Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons This Offseason Was a Success

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons This Offseason Was a Success
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In years past, the Philadelphia Flyers have headlined the NHL's offseason, making trades and signing free agents as if Bobby Clarke and/or Paul Holmgren were running a desperate fantasy team rather than one of hockey's premiere franchises.  

However, this year the Flyers front office showed restraint and exercised a more responsible organizational philosophy and still managed to improve a team that put up 103 regular-season points and scored the third-most goals in the league.  

Was the Flyers offseason exciting?

Far from it.  

There was no Peter Forsberg, Danny Briere, Chris Pronger or (gulp) Ilya Bryzgalov.

But to move forward with an eye on both short and long-term goals a "boring" offseason is exactly what the Flyguys needed.

Read on and be sure to tell me how much you agree with my masterful assessment of Philly's summer transactions.  

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