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05-20-2012, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JVR21 View Post
We never won with that "team defense" that they provided. What makes you think this year would have been different?
They were pretty damn close to it. Richards and Carter were great in shutting down Jonathan Toews in the Finals. Those two are gone, and everyone is up in arms about the defense, while some of the other lazy floaters remain because since Briere is 'clutch' and JVR is...whatever he is.

I'm not saying these were bad trades, I'd still do the Columbus trade (them passing Carter on to the Kings has nothing to do with our trade), but this organization is always a win-now team and/or pedalling outrageous expectations, and two guys certain decision makers decided were the problem are (still) 5 wins away from winning right now. We'll never see it in a public forum, but Ed Snider will have a conniption if the Kings win the Cup before the Flyers do.

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