Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/21/05 at 11:20 AM ET
Names don't necessarily make for happy landings. The Philadelphia Flyers have been playing the name game for years and put a more representative team on the ice than the Rangers have been doing. But the money spent by the Philly ownership mandated that the Flyers win or come close to winning a Stanley Cup. It hasn't come close to happening. Jeremy Roenick was supposed to be the last free-agent piece in the puzzle, but all the Flyers finished his era with was the 29th straight season that ended without a championship for Philadelphia. The Rangers and Flyers are big-market teams, with big-money cable companies behind them. Seldom is price any object. The Flyers are back in the money race, having signed Peter Forsberg, for my money the best player in hockey. There aren't many top-of-the-shelf players around and even if there were, small-market teams like Buffalo couldn't afford them.
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