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Should The Flyers Sign Bill Guerin?

So Bill Guerin seems to be a real possibily for the Flyers. He has already been practising with some Flyers, and a try-out contract seems to be imminent. Guerin could be a good asset to any team, but is would it be good to add him on the Flyers' roster? I really like Guerin, and find that he could help this team, but would it be worth it to use the little remaining cap-space on Guerin. Let me take a look at the positives and the negatives to signing Guerin.


POSITIVES: -Guerin would add veteran leadership. This may be needed due to the loss of Simon Gagne.

                      -Would be another top six forward added to an already deep Flyers team. 

                      -Guerin would be a great fit on a line with JVR and Claude Giroux.

                      -Would provide a net-prescence that has been lost since the Mike Knuble days.

                      -Guerin would probably come at a cheap price because of his lack of options.

 

NEGATIVES: -The limited cap-space could be kept in case of a trade.

                       -There would be an over-load on forwards, 14 NHL forwards should Guerin sign.

                       -Is a risk. He may not have much in the tank, therefore may not put up numbers expected of him.

                       -May have only done well the past seasons because he played with Sidney Crosby.

 

So in conclusion, I come to the decision of not signing Guerin. Even though there are more positives than negatives, I think that he shouldn't be signed. Guerin could help the team with his leadership and offensive up-side, but the little cap space the Flyers have is prescious. Yes, Walker could be waived and Bartulis is probably going to start with the Phantoms, but I find the Flyers shouldn't use up any cap-space that they don't have to just in case they need to make a deal. Another thing is that the Flyers have 13 forwards as of now. Yes Betts may start on the IR and other injuries may occur, but according to Tim Panaccio, the Flyers seem to have 2 or 3 Flyers that could make the team, such as Ben Holmstrom and Sefan Legein.

So that is just my opinion. I think Guerin is just not needed on the Flyers roster right now, even though he is a good asset. I would rather go with the forwards we have now and keep the cap-space.

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