Philadelphia's Potential Problem
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06-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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I'd say that all this shows is if you don't live up to your end of the deal, you're out. The Flyers were paying JVR $4.25m a year for six years in the extension for potential they hoped he'd reach by the time the extension kicked in. He didn't perform (for a multitude of reasons, injuries not withstanding) but that's that...
Richards and Carter obviously weren't acting in accordance to how the organization had hoped when they expressed to them with those contracts that they wanted them around for their entire careers. So they went too.
The Flyers are always willing to pay, I think the players will realize that you can't expect to sign a fat long contract and not live up to it. You'll need to perform.
What irks me about Holmgren is negotiating with players in bad faith to get home town discounts and then trading them. If many reports are to be believed, this is exactly what he did to Carter and Howson was stupid enough to go along with it. I don't care much for Carter, but player agents are wary of such things and as GKJ pointed out earlier in the thread, this behavior might cost $$ in terms of caphit while signing free agents or even their own RFAs.
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