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08-14-2011, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
There move was logical when you factor in that they wanted to ship away their troublemakers.

The same way that not re-signing Koivu was logical when what you want is change your leadership.

Obviously the circumstances are different, but the principle remains.
Yes Goldthorpe, that is if you buy into the theory that Richards and Carter did all that much more partying than the majority of the league. I personally don't.

Either way though, to sign Bryzgalov to a monster deal along with trading away their 2 best forwards didn't really make sense. It was as though they had one GM who was committed to a rebuild and another to win right now.

Not long ago at all Briere was looked at as a soft, injury prone drastically overpaid forward....now he's going to be the Flyers best forward next year?

I just dont buy into Philadelphia, in a few years with a core of Giroux/Schenn/JVR/Voracek they should be lethal...but they will need some defence.

Not really comparable to the Koivu situation at all IMO, one had a team completely overhaul their roster. While another had a team move out 2 of their best forwards, replace them with either really young guys or really old guys and then overpaying a goalie who has almost exclusively played behind a trap oriented team.

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