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02-28-2006, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester
we're where we are in the standings PURELY because of the great depth in our system. it's a new world and the salary cap makes it damn near impossible to survive massive injury problems... in the past we'd go get a guy like Markov to be a replacement so that we would survive short-term... you CAN'T do that anymore. that's life.

when healthy, this team matches up with anyone. when not healthy, it's obviously going to be tough to get it done. that's life.
Well put. How many times have we heard mentioned during the games the number of players that have come up from the Phantoms the past couple of year and have played effectively in the NHL. Fact of the matter is, no team in the league could survive the injury problems the Flyers have had. They were still the #1 team in the conference for a good part of the year.

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