Flyers’ Meszaros Quietly Having Banner Year
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01-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
Meszaros makes about 500,000 too much. People talk about how he wouldn't get the same deal today as he signed with Tampa. However, Tampa signed him to that deal which was above market value at the time. He is two years into that deal and is now worth the 4 million and isn't signed for as long.....so thanks Tampa.
Here is where I and many think Homer and his team are extremly good. Pro Scouting. Pro-scouting said that Tampa is underevaluating Meszaros and we should make a play for him. Homer makes the deal and it turns out the scouting was right. Meszaros had poor numbers on a bad team but still has excellent skills and his skillset works very well in Philly. Now when Carle is up, no worries.....we already have his replacement.
As for people saying we just should of signed player A or B. Well, the Flyers looked at the market and saw this deal and evaluated Meszaros ahead of the available D. I think that was the right call. They also evaluated and brought in a veteran presence in O'Donnell for a good price, which is exactly the type of 3rd pairing guy people think we should have got, WE DID! Meszaros is a top 4 defenceman. In fact he has the abilities to play in the top 2 with another very good defenceman and he doesn't make mistakes and will not look out of place (He did so in Ottawa with great success with Chara and Phillips).
I know the guys who disagree with Meszaros as a good trade will never change. Hell, those same folks will not even give Homer a win on the Pronger deal unless we win a Stanley Cup. Big deal. Any fan can tell you that Meszaros is playing great and is well worth a second round pick. His Salary fits under our cap and we are still able to ice one of the best forward groups in the league. So - what is the effing problem?
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