Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and the Kings winning Stanley Cup changes nothing for Flyers
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Why did the Flyers trade Jeff Carter and Mike Richards?
That's the question of the year around these parts, and even though it's been about 12 months since those trades went down, there's really no set answer. Everybody has their own reasons for why it happened, and many of them border on outrageous and/or downright slanderous.
I don't choose to believe most of the outrageous stuff. Did Mike Richards and Jeff Carter like to party? Yes, of course they did. Claude Giroux beats people at beer pong with two broken wrists. Who cares?
There were hockey reasons for the trades, and I think Ian Laperriere summed it all up best Tuesday.
"Here, they were the face of the franchise, but there they're not, and I think it's a better fit for those two guys," Lappy said. "They're not the top players. They're second-line there. They have Kopitar and Brown in front of them.
"I said that when we made that trade last summer, I think it's a perfect deal for both teams, and it turned o
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