Thread: News Article: Flyers have worst farm system in NHL
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03-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Ed finally concedes!
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
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.
Exactly! Look successful teams that are not just about the short-term have good farm systems. You can't succeed in this league in any sustainable manner without developing your farm is critical in a cap league. People act like you can't chew gum and walk at the same time. Good management has a balanced approach to development...Devils were successful and won cups while still developing their players within a system no less so I don't totally buy this idea that to WIN NOW having a suck ass farm team is just a natural byproduct and should be acceptable...BULL!

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