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03-23-2010, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Could You Be Patient

If this season continues to spiral down the tur-let and the Flyers decided to actually re-build instead of patch holes and re-tool, could you be patient enough to let it play it out over a 3-5 year period. I really think this is the only way to do it right.

First, Snider needs to sell his remaining share in the team. The karma under him has gotten worse each year since 1975 and it won't get any better
Second, do whatever it takes to shed some of these dead weight contracts .. Briere, Gagne and Hartnell come right to mind ..even if you have to pay some of the salary and only get middle round draft picks for them. Load up on draft picks.
Third, sign Michael Leighton to a 2-3 year deal and let him be the bridge to one of the young goalies, currently in the organization (Backlund, Morrisson, Gunnarsson) or draft one this year.
Fourth .. start to build by giving young players currently on the team bigger roles .. Giroux, JVR, Coburn, Parent and Carle ...while promoting some younger guys like Legein, Matsumoto and Maroon to see what you have in the minor leagues.
Last, get as far under the cap as you can while the young guys develop, so you are in position to sign the needed pieces when the team is ready to compete.

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