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06-19-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
I don't disagree that the Flyers need to do a better job drafting and developing talent, especially at the defensive position. But what does that have to do with what Carle should paid?

It's hard to sign a top Free Agent and not give a movement clause, a limited one at the least. The flexibility is built in when Timonen needs to be replaced. And that's the expiring 6.33M Cap hit. Re-signing Carle is not going to hurt the Flyers future flexibility.
Not only will we need flexibility for a #1 or another #2, but Giroux, Voracek, Simmonds, Couturier, and Read all need raises soon. That money is going to have to come from somewhere, especially since we don't (currently) have anyone in the system (besides maybe Cousins, but again, still somewhat of a long shot,) to replace them on a cheap contract. Basically, we could very well be exactly where we were last year with Richards/Carter last year if we don't change our ways.

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