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04-17-2013, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Unstable View Post
I don't get the hate. It's a bad contract, we knew it when we signed him, and it's an issue now, as we knew it would be, but he's been a great player over his career with us. I have no problem with him using the privileges the CBA and his contract give him. And I'll miss him when he's gone (which may indeed be next year).

And I give him a lot of credit for taking G and Couts under his wing.
Yeah, I agree completely. It's not like this should have blindsided us; it was a matter of "when" that contract would bite the team, not "if." And for most of his time here, he's been a major part of the team. Even while he's been less-than-useful here, I would wager his veteran presence has had value.

He has an option to control his own fate in terms of trades. The Flyers have the option to buy him out. Realistically, neither side should be offended if the other exercises their option.

My question is, does he just retire when he's bought out, and join Lappy as Assistant Director of Player Development?

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