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07-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
I didn't vote as it isn't as simple as those options. Do I want the Flyers to sign an elite UFA to play on G's wing? Yes. There are 29 other teams. So....Shane Doan isn't coming, Parise and Suter wen't elsewhere. You can't say Homer didn't try.
Do I want them to trade for Ryan? Yes. Assuming it makes us better. Current asking price would hamper not help the Flyers.
Do I want Rick Nash? Yes. But, that cap hit is tough to swallow. I certainly do not want the Flyers to give up the asking price AND take that cap hit. If Nash was a UFA and signed in Columbus instead of Philly for that term and money I would post "thank God - no thanks for 7.8 per". To give players to attain a contract I wouldn't give to a UFA....makes zero sense
Trade for Weber? OK, what will it take, start with the Lindros trade and go from there. OK, so we give half our team to get him. Yeah, we have our shutdown D-man. But.....will he sign with us? Uh-oh.
Wait until next off-season to sign Weber, Perry and Getzlaf like many say. SO easy, except.....they might not be UFA's next year and if they are they have 29 other options.
Here is what I think:
-Make a trade if it makes us better
-Try to sign UFA's to good cap hit contracts
-Keep your draft picks and groom young players correctly (finish Juniors, year or two in the AHL, etc). Our "young core" is solid, we need to continue to build our system to "build stars" instead of planning to "buy stars".
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