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07-21-2012, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AEM6729 View Post
I understand everything you're saying, but I don't see how the owners can't match. If they don't, they expose themselves to be liars. I understand the intricacies of the contract, the CBA, the insurance issues, etc...but most casual fans don't. The effect of losing Weber will be crippling to our fan base, to our ability to attract top-notch players, etc.

The Pens were willing to sign Crosby to a monster, uninsurable contract because he is the cornerstone of their franchise. If our owners are serious about spending with the big dogs in this league, then they'll do the same thing.
The either HAVE to match or at least tell the Flyers brass that they intend to and force them to trade a couple of valuable pieces back for some of those 4 firsts.

Walking away with 4 late first round picks is just lame and stupid.

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