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02-16-2013, 10:52 PM
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GoneFullHextall
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Originally Posted by FlyersFan61290 View Post


Injuries forced these guys into action. Having Foster/Lilja/Gervais as a 7th d-man is not terrible nor is a Rinaldo or Sestito as a 13th forward. If the team is fully healthy MAB, Gus and Mez are in and someone like Ben holmstrom centers the 4th and none of these guys are even playing most likely. But injuries happen to every team it just hit us particularly hard this year. There are plenty of quality player in place. I don't see how you could blame Homlgren for the team having 6 wins in 16 games, constantly making the same mistakes, rarely showing up to play a full 60 minutes ect. That's all the responsibility of the coach. I'm not saying Lavy is a bad coach just that its clear he's not getting it done (also why Paddock was named to the coaching staff).
Well Holmgren went all in on getting Suter,Parise and Weber. By the time it was evident that he had struckout on all 3 we were left with signing Fedotenko and Gervais. Holmgren didnt have a great offseason. Does that make him a horrible GM? No, but he didnt give Lavy the personel to run his system effectively. Everyone was banking on Couturier, Schenn and Read to pick up the scoring slack lost by Jagr leaving and JVR getting traded. All 3 of those players were given bigger roles this season and for the most part all 3 have come up small.
Of course we know why Gervais, Foster and Lilja were brought in, We all know why. But that is a sensitive subject that with some people the reasoning hasnt sunk in yet.

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