2013-14 Flyers Overhaul
View Single Post
03-20-2013, 01:10 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Originally Posted by
They will. They have a budget, but they won't just lose assets for "nothing".
Like in Weber's case, it wasn't a question of does the ownership group actually have the money, its will they spend it.
I understand, but it's not set it stone that they will spend. StL has a complicated ownership structure as I understand it... most of the owners w/ the real $$$ are minority owners and don't want to put out any money until they start to see the long-term vision for how they're going to get their $$$ back. If we put the screws to them, who knows what happens.
That being said, I'm not saying this is 100% to work or anything close to it. It's probably a little unrealistic. All I'm trying to say is that if Homer is still GM come this offseason, I hope he uses all available means to try and improve this team, and based on the list of players headed to RFA status right now, I see a lot of possible options for team improvement, including:
1) Putting the screws to the Rangers by offersheeting McDonaugh
2) Putting the screws to the Blues as mentioned above
3) Giving Pietrangelo a ridiculous 1 year offer sheet, feeling confident that he'll sign a long-term extension afterwards.
Then there's the "others" Bernier, Rask, Bob, etc. in the goalie market, Bogosian, Voynov, Rundblad, etc. in the defenseman market, etc.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by WeekendAtBernies