The Flyers are up 2 games to none and have outscored the opposition 13-0 since THE TIMEOUT.
anybody still miss sbisa and lupul?
I MISS THE SECOND 1ST (THIS YEARS). IT WAS NOT NECESSARY FROM ALL THAT I HAVE HEARD. hOLMGREN STILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR THE JONES SITUATION (WORST GM-ING EVER). BASICALLY YOU COULD INSERT KNUBLE ON TODAYS SQUAD FOR FREE IF THE PROPER MOVES WERE MADE/ NOT MADE (= FLYERS EVEN BETTER).
Considering Pronger is the difference between a first or second round exit and the Flyers going to the finals, I wouldn’t worry about an extra pick which may or may not ever play in the NHL. There’s a reason every career backup goalie that the Flyers trot out there looks like a hall of famer in these playoffs.
Not the point. It was a good trade (excellent even) but the flyers gave up more for pronger than Anaheim did three years earlier. When viewed as a purely asset management transaction the flyers overpaid. And in my view in a capped league a GM must value his assets correctly as much as possible. And I am not making it up that Anaheim did not ask for the second 1st, it was blindly offered up by Holmgren unsolicited (or so I have heard).
And ALL first round picks by the flyers pan out. They have not missed a 1st since 2001 (Jeff Woywitka). And that draft sucked.
You would know better than I would but in Edmonton’s case, they had no leverage in the trade as Pronger wanted out. As far as I know, Pronger didn’t knock up a local TV reporter in Anaheim, so the Ducks weren’t under any pressure to get rid of him, which is probably why the Flyers paid more.
All true. But Anaheim still outbid other teams. And Anaheim lost some leverage trying to unload Prongers contract as they were in cap trouble. A wash or at least close to it IMO.
Regardless, I have maintained from the beginning that the trade was good and necessary but I would have prefered to hold onto one of those 1st round picks. Flyers are currently in the middle of a three year stretch without 1st or 2nd round picks. I think that we will see in the long view that teams who regularly deal early picks will eventually end up suffering in the new NHL.
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