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10-27-2011, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
Ok, well, his contract runs out at the same time as Giroux, Read, Meszaros, and Schenn, whereas not burning this year means his contract runs out at the same time as Danny Briere. It's pretty clear which way would be most easily managed.

Plus the Flyers at some point will make a trade for a bottom-six forward, everyone here knows it will happen. The Flyers just have too many 2nd round picks in the coming years for Holmgren to not burn them.

Not only is it the right decision to send Couturier back, it's a pretty easy one. Unless he's going to play 15-16 minutes a night like Patrice Bergeron did at 18.

And if his ELC runs out the year after Giroux, Read, Meszaros, and Schenn when Couturier is possibly due an even larger cap hit to re-sign for the 2015 season than he would be for the 2014 season, does that really help matters any long-term?

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