: News Article:
Steve Simmons (Toronto Sun): Flyers GM denies rumours about Richards, Carter trades
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10-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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How are they idiotic? Because they reversed their plan. They absolutely were hockey moves. they were never anything else.
Pronger if he breaks down physically, can be placed on LTIR in the later years of his deal. His deal, and the Richards and Carter deals are completely different situations
The premise of the article is absolutely correct.
Thesis of this article:
The Flyers traded Richards and Carter because the two were on long term deals that financially handicapped the Flyers' flexibility in the future.
Counter-thesis made by posters:
The idea that Richards and Carter were traded because of their long-term contracts makes no sense in a salary cap world both because with the ever-rising salary cap their contracts became more of a bargain the more years they played and because of other contracts they not only committed to (and are still committed to) from before the trades but also the ones from after the trades.
Basically the thesis of this article is flat-out WRONG, INCORRECT, NOT CORRECT...however you want to say it.
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