So we know that they will try to replace Erat with somthing else other then a kid from the system. The main problem with this as I see it is though he had a had a higer cap hit Erat was only getting 3,750,000 2,250,000 in the next 2 years. one option I would like to see is Danny Briere. I know I know.... But lets consider the following. !) he would become the most skilled player we have had here in a long time right off the bat. 2) while having a big cap hit he is only du to be paid 3mill and then 2mill in the coming years. 3) He will come very very cheap, all signs show phi is going to buy him out this summer for the cap hit alone. so we would get him for next to nothing (lets assume he waves his nmc). 3) I would like to see Ryan Ellis given a shot as a fwd. Briere would be one of the best people in the nhl to help Ellis in this given size and playing style.
to me there is not much better out there for 5mill over 2 years. also we would not need to give up much of anything to get him. and we go from Erat to Briere gets allot more skill in the line up.
Not a bad idea, and there will be no perfect solution given the available options and our current position.
I don't think he'll waive his NMC. He will get a buy-out (next to nothing), and sign a decent contract somewhere else. But that somewhere else will most likely be a playoff team looking for Briere playoff magic (and vice versa). I don't see him signing with a non-playoff team.
Outside of the playoffs, he's played uninspired hockey the last 2 yrs. And this year, with the Philly collapse, he did not come through to lead all their young talent. Past is prime, IMO-- he's saves up all mojo up for the playoffs. We need someone who can play inspired hockey throughout the regular season at this point...
Im talking about playoffs, look up his PPG totals in that, then report back....
Ok, misunderstood you. Yeah, he's a playoff beast. I still doubt that we'll be a playoff team next year (we'll see how the off-season goes), particularly a contender, and I'm also afraid he will drop off a bit.
I like the guy but not at the salary he has. Philly may have to bite the bullet on him. They are 3 mil over the cap now and need to resign a couple players and next year Giroux will need a new contract. Could not happen to a better bunch. The one player on the Flyers I would like is Sean Couturier yeah he has had a rough couple years but thats what happens when you do not develop a guy and throw them in. He should come back next year. And while Kimmo gets on my nerves I would not be against him coming back to play with Klein a year or two.