Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Philly free for all

My thoughts on Philadelphia's recent wheelings and dealings are up at Globe on Hockey:
The Flyers get a couple of years older, $5.225-million more expensive and, at least on paper, a bit more talented. Currently 17 points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, a playoff berth seems hopelessly out of reach, but you have to believe Holmgren's been given the green light to make the team more competitive than it's been.
And much more.


At 7:50 p.m., December 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a team with the largest GF/GA differential in the league (or something close to it) the last guy you want up the middle is Mike York. Way too small. Way too deficient on the backcheck. I like the Zhitnik move, though. They need to turn Pitkanen loose and the only way to do it is to have someone other than Pylon Hatcher backing him up. I was hoping the Flyers would add another veteran Dman. Their breakout is a Chinese Fire Drill

At 12:41 a.m., December 21, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Forget the Flyers. I'm interested in what Snow is up to. I'm impressed that he was able, and willing, to dump both those contracts. Long Island is the real story.

At 2:21 a.m., December 21, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

You might be right, Andy, although I heard it was simply the fact Snow was told to cut the team's payroll. (Another rumour circling is that the Isles may take on Forsberg at a later date with their cap room. It's all speculation at this point, however.)


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