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05-26-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by achdumeingute View Post
What I will count against him, was that he PAID too much for one guy that ANH needed to deal. Lupul, Sbisa, 1st, and not another first is a MUCH better deal than essentially 3 straight years of not having a first round pick, compounded by trading another 1st for Versteeg and 2 more for Carle.

Its a large reason we are where we are today, devoid of farm talent.
If there is s dearth of talent in the Flyers' system it is because of the traded draft choices rather than poor selections. A team would like to get two good players out of each draft; guys that would make strong contributions to the team. Since '07 when Holmgren took over as GM his record at doing that is fair.
07-JVR (now L.Schenn)
08-Bourdon and Rinaldo. Bourdon would be a starter on defense of he hadn't been hurt so badly.
09-Wellwood and Lauridson. Both have played in Pihlly and contributed to some degree.
11-Coutourier. Cousins will play here in the future and Noebels might.
12-Laughton. Gostisbehere probably will play here. Stolarz is the best goalie suspect in the organization and has a chance for the future. Larsson may make it a an NHL defenseman.
Not all that shabby considering the lack of draft choices. Solid up front; contributors on the blue line and maybe a goalie for the future. There is talent in and coming from the system. (I'd like to throw in Alt who was obtained by trade and may be a player.)

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