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12-21-2011, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by flyersfan9180 View Post
The Flyers have stated that since they play in our division they will always try to have an enforcer. At the time of Homer signing Shelley they had no other options(Rinaldo was not close then). They may have paid 200K to 300K too much per year or so but in managements mind they needed him to protect our players. We don't know who was bidding for his services either, so anyone could have drove the price up from 900K a year to 1.1 mill a year(of course that's just a hypothetical.)

Now with the emergence of Rinaldo, and hopefully Tom Sestito somewhere down the line, they realize Shelley isn't needed anymore. I feel like this will happen at some point this year or the end of camp next year.
I agree with almost all that you say - this explains the general need and why they were going to sign an UFA enforcer.

But at the end of the day it is just plain dumb to sign him to a 3 year deal! This is a looong period of time in which you can easily find a cheaper and more capable replacement within the organization and or on the market....

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