The Flyers Mismanagement of Assets
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01-07-2010, 03:11 PM
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Clarke had his problems...and lost his job. But his problems are somewhat moot at this point.
You can quibble about Hartnell being overpaid, but Timonen absolutely is not overpaid for what he brings to the table. Particularly given when he signed his contract. You want to see overpaid, check out the guy patrolling the blue line for Chicago that doesn't really play defense.
There are only a few players in the league like Hartnell at this point, so claims of him being overpaid seem to ignore the supply-and-demand for that type of guy. Giving him a NTC is another matter, but I'm not all that interested in trading him anyway...for all his faults, he brings a lot of elements to this team that no one else can provide.
No doubt he's more comfortable down there...
I agree that Timonen is a fair contract, especially when compared to Campbell. But Campbell is a drastic overpayment, so it's not a real good comparison.
I base Hartnell being overpaid on his inclusion, almost annually, on several "worst contract" lists.
I'm not saying that he sucks, or doesn't bring a lot to the table, but for a team with the cap issues the Flyers have, that deal is a problematic one.
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