupul, that means Carter is in play and that could be a big, big, big mistake, especially when we have no real centers on the team with any sort of size (I don't like that word size, but it's something that needs to be examined).
IF, they decide that Carter needs to be moved, I could see a bidding war developing, but at the same time, are we going to get true value for a 6'3, 200 + pound centerman who scored 46 goals in his fourth year? Are we going to get true value for someone who hasn't even hit his prime yet and is probably going to get better and better? I don't know.
And that's what worries me. If they can't move Briere or Lupul, then they'll look at the one asset they can move, but it might just be the wrong asset to move. I honestly don't know what they're going to do this offseason, but I've got a hunch that something not right might possibly happen......
I really think that Carter's off the board at this point... I don't see that as even a consideration.
Like I said, I look at something creative happening... If not, I think they don't do anything. Of course, any major move has to be contingent on J-Bo (or any other target) being in the bag.
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