Do we give Holmgren enough credit?
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10-11-2011, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
There are plenty of good and bad when stacking up the Homer moves over the past 6 six years. The one that sticks out to me, above all else is:
2006-2007: 56 points, last in NHL (Homer is hired to finish season)
2007-2008: 95 points, Lost in Conference finals
2008-2009: 99 points, Lost first round to eventual Cup winner
2009-2010: 88 points, SCF runner up
2010-2011: 106 points, Lost in second round to eventual Cup Winner
4 straight playoff appearances, 1 SCF, lost to Stanley Cup Winner last three years in a row. Current team looks very good, has a solid veteran team with MANY young players that make it seem like this team is a Cup Contender again and will be for the next 5 years at least. So - regardless of the breakdown of the good and bad moves, in the end - the teams he has built have always been considered contenders to start the year and have had success in the regular season and playoffs.
Where it counts: Do I think we will win a Stanley Cup with Homer as General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers? Yes.
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