The Inability to Score
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02-06-2010, 11:22 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Glassboro NJ
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And what exactly do you expect to get in return for these players?
And how many goals do you think the 3rd and 4th lines will get when they're facing the opposition's top defensive players?
How did Pittsburgh and Washington get the players they have at present? They sucked for several years and acquired them through drafts.
The Flyers constantly bait their fans into thinking they're just a bounce away from winning the Cup, and everyone jumps on the wagon with blind faith.
I'm stating the facts here, this team does not have the talent to compete with the top teams in the NHL.
This team needs to refocus on how to rebuild this team.
First, they must acquire a top flight goalie, not like the group of back-up goalies they've used since Hextall retired, but a true STARING GOALIE! There are some out there that will require the Flyers to part with some of their beloved core players.
Second, they already have a decent defensive corps, but they'll need to guarantee a replacement for when Pronger retires (yes, it will take awhile for this rebuilding phase to take effect, this team sucks in it's current state).
Third, they'll have to draft better players or trade for higher draft picks. The players they've recently picked are decent players, but they are not in the same elite class of talent like Ovechkin.
Forth, they'll have to do a better job a acquiring European players. I'm tired of seeing great players like Ruslan Fedotenko dealt away for more muckers and grinders. This team loves players from Western Canada, but they should be focusing on the entire world for talent.
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