It's also about getting the most out of your players. We may not have elite talent, but we have some very good players and most of them underachieved this year. That's where leadership from the players and coaching come in. It also comes from actually "building" a team with a plan in mind, and how the pieces are going to fit. Not just drafting all playmakers and no finishers, not always drafting centers and hope they can adjust to playing wing. Sometimes you have to draft by need , you are missi
Okay I'll do that, also let's recognize that with the exception of Kane not one of those guys came into the league and killed it from the jump.
So, could Farabee be "Kane like" ? what about Morgan Frost, who would he project to be? Patrick is already in the league and though he has struggled, I know you know he has talent. Provorov is better than Keith at the same age. Sanhiem is better than Hjarmalsson at the same age. We don't really have a Seabrook type ...Maybe Freidman ?
Guess coaching makes a difference, huh?
It's frustrating as a Flyers fan. But the good news is, we could be next year's Isles with a good coach. We have as much, if not more, raw talent on this team.
Lamoriello and Trotz have done an amazing job! It's way more impressive than Toronto, which has the benefit of several elite level players.
I'm not really sure what you're referring to as the price? They sucked for a handful of years and got two top three picks in a row. Do you mean they paid the price in that way?
I find it strange how folks seem to either think it's all about the players or all about the coach. It seems fairly obvious to me that both need to be in alignment for a team to really become a force. If a team has either poor talent or bad coaching, their chances of making much noise seems extremely limited t