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11-09-2010, 10:20 AM
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Flyer forwards: long term 'core'

With Giroux's signing, among forwards what would you consider the 'core' that Flyers would wanna keep long term going forward? Long term being 3-5 years...

Everyone would agree on Richards, Giroux, Carter, Briere.

After that?

JVR has tons of potential but we probably wanna see this season before a decision is made to lock him down long term (and at what salary?).

And here is where it gets controversial... I insist on Hartnell being essential despite his problems last regular season. Why? Cuz he's the closest the Flyers have tp a real power forward. A unique combination of strength and goal scoring, willingness to go into dirty areas with a big body.

Beyond that people could make an argument for Leino as well.

Everyone else is expendable I think. Lock down those seven and then see what's left over for the likes of Powe etc. Zherdev is not the Flyers type.

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