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05-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Ed finally concedes!
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
That happened more in the Clarke era. Homer doesn't really go with that approach of trading young guys for over the hill vets. Homer trades his draft picks over his young roster players if anything.
Part of that was b/c of the coaches as well. Hitchcock was notorious for favoring vets. Heck we lost Justin Williams who he always had in his doghouse partly b/c of Hitchcock's tough love approach with rookies. Seidenberg also didn't benefit from Hitch b/c he preferred vet d men. Richards was also not a fan of Hitch and the Flyers would have possibly lost him much earlier. I remember Gagne commenting on how only certain players with thick skin could deal with Hitch. Gagne though credited him with making him a better player and so did Modano with Dallas...

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