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11-11-2010, 12:56 PM
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I want to point out that the odds of the #1 overall pick having a worse career then the #6 overall pick are so low, that in many ways the Avs got away with murder due to sheer luck.
In fact, it was Lindros' injury problems that prevented him from winning the cup. Lindros in his prime was one of the best NHL players the Flyers have ever had. Sadly, it didnt last as long as we had hoped.
If we could trade Carter for the #1 overall pick, that's a different story. However, your talking a first from a team who is trying to compete. You are most likely talking out of the top 10 to start.
The moral of the story is that the sum of the pieces are greater than the whole, this is it in black and white. Eric Lindros was not better than the pieces which were traded away. Eric Lindros had a great career, he is a favorite to Flyers fans to how he played the game, but he never won a Stanley Cup while Forsberg willed his team to win by coming up big and playing for the first Cup and having to depart during the second run due to a serious medical issue.
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