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11-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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I'm tired of the way the Flyers approach some of their trade dealings. They traded JVR when his value wasn't high, Versteeg when his wasn't high, and now they'll trade Schenn when his isn't high. Maybe they should try to give players time to develop - both in skill and chemistry - before giving up. Versteeg had 20 games, JVR played great in the playoffs, got hurt the next year, and then was shipped out because he wasn't developing as planned. Everyone knows power forwards take longer to develop - except Holmgren. The same goes for defensemen.
Philadelphia has the least patience of any club. Maybe they should learn from well run teams who take time with their players like Detroit. Brendan Smith was drafted in 2007 and finally made the team full time last year. The Flyers would have given up on him 4 years ago.
What would you get for Schenn at this point? A third round pick? Matt Ellison? Matt Walker? Is that really worth it?
Dude there is a reason why brendan smith is 24 and now finally getting regular minutes at the 6th dman. And it's not because Detroit is being patient with him, it's cause he sucks.
Dekayser walked right in and played top 4 minutes and has outclassed him in every sense.
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