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03-28-2013, 10:04 AM
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JackStraw
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Originally Posted by hiptanaka View Post
Philly traded the face of their franchise alongside another key centerpiece. Once those 2 left town they helped their team win a cup, while the Flyers never looked the same without them.

The return Philly got for Richards and Carter barely fills the void they left.
The last year with Carter and Richards the Flyers ended up with 106 pts. The first year without them they ended up with 103 pts. And that was without Pronger for most of the season. I'd say the void was filled well enough.

As for not looking the same, that was kind of the point. Holmgren said, "I don't know if we will be better but we will be different". He was not looking for replacements for those two players, he was looking for a change in direction.

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