The guy plays a lot of minutes, blocks a lot of shots & is on ice a good bit more for Flyer scores than he is for opposition. I don't think he can be physical enough but I feel the same way about the mega overpaid Timonen. I also think they can't have an entire blueline of mugs, pugs and thugs & if they pay Grossmann 3.5 mil and Coburn 4.5 mil than they have to expect to pay up for a guy who grades out as a better overall D man then they are.
The Flyers willingness to overpay and overvalue their own guys has been a disease they've had for decades. They never learn that just because they give the player a lot it doesn't make the player better. They handsomely reward far too quickly and rather rashly and then they have to try to get out of holes they've dug themselves into.
They're not a cheap organization but they certainly are a fiscally irresponsible one.
Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 1:57 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124