The major thing here is that Homer is exploring every option. He wants to make sure he can first gauge the interest of every serviceable-and-better netminder has in joining the team at any sort of discount. if they are, they will counter offer and get something done. if they are not, they were going to test the market anyway. it comes down to interest on the part of the player in the flyers at this stage. if nothing gets done, then it comes to to leaguewide interest in the player after july 1. the guy or couple of guys that take longest to get signed will be the guys willing to settle in that range. either way the flyers do not exactly of their pick of the lot but both ways they have a chance to sign someone capable and excited to be with the team.
that sounds as good or better to me than giving up an asset in order to dump a salary (meaning you get negative value for what is probably a decent player like Briere or Hartnell or Carle) and then overpaying for a guy with at least a couple of peers on the market in a league where not THAT many teams are hard up for a starter.
Would people be opposed to a 3 year deal worth 12.6 for Nabokov (4.2 Million Cap hit)?
Very much so. Given the number of options out there and the few teams who need them, I'd consider it an abysmal failure on Holmgren's part if we came away from this paying more than $3.5M to any goalie. I'm not spending extra money just to keep a marginally above average guy away from another team.
Originally Posted by DenverBoone
Why are we interested in this old, washed up ******? Stars want no part of him, but we do? This isn't where old once great players go to die. Child please
The Stars have zero chance of competing any time soon. Of course they don't want him.