Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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01-17-2013, 01:21 PM
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You wouldn't do it for Crosby?
Holmgren does it all the time and they've generally been ahead of the curve, ahead of us as well. I'd say it all depends on whether it improves your team or not. You can argue about whether the team is better or worse, or if the total annihilation of the farm overshadows essentially having every roster spot cemented and plated in gold. I don't see how throwing it out on the principle of more than x roster players and more than y recent picks is valid.
But no, we should hoard those roster players. They'd been so successful for us after all.
would i trade 7 roster players plus two first round first round picks from the last draft for one player? no. neither would pittsburgh. it cant happen.
if you want holmgren, you can be a flyers fan. holmgren's wheeling and dealing is in part because that fan base is conditioned to get major moves and they turn against their team. those moves have not won them a cup since greg joly played for the caps. they have certainly not won a cup in mcphee's term.
i will say that the dramatic moves of trading richards and carter certainly stirred up the flyer fan base. but its richards and carter getting cup rings and not the flyers.
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