Hey Philly way to fuck up your whole franchise. Just about 2 years ago I sat and watched as Paul Holmgren dealt away the biggest strength of his near championship lineup (1-2 centers Mike Richards and ffeJ retraC) in order to secure solidarity in goal in the form of Ilya Bryzgalov, who was commin off of 2 slightly above average seasons in the desert. Both of those seasons by the way were capped off with less than stellar efforts in the postseason and predictible early round exits. Now granted Richards and Carter were glorious disasters away from the rink: a friend of mine from Philly informed me that multiple bartenders/owners in Old City were pissed at the trades since it meant waaayyy less business and tips commin their way from the Canadian bros. Add that to the allegations that Carter basically caused Hartnell’s divorce and you’re in a no win situation as Flyers GM. But really at what point during all their galavanting do you step in as a General Manager or even the owner to tell them to clean up? Its as if they turned a blind eye and then dealt them when they could.
The end result is no playoffs this season and Mr. Universe predictably becoming another disaster in goal and finally being bought out of his asinine 9 year contract. At least Flyer fans can take solace in the fact that your team will be paying him $14M over the next 17 years. Oh wait that sucks too. Good luck with Steve Mason.
P.S. My Warrior rep at my other business happens to also be the Flyers pro rep for that same company and flat out told me that Bryz HATES to practice. You’re a pro bro.