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07-28-2005, 04:57 AM
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Flyers take hardline stance

What do you make of this?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=131611

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I think its great...They got em signed so it dont matter ya know? They saved some money to which is good.

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When we first heard about the new entry level system, the assumption was that blue-chippers like Carter and Richards could earn upwards of $2 million, or maybe even $3 million, a year by capitalizing on the "A" and excess "B" bonuses. But the Flyers said they would not want to use up valuable cap room on entry level bonuses, take it or leave it.

The players, because they want to play in Philly, took it. And one could argue Carter and Richards became the very first players in this new economic world who willingly made a personal financial sacrifice for the sake of the team.
Sounds like the Flyers have two very classy players onboard.


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Some good old Canadian boys playing for the sport and not their pockets...
Think of it in their shoes.
20 yrs old, a chance to play for the Flyers for 940K a year and get a position on the 20 man roster off the bat. Hmmm, they'd be stupid to say no.

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Some good old Canadian boys playing for the sport and not their pockets...
Think of it in their shoes.
20 yrs old, a chance to play for the Flyers for 940K a year and get a position on the 20 man roster off the bat. Hmmm, they'd be stupid to say no.
Isn't the new CBA setting a lower maximum salary for the draft? so if they re-entered the max would be less than what Clarke was offering anyway...

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I dunno about this one, Carter and Richards are classy, but I hope this doesn't come back and bite the Flyers when they become UFAs.

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I dunno about this one, Carter and Richards are classy, but I hope this doesn't come back and bite the Flyers when they become UFAs.
They are both three year deals so they will have ample opportunity to make up for it when/if they become RFA's in a few seasons.

I've never been a fan of throwing cash at unproven players.

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They are both three year deals so they will have ample opportunity to make up for it when/if they become RFA's in a few seasons.

I've never been a fan of throwing cash at unproven players.
The point is bonuses, not just cash. To earn the bonuses, they would have to prove themselves. Hopefully we'll be signing them to very long term RFA deals in 3 years.

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