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07-25-2010, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SympathyForTheDevils View Post
I believe you can achieve some sort of balance between rebuilding and going all out. With the large amount of luck required to win the Cup, I think it's preferable to make moves to keep your team competitive in the long run rather betting all your chips on a 1-2 year window. Carter is a very good player, which is why he's the only Flyer, with Richards, that could be used to acquire young, cheap talent (probably the most valuable thing in a capped NHL). Plus, the Flyers will have to let a couple people go next year anyway.
The Flyers salary structure is set up to go for it now... not in a few years. We already have a paucity of talent in the system. So if you let Jeff Carter go for stuff that isn't going to help you really for 3+ years, then you're looking at an incredible cold spell followed by the vets not being there.

Not worth it.

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