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07-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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By missing out on Bernier and Schneider (we can't beat jersey's offer, really?), we missed the two guys most likely to be a long term solution ( and who I've been rooting for us to get for the last 3 years). Well that sucks, but so be it. We're flyers fans, we're just not meant to have stability and promise in the crease. Let's make due for a few years and see who's free then. Who are the Ufas then? How long until price/ fucale becomes a "situation"? Hey' maybe stolarz pans out? I say we don't worry about it. Build the rest and goaltending can be the last piece for us...

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07-01-2013, 10:23 PM
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How could anyone not want him? Unless they aren't flyer fans. No risk at all. Guy is a gamer.
I don't want a 40 year old goalie coming off a year of not playing.

I don't want another off-ice distraction.

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07-01-2013, 10:25 PM
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Both he and Snyder are Ayn Rand conservatives, so it's probably already a done deal.

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07-01-2013, 10:26 PM
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I don't think Thomas is coming back to be a distraction. Last time that happened, he up and left his team after the season.

I think Thomas is getting an overblown rap from a single incident. Up until the White House thing when he was 37, no one would have called him a trouble-maker.

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07-01-2013, 10:28 PM
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I don't want a 40 year old goalie coming off a year of not playing.

I don't want another off-ice distraction.
With the Philly media your getting it regardless. Who cares. Stop the puck that's all I care about.

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07-01-2013, 10:31 PM
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Ohhhhhh yes. More!

Preferably not with Boosh's body, though.

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07-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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07-01-2013, 10:40 PM
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“It had to be done,” Snider told Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravelli on Wednesday. “I was part of making it happen. It was hard to sit there and watch the Stanley Cup final, knowing what [goalie Tim] Thomas was doing for Boston.”

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07-01-2013, 10:42 PM
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“It had to be done,” Snider told Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravelli on Wednesday. “I was part of making it happen. It was hard to sit there and watch the Stanley Cup final, knowing what [goalie Tim] Thomas was doing for Boston.”
He was doing this:


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07-01-2013, 10:43 PM
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I would pass on Timmy and use the money on the forwards.

Vinny over Timmy.

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07-01-2013, 10:44 PM
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I would pass on Timmy and use the money on the forwards.

Vinny over Timmy.
Timmy is by far more of a need then Vinny, no?

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07-01-2013, 10:47 PM
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Timmy is by far more of a need then Vinny, no?
I don't know how good he can be. I know Vinny is still good. Emery looked good last season, as did Mason while playing for us. Would take those three over the unknown for possibly big money.

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07-01-2013, 10:57 PM
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Mason/Emery preferable to the "unknown" of Thomas?

What kind of "known" quantity do you think you're getting with those two journeymen types?

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07-01-2013, 11:01 PM
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He was doing this:

Yea that was all the defensive system in Boston.

Don't need a guy who makes saves like those...

If you watch that and don't want him, well I just don't know


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07-01-2013, 11:03 PM
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Mason/Emery preferable to the "unknown" of Thomas?

What kind of "known" quantity do you think you're getting there?
Not sure i understand what known quantity means.

But yes, i'd rather spend 4.5m on Vinny then 4.5 on Timmy. (if that's what he will cost, I'm guessing)

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07-01-2013, 11:07 PM
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I would have to think Lecavalier is going to command a larger contract than Thomas, seeing as he is 6 years younger and there are way more teams in the market for his services. Rumor mill says the Flyers are interested in both, however.

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07-01-2013, 11:12 PM
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Why do you guys think Thomas as all the leverage? I see it exactly opposite. The goalie market is fairly saturated. And to the guy who thinks Thomas will get more than a 2 year deal, you are way off. If he gets 2, he'll be lucky.

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07-01-2013, 11:13 PM
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I don't understand the Bryz comparisons earlier. He isn't getting Bryz money and not getting Bryz term. He's succeeded under pressure as opposed to Bryz's playoff collapses. He's succeeded fantastically in difficult situations (odd man rushes, breakaways, one-timers) and has shown he can make ridiculous saves as opposed to Bryz relying on the system to be good.

Reading the Trade forum thread, it sounds like he's been working out for many months now and that his time off won't have diminished him. He's motivated by the Olympics. He's also previously stated he has particular interest in Philly, which is only encouraging. Coming in with an attitude to fix our goalie problem and prove himself for the Olympics makes him seem perfect for us.

I think the whole "oh no another personality" thing is way overblown; is there any other reason than the White House stunt? If thats it, I can deal with it. I don't think he's had issues with teammates, has he? I though he's always been reported as a great guy.

I think he'd be awesome for Mason.

With us in the lead for Vinny, could we fit both of them? An offseason of Vinny, Timmy and Streit would be fantastic for us IMHO.

What kind of money/term would he get? I would assume he isn't looking for anything too long term if his main motivation is the Olympics, considering his age as well. And taking off a year, would he really get the same kind of money he got before? I feel like people may doubt his ability to come back after off time and that may drop his price tag.

I want him on the Flyers.

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07-01-2013, 11:15 PM
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I am guessing something in the 2 years/$8 M neighborhood is reasonable. Or at least that is what I would like to see. Does that sound way off to anyone?

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The Tim Thomas bangwagon is filling up.

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07-01-2013, 11:22 PM
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I don't understand the Bryz comparisons earlier. He isn't getting Bryz money and not getting Bryz term. He's succeeded under pressure as opposed to Bryz's playoff collapses. He's succeeded fantastically in difficult situations (odd man rushes, breakaways, one-timers) and has shown he can make ridiculous saves as opposed to Bryz relying on the system to be good.

Reading the Trade forum thread, it sounds like he's been working out for many months now and that his time off won't have diminished him. He's motivated by the Olympics. He's also previously stated he has particular interest in Philly, which is only encouraging. Coming in with an attitude to fix our goalie problem and prove himself for the Olympics makes him seem perfect for us.

I think the whole "oh no another personality" thing is way overblown; is there any other reason than the White House stunt? If thats it, I can deal with it. I don't think he's had issues with teammates, has he? I though he's always been reported as a great guy.

I think he'd be awesome for Mason.

With us in the lead for Vinny, could we fit both of them? An offseason of Vinny, Timmy and Streit would be fantastic for us IMHO.

What kind of money/term would he get? I would assume he isn't looking for anything too long term if his main motivation is the Olympics, considering his age as well. And taking off a year, would he really get the same kind of money he got before? I feel like people may doubt his ability to come back after off time and that may drop his price tag.

I want him on the Flyers.
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I am guessing something in the 2 years/$8 M neighborhood is reasonable. Or at least that is what I would like to see. Does that sound way off to anyone?
Too much. I'd say 2 years 5 mil

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The Tim Thomas bangwagon is filling up.
I'm all in. Worth the risk

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07-01-2013, 11:30 PM
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I am guessing something in the 2 years/$8 M neighborhood is reasonable. Or at least that is what I would like to see. Does that sound way off to anyone?
Way too much for someone his age and with that many question marks. That would be ridiculous. Can't we just sign Emery now that the legit options are off the table. Halak would be the best choice IMO but his cap hit sucks. Really going to be interesting to see what goes down.

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07-01-2013, 11:35 PM
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Too much. I'd say 2 years 5 mil
Devan Dubnyk makes 3.5. Tim Thomas isn't signing for 2.5, plus it's Homer. Start at 4m, I would guess 5m per.

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