Thread: News Article: (THW) Nashville's Free Agent Flops
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07-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by struckbyaparkedcar View Post

Filppula (25/5)
Raymond (4/2)
Vet (800k/1)
Hendricks (7.4/4)
Parros (937k/1)

~10.6 in cap space
That package has the best player (Flip) while checking all the same boxes Nashville's actual UFA shopping list did, for cheaper.
Filppula is not demonstrably better than Cullen, and Cullen's contract is short - i'd rather have Cullen for 2 years than be stuck with Filppula for 5 at 5mil. If Filppula flops away from Detroit, then you're stuck with an albatross of a contract. If Cullen flops, he's gone in after next year.

Small, injury prone Mason Raymond? Yep, we don't have any of those type players. Quick - who scored more goals and points in 2011/12 - Mason Raymond or Eric Nystrom? There's a reason Raymond's still unsigned.

Parros? Really? We had a Parros before, it was called McGrattan, and it sat in the press box. At least Nystrom/Hendricks can contribute on a bottom line while mucking it up a bit.

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