The buyout couldn't happen until the off-season, anyway, so Philly would then have nearly $12M allocated to their goaltenders (don't forget that Leighton is also currently signed) for the remainder of this season.
Do you think that's likely?
Philly's not realistically part of this equation until something is done with Bryz first.
Yeah, I don't think anyone looking at that scenerio would see a way they would do it with Bryz on the roster, everyone has the idea it would be in the offseason, I still don't see it cause the return wouldn't be good enough, it will be Matt Read+ And that isn't interesting from our perspective.
But if Luongo is still around and they do have something worthwhile to give us there is no issue with Buying of Bryz, Snider will do it with no issues if he really wants too.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Kesler traded.
Where there's smoke, there's fire, and there pretty clearly is a strained relationship between Kesler/Overhardt/AV/Canucks. Really, ever since AV made that "not using his wingers" comment.
It would surprise me, Kesler loves it here, has a NTC and is a vital part of this team, he has some issue's with AV yes but it seems like we are mature enough to figure this out, plus if this team doesn't win the cup this year AV is likely gone anyways and if we don't make the finals I don't see anyway AV is back baring some insane unforseen disaster like losing both Sedins in the same series (Knock on wood)
I don't see it as a huge issue right now, there is potential there but I don't see it fizzling out, he isn't Cody Hodgson.