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11-06-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Claypool View Post
Detroit needs to start looking at what Philadelphia does.

Can you imagine what Detroit would have done if they had drafted Claude Giroux? At the age of 24 he's already proven to be one of the best forwards in the league. He'd be entering his rookie season right now with the Red Wings.

The Flyers know when the cut dead weight. Cleary should have been off this team two years ago. Start sprinkling youth across all your lines, not just your bottom six.
Trade two of your top players and watch them go on to win a cup the following season?

Bit of a flippant answer, but I'm not sure why Philly is always held up as the team we should emulate. Why not emulate SJ? Or Vancouver? Or Boston? Why should we emulate anyone?

Maybe we haven't had guys force their way onto the roster because we haven't drafted a lot of guys who should be on our roster. We were probably going to see that change a bit this season with Gus and Smith, but we haven't had a guy like Gus and Smith since...well, Flip and Huds (2002).

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