George McPhee II
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05-22-2013, 08:36 AM
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You still think so? 55?
I mean we signed Hillen, Erskine and Oleksy in addition to the big 3 and have guys like Orlov waiting in the wings along with salary cap issues potentially.
I strongly suspect we will cut ties with 55 one way or another. He didn't get a sniff of the ice as soon as everyone was healthy and I don't think Oates cares for him at all.
I do think GMGM will loathe to buy him out and not b/c Ted is a tightwad. I think they want to get something in return personally.
I don't expect him on the roster come October.
Only one year remaining, George's long term project. Why give up now and him become Chara somewhere else. The team failing with him far far away from the lineup helped his cause. I have theorized George when drafting him had visions of Sarge leading us to a Cup in 2017. He was drafted before Green. Yeah I know, the Stars tricked George into thinking they wanted Sarge more than Fristic and George took the bait.
Its only a cap savings of 2.75 if that. Other buyout candidates actually performed well - Chimera and Ward.
Erskine had an ugly playoffs. That bodes well for Sarge no matter how we slice it.
The "can't have enough defensemen theory" never seems to go away.
The only competition for his spot comes from Orlov, who will not be a 7 here. Orlov has to vault 2-3 guys to get a spot, and last I saw seemed relegated to Hershey. All the young D need to play.
I fully expect him to be on our roster, and may even start game 1.
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