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10-14-2010, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaktus View Post
They complain because we traded good players and got average back.

Not everyone wants to move on after watching Gagne for 10 years and before that following his development QMJHL.
Flyers wanted grit with some ability to score in the Upshall trade, which they got. We also got rid of a player, much like Umberger, that they weren't going to be able to afford to re-sign.

Same thing with Gagne. As much as I think the Flyers did a crap job in their return, they needed to dump Gagne for the cap relief. They took crap back, but got the relief they needed, while keeping Gagne on a competitive team, which I think after his dedication to the team, the Flyers owed him that much to at least help him on that end. So far team doesn't look too bad without him, and Walker likely won't play much or he'll get waived later this winter and give some cap space for maybe a trade deadline move.

And I called it earlier. I'm willing to bet they're gonna try to get him back next season.

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