Okay everyone please stop complaining about losing Gagne, we all need to just look at this from a diffrent point of view.. we went to the stanley cup playoffs last year, which means we must be pretty good, we also have managed to maintain pretty much the same team.
Except for Gagne who really left, Asham, Parent, Kraijek, OMG we must be screwed without those guys... look at who cam in, Mezaros, O Donnel, Zherdev, Shelley, and Walker... so we pretty much have the same stanley cup team, plus those guys... The Flyers now have the best defense in the league, and Walker, sure hes paid high to be a 7th D, but has their ever been a season where a team goes completly injury free, so we have insurance on keeping that D strong... Gagne is gone, But Zherdev and Shelley are in.. Zherdev can amaze with his skills and wil score goals, Gagne only had 17 goals last season and im sure Zherdev can do better, Shelley, once agian a bt overpaid, but as long as we fill an entire team under the cap who cares, if Richards is making 3 dollars and Shelley is making 18 million who cares as long as the whole team is there and under the cap.. Shelley will take care of all the fights and im sure youll all be cheering him on once he gets into his first fight, this frees up carcillo to play more offense, and come on after his daziling goal agianst the leafs you cant deny he has potential to score.. Our goalie sitchuation stays the same but lets just ignore the finals and look at what Leighton did, he came in off of waivers and won i think 23 games for us, then got injured, he then came back and finished out the greatest come back in NHL history, then posted three shutouts in the eastern confrence finals, so we know he can play well, and with a full year of Jeff Resse he'll get better, besides behind this defence i think even i could play goalie.
Another thing, I dont know if anyone knows but espn, yeah they know some stuff about sports, they rated us as the top team in the atlantic division and said even best in the confrence... Were obviously a good team and need to stop complaining about things like Money, not getting a goalie, and losing Gagne.. look at the postives in the facts that we have kept togheter a stanley cup finals team, got an ofensive phenomenom and a former 4th overall pick, have the best defense in the leauge, a full year of Leighton under Resse, and a full year of Peter Laviolette