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07-22-2010, 07:33 AM
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Wells was a true "warrior." I enjoyed his time in Philly. An old throwback in the Marsh mold. Guy was tough.
Crossman wasn't missed as much as McCrimmon who went on to be a the beast for Calgary and then Detroit. That was Clarke not wanting to pay the guy which was a bad mistake. I think Howe eventually joined McCrimmon in Detroit did he not... around 92? Howe was one of my favorites..the back problems just did him in eventually.
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2Secord wasnt that bad when he was here. Played ok. guys who were not here long at all that played well and no idea(cant remember) why they were dealt are Ives Racine and Brian Benning.
Marsh was the better Flyers' player by comparison than Wells. Marsh was solid in the two Cup appearances, too, very underrated performance (especially against the Islanders in 1985 PO series), but Wells was a warrior as you said and of course Marsh played on the better teams.
The comment about Duguay: There was a rumor the Flyers and Detroit were to swing a deal prior to a game but the Wings wanted Sinisalo and the Flyers nixed it. Duguay scored twice that night -- pretty sure the game ended in a tie.
Benning was a decent player when he was here but after the Flyers traded him to Edmonton he became the odd man out for the Oilers and complained about lacked of PT there. Benning criticized the Oilers, too, at one point. I think they either released him or he was a free agent but either way Clarke ended up signing him with the Panthers.
When the Flyers made the trade, they needed a little offense and Beranek provided that -- short term -- but they also got Greg Hawgood, who, IIRC, played under Hitchcock (asst. coach at the time) in the Jrs and Hitchcock saw him as a powerplay specialist who could help the team.
Racine: Nothing really stands out as I don't remember too much other than I'm pretty sure he was the first player dealt after Clarke returned as GM. Clarke wanted to bolster the blueline and got Kevin Haller in return. Racine bounced around once he left the Flyers.
Clarke's biggest mistake was not signing McCrimmon and letting feelings from prior years cloud his judgment. He admitted as much later. The two had a history.
McCrimmon and Howe did team in Detroit for a season, yes.
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