Who else is available to be the No. 1 goalie for the Flyers? There aren't any free agent goalies that impress me a whole lot and since Biron is the best guy out there, well that just says enough for itself.
Would you rather have old-man Nikolai Khabibulin? How about Craig Anderson or Scott Clemmensen? Really, there isn't much on the free agent market.
Of course, you could trade for Jean-Sebastian Giguere and his cap hit, which I'd rather not pay, in a deal that would likely cost you Joffrey Lupul and James vanRiemsdyk for a guy who was benched for a rookie.
Or you can go trade for Kari Lehtonen, which would cost you vanRiemsdyk, who hasn't lived up to his "potential" and quite frankly, hasn't shown anything that he can be the guy.
So would you rather give Martin Biron a long-term contract worth $5 million and all those questions that just get annoying or would you want to sign Emery, who won't cost you much, and have all the fun with his personality?