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How Holmgren Transformed the Flyers

From Chuck Gormley at the Sporting News,

Undaunted, Holmgren systematically transformed an aging, overpriced roster into one with speed, grit, energy and a legitimate chance to double its wins total (22) from a year ago.

“I’ll be honest,” Snider says. “Paul blew me away with the moves he made.”

Many believed that after 13 seasons under Clarke, the Flyers needed a complete front office makeover. But by March 14, Holmgren had carefully dismantled the worst team in club history, exchanging veterans Peter Forsberg, Kyle Calder, Alexei Zhitnik and a second-round draft pick for dynamic young forward Scottie Upshall, promising defensemen Braydon Coburn, Lasse Kukkonen and Ryan Parent and a hungry, resurgent goaltender, Martin Biron.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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