Tocchet: Flyers D "Serviceable" but could be better
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08-08-2012, 02:09 PM
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Location: Waltham, MA
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That statement goes both ways. Why would Subban want to play for the Flyers? Why wouldn't Flyers RFA's want to play for the Habs if they can get a substantial overpayment?
Still, the theory holds water. If you are a valuable RFA trying to get the most bang for your buck, why not sign an offersheet with a willing (and vengeful team) knowing that the compensation is not worthwhile for the team (Flyers in this case)?
Then they sign it, and more power to them. If the Flyers GM has not taken care of business, that's his fault and maybe he'll learn.
I still think the Flyers have an edge here. As I laid out previously, the Flyers shoot for the Cup every year, and will do whatever it takes. Players see that, and to go with excellent facilities and an organization that seems to be very highly regarded they have quite a bit of pull. Frankly, while Flyers fans are passionate, they are not as looney tunes as Habs fans, and that may be a turn off for some players. Plus if they don't speak French...
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