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01-31-2013, 12:41 AM
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It's hilarious to me to see Homer supporters preaching "patience". We're talking about a man who traded away our young (both 26 years of age at the time of the trade) superstars to get even younger, while continuing to hold onto Pronger, Timonen, and Briere and not even trying to trade any of them. And then in the mean time, he signed a goalie for humongous big money who will be out of his prime by the time these new younger players hit their prime.
This wasn't a "proper" rebuild. This is nothing like a proper rebuild. This was Homer's attempt to pull a rabbit out of his a** and get the best of both worlds, getting younger while still competing. This type of "mixed" strategy is not how you build a championship team, this is how you royally ****** up a team for a decade.
One the one hand, throwing out your young core because of a reported dispute with your very old captain nearing the end of his career was a questionable decision, if rumors of such a dispute are true. We don't know what the case truly is though so I thought it best to include that scenario as well.
On the other, as far as flying rebuilds go, that was about as good as you can get; probably the best possible. Our prospect pool is still empty, but the impending apocalypse was delayed by a few years because of the quantity and quality of youth returned.
The issue will be if Homer keeps trading his picks and prospects year after year. Then the team is back against the wall again.
Edit: Personally, I think the situation with the cap, need for goalie, and zero prospects worth calling up to fill our various holes, necessitating FA moves we couldn't make had more to do with the flying rebuild than any reported dispute.
Edit 2: and I agree that there's the right way, and the wrong way. I wouldn't say we're going the wrong way, per se. So really, there's the right way, the wrong way, and the Flyers way. The Flyers way is a hybrid of the two. I'm not convinced it can yield results.
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