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08-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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They didn't offer Weber a contract last offseason when they could have. I doubt Poile even hinted an extension with Radulov. It's just not the way he operates "We might have a meeting when we are in the same city with his agent"... blah blah blah. "We haven't even talked to Suter or Rinne because we are focused on Weber" blah blah. Arnott, Kariya, Dumont, all having call in to express their interest as a UFA. blah blah.
There is a pattern of passivity, and Flyers approach is the opposite. Yes, Legwand and Erat are the long term extensions that Poile has signed, he overpaid and gave NTCs, giving us no flexibility. Unlike say Mike Richards, who was has a very accurate contract and the flexibility to move if they saw an opportunity as they did.
There is a distint difference in the way the clubs are managed.
I agree, Poile does need to get more aggressive with some things like contracts for Suter, Rinne and Weber.
But sometimes his patience pays off. I think, well, maybe? I am trying to come up with a time it does.
Oh I got it, we don't rush prospects to the NHL, or is that Trotz's call?
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