Comrie: New Team, No Deal

Mike Comrie.
Mike Comrie.
Mike Comrie.
I just can’t get enough of him.
The Flyers are still trying to work out a deal with him. His deal with Anaheim would have paid him $1.5 million for the rest of this season and $1.75 million for next season. TSN.ca reports that Comrie might want more from the Flyers, though. They also report the Flyers are only looking for a one-year deal, while Comrie might be looking for something longer.
Truthfully, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Flyers ended up dealing Comrie to a Western Conference team after the holiday trade freeze. Whatever they got for Comrie, or his rights, would basically be something for nothing.
In addition, Comrie is still a pretty big question mark. He’s missed nearly half the season and he’s not familiar with coach Ken Hitchcock’s defensive system. It would really be shocking if Comrie picked up where he left off at the end of the last season, prior to the playoffs, where he sort of wilted.
Interesting, Comrie speculated that if GM Kevin Lowe had allowed him to go to training camp, he might have gotten a deal done with the Oilers.
I never understood why GMs refuse to let unsigned players go to camp. I say, if a player wants to play for me with no contract, he’s more than welcome to.
Also, in my final Comrie item for the day, the Senators looked into scoring Comrie. I’m reasonably sure Ottawa only did that to mess with Edmonton’s head.