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  1. ANYBODY should want Dubois, a 200 foot game, never takes a shift off, offense developing nicely..I watch a ton of CBJ games and the kid is absolutely the real deal. That said, I think he is a very poor fit for the Flyers. The Flyers do not need center help, and Dubois has 1C aspirations, something that he would be blocked at with the Flyers. He is a poor faceoff guy, like many if not most young centers are which would not fit well with the Flyers who always have some of the highest faceoff winning pct. players in Giroux and Couturier. Dubois has this hitch
    8 points
  2. Back to back 4 point nights for different Flyers against the Pens? What's not to like about that?
    6 points
  3. Nothing good can come from this, surely you know this? Do better. Lol
    6 points
  4. Briefly coming out of retirement because I can't contain myself. Sam Morin at left wing--especially given our already crowded left side and more coming--is one of the dumbest things I've read in a long time, and I have a Twitter account! Not directed at anyone here.
    6 points
  5. Yeah, I'm okay with dropping Giroux down. My problem is that I like the way the current third line is playing (Voracek still and always will irk me). I don't think Giroux will go to the right, though that's where I'd love to put him. They likely won't do this, but depending on how long Couturier is out (I haven't read yet this morning), I'd just insert Frost between Lindblom and Konecny and leave the other lines alone. You could also temporarily move Laughton to the first line and backfill with Bunnyman. Again, this plan would change if Couturier is out f
    5 points
  6. I have zero interest in Yandle. He's really not what we need and would hamstring us financially in other places. Thank you, but no, I'll pass.
    5 points
  7. No worries post as much as you like. It's good content and feedback. Cheers.
    5 points
  8. I see what Fletcher is saying, I think it has merit, I also see where you're coming from but it appears you view the players as static entities. Your post doesn't allow for young guys learning how to play in the playoffs. I said in the PLD thread, almost to a man the young guys on the team said they spent time in the gym and came to camp with more muscle. Also, a healthy Lindblom and a Patrick were not on the bubble team. I'd also point out that perhaps the addition of Grant and Thompson wasn't the boost the team was looking for. I thought Thompson was alright, he gav
    5 points
  9. To all the flyer faithful in forum land. I wish you and your families all the best ....and my wish fof the upcoming year is a 20 goal season from NAK
    5 points
  10. @Podein25 Wooops, my friend, my bad. Dumb me. Your question - Podein25 said: I know it's early, but what's everybody drinking? As the rookie here, I answered your question thinking you are implying that there is an abundance of optimism after only 2 games, ie: 'what's enerybody drinking? The kool-aid?' My answer was depth, depth, depth, etc - - - - When, in actuality, you truely meant 'what are we drinking in our glass in our comfort while watching the game'! Dumb me. With all the responses, now I got it!
    4 points
  11. Yes. I remember those times. Giroux took shots, Obama was president, I was in my 40s...good times.
    4 points
  12. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this morning - The Flyers, always willing to whack or slash or stab one of their Keystone State rivals, gave us three looks at a reimagined power play under new assistant coach Todd Reirden. It was encouraging to see all five guys move their feet and often switch spots. But the Penguins didn’t have many chances to show for it. Their lone power-play goal was an impressive individual effort by Sidney Crosby, who swatted Hart’s clearing attempt out of midair then nonchalantly tucked the puck into an empty net. Cry-babies. I
    4 points
  13. I, for one, am enjoying your posts, so thanks.
    4 points
  14. He is a utility guy who in a pinch can play up the lineup and his contract is up and it may be his last year in Philly. However he was their leading goal scorer this past playoff run.
    4 points
  15. 4 points
  16. It's going to take much, much more than Ghost to get Dubois. Much more.
    4 points
  17. Don't say briefly bud. This place ain't the same without your snark we missed you. Hope you're doing well. And hope we all have a better 2021.
    4 points
  18. According to Sam Carchidi Giroux is dead or dying or someshit. So scratch him. Ultimately, I think there is some "doing the kid a solid" with this announcement, and I don't think that's the worst thing an organization can do. Kid's had terrible injury luck, has worked hard to try to make it back, the team is finding a way to reward him. Even if it doesn't work out, I'd like to think the Flyers did right by Sam.
    4 points
  19. 2020-21 Wild Fans Speak Pre-Season Edition, Part 3 of 3 Here is the last part. It was another fun group of people to work with. Enjoy and discuss!
    4 points
  20. Actual photo of Gary Bettman telling people he said it would only be for one year.
    4 points
  21. He's lucky. I know a few people who've had it. It's run from "just a sore throat" to "I still can't smell or taste properly" (it's been a few months) to my sister and brother-in-law who've never been so sick in all their lives. That ran for almost a month. A co-workers BIL died. He was 48. I like to think I'd survive it. The truth is, none of us know. I'm guessing there's strains that affect everyone differently as well as how our immune systems work. I'm not running out to be first in line for the vaccination, but I'll likely get it. I haven't missed NOT having the
    4 points
  22. I can't say I won't get it. I got shots in October and November as part of the Pfizer Phase 3. Pfizer has since extended me a request to enter the vaccine group in May, assumedly that means I received a placebo previously. I think the information is important, so I will almost definitely participate when my next appointment rolls around.
    4 points
  23. I've said it before and will say it again. Hockey came fairly easy to young Patrick. He was big and he had a great shot. All world. He has not had to put the work in to be an elite player. He doesn't have good work habits. His skating is not appreciably better after four years in the league. His preferred mode is to be playing video games. He has an adolescent mind. And I think the asking price is too steep. Like you said, teams have kicked the tires on him and all chose to not buy the car.
    4 points
  24. The Paris of the Praries? 300,000 metro population? 15,000 seat arena? I mean, what could go wrong?
    3 points
  25. I always wanted my own camp. I can retire happy now.
    3 points
  26. I good with that. The best part the next two games are at home so AV can decide the matchups. I hope Frost is up for the challenge. No better way than to prove yourself in that role.
    3 points
  27. Hey fam! How is everyone?! Flyers hockey is back and it's glorious! Damn that forward lineup is DEEP! Hart is the real deal. The only question mark for me is on defense. Did not like Braun on the top pair. Let's see what happens when Ghost is ready to go. They have nothing to lose by trying Provy/Ghost, Sanheim/Myers, and then probably Gus/Braun. GO FLYERS! **** THE PENS!
    3 points
  28. Okay. I feel that I am over-posting. Too many. Only a rookie here. But, excited over our Flyers' start and this season's potential. So, one last post this morning - - with a quote: "Well, if every game is going to be that fun, we’re going to have a great time. 56-0, obviously."
    3 points
  29. Quote of the day - - and using the 'E' word: “It’s a lot easier when you get guys like Nolan Patrick back,” Hayes said when asked to explain the power play’s Game 1 resurgence. “He kind of controls that (second) power play and he’s an elite player and he got rewarded with a goal tonight.”
    3 points
  30. Joel Farabee leads the NHL in points!!! He is on pace for a 224 point season!!! Move over Wayne Gretzky!!!!
    3 points
  31. I like Blackwood. I liked him last year. The rest of the team is putrid though. They have some talent, but they are not exactly motivated or enthusiastic. I know how good Hischier can be. I watched him his draft year on the mooseheads. But I can tell he isn't enjoying hockey these days. That team is bizarre for kids looking amazing then just regressing or not improving like they lost a piece of their souls. Severson looked amazing his rookie year. but is meh average now Butcher looked like a world beater out of nowhere. now he looks like he belongs nowhere. Hischier ha
    3 points
  32. I meant to add this to the last post. Oops. I think the following will help take up some slack: A healthy Oskar. A healthy Patrick. Sandin??? Frost stealing a spot. NAK's 20 goal season!!! The addition of Gus over a deteriorated Niskanen. And all the kids Ivan, Myers, Sanheim and Hagg just being a little more smarter than last year helps. On top of the coaching staff being more familiar with all the players and being better suited to play to their strengths should all help. S
    3 points
  33. once the playoffs started in August, a whole lot of these guys looked like they''d rather be elsewhere. after reading players' comments about life in the bubble maybe that's understandable, but still disappointing to watch.
    3 points
  34. final division, saved the best for last. This is simply a BRUTAL division as it is filled with some of the leagues best teams. Even the bad clubs, Rangers, Sabres and Devils arent really bad. 8) DEVILS. poor Devils, they truly might contend for a bottom playoff spot in the Central as could any team in this division who misses the playoffs. here they are dead last. 7) ISLANDERS They more or less stood pat other than losing Devon Toews and Greiss. Good club but again so is everyone else here. 6) BRUINS. Yep I have them on the outside, New England s
    3 points
  35. I would make this trade. Do it before the world realizes we've been oversold on Frost.
    3 points
  36. Money aside, I'd rather have PLD. I'll say it: he's out-and-out a better all-around hockey player than Laine, even if Laine does have one of the best shots I've ever seen. He's never figured out that there are two nets on the ice, and for all of his offense, he gives it all right back to the opposition. On the other hand, Dubois is one of those types of players who can become under-rated: there isn't any one particular thing which he's particularly great at doing, but also doesn't have any glaring weaknesses in his game.
    3 points
  37. This Flyers Forum is fun. Good guys here. Sharp - - know your Flyers stuff. Thx for accepting a new rookie.
    3 points
  38. Speak for yourself doc, I've got plenty of hard feelings.
    3 points
  39. With a possible upside. He has a lot to prove. Will he be able to regain his very solid skating ability for such a huge guy that remains to be seen. Myself I am pulling for the kid and I can't fault him for a ACL injury even if it has happened twice in the same knee. Guys have came back from those injuries and have played well see Correll Buckhalter who played for the Eagles and actually tore his 3 times and came back and played well with Duce Staley in the early 2000s. This to me is just trying to make use of assets. Not sure it work
    3 points
  40. Hey if Morin is to skate north/ south and keep the opposition honest, that's a win. We know he's a good skater, we know he's good defensively, we know he can lower the boom and he's got a hell of a shot. I think 8 to 10 minutes a night in a Clutterbuck/Martin role will suit him. He's not being asked to play a scoring role. We know he's a heavy. Plus, if there are injuries on the blue line, you drop him back there and you keep that size in the lineup. This is a critical year for Morin and he knows it. This is a guy who's going to be hungry and motivated.
    3 points
  41. According to Pierre Lebrun, Giroux is frozen in carbonite.
    3 points
  42. Just as in Boston, if Chara isn't asked to play like when he was 28 or 29 years old, he should fit in nicely with Washington's defense core. Even if his mobility isn't what it was (was he EVER really 'mobile'?), his freakin pteradactyl wingspan and smarts on the ice will ensure he is a problem for anyone looking to enter the Caps' defensive zone free n clear. I wonder what it will be like for Big Z to have a teammate like Tom Wilson whom he probably thought many times of punching in the face......now he's gotta stick up for him. Oh well, on the bright side, now he CAN punch Brad Mar
    3 points
  43. Lindblom - Couturier - Konecny Giroux - Patrick - Voracek JVR - Hayes - Farabee Raffl - Laughton - TK JVR potted the second most 5v5 goals on the team in the 6th most minutes among forwards. He also had more primary assists than everyone but Voracek. As for his defensive failings, he had one of the best shot attempts against rates on the team, and only NAK and Thompson had better expected goals against rates among forwards. His actual goals against was still better than Giroux, Hayes, Farabee, Konecny, and Raffl. Why are we sitting him in favor of a guy
    3 points
  44. Care? CARE!?!? We've been making due with Gritty on a Shelf this season - attired in Maker's Mark paraphernalia...
    3 points
  45. The answer is obvious: 4 Seasons Total Landscaping
    3 points
  46. Today we have lost our #2 Center ! Kevin Hayes is out !
    3 points
  47. Why would we want this player, based on these bolded sentences? First off, it's rank entitlement. Second, it's simply not true that Laine hasn't played with the best players. For a long stretch they had him playing the point on the number one PP unit, along with Scheifele, Wheeler, Ehlers etc. At other times he was on the off wing. In short, their entire PP was organized around trying to get the puck to him! I'm sorry, but the notion that Laine has been "held back" by his coach is fanciful and young Patrick knows this. The fact that he has spread this nonsense to report
    3 points
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