Oliver Lauridsen (The Great Dane)
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04-19-2013, 01:38 PM
Provolone & The Neck
Join Date: Sep 2009
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Mez should be a goner. In fact, he should never have been acquired in the first place. You don't spend $4m on your 5th defenseman.
At the time he was acquired it was a good deal. He was 25 and under contract on what then was a reasonable deal. His first year here he had over 30 points and was one of the team's best defenders. Then the injuries happened and he only played about 60 games last year and we know abou this year. $4 million for a top four defender is not a bad deal, especially when he is 25 and you have him signed for a good chunk of his prime. I suppose that second rounder would have been better, or getting a worse defenseman to play in his place would have made more sense, but I'll take the 25 year old top four defenseman at $4 million a year over a 2nd round pick or the alternatives.
2010 UFA Defensemen and what they signed for...
Player Age 09-10 Team Pos. 09-10 Cap Number Notes
Nicklas Lidstrom DET D $7,450,000 Re-signing with the Red Wings. 1 year
Scott Niedermayer 36 ANA D $6,000,000 Retired
Sergei Gonchar 36 PIT D $5,500,000 Signs with the Ottawa Senators. 3 years, $16.5 million.
Kim Johnsson 34 CHI D $5,300,000
Pavel Kubina 33 ATL D $5,000,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $7.7 million.
Paul Martin 29 NJ D $4,500,000 Signs with the Penguins. 5 years, $25 million.
Rob Blake 40 SJ D $3,500,000 Retired
Brett Clark 33 COL D $3,500,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $3.2 million.
Willie Mitchell 33 VAN D $3,500,000 Signed with the Kings. 2 years, $7 million.
Mike Rathje 36 PHI D $3,500,000
Andy Sutton 35 OTT D $3,500,000 Signed with the Ducks. 2 years, $4.5 million.
Marek Zidlicky MIN D $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Wild. 3 years, $12 million.
Mike Van Ryn 31 TOR D $3,350,000 Retired
Derek Morris 31 PHO D $3,300,000 Re-signs with the Coyotes. 4 years, $11 million.
Ruslan Salei 35 COL D $3,275,000 Signed with the Red Wings. 1 year, $750K plus $350K in bonuses
Adam Foote COL D $3,250,000
Henrik Tallinder 31 BUF D $3,250,000 Signed with the Devils. 4 years, $13.5 million.
Anton Volchenkov 28 OTT D $3,200,000 Signs with the Devils. 6 years, $25.5 million.
Toni Lydman 32 BUF D $3,150,000 Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $9 million.
Denis Grebeshkov 25 NASH D $3,150,000 Signed with SKA of the KHL
Randy Jones 28 LA D $3,000,000 Signed with the Lightning. 1 year, $1 million.
Joe Corvo 33 WASH D $2,750,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $4.5 million.
Dan Hamhuis 27 NASH D $2,500,000 Signs with the Canucks. 6 years, $27 million.
Brian Pothier 33 CAR D $2,500,000 Signed with the Swiss League
Aaron Ward 37 ANA D $2,500,000 Retired
Adrian Aucoin PHO D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Coyotes. 2 years.
Rostislav Klesla CBJ D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Blue Jackets. 4 years, $11.9 million.
Dennis Seidenberg BOS D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 4 years, $13 million.
Mark Eaton 33 PIT D $2,000,000 Signed with the Islanders. 2 years, $5 million.
Shaone Morrisonn 27 WASH D $1,975,000 Signed with the Sabres. 2 years.
Brad Lukowich 33 VAN D $1,800,000 Signed with the Stars
Jordan Leopold 29 PIT D $1,750,000 Signed with the Sabres. 3 years, $ 9 million.
Garnet Exelby 28 TOR D $1,725,000
Niclas Wallin SJ D $1,725,000
Paul Mara 30 MON D $1,675,000
Andrew Ference BOS D $1,625,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 3 years, $6.75 million.
Mathieu Schneider 41 PHO D $1,550,000
Nick Boynton 31 CHI D $1,500,000 Re-signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $500,000
Zbynek Michalek 27 PHO D $1,500,000 Signs with the Penguins. 5 years, $20 million.
Stephane Robidas DAL D $1,500,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 4 years, $13.2 million.
Lukas Krajicek 27 PHI D $1,475,000
Carlo Colaiacovo 27 STL D $1,400,000 Re-signed with the Blues. 2 years, $4.25 million.
Milan Jurcina 27 WAS D $1,375,000 Signed with the Islanders.
Not to much on that list that is better than Meszaros (at that time) outside of the obvious guys who were not gonna sign with Philly anyway. Hamhuis I would have been interested at the time and Volchenkov as well. Robidas and Michalek too. Other than that there isn't much there and as many people know, it is not a guarantee that someone will sign with the Flyers just because they want him to.
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