Well that was before the team got gutted. That's my point. He started going downhill in Philly right around the time Holmgren did the following:
Traded Bobrovsky for a 2nd, 4th, and 4th.
Traded Carter for Voracek, 1st, and 3rd
Traded Richards for Simmonds, B.Schenn, 2nd
Traded Van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn.
Signed Brzygalov to a nine year deal (lol)
All of which wouldn't look quite so bad if not for three things. 1) Hindsight. 2) You just went to the finals, why are you blowing up your team? 3) The Flyers are terrible at player development.
The only trade I like of that bunch was the Carter deal. The rest of those trades resemble what Holland's body of work would look like, over this same time period, if LGWers had their way.