Originally Posted by The Woodsman
I'm not surprised... It's not ideal, but Murray hands them out indiscriminately, so... Phillips may have left about $1M per season on the table to stay. I wonder if Murray could have moved him for some value before guys like Beauchemin were traded. Too late now. I am glad we're not losing him for nothing in the Summer, but I am starting to question his desire to win.
This reminds me of the Sundin saga. Leafs fans wanted him to go and get traded to bring back some pieces and then resign in the summer. I really thought Phillips would take the trade and then come back and sign in the summer.
I applaud him though for wanting to stay in one city for his whole career. Very rare to see that these days.