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07-23-2010, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by GilbertsGuns View Post
it was a bad idea for many reasons. It forced Gagne to be moved for much less because everyone knew the Flyers were so close to the cap because they used so much cap space getting Meszaros. They could of given up less because Meszaros is an overpaid dman.
and lastly...
They don't need him. They could of just signed O'Donnell and used Bartulis with him for a perfectly acceptable third pairing and they could of used the money to sign a good goalie.
We need to dispense with this idea that acquiring Meszaros made moving Gagne necessary. Clearly they had decided to move Gagne already, before they acquired Mesz and signed Zherdev. It was just a matter of finding the right place for Gagne.

I agree that they could have just signed O'Donnell to play with Oskars, but they wanted to really improve the D without significantly hurting the offense - which they did by signing Zherdev.

I'd still love to see a better goalie signed, but I'm resigning myself to the fact they might not....

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