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  1. He slept with Brind'amour's wife. #AmIRight?
    10 points
  2. I think by now it's pretty safe to say the following: They all didn't just forget how to play hockey. AV didn't forget how to coach - his system worked last year, it's shown glimpses of working this year. The kids had skills 12 months ago, they still have skills now. They didn't just misplace their 'skills'. This is not Chuck's fault. Yes it would have been nice to get a Dman for Ivan but there wasn't much available at the time. Hindsight, I wish he pulled the trigger on a trade if it was possible. So what's left for possible reasons for this sh!tshow?:
    8 points
  3. No, my assertion is that they're simply not good enough players to build the team around. They needed to be better than the Capitals, Penguins, Tampa... They simply weren't. And aren't. And other, younger teams are emerging like Colorado, the Islanders, Canes, Vegas, Oilers, Jets... Continuing to try to make this roster work is a fool's errand. They're good players. They're not good enough. The evidence is the last decade. Give Couturier the C, lop off anybody else over the age of 28 and find pieces to build ar
    8 points
  4. I've been watching Flyers hockey for (too many) decades, I've been reading what you goofs have been posting on multiple forums for longer than I care to admit, I created this forum with HF to learn/read/discuss even more. And here I am, dumbfounded by this whole thing. That they waived him, that nobody picked him up and the fact that I apparently still know diddly about hockey-man/owner/GM related things. I would have bet a large amount of money on him being picked up. You all missed out on a nice windfall. Losers. If I was a GM I'd have put a warm hug around Gh
    8 points
  5. Antonyms for competence helplessness, impotence, paralysis, powerlessness, weakness defectiveness, deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness Voracek
    7 points
  6. Wait - there are make up calls in the NHL?
    7 points
  7. When they sucked under Hackstol it was because Hackstol wasn't any good and had no experience at the NHL level. Now they have three actual, legitimate, NHL head coaches on the roster and the "definitely a playoff team" is "becoming unglued" - again. It's not the coach. It's the same group of underachieving players that have one playoff win in eight (going on nine) years. And their impact on the younger players coming up has clearly not been a positive... Yeah, I'm looking at the least successful captain in franchise history before I'm going on the "they need
    7 points
  8. End the embarrassment. $5.6M hit next season. $1.33M the year after that. Give the Kraken a 2nd to take Voracek. Retain salary. Do some ****ing thing. End this era of medocrity, failure, and embarrassment. And fire Holmgren. I don't want to see him in the background of a highlight video. Give Bob Clarke a gold watch and a retirement home in Flin Flon. End it. Now.
    6 points
  9. My wife's a lifelong, die-hard Stillers fan who never really embraced the Other Pittsburgh Teams. First time she saw Crosby, she said "does everybody hate that guy?" Yep, she's a keeper.
    6 points
  10. Clearly. My fantasies are so much better than this. And they really don't involve hockey. Although one involved someone related by marriage to a former Nashville Predator, but it really didn't involve hockey. It may have ended with the tires being slashed and the headlights being blown out on my 4-wheel drive.
    6 points
  11. This is the same, mediocre, bubble playoff hockey team they were under Berube and Hakstol. It's not the coaching.
    6 points
  12. You guys have yourselves a great Easter tomorrow. I’m heading to Bismarck to my sisters
    6 points
  13. You can laugh, Homer let that team twist in the wind in his quixotic quest to bring Parise and Suter. Lost Jagr and Carle, didn't replace them with comparable players. I've said this to anyone who would listen. Jagr was a great mentor to young-ish guys that were being relied on. EDIT: that was the last "good team" the Flyers have iced, until last season.
    6 points
  14. This is the thing, isn't it? We're not all posting on here because we don't give a rat's posterior about the state of the organization*. We actually care that the organization* is in this position. And I know that a lot of us have been talking about this organization* for a long time. Many go back far enough to get the golfer joke in the Hockey Chat. In many ways, we're here for the support group aspect to help us through the collective "trauma" of the past stumbling eight years. I'm glad that y'all are still here. Mahalo
    6 points
  15. Been watching pro hockey for more than 70 years. Learned that teams have personalities. Some respond to adversity, some don't. As much as I would miss the season I was hoping for a cancellation. Had a gut feeling that covid-19 was a killer for the flyers. Missing a top pair defenseman, short training camp and a lack of strong leadership, they weren't a contender. Still, I would not use this season to evaluate who goes and who stays. Use the time to prepare for the off season and expansion. Write this season off.
    6 points
  16. And it begins with some of the veteran players. no this has been going for the past decade. comparing apples to oranges... Berube gets fired from here and wins the Cup with the Blues. Lavy gets fired from here and takes the Preds to the SCF’s. No they quit on themselves...
    6 points
  17. Lots of blame calling going on, but most of it is misdirected. I know who to blame. I blame Lindros.
    6 points
  18. I dont understand. Is there some precedent in recent play for this assessment?
    6 points
  19. I will say that the rather large Buffalo contingent in my news feeds aren't sitting around saying how good Eichel is and, gosh, that Reinhart can score. They're saying that their team sucks... Meanwhile, the Flyers just need to get the VeeGees better support and the goalie needs to make stops that the combined beings of Tretiak/Dryden/Parent/Plante/Roy couldn't make. Jake leaves Strome untouched in front of the crease. Provorov completely blows a 2 on 1 cover, and the entire slot is clear for a tipped blast from the blue line. MAYBE the third one
    6 points
  20. If I have said once I have said it a thousand times..... Simply put there is NO accountability with this group of players. It starts with the core players and they have shown ZERO leadership/accountability. Matter of fact this team hasn’t had anybody holding anyone accountable since a certain puck to a face doomed Chris Pronger. That is 10 plus years ago. Even a tiny row boat will get you from Point A to Point B in calm waters. However without a true guiding captain that boat will be tossed around when the waters become choppy and rough and will eventually sin
    6 points
  21. Ok woke up this morning hoping last night's game was just a horrific nightmare and that it never really happened. Sadly it was reality. Here is my after game thought process...... I think this team is just like it always has been…. Middle of the road at best and yet not horrible enough to be bottom of the barrel where this team/organization could be in a position to draft a serious difference maker. (And when we did get lucky we got JVR / Patrick) Honestly, IMHO, making a trade at this point is foolish unless we are blowing up this core group of players. (Sorry, I
    6 points
  22. Clearly the problem isn't the iceberg, it's the location of the deck chairs.
    5 points
  23. I dunno about the overvalue thing. I liked Raffl as a Flyer, more than most probably, but I think he really lost a step in the last 18 months. It was very noticeable to me of late. He turned 32 in December, he's on the wrong side of it now.
    5 points
  24. Imagine being upset with G & V at this point? Jake is what he is. An over-achieving Pat Falloon. G is not a captain. I could see him getting somewhat rejuvenated if he joined a contender in a supporting role. I would even root for him. But his days on the Flyers should have ended the second Hextall got here. I save my wrath for all the moron ex-Flyers still controlling the organization.
    5 points
  25. We've had this conversation. And it's another reason why he's just ill-suited to the position and that it is infuriating that he's the longest tenured captain in franchise history. YOU SAY YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE - NOT THAT YOU ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO BE THERE. I'm sick to death of this organization* pissing on the fans' heads and telling them it's raining. And the entire "definitely a playoff team" messaging from the top down over the past five years has been not just wrong, but insulting. To your previous point, the roster has nev
    5 points
  26. Giroux is suk. Whatever happened to phlfly? You figure he's enjoying a cold bowl of shchi in a gulag somewhere?
    5 points
  27. As opposed to what.... shopping 'softly'?
    5 points
  28. I can understand folks not wanting to pull the plug on this roster. I was there not so long ago for just about ten long years. As has been said a number of times now, there's only so much anyone's going to get from this bunch. The best they've mustered in this decade is some reasonably good runs in the second half of a couple seasons. That's no where near good enough for ten years of building around the same core players. Clearly, folks will have differing opinions on this stuff. Personally, I do not think this roster can compete for a cup as assembled. I don't think getting a vete
    5 points
  29. Some people did...not me. You clearly weren't here then. No. LMAO! Good one. A franchise doesn't deserve a championship just because they've had terrible management for over 5 decades but their fans continue to fill the building. And most of those fans are Leaf fans....not hockey fans. Most turn off the playoffs as soon as the Leafs are out. Which is usually when they start. You're admittedly one of them. The Flyers have lost 6 finals in a row. One to a juggernaut Oilers team they took to 7 games with a
    5 points
  30. Only in Canada, do the Leafs fall in the spring.
    5 points
  31. I haven’t posted in like five years and I came back to say this team is trash and it’s time to move on from Giroux, Voracek, Patrick, Braun, and TK. Raffle has more heart then the entire team combined. see you all in 2026
    5 points
  32. Konecny was our top scorer last season. He was 32nd in the NHL as a 22 year old.Provorov our best defenceman. He of 19 goals (tied for league lead) just a couple seasons ago. Sanheim/Myers looked like they were turning into a very good pairing. Hart was looking like a complete stud. Lindblom like a steal before he got sick. Something stinks in that lockerroom. Players don't collectively all stink in one season for nothing.
    5 points
  33. I was hoping you were right and I was wrong. But the effort level, the compete level isn't there. Although I'm not a Q follower, I'm certain, without hard proof, there's some kind of internal team turmoil among the players versus management, whether that's AV or Fletcher or Dave Scott, or even veteran players. I saw one Tweet about Braun and Coots calling players out, without naming specific names, for coasting through (probably Jake), but I can't seem to dig it up—probably because of the Deep State and Hunter Biden have hidden it. A year ago we were playing like a contender, and o
    5 points
  34. The goal to make it 3-1 was just awful. That play was the 2nd time Buffalo had the puck in the Flyers zone the entire period and they were around the 10 minute mark. The entire team sagged, it was game over right there. This team has been terrible for a month now. I don't recall ever being feeling as hopeless about the team as I do right now. There are other teams struggling with COVID, St Louis, Dallas, Calgary and Vancouver all come to mind. But I don't really care about them. I have some internet friends in Texas and they're saying the same things we are saying a
    5 points
  35. Let's work on this theory a bit. It's the coaching. So they've had a Cup winning coach, Homer's "best hockey mind" friend (who went on to win a Cup with another team), a novice NHL coach, and then a staff of three former NHL head coaches with the primary being a guy with over 600 career wins and two Finals appearances. Who IS the guy that comes in here and finally "puts it all together" for this roster? The basic fact remains that the guys they built the team around simply aren't good enough to beat what other teams have. No amount of
    5 points
  36. 5 points
  37. Can you believe you created this forum 10 years ago .....wow where has time gone ..... I joined 3 days after you went live .... agree ...10 years later this organization still confuses me!
    5 points
  38. I really don't recall many people objecting to this deal at the time and most, in fact, thought it was a pretty good extension. Looking like it didn't turn out that way, but hindsight is always 20/20.
    5 points
  39. I always want the Flyers to win. But part of me wants the Sabres to win tonight so the Penguins will still hold the record for most losses in a row.
    5 points
  40. Admins, please close the thread. The answer has been found.
    5 points
  41. Waivers is a National Hockey League (NHL) labor management procedure by which an NHL team makes a professional ice hockey player's contract and rights available to all other NHL teams
    5 points
  42. Ghost and Morin actually looked pretty good together
    5 points
  43. this whole thing is a set up man. the more games the Sabres lose, the greater the defeat will be when we inevitably lose against them. This is pro-wrestling level stuff from Bettman.
    5 points
  44. All I gotta say is, for THIS particular forum board, it is a good thing this was caught saying something about calling Nashville for a penalty. Had this happened during a Flyers game, with the current state of the team, I think Chernobyl would have looked like just a mild boil over compared to the meltdown many posters would have had here hearing Peel caught saying something like, "Man those Flyer guys....just looking for something, anything...gonna call something onnem because I hate'm....cmon Flyboys, just even LOOK at me cross eyed, eh?"
    5 points
  45. Peel has a rep for questionable calls, always has. He was due to retire at years end anyway, no big loss as an official. The thing is, the hot mic simply caught what has always occured at pretty much every level. I didnt see anything particularly abhorant with what he said, I didnt see anything that should shock anyone. He just got too close to a hot mic.
    5 points
  46. I don't mean to be disrespectful but maybe you'd be interested in an outside view. Does the team look like the room has a winning culture? For some reason they are just not working. To my eye it looks like a culture problem. It's not Flyers hockey. They should have fangs and claws: (And don't play Myers and Sanheim in the same pair until they are way more seasoned!!!)
    5 points
  47. Then there is a total disconnect because we have seen this cycle for the past several years. The inconsistency is maddening. At what point MUST the finger be pointed back at the players. If this sounds like a broken record it is because it is a broken record. Welcome to the Forum!
    5 points
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