Flyers Unhappy with JVR?
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06-16-2010, 12:11 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
Originally Posted by
I am The Mush
He made a few points.
If we had Price instead of JVR, we're probably looking at a cup win.
Then he commented that the window is short.
When I read the two comments together I see it as an endorsement of a JVR for Price trade, to get us a grade-a goalie while the championship window is still open. I don't see any *****ing with the benefit of hindsight or anything else. He's just saying that JVR still looks a ways off, and Price could be the difference in the next few years (which he emphasized by his hypothetical assertion about this year).
I guess that's possible, but by the time Emery got hurt, I had already tossed away this season. I think Holmgren thought the same. When Carter got hurt too, it looked like standing pat was the right move.
Then we blew everyone out of the water and even got healthier as the postseason went along believe it or not.
We can sit here and complain about hindsight, but I'd rather have not overpaid for Price with JVR had we missed the postseason.
Would I trade JVR for a Cup? You bet your ass I would, but I think Holmgren made the right decision based on the circumstances when he made it.
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