Ten days before the trade deadline and about twenty days since Forsberg finally looked like he had found a skate that worked (enough for him to participate at a level close to his capacity), the Philadelphia Flyers complete the trade. The one-for-four trade seems like a good ratio… and plenty of young talent (will they have to ride out lump-along Derian Hatcher?). The only disappontment I register is when Ed Snider said that this wasn’t a rebuilding process? “We don’t understand what rebuilding is,” Snider said. How on earth can a team not consider this a rebuilding process — not one of the four will be Forsberg quality for several years.
Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, author & consultant on Leadership, Branding and Digital Strategy. After a successful international career at L’Oréal, Minter Dial returned to his entrepreneurial roots and has spent the last ten years helping senior management teams and Boards to adapt to the new exigencies of the digitally enhanced marketplace. He has worked with world-class organisations to help activate their brand strategies, and figure out how best to integrate new technologies, digital tools, devices and platforms. Above all, Minter works to catalyse a change in mindset and dial up transformation. Minter received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University (1987) and gained his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (1993). His newest book Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, bowed in December 2018 and won the Book Excellence Award 2019 as well as being shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2019. It's available in Audiobook, Kindle and Paperback. He is also co-author of Futureproof (Pearson, Sep 2017) and sole author of The Last Ring Home (Myndset Press, Nov 2016), a book and documentary film, both of which have won awards and critical acclaim. View all posts by Minter Dial