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07-06-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CGYPUKSUX View Post
He turned a team on the verge of winning a Stanley Cup into a team on the bubble, but with a future. Only in HF do you ignore the fact that those guys he moved for younger cheaper players just hoisted a Stanley Cup!

Measure his big moves and the results. Signed Pronger to a massive contract knowing the risk factors. Massive mistake. Let Pronger rip the team apart and force him to trade his core forwards. Massive mistake. Signed a questionable goaltender to a huge contract. Massive mistake. Holmgren gets cut a lot of slack because of the love this site has for young players, but the results are pretty obvious. The Flyers were a team on the verge of a Stanley Cup with a couple of tweaks. He burned it to the ground and tried a massive retooling to keep an aging defenseman happy and it blew up in his face. Holmgren is a fool and the proof is etched on the Stanley Cup.

But then again, he's probably "building something special up there" just like the Oilers.
I'm pretty sure Snider demanded that he acquire Bryzgalov and lock him up long term. That set off a chain reaction that led to the Carter and Richards trades...and he got a pretty good return (Simmonds, B. Schenn, Voracek, Couturier). If Feaster had managed to get that back for Iggy and Kipper, the OP might have a case...

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