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11-01-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Hiesenberg View Post
Patience for what? Richards has kind of regressed to being a role player now. Carter is pretty much the same as he was before just as a winger now.
Geez, come back and talk to me in 5 years when maybe somebody will finally understand the implications of these trades. The Flyers have stepped back since 2011 and are now no better, and likely, worse off than then. Meanwhile, the Kings have won a Stanley Cup and continue to compete at a very high level in a very tough division (and I know, Carter wasn't traded to the Kings and the Kings have other players maybe more important than those two and Pronger got hurt, blah, blah, blah). And yes, Richards is a role player who will score 60-65 points as a number 2 center playing both ends of the ice (and man are those kinds of players ever easy to find) and Carter is likely a guaranteed 35-40 goal scorer as a number 4 winger (and they're easy to find too) with both players each having a very good chance of making the Canadian Olympic team. Give them a little credit will ya and maybe, just maybe, look at reality and the Flyers lack of patience and a long term plan as resulting in their back step. The sooner Holmgren is gone and a new manager (likely Hextall) convinces Snider to take the long road, then the better w'll be, painful as it may be in the short term.

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