When the Flyers made signings at the forward positions, even (for instance) Jagr, the price was right and the production was there to justify the cost.
Do you think Holmgren just made that signing on a whim? No. He had scouts and player personnel experts telling him that Jagr could return to the NHL and play at a high level based on what they had seen overseas. He had trainers and coaches telling him that they could work with Jagr to help him develop his skill set for today's NHL.
Ditto for trades for Voracek and Simmonds. Ditto for undrafted FA signings like Bob. It seems the only area this team is weak at scouting and developing is defense, and the result of that general weakness is a tendency to pay players too much for too little production.
IF the independent arbitrater in 1985 decides Quebec's deal with NYR was the legal one then we never make the Lindros trade and win 6 cups with Forsberg, Hextall, Duchesne, Ricci, etc.
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And it was 1992. I remember it like it was yesterday, when the decision came down, it felt like we won the Stanly Cup. 1985...LOL..making me feel older than I already do. I think you;re point was valid though.
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No Suter decision today, says his agent, Neil Sheehy.
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Suter also said, through his agent, that he wants to go somewhere where the media isn't crazy.
THEN WHY DID YOU BECOME A FA???????????
seriously, if he thinks, regardless of where he plays next year, that after the contract he's going to get, the media won't be all over him?
dude should have just stayed in NSH.
so about free agency.....
the more and more and more I think about this the more I think we should do what I said from day 1 lol. But I'm going to switch it up and say F it and break the rules and the "GM" code of being mr.nice.
screw Parise + Suter go get Doan + Ryan (trade Read + Mez/Coburn) + offer sheet Webber.
Suter 100% wont be coming here after that comment about him not wanting media to be crazy. We all know Philly doesnt fit that description.
and then scratch DET too....their just as bad
As for Doan, as of right now, the Flyers have a better shot at Praise because Doan is 50/50 on whether he's even going to test the market. It all depends on what happens with Phoenix ownership. I mean I like him and all but he's not even going to deicde whether to test until 7/9...he's a huge gamble at this point.
Would anyone be shocked if the Flyers brought back Noobsey for a year?
Jagr to Dallas it seems.
Also I saw on twitter Suter will be making decision Friday morning. Parise probably wont until thursday. This sucks.
hate to say it, cuz i enjoyed the guy, but good riddance. they don't want him for that kind of money.Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun
Hearing that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to one-year, $4.5-million deal with the Dallas Stars