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07-01-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
Unlike the above poster, I don't think it is the worst idea out there. Simmonds was a good player for us and has the potential for some very good days down the road. I'd love to have him back. It's also not dirty. Hockey's a business and the Flyers had a week to get SImmonds signed or risked seeing him get an offer sheet. They knew the risks.

That said, we don't have our first rounder this year and I can't imagine Philly lets him walk with only a 2nd as compensation.
This year? What do you mean by that?

The idea is bad not because of Simmonds but because of Dean Lombardi and his opinion regarding offer sheets which he has expressed in public many times. It would destroy his credibility like a soap bubble and his credibility is even more important because of current Kings situation.

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