I think @OccamsRazor has it right in that Stone's contract is a good barometer for what Duchene will be asking. He has shown in the past he has no interest in settling for lower dollars. He acted like a spoiled brat in Colorado when they offered him a reasonable contract, then did the same in Ottawa. Stone signed for 9.5mil per year. Duchene turned down 8mil. Might be he'll be asking for 8.5 or something. Again, I'm not sure we want to pay 8.5mil for a ~55pt guy.
He seems to think he
It made no sense to pay trade deadline prices for Stone. Ottawa moving him at the deadline made him way more valuable to a team like the Knights. A comparable package would have been this year's first, Sanheim or Myers, Laughton, and a 2nd. It might have been even higher due to Ottawa's reluctance to deal premium pieces inside the conference. Now I love Stone, but that's a ton to give up - on top of his 9.5 million dollar cap hit - for a team that's missing the playoffs thi
Question, would you rather the team quit in January or once they were actually eliminated from the playoffs ?
You are not the only guy writing this, but you are the most recent I've seen.
To me these guys didn't check out until after they lost to the Habs and Caps in the same week. They came up small in those two games and were essentially eliminated. I was at the Islanders game at the end of that week, they still had some spunk early on but we
I watched the Tampa / Columbus game last night, and the Flyers seem pretty far away in comparison.
And for a guy people here don’t like, Duchene looked pretty darn good.
The Flyers need players who play at a high level and produce. They haven’t done that, so I’m good with adding players that can.