Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/01/13 at 10:46 AM ET
from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,
General manager Paul Holmgren, who is taking a huge risk here with the deal and his job security given the state of the franchise, feels that Downie’s enthusiasm and ability will have a trickle-down effect.
Put it this way: If Downie can prod Giroux, plus somehow inspire the Flyers to regain confidence in themselves in the third period and turn things around, it’s a win.
If not? It’s a disaster.
From a season-ticket holder’s standpoint, judging by the internet comments, it’s anything but a “culture change” -- another ex-Flyer back in the fold instead of moving forward. To say fans are angry would be an understatement.
They see this deal as stale, more of the same.
My opinion, if the Flyers need a player like Downie to provide inspiration, it tells me the team has bigger problems which need to be addressed.
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