I like the trade, gives a few months to hammer out a deal, and leaves more $$ to spend on Dmen and center, Giggy was gonna demand a huge salary.
It is obvious that Buff is clearing cap room to make a deal elsewhere
I'm not sure about this myself. I am almost positive that its a 2nd round pick that becomes a 1st if Biron signs with the Flyers.
We now have 4 NHL goaltenders, and all 4 cannot cross waivers. Esche will be moved or waived at some point today. I think we like Leighton's possible potential and Biron may be a nice mentor to Niittymaki, or he is moved sometime in the future as well -- lots of scenarios here.
You can definately bank on one of the 3 that are here being moved, however.
Holmgren has been impressive so far. Wasn’t sure if he had it in him to do a good job. While I think they overpaid for Biron it is a good move as long as the draft pick is conditional on him signing. This was the guy they wanted (and myself) and they were aggressive in getting him, that is the attitude to have. He will cost a few million less than giggy so more money to spend elsewhere. This team is very thin up front now so they need more than just a #1 center. Get a solid 2 line winger and a dman who can log 25 minutes on the top pair and they are set. I still want a different coach. Homer should be brought back.
2 weeks ago this team had no nhl ready dman with top 4 potential to speak of, now they have 2 if not 3. They addressed the future on the blueline and now the goalie is set for the next x amount of years. Wonder what Forsberg thinks about the moves.
11:18 - Martin Biron is now on the phone with Duthie. Biron says he was just getting ready for Sabres practice this morning when Regier told him he was going to Philly. Biron says he just had a "good conversation" with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. Says he's "very excited" to be going to Philadelphia. He says he has "no idea" who or what he was traded for. Biron is VERY diplomatic when asked about how he felt about playing behind Ryan Miller the past 2 years. He says he "wasn't thinking about the trade deadline this past week he was just thinking about surviving the fight with Ray Emery" I like Marty Biron. Biron also says he would be willing to talk to the Flyers right now about a contract.