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04-27-2011, 09:37 AM
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I wanted him gone too, but it had nothing to do with his play and everything to do with his contract. We are now in a different place as far as the cap goes, so it's clear as day he shouldn't be going anywhere.
We are still in the same place as far as the cap goes, there is a little bit of wiggle room but not much and the goalie situation is still shaky.
His contract was actually the most valuable of the three UFA's(Drury and Gomez being the others) and he has proven time and time again his value to this team. The reason they got him was the center position was unclear and they needed someone to help on the PP, thus Timonen and Briere coming to Philly. Now here it is a couple years later and he is still the most consistently productive center on this team in the regular season and the post-season.
Reason why people complained about his contract was because people wanted to make room for the other centers on the roster, it is clear as day that two of the most valuable players to this team were part of Homers plan that year, Timonen and Briere, and yet people still say they would move their salaries.
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