If the money and years weren't the problem and this "It was Hamhuis wanted to be a confirmed No. 3 d-man ahead of Braydon Coburn or Matt Carle. He wanted more minutes than he felt he could get playing as a No. 5." was, then I'm glad he's not here. Coburn and Carle are good young dmen, but if Hamhuis really thinks he could not have outplayed them to be the clear cut #3...That's not a guy you win with. He's still a great dman, and would have helped the Flyers had he signed, but come on.
Your proud of trading the guy to our rival? Hes a very good dman, they shouldn't be helping the Pens... No matter what. Its gonna bite us in the ass if he signs there.
Who said I'm proud? Either way if Pens sign him to 5mil then yeah that wont be to bad for us, and worse case scenario we could have held on to him and got nothing, which possibly leads to the Pens signing him anyways.
And unnecessarily lost an asset in the process. That's where the failure is.
BTW, I love that apparently we were trying to talk the Pens into giving us their 1st rd. pick and then settled for a 2011 3rd rd.
Man, talk about panicking.
They didn't unnecessarily lose an asset. They traded Parent for the right to talk to Hamhuis before the start of FA. They talked to him. It didn't work out. They got another asset for those rights. Would you have rather they kept him until FA just to save face?
I don't know about that 1st round pick stuff. Going from a 1st this year to a 3rd next year is too hard to believe. There may have been more to it.