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Odd Man Rush: Invoking Holmgren's reputation unfair to Downie

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Holmgren has taken his share of shots from the media and Philadelphia Flyers fans alike this season, and rightfully so.As the club's general manager, it is Holmgren's job to put together a winning product but also insure the proper flexibility and outside thinking when things don't pan out.Holmgren's downfall really began when he traded away his two former cornerstones in Mike Richards and Jeff Carter before the 2011-12 season, only to see the two reunite and win a Stanley Cup championship with the Los Angeles Kings in their first season away from the City of Brotherly Love.Add in the disastrous Ilya Bryzgalov contract -- mercifully wiped away thanks to a compliance buyout -- and the fact that Holmgren used his new-found cap space to sign a pair of players in their mid-30s (Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit) to long-term deals, and it is a wonder that Holmgren hasn't been run out of town quicker than a subpar cheesesteak.With his club off to...

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