Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Matt Walker clears re-entry waivers
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12-02-2011, 07:34 PM
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You've quickly forgotten the very real hockey-related reasons for the trades this offseason.
Not sure what you mean with this... Homer retooled the team while completely changing the culture going forward while allowing more flexibility with releasing over $10M each season for the next dozen or so years... allowing he team to evolve more than it would have with the two Offensive players anchoring the Forwards through good seasons and probably past the lean years. He also strengthened greatly the Goaltending by most everybody's judgement by trading for and signing a veteran after going out and signing a top young FA with a great upside... He also brought in top level prospects through trades and FA signing on all levels and all the while improved the character with excellent and proven Room guys.

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The impending crisis caused by having no NHL-level prospects and no draft picks to fix it with;
The prospects are here and contributing... Read, Couturier, Schenn, and young players with experience such as Simmonds and Voracek... Bobrovsky... Gus... and role players such as Rinaldo... While beefing up the Farm with future talent and adding some draft picks.

I see no crisis... I see some very good to great young talent that will serve the Flyers for many years... supplementing the old heads such as Giroux and JvR.

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the impending crisis caused by Paul Holmgren's asset and cap management.
Homer has been a Houdini in his escaping what some perceive as doom while being a Walenda as he walks the tightrope with the Cap... It is not like he is alone in this in the NHL -- Look at NJ last season for but one example -- and has in fact taken a club maxed out last season and revamped it while teetering on the edge... He looks like he is in trouble, yet escapes and keeps on icing a quality team. His assets are really in great shape with at least three super quality rookies contributing and some more mixing is with the veterans... the spread of young, middle and older is quite good in fact... on both sides of the puck.

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It isn't like we're imagining or inventing reasons to criticize him. It's not like we have any personal grudge. It's that he has given us a legion of valid reasons to criticize him.
Some due seem to have a grudge while others seem to love to ***** and moan... and none of us has the inside facts that Homer has to both deal with and use to his benefit, yet we all have the answers... none of which we will be called on if we are wrong. The team is in real good shape going forward with young talent that other GMs would kill for.

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