Howard Eskin of 610 WIP: Front Office Open to Trading Richards or Carter
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06-11-2011, 08:23 AM
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The Flyers should really be able to sign Bryzgalov and keep their core intact. I really think that flipping fringe players (Carle, Versteeg, and maybe even Hartnell) for younger rfas makes a lot more sense. There are teams out there who need more experienced players (and even more expensive players) and would probably give us fair return.
To me, if there's any truth to the rumors about Carter/Richards, it says that Holmgren will not let Bryzgalov get to FA and is willing to overpay him. We know that Holmgren doesn't like having to compete against other teams, so he will be ready to pay whatever he has to. That's a risky (and IMO, stupid) mentality, but it's pretty consistent with what we know about him. As others have pointed out, if we get through this year, we'll have breathing room with the Cap. I'm all for him embracing win-now mode, but I'm not sure trading Carter or Richards does that.
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