I'm going to defend Holmgren for a second.
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10-22-2013, 10:17 PM
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It's not like Holmgren hasn't tried to get a #1 d-man since Pronger got hurt. He tried for Suter and Weber. He tried to get an established # 1 goalie...turned into a nutcase. Philly is one of 6 teams to make the SCF in the last 4 years. He helped build that team and gets no credit for it. He did the hard thing and traded his captain and Carter....got great young returns for them.
Is he perfect? Absolutely not. But at least with him there, you know he is not content with being bad. We ALL expected them to be better than they are right now. He can't help our proven players to score.
One big fault was to not get a PMD when trading Carter and Richards. If he had done so, we very well could have had Voyonov and JVR instead of Schenn x2
I agree with you 100%. He has tried on numerous occasions and especially with getting Bryz like you said but it's not like he turned Bryz into a nutcase. He was a number 1 which everybody in and out of the organization knew the flyers needed(especially after the cup run)
He does have his flaws, see Shelley and Rosehill IMO but he's done more good than bad.
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