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11-10-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Black1963 View Post
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.
Well, the Flyers would not be in this position if they hadn't done those trades to begin with. If they'd kept Richards and Carter they would still be competitors right now not fighting for last place. Those two make that much of a difference. Even just having Richards would probably puts them back in competition. There is plenty of talent on that team that is simply not succeeding. There is no one to pick them up and put the team on their back, while they follow. And meanwhile, if Richards had never showed up, that probably means no Carter and no Stanley Cup for the Kings.

That's why it's hard to say that its a win/win. Richards is a difference maker while Schenn and Simmonds are not up to this point. They might become that, but at this point all they have is potential, and potential is not getting a team anywhere. And now Schenn and Simmonds are on top of the trade rumors so that potential may never come to fruition for the Flyers.

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