Found April 16, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
Hockey This Week  The majority of people, whether it be fans, players or otherwise in Wells Fargo Center yesterday were sporting huge smiles as the Flyers thumped their Keystone State rivals from Pittsburgh for the second straight game.  But nobody’s grin was bigger than Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. Holmgren, who came under fire in the offseason for trading his pair of stars, including team captain Mike Richards, for a slew of young assets, has been looking smarter and smarter lately thanks to the play of some of Philadelphia’s young guns.  Sure, the Flyers 3-0 series lead has had plenty to do with outstanding performances from all-world talents like Claude Giroux, Jaromir Jagr and Danny Briere. This is not a team devoid of big names by any means.  But as bright as those stars have shined during this series, if it wasn’t for the play of Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds–all players Holmgren brought in last summer–, it’s very likely that the Pengui...
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