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06-28-2012, 04:04 PM
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Who is you people? If you don't have any talent in the system then you have to go out and find replacements. I don't think Holmgren *has* to sign Weber, but I think he is more likely to chase him than not. People keep pointing out the expiring contracts like Timonen's, but what makes you think he isn't going to spend that money on a replacement? It's what he does. He spends up to the cap every season. When he knew he was a year from needing to sign Richards, Carter, and Umberger to new deals in a year he brings in Briere. That's just how he operates. He doesn't plan for any other year but the year in front of him.
No one said the Flyers have to keep all of their picks and can't acquire talent through other avenues. It's when you keep such a small percentage (6 out of 18 picks in the top 2 rounds - 33%) that it becomes problematic. In a salary capped league you need that cheap talent.
Detroit are the most successful organization in the league. It would make sense to see what they do that works to see if you can find a fraction of the success.
Dude, they have cheap talent. Yes he spends to the cap, but look at some of these contracts:
The only real high salaries are Bryz, Briere, and Timonen. Mez is overpaid too. Coburn at $4.5 isn't necessarily a bargain, but that is a good deal. Not to mention the complimentary players the team has like Talbot at $1.7M a year. With the exception of Giroux and Couturier, none of those guys were drafted by the Flyers. And if the Flyers would have kept their picks to get this "cheap talent," we wouldn't have Schenn, Couturier, etc on there they would just be different names who may not be as good.
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