June 23, 2011
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Its always tough to say goodbye
Well Ilya Bryzgalov might be remembered for the guy that finally brought the cup back to Philly, or the guy that got our leading scorer (Jeff Carter) and our Captain (Mike Richards) traded away. It is clear that Paul Holmgren felt he needed to do something drastic to make this team a contender. Here’s the thing: I’m calling bullshit. I can understand why you would trade carter (I guess) but WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU TRADE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE WHOLE FUCKING TEAM!?!?!?! Yeah maybe Richards had a salty attitude towards the media and Coach Peter Laviolette (allegedly) but it still doesn’t make any sense. Maybe Homer thought since the two were such good friends if he traded one of them, he would have lost the other completely. I’m gonna call double bullshit on that one. These guys are Professionals. Trades happen, friends leave teams, people and franchises move on. I just don’t see a reason why he had to go.
The only thing that I can take away from this is that the 2011-2012 flyers are going to be missing a lot of what made me love the team. I assume this means Pronger gets the C, and I cant believe im typing this, but Scott Hartnell becomes a veteran leader. Shocking day for the Orange and Black. Carts and Richie will be missed.
You better be the second coming of Bernie