Bill Meltzer appreciation thread -- Buzz Worth Reading
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06-14-2013, 10:33 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Bill is a great writer although I disagree completely with two of his statements in the above articles....
1. Mark Streit will be used to bolster the "2ND PP Unit." If the Flyers sign Streit he will be used on the top PP unit and Timonen will log less overall minutes to save him down the stretch. Streit's biggest asset is his offensive prowess and it will not be buried on the 2nd unit.
2. Paul Holmgren will not factor in the "Schenn brother angle" when making trades. I disagree. I think the fact that the Flyers have united the Schenn brothers makes it less likely one of them will be traded anytime in the near future.... barring a MEGA DEAL (Shea Weber size). Part of managing a team is making your players happy, via compensation or morale boosting. The happier the player, they better they perform generally. Splitting the Schenns up could have an effect on the other.... it's human nature.... and it is definitely something Holmgren (or any thinking man's GM) would consider.
Unless you're Peter Laviolette you don't know that. It's not crazy to think that he won't break up the first PP unit.
If we have a decent 2nd unit next year the whole 1st unit's ice time might be cut down.
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