M. Richards, J. Carter trade in retrospect
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03-28-2013, 01:24 PM
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Maybe that's all any of Brind'Amour, Prospal, Pitkanen, Williams, Carter, Richards, Gagne, etc needed too.
The Flyers trade away future Cup winners like it's their job. Want to win a Cup? Get traded out of Philadelphia.
Pitkanen hasn't won a Stanley Cup and quietly admitted that he wanted to be traded. He was never cut out to play in a major market like Philadelphia or Edmonton.
Williams was never the player he was hyped to be while in Philadelphia. You can say the Flyers gave up to early on him, but he was traded for much needed defensive help for a playoff run that ended to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. Danny Markov was a very good player and would have likely been resigned if not for alleged personal issues.
Primeau for Brind'Amour wasn't a pure hockey move. There were alleged tensions between Lindros and Brindy. Obviously Lindros was going to be the one that was kept. It would have looked pretty even if Keith hadn't suffered a freak career ending concussion in the middle of his prime. He was the captain of the club and was noted for his huge playoff run in 2003-2004.
Prospal has been on a ton of teams and has never won the cup.
Same with Zubrus from the other thread where you brought this up.
Richards/Carter/Gagne is true, but it's also way to early to speculate that those trades have blown up in the Flyers face. If the group of Simmonds/Voracek/Couturier/Schenn go on to win a cup during their primes in Philadelphia, then the trades worked out for both clubs.
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