Contrary to popular belief, Paul Holmgren drafts well
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07-19-2013, 08:49 PM
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I don't not acknowledge that, but it sort of rings hollow given that they went on to win a Cup for a another team less than a year after we traded them because "it wasn't going to happen here."
And the Pronger trade didn't stop the Flyers from amassing legitimate young talent.
The Flyers just continued to either ignore or have terrible drafts, on top of handing out other high picks to other teams to fix mistakes (or in some cases make others worse). One of them was Holmgren bidding against himself for Pronger since he signed Joffrey Lupul to an extension a year too early.
Whether or not you make the trade is a different argument, but the end result of the Pronger trade set the franchise back, either because of what happened to him, or because the Flyers couldn't make up what they lost within the system to nullify the risk.
Um... they traded two first round draft picks and a conditional third round draft pick as part of the package for him. How can you say that didn't prevent them from getting young talent? That's the most asinine statement I've seen in awhile.
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