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Flyers have worst farm system in NHL
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03-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Originally Posted by
go kim johnsson 514
Thing is, the Flyers have been good for years with minimal contributions from the Phantoms.
Minimal contributions? The biggest pieces of our core are all players we drafted who played for the Phantoms before making the Flyers.....
Granted, most of them will all be here long-term, but even some of the role players who've done good things for us (Nodl) and our depth defensemen (Bartulis, Gustafsson) came from within.
If you don't have decent prospects, you can't fill in those little holes that crop up or insert capable players in case of injury. It's just the way it goes with a salary cap. At some point if the Flyers don't start drafting again, it's gonna cause issues with really rounding out the roster.
To pretend that top-level teams don't need to have good young talent in the pipeline to consistently stay at the top is just stupid.
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