if the flyers were to trade for him, i cant decide whether i would want him to have an extension or not. Its dumb for the flyers to trade multiple roster players for one, then they just screw themselves with the cap because they will need one more player. If they have an extension (at a good price), then we have a pretty good d-man for several years. but if they dont give him an extension, we have cap space, and im not sure which one is more important.
i would like to have bouwmeester, but not as a rental. Nothing in his career has indicated that he is the one that would get the flyers a cup. He's good, but i dont buy that he's $7 million good. Personally I'd rather have Dan Hamhuis for 2.5 million or Kaberle at around 4.
And the flyers arent going to trade Giroux. Hes put up 7 points in the last nine games. Nor will they trade Van Riemsdyk. You simply dont trade a potentially dominating power forward, especially when they play left wing, unless you know he is a bust.
I like Briere, but its pretty clear that we dont need him.