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05-13-2004, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by swflyers8
Just because Bundy didn't get along with Hitch doesn't mean Clarke didn't like him. I think that's great of Clarke to do that, it shows that even though you aren't with us anymore we want the best for you. Clarke knew Chris didn't fit here anymore but it looks like he still cares about his career. He was the longest guy tenured in Philly. I can see Weinrich's view. Why trade him when we got Malakhov? I liked the trade, team wise, but I do miss Eric. He was part of the team just like Justin was. You don't think his roommate Preems wish he was here and a part of this? It's a shame but that's the way of the business.
I liked Eric a lot too. He was a real character guy and he played so sound positionally. He was a good old American boy and he'll be missed but weino had a hefty salary and appeared to have slowed a little. Clarke picked up Malakhov out of desperation and he apparently made the right decision because for the first time since the Lindros era the Flyers are in the ECF.

Sorry Eric, nothing personal, buy your time here was up.

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