Thread: News Article: Flyers have worst farm system in NHL
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03-18-2011, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Well, yeah like I said...as long as they are winning it is ok. If they are not winning it wouldn't be ok. Then again, just having good prospects doesn't equal wins. The Flyers don't really need a good farm system when you look at this team. Richards, Carter, Giroux, JVR, Bob, and to a lesser extent Coburn, Leino, and Carle are all very young and very capable guys. When the majority of your team is young you can go out and get the other pieces you need to compete, even that means replacing Pronger and Timonen with free agents when the time comes. Now, in a few years when these guys are older if they still have the worst farm system, then you get worried.
I agree, this was the basis of why I was fine with the Pronger deal. However, in a cap world, at a certain point your young, cheap players are no longer cheap and you NEED to have younger, cheaper guys in your farm ready to replace them.

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