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Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil.
By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
Looking back to the summer of 2012, the Flyers made a number of missteps that they have spent the last year trying to correct.
I have a generally positive outlook, or I can at least try to place myself in the shoes of a GM when trying to analyze a trade, free agent signing or other transaction. Even when I disagree… Maybe, especially when I disagree…I try to look at things from the manager’s viewpoint to understand the rationale.
In this case, I’m going to do the opposite, to an extent.
When Chris Pronger’s career was effectively ended in November of 2011, the Flyers were scrambling a bit. They utilized two unheralded rookies in Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall, and ask...
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