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11-10-2013, 02:58 PM
HYORI 1963
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Ever since the trades happened, a lot of Flyer fans went into "defend Holmgren at all cost" mode and continue to do it. Their defence of the Richards/Carter trades are a product of that. Ironically, a lot of others want Simmonds to be traded or healthy scratched. Schenn hasn't shown much in the way of hockey smarts, just like his brother, so the trade feels pretty uneven. I doubt Simmonds stays on the team for the duration of his contract.
Well, of course, some fans want Simmonds traded, he's underachieving compare to his first 2 seasons in philly. It's always about "what have you done for me lately" in philly, is it not?

Your view on the deal being uneven has more to do with the success of one franchise and the demise of another more than the individual players that were involved in the trade. If we were to get back in return Simmonds and Schenn, we'd still be a great franchise, whereas if philly had MR back, they'd continue to struggle because of continuous mismanagement on their part.

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