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08-23-2011, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
When you look at the very limited amount of those types of flashy offensive guys it makes you wonder what Weber is wanting to see Poile do. I wonder if his expectations are realistic (re-sign Suter and Rinne, trade for a guy like AK), if he's wanting ownership to start ponying up more cash to go after some free agents next season (Semin, Parise, Penner), or if he is of the same mind frame of some of the fan base in that he wants to see a proactive move in which we trade for a flashy, top six guy. If it's the first option I think we will safely retain all three. If it's the second option that's fine, but he and the other two will have to give a bit of a discount to keep the owners from losing money. If it's the third option then he would surely know it would take trading one of the big three, likely another roster player, perhaps a prospect, and picks. That's a lot to give up. It could be worth it if that deal even exists.
How much money will the owners be loosing as compared to the amount of money they gain by going further in the playoffs is there a number on this? On the 2nd option. Maybe Weber is not priviledged to the owners expense as we are not. How much money did the owners make by going to another of playoffs 3 games which totaled 6 altogether. Another that hasn't been mentioned in the Philly trade is that Carter and Richards were under scrutiny for their behavior and when your winning that is swept under the rug but not if you get swept out of the second round and your paying them top money. Another thing is AK up for trade and what does Mtl want for him or is that speculation?

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