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02-10-2013, 08:12 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Royersford, PA
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Meh. Upshall is one of the more overrated players in Flyers lore. The second rounder people complain about a lot, but Upshall is also spoken of as if the team would have won a Cup if that trade wasn't made. Upshall is an energy player who can't stay healthy. His value is and was minimal. Rinaldo, Powe, Carcillo, Nodl, Harry Z, and Wellwood are all guys that played the same role he was playing here. Some played it better. Some worse. Some the same. But he was not an integral part of this team then and wouldn't be now.
As I said earlier, the trade was certainly not a good one, but the effect it had on the team then and on future teams is insignificant.
To me at least, it's not about Upshall himself. It's about trading away the better player and a pick for a worse player just for a few hundred thousand dollars in cap space.
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