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02-16-2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
True, but that doesn't explain the short leash for so many young players we had. Or if a guy had a bad season it meant trade him , if he got injured trade him, if he didn't get along with clarke trade him. Maybe that is more of an NHL problem but the flyers were the extreme version of that.
Yea. I don't doubt Snider has a hand in things from time to time. I made that post earlier this week from my friend who, at the game, saw and heard Snider call Homer and tell him to get him a defenseman.

However, I think the lack of a cap also took that stuff to an extreme because it allowed for it. If something wasn't working, you could just get rid of it, and buy something else. It's just money. A luxury the Flyers have.

I think the cap era brings about a new kind of impatience. An eagerness to get that "bargain" before the price goes up. It doesn't always work that way, however.

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