I think this is the right thing for Jeff. He knows he is putting the team in a tough spot if they have to wait to see if he gets better. Instead of making things complicated if they do get Burke while he was on the team, he is bowing out gracefully. Plus, he can stop messing with his head. His health is more important than playing a game.
Maybe Burke is going to be a Flyer sooner rather than later.
Hope to god not
At least for the rumored price. I really think Esche can start in the postseason; sure he wont single-handedly win any series, but come on we've seen Irbe get to the finals. He won't turn in a dominant performance, but he's our best option at the moment. A Hackett retirement wouldn't precipitate any sort of move IMO, because i am slowly gaining confidence that Antero could at least hang on as a backup and maybe start once or twice a week as the year closes out (at least vs weaker teams)..anyone else agree?