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08-16-2012, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
Two differences: Those 5 players come with a much higher cap hit (hell, pick any two in a year or two), and Richards/Carter have a Cup. Until the Flyers also raise the Cup, the term "brilliant" is a huge exaggeration.
Obviously you set the bar very high with respect to the trade which is fine....however the trade was smart and savvy and necessary..regardless. They got depth and younger and extended their window for sucess. Sure we all want a cup but I think it's a bit too one-sided to judge it solely on whether they win a cup with the players they got although many of us did it with Pronger including myself but it was mostly b/c we gave up a lot for an aging D man. Now it's obviously not looking like a great move but only b/c a worst case scenario actually materialized which sucks something bad and set the Flyers back no doubt...almost pulled it off though until Leighton imploded and the team apart from one line (Briere line) was gassed (Richards) or playing hurt (Pronger, Carter etc.)

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