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08-17-2011, 02:53 PM
o Hamhuis 2 x
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Reading PA
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But you are missing my point. If they are interested in Lilja, why would they wait to see what Hannan or anyone else was going to sign for if they weren't interested in someone else. Do you really think that Homer said, "Crap, we gotta sign someone. ANYONE! QUICK!" Or do you think maybe they said, "Hey, we like this Lilja guy and we can probably get him for between $500k and $1M too." I'm guessing it was the latter.
Also, how did this backfire? Lilja didn't even step on the ice yet. You don't like him and would have rather had Hannan so it backfired? Why don't you let the season start first before you start acting like you know more than the GM. Maybe it wasn't the best move, but just because Scott "Bobby Orr" Hannan signed for only $250k more doesn't mean that signing Lilja "backfired" on the Flyers somehow. We won't know until the season starts.
But my point remains the same whether or not Lilja plays 1 game for the Flyers and sucks it up or he wins the Norris Trophy. If there is a player you want, and he is available, you get him. Otherwise you risk losing him. It doesn't matter that you as a fan don't think he is a good player, if the GM and company are interested in a player, why would they wait to see who else is available? If you are just playing the market so to speak, then yeah let things shake out. But if you want player X, why would you wait to see where other people play and see who else is available if you aren't interested in other players? I mean, I can see it now. The Flyers wait until this week and sign Lilja. Then it's "OMG why didn't he sign (insert player here) last week? This is what happens when you wait! I can't believe how stupid Homer is! If a player signs with another team it is guaranteed that means he would have also signed in Philly and probably even for less if Homer wasn't so stupid."
Why would anyone want Lilja as a first option, though? That's so stupid to want him over Hannan, over McCabe, even over Huskins (no matter how bad he is, he's better than Lilja and he's younger)
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