So our entire first line has orange hair. They were born to play for the Flyers!!!!!
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Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger
1 year...$7 mil for Semin in Carolina.
stand corrected. didn't think he'd take a 1 year deal.
that being said, i wouldn't give that guy $7 mil for a year. CAR just got desperate for a player.
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Personally, I would have been totally down for Semin... not for the price... but definitely if cheaper. I know a lot of people didn't want any part of him, but the prospect of him trying and being on a Giroux line even for a little was quite intriguing to me. Oh well!
^Agree 100% for a team in the Flyers position.
However, the Hurricanes were at $50,282,500 (according to Capgeek.com) before Semin, so they had a ton of cap room to play with. If the Flyers had 20M in cap room, sure I'd throw 7M for a 1 year deal at Semin even if he isnt elite night in and night out.. Still one of the top forwards on the market this year so I think it was a great move by Carolina given their situation.
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Gives them money spent towards the cap this year, and gives them flexibility next year. Smart move on the Canes part imo.
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...And did you see that Giroux goal?
just a list of guys that are still within the Flyers' price range if they wanted to poke around.
not much there, maybe a few interesting names, Doan obviously in particular.
also news-worthy per Sam Carchidi:
GM Paul Holmgren tells The Inquirer that Flyers' coach Peter Laviolette will be given an extension and that he expects the deal to be completed within a week _ and perhaps by the end of the weekend. Laviolette has directed the Flyers to back-to-back 47-win seasons. You have to go back to the mid 1980s to find a time when the Flyers had more victories in consecutive seasons.