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03-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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Right ... so hard to see how the Flyers can convince a forward that he's not going to get buried on a 4th line when the 6th overall pick has been buried on the 4th line all season.
. But ya you gotta look at other reasons also, not just chances to play. Remember when Da Costa went to the Sens because he thought he had a sure thing to play there? Casey Wellman went to the Wild because he thought the same thing. I think some, if not most, also look at other factors like how the organization treats it's players, the chance to get called up or make the big team, or even the chance to play with players like Giroux.
You also have players like Read who was undrafted and is now a regular, as well as players like Gustafsson, Holmstrom, Manning and Harry Z who were all undrafted but get chances to play.
The Flyers, in due time, will need to replace some of it's defenders. Carle might not come back, Timonen is up there in age and will retire soon, and we got two UFA's on the team (and an injured older player). I think if I was a young defender, and I was getting offers, a club like the Flyers would be a choice I would think about. Players retiring, 3 UFA's, injured Allstar as well as an organziation that does a pretty nice job treating it's prospects well. Im hoping a guy like Schultz see's that.
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