I want Justin Shultz
here's one article i found explaining everything a little more:
he really isn't more than a 6/7/8 spot player at this point on this team already ... he wont get better with age and he really can't skate very well ... which will only get worse as he gets older ...
he is big but isn't a real 'banger' upfront or infront of the net ... Giroux needs to play with more talented people
out with the old and in with the new ...
It's not simply about putting the three most talented guys together and watch them make plays....you have to build lines of guys that compliment each other. I'm not saying I love everything about Hartnell or that he's ever been my favorite guy here......but after the way he's stepped up this year he's certainly earned the right to play that top line with Giroux again until someone plays better than him on it.
I know what I am about to say is pointless, but on hockey buzz I was reading an interesting article. It was about the 10 biggest moves of the offseason. The few things that matter to us was
1. Carle signing with the Minn. Wild
2. The Flyers signing Schultz (the stud D man) as he refered to along with Brad Stuart or Dennis Weidman, to add a right handed D man that can help on both special teams and replace Carle at a cheaper price tag.
3. Also sign or trade for a top line winger (Nash, Praise, etc.)
Some of it makes sense. I like all his idea's, but if we can't land Praise, I would prefer Shane Doan, yes even at 34 yrs old. We need a leader, captain type of player that plays like an animal every shift. When they saluted their fans after the hand shake after game 5, he was crying. He cares, he is hungry and he would be the perfect addition to this team. He was also teammates with Bryz, maybe he can make him a goalie again, instead of an astrounat. Only an idea, I know Giroux 4 MVP wasn't crazy about Stuart or Weidman, he wants Garrison from FLA, which I am okay with. any one of the 3 with Schultz is better the Carle and hopefully cheaper on our cap!!!
I don't see Doan leaving Phoenix at this point...I mean it's not like they suck now and he needs to leave to win...they made it farther than us. I don't see Parise leaving NJ for the same reason. Nash? I think you're talking about making a major shakeup in order to get him. It's not like where loaded on defense with a crop of youngs studs so in order to get Nash you have to figure we need to trade a couple important pieces to the offense....so who do you give up and would that end up being 2 steps forward and 2 steps back?
Still would like to move briere
Our biggest issue is the cap. We need the cap to hit 69 million, like some are reporting, we need an amnesty put into the new cba, and we need the 35 yrs or older situation to be fixed for us to get out of cap hell. 2 of 3 would be perfect.
1. Amnesty is put in we cut Briere and free up 6.5 million cap hit ( then u can resign him as a FA)
2. 35 yrs and up signings. If they apply an out cause this will free up 4.9 million on our cap.
This will give us close to 12 million to spend, sign Vorachek, 2 Dman and 2 forwards to replace Briere and Jagr ( Briere can be brought back).
It doesnt really matter what we do, Goaltending and a good system get you to the cup, we dont have neither.
I also think we need to replace 2 coaches, I love him (Berube) but he is in charge of our Defense. I would perfer a coach who actually knows and has played Defense not someone who was a goon his whole career. Maybe give Hatcher a shot. We alson need a new goalie coach and Sean Burke is availabe, just look at what he has done in PHX. Bryz, and he took an average goalie in Smith and made him top 5 in the league. Our coach Jeff Reese has not done ****, except stun the growth of BOB and made Bryz want to be an astrounat.
Holmgren always has a plan and always is making a big splash, Cap room or not. Here is an idea JVR plus for a Nash, or Bobby Ryan. What we need is a sniper winger to go along with Giroux
Last edited by sev66; 05-28-2012 at 02:00 AM.
Don't believe any amnesty situation would allow you to sign a guy back. That's a very open and easy loophole to contract renegotiation...which is a no no in the NHL. Can't imagine the rules would allow it like that..
so even if the Flyers were to resign briere after they amnesty him (which just wouldn't happen for so many other reasons), they'd be paying him $6.5 mil, plus whatever they just signed him for. if you have the money, i guess you could, but i can't see any team wanting to do that.
just because it doesn't count against the cap, doesn't mean you don't still actually have to pay him.