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10-07-2013, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DecadesofFutility View Post
Lavi did the best he could with these players.
Lavi was not the problem, lack of talent and speed is the problem.
The players failed and the coach usually takes the blame for failure.
IMHO, this group over achieved with Lavi, and will be horrible with Berube as coach.

Holmgren is the architect of the mess of a Flyers team.
Holmgren has provided a basic framework for a team, but his glaring holes negate the possibility for success.
Holmgren has failed spectaculary as a GM, and has fired Lavi to hide his ineptitude.
Holmgren should really have been fired after last season, a new Gm could have decided whether Lavi, was the problem or not.
Holmgren continues to sign 35+ year old players, who are slower and at the end of their careers and then overpays them.
Holmgren ignored the need to develop defensive men for years to the detriment of the club.
Finally, he addresses the defensive woes with top prospects, but they will develop under another Gm after the Flyers miss the playoffs again this year.
and all at the same time

I can't wait for this team to make the playoffs, that's all.

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