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05-20-2008, 07:24 PM
Melvin Udall
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
It's a mistake to think the Flyers were this horrible talentless team last year. Rather they were a team that catastrophically underachieved.

The Flyers were a 101-point team in 05-06. They were a 101-point team in 03-04. They were terrible in 06-07, but that was due to injuries and terrible coaching, not so much to player personnel; it was a bump in the road. While Holmgren's moves were laudable, and they certainly were flashy, he didn't start with nothing. His moves weren't the only catalyst for turning the team into a 95-point team with a Cinderella playoff run.

Good post -- points well taken!

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