Paul Holmgren created a lot of frustrated Flyers fans last offseason when he seemingly dismantled what had been a relatively successful Philadelphia core. Gone were the services of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, two players that made up the centerpiece of the Flyers' offensive production and leadership.
While the Anaheim Ducks are hardly considered the Flyers' Western Conference counterpart, the similarities between the two teams are enough that they bear some consideration.
Both teams had questions regarding their established core players, both teams failed to advance deep into the playoffs despite a wealth of talent on their rosters and both teams had a lot of offensive firepower at their disposal.
The question now becomes, should the Anaheim Ducks follow suit and dismantle their core as the Philadelphia Flyers have done? Here are five reasons why the answer to that question is yes.