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07-23-2012, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by HalifaxDucks View Post
I'm not an expert on the situation, but could Nashville throw an offer sheet at Jake (Voracek) as kindof an f u to Philly? Philly are gonna have limited space to sign Giroux too, throw one at him too
Voracek would have to willingly sign the contract so Nashville would likely have to overpay him (unless Jake has Nashville on his wishlist). In doing so the Predators would have to send Philly compensation picks likely a 1st and a 3rd. If Philly gets Weber they likely trade Voracek's rights anyway for much less so stealing Voracek like that probably benefits Philly. Even if Philly doesn't get Weber and Nashville takes him that way he doesn't hold a major role in the Flyers offense.

Giroux is a RFA in 2 years. Even with Weber the Flyers would have enough to resign him. Keep in mind even with Weber contracts will end freeing up money. For example at the end of this season the Flyers have approx 16 million coming off the books likely resigning Hartnell and Simmonds, Timonen likely retires. The year Giroux is a FA they have nearly 14.5 million coming off the books noteworthy resigns are Giroux, Couturier, Schenn. Of course keep in mind this doesn't even include possible salary cap increases which has happened every season since the lockout. Oh and of course Briere will have 1 year left on his contract likely allowing them to trade him for next to nothing to a team of his choice for cap relief at a low risk.

Not to mention when Giroux is a RFA the contract rules as far as length and format will likely be much different keeping them more reasonable likely meaning any offer he could accept wouldn't put the Flyers in an awkward situation like the Flyers did to the Preds with Weber.

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