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08-12-2012, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
In a nutshell (and let me preface by saying that I don't necessarily agree with all of this assessment), but Flyers management began to question Mike's ability to lead them to the promised land, there was speculation of a rift with Pronger, he was good friends with a then traded Carter, he partied a lot, his reputation for fighting the media was growing, etc.

Like I said, I'm sure 80% of it wasn't true, but once Carter was traded, the Flyers just decided to not run any risk of malcontent in the locker room.
It was true, but I agree with you, I would have tried to work another way around those issues rather then just trading Richards. Send his drinking buddy out to Columbus like you did and go from there. But that's ancient history now.

This Lilja injury might lead to an overpayment on a Rozsival or Coliacovo. It's not going to lead to giving up a Schenn or a Couturier to put a band aid on a leak the size of a car. C'mon people.

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