1) The cap has gone down, i thought that might have been an issue for them
2)They are trying to get a new stadium and are asking the public to fund it, may mean the owner is cash-strapped or could just be normal
3) Hemsky before the extension was pretty much worthless on the trade market, and they didn't want to risk losing him for nothing. After a pretty good stint overseas his stock has climbed a little in my opinion. I saw one of his games and he looked really terrific.
I thought Frattin was perfect for them because he's a banger and is a good third line player. Ah well just a thought.