Thread: Confirmed with Link: Steve Downie traded to Flyers for Max Talbot
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11-01-2013, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
Basically, Downie isn't as good as Jagr. Seriously? A good playmaker/energy player isn't as good as a surefire hall of famer? Pshaw.

What a load of nonsense. Although having the Flyers' press going after Downie is better than them writing **** about Giroux, so maybe that's why Downie was brought in.
Hmm, the "distraction trade". I like your angle, Ms Charlie. It's almost a litmus test for Who Understands Hockey and the Flyers? Those who are stuck on "Downie is a goon who got a 20-game suspension in his first preseason" fail the test. However, the other extreme -- "Downie is exactly the power forward and grit this team needs. Problem solved!" are also off base. He's a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done by all of the front office, the coach and (especially) the players.

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