Snider "I didn't pick Bryz"
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06-01-2013, 09:47 AM
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
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I think the fact that the Flyers have gone to the finals several times since winning their two Cups is proof they (and Snider) were doing some things right along the way. The fact that they didn't break through and win in the finals, sucks but, you know, if a few things go their way in some of those series (not against Detroit, or Edmonton Part I), and they very well could have done it one of those times...they were close enough to prove they were true contenders and had few chances for the Cup. Most other teams have not had that kind of "success" to enjoy and several teams have endured very long strings of non-playoff seasons. The Islanders haven't won a playoff series in 20 years, 16 years for the Panthers...9 for the Laffs. The Laffs haven't made it to the finals in 44 seasons, the Blues 41, the Yotes, never, the Islanders not in 27 seasons, etc.
The Flyers have stayed competitive and had several teams contend for a Cup, in part, due to Ed Snider and his motivation and dedication to the team and the organization he built. People on this thread are saying that this team can't be built into a winner until Ed retires/dies. I say, Ed Snider's teams have won a lot...a couple of Stanley Cups, several Conference Championships...so, be careful what you wish for.
Sorry, must disagree.
Just getting to the playoffs is not enough.
Its CUP or BUST!!!
35 years - no cups ???
Buying up the best FA available.
With spending to cap every year.
Unacceptable to have that long a drought.
Front Office does just enough to compete for playoffs.
They need a change in mindset to be successful.
Front Office needs overhaul like the defense corp.
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