Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: PHI Signs Hal Gill - 1 year / $700k
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10-01-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
Beyond our top six we have Gustafsson, Bourdon, Gervais, Manning, and Lauridsen. That's more then enough depth and if, by some really odd bad luck, we had a mad rash of injuries on D where our depth ran out there's always emergency contracts and random free agents (which Gill likely would have been one of) as well as minor trades to fill that.

Before you say Gill fills the role of Grossmann or Meszaros better, which I know you will, literally every D besides Gill that's either on our roster or mentioned above fits the Flyers system and method of play better then Gill.
Bourdon is still suffering from concussions and Gervais is definitely not an upgrade. Lauridsen would be my first call-up, but Gill will provide a veteran presence in practice and just sit in the press box. Not a bad investment when you are trying to develop some defensemen.

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