Flyers sign Bryzgalov, 9 yrs, $5.66M cap hit (report in post #717)
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06-17-2011, 12:12 PM
Ed finally concedes!
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My thoughts are that it reinforces what I'm saying. 5.5-6? sure. More than that? No. Teams that won were spending 10ish % on goaltending. How many teams have won spending 12 percent? Anaheim...and they had both Pronger and Niedermeyer, which is a pretty big deal...and CHicago's numbers are skewed because Huet had a stupid contract that ended up being a massive albatross. Every situation is unique, and I don't believe ours is conducive to spending an insane amount on a goalie. The player we'd have to drop to fit in the extra million if we overpay grossly just for the sake of having a goalie is one we'd probably miss, and could damage the team overall.
I'm not talking about Bryz at 5-6 mil as a cap hit. I'm talking about signing him for 6-7 mil, which some people have said we should do just so we can have a goalie. I think that's unwise. Homer doesn't overpay as badly as Sather, but he is guilty of it. And with our cap situation, plugging in a 6.5-7 mil cap hit and then factoring in random overpayments like Shelley, Hartnell, and Leighton (among the others who are no longer with us) and we begin running into trouble when it comes time to resign players or even make callups.
As for Homer being responsible, his asset management, last years goaltending "solution", and overall cap management suggests otherwise. I know you're going to disagree because you love Homer and think he never does anything wrong.
Again, to clarify, before anybody else jumps down my throat:
We need a goalie. Paying 6.5 mil or more JUST to have one isn't a good idea.
. I'm not saying "Don't get a goalie" and I think that 5-6 mil is something this team can fit. More than that, not so much.
I doubt very much the Flyers will give him more than 6M..so I wouldn't be too worried but then again...
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