Do we give Holmgren enough credit?
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10-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Bring Back Leighton
Join Date: Sep 2009
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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.
This is what I have been saying. Results are what matters and he has delivered as well if not better than the other GMs in the league. People give to much weight to the what ifs and could have beens and base their opinions on Homer on pure speculation as to what could have happened.
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