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  1. 5 points
    Re: the Gudas hit, I'm not sure why he feels he has to come to Schult's defence there, but if you're gonna play the game like that - like a big bully (which I don't mind really), you better not get caught. And in today's game, with all the cameras and such, you're gonna get caught, so....
  2. 3 points
    Anyone is tradable, it's just finding the right trade partner to fit the numbers in under the cap and being able to sell the player. I could see Streit going to Arizona. They have more than enough cap space (Grossman will be coming off the books next year as well) and with Streit getting paid $4 million but having a $5.25 cap hit, they are gaining $1.25 in cap space without shelling out the dollars. The Coyotes will have 2 1st round picks this year assuming the Rangers make the playoffs so might be willing to part with a 2nd. How about Medvedev to the Preds? They have plenty of cap space and traded away Seth Jones for some more offensive help which left them a little thin on the back end and could use someone with experience (although it is in a different league). I could see him fetching a 2nd or a package along the lines of a 3rd this year and 3rd next year. This would give us a total of 4 2nd round picks which we could use to trade up in the 1st or into the 1st, use them on maybe some higher risk/reward types, or even trade back or straight up for picks next year.
  3. 3 points
    Scroll up. It is posted about 4 times in this thread. I agree with Rod on this one. BS call. Farnham is looking for Gudas and skated directly into him. Granted, Gudas didn't do anything to avoid the contact but no way was it a head shot nor should it have been a match penalty. Farnham should get fined for that!
  4. 3 points
    Yep. That last one was a rinaldo level reputation call. All a player has to do is act like they have been shot near Gudas and the refs are taking him out of the game. [Hidden Content] Refs should be ashamed of that call........
  5. 2 points
    @BluPuk oh its inept alright, they are so ******* inconsistent. Thats what makes them absolutely horrendous at their job.
  6. 2 points
    So is that 2 or 3 match penalties without suspensions? You don't see that too often. Usually, if it's bad enough to call a match penalty, a suspension goes with it. The hit was illegal just because the puck wasn't there. It was stupid and unnecessary but I'm sure he had his reasons. Farnham must weigh 80lbs because Gudas wasn't even skating and he twirled around like he was hit by a speeding truck.
  7. 2 points
    I regrettably have to concur. I thought we were through this. It's been a long time since I've felt this way. I used to observe this kind of crap a lot more, but it seemed to recede for a while and I thought we were getting over it. Now it seems it's back with a vengeance. Especially in the last month or so of these Flyers games. What's changed? Why are the calls getting more and more ridiculous and frankly, biased? In last night's Devils game (the Win,not the OT loss) the argument could be made that they were trying to keep the game "under control" and thus calling everything remotely borderline. But then by GOD, why fabricate circumstances that didn't exist? How do you give Gudas a game misconduct for illegal contact to the head, when he didn't hit the guy's head! Call it a charge, call it a rough, call it unsportsmanlike, call it anything, but to call it specifically something that EVERY REPLAY clearly shows it wasn't is just asinine and frankly insulting. You can still penalize the guy, you can even give him the misconduct, but give it to him for something that makes a modicum of sense for what happened (and the match penalty only makes sense because at this point Gudas can't fart without it being a match penalty). It was a dumb hit that shouldn't have happened, I have NO idea what the guy was thinking (other than this is what happens to the Flyers all the time--but he'll have to learn that there is a clear double standard in this league when it comes to concussion inducing shots and the flyers are at the short end of that stick). I just have no idea what's going on anymore with the penalties that are being called. They honestly just seem very specifically designed to screw over the Flyers. But we're beyond the point where I'm willing to accept the "managing the game" excuse. If that were the case, there would be more parity in the calls and in the league responses, but there isn't. The calls overwhelmingly give our opponents the edge. Even when the total PIMs are balanced by the end of the game (and they normally are) the difference between the infractions that earn calls is night and day. and the calls that aren't made almost always overwhelmingly benefit the other team and what's worst of all, the timing of said calls inherently help the other team almost to a T. If Saturday was a fairly called game, that's a regulation win for the Flyers without any shadow of a doubt. Even just not calling whatever the hell the made up for Jake in OT might have given the Flyers a decent chance. But no. a phantom penalty on one of our best OT forwards... come on? It's really taking the steam out of the season for me. Things start to feel doomed and predetermined, so what's the point of watching? When your team has to be better than the 20 guys on the other side and the 4 guys and Toronto review teams that are supposed to be impartial it really makes the game an absurd and frustrating proposition.
  8. 2 points
    definitely the right call.... does not make it a smart play. When Hextall & Hak both had to speak to him individually there is a concern that Radko does not understand the issue. Play the game and stop putting your Team a man down with a short bench.
  9. 2 points
    ahh, the player who is outperforming his contract. Imagine that. Guess that happens when you don't trade away your youth for older veteran players who are under-performing their contract. I agree though, I find myself trying to catch the line changes in hopes that Ghost is coming back out. Haven't had that feeling since #88
  10. 2 points
    Anyone who KO's Lucic so effortlessly is instantly likable.
  11. 2 points
    I would take a 2nd round draft pick and run for the hills in elation.....we'll see he has 12 days to show he can help someone...i hope he can and i'm wrong even i would be exsatic to get a 1st.......but could see more like a 2nd.......and more than anything him still being here till his bonus is paid out...
  12. 2 points
    In my opinion it should have been a 2 minute interference BUT there was no reason to make that play. None whatsoever... puck was nowhere near the play and just another dumb penalty...
  13. 2 points
    @murraycraven Another fine example was last week against Buffalo with four minutes left in a 5-1 game, Gudas goes head hunting on Foligno for no apparent reason. I like grit and toughness, but hate the dirty stuff. There is no room for it in today's NHL.
  14. 2 points
    The thing is, I wouldn't mind Gudas so much if he could actually play the position that he was assigned. However, he is not that good at the first pass out of the zone and usually (from my eye test) gets turned out in his own zone because he is trying to make a highlight reel hit. Worst off, the puck could be the size of a manhole cover and he'd wiff on it. In other words, the brain hands are not connected to the eye hands. Here's the other thing, the hits are not only idiotic, but they are dirty. It's one thing to hit hard and play with passion, and then it's a totally different animal when you try taking head shots and knee clips. I think we can all agree with almost certainty that this is not a playoff team, but to take a five minute major to the stingiest team in the NHL is just flat out bench worthy. In my opinion, his days are numbered if they sniff a playoff spot. You cannot coach out stupidity...... sadly. Other than that, they managed to pull one out and steal two points; which is dandy, but they took advantage of the opportunities that they had because the way I saw it, they were severely out played for the majority of the 60 minutes.
  15. 2 points
    This was an "eruption" that was unexpected. I think Neuvy is the unsung hero...kept us in the game when we were being overrun. Ghost is pretty amazing...even the Devils announcers were impressed. I am not counting chickens....let's see what happens next game. We play well at the Rock.
  16. 2 points
    And like Rinaldo, he seems to lack any discipline. I just don't get it. He has to know that he's in the cross hairs now. Why is he crossing players behind the play, who already have a flyer right on them? I wish he'd wake up because unlike Rinaldo, Gudas has some uses. But if I'm Hak, he's riding the pine until he does because he's hurting the team right now on a nightly basis.
  17. 2 points
    Gudas is becoming a liability. McDonald should stay on the farm. The game has been played in our zone. We are lucky to be down by a goal through the first. I am debating whether to finish watching the game or doing something productive.
  18. 2 points
    Unfortunately these lineup decisions are getting to be like the proverbial re-arranging of the deck chairs on the SS Titanic!
  19. 1 point
    I think you're wrong....i think he will maintain this pace till his 35th birthday.....then he won't score another point till he retires at 42........
  20. 1 point
    I hope you're not suggesting that we don't know the universe is humongous big?
  21. 1 point
    I think he's a marvelous prospect... If I could provide some more perspective on some things going forward. -He's riding an abnormally high Shooting Percentage of 12%, and that just can't be maintained. Elite shooting NHL defensemen are in the 7%-8% range. Paul Coffey shot 12% in the 80s. Nobody is doing that now for very long. -There is a strong trend for GF% to be closely tied to CF%, and can be a good indication of players for whom everything is going in as well as if they're snake bitten. You can have a year where it's a fair bit higher or lower, but there is a tendency for GF% to eventually return as the at bats pile up. As of today, Gostisbehere's GF% is 57% compared to a CF% of 50%. It's difficult to maintain producing a lot more offense than your possession suggests. This will come closer as his career progresses. This will be an entire separate thing... Playmaking. We can compare playmaking in a simple way: you take the number of goals scored while a player is on the ice and then subtract the goals that he himself scored. This leaves the total number of goals he could possibly have assisted on: Assist Percentage. It levels the playing field from playing in higher or lower scoring leagues and playing on higher or lower scoring teams. For example, here are the top 4 defenseman in total number of assists, ordered by their Assist Percentage: 1. Paul Coffey, 42.1% (396-1125, 3095 Totals Goals Scored While on Ice) 2. Ray Bourque, 41.1% (410-1169, 3257 Totals Goals Scored While on Ice) 3. Al MacInnis, 39.4% (340-934, 2709 Totals Goals Scored While on Ice) 4. Larry Murphy, 37.4% (287-929, 2774 Totals Goals Scored While on Ice) Gostisbehere is at 51.2% I don't see how he COULD maintain the pace over the long term. Not without completely eclipsing the best point producing defensemen of all-time. I think he's a terrific prospect, am excited to see him develop, and am not in any way trying to **** on him. But this isn't the level of production we should expect from him going forward.
  22. 1 point
    Still not sure I buy the "anti-Flyer bias" angle. When I lived in Buffalo, many Sabres fans were absolutely convinced that the league was anti-Buffalo. I suspect that each fanbase has a predilection to believe that the league/officials are trying to screw them over. In general, I think it reflects that the level of officiating across the board just sucks.
  23. 1 point
    If John Scott can captain an NHL All Star team then Shayne Gostisbehere can win ROY
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Since I started this ROY post, just thought I'd put out some other numbers... In games where Gostisbehere hasn't played the Flyers PP is 12.5%. In games with Ghost in the lineup, 21.2%. For comparison, the Caps lead the league at 23.7%.
  27. 1 point
    Given what everyone has noticed about the puck - that it's no where near the play at that point - what, exactly, is Farnham doing if not interfering with Schultz in this situation? As far as the call - there was no head contact, it was a shoulder-to-chest hit and, if anything, Farnham embellishes with his pirouette. Gudas does need to understand he has a target on his back from the refs. He's not going to get the "benefit of the doubt" - ever. And while I don't particularly care if he's on the Flyers or not, I expect that, as a RFA, he will be retained for next season.
  28. 1 point
    My bad, saw the "shiny" and just followed it right down the path to Tangentville........
  29. 1 point
    that is how I feel as well... I like Gudas for what he is but the decision making is just terrible. Constantly putting the team in a bad position.
  30. 1 point
    We've been over this before, but just because we like Heffalump Hunts... TImonen was dealt for a 2nd and a conditional 4th. The 4th became a second because the Hawks won the Cup. Timonen was also a "true rental" with an expiring contract that was half as large as Streit's. Again, I'm pretty sure you can get a deal for Streit, especially one involving conditional picks. They certainly can't retain salary at this point because they've already done that three times to get rid of "bad" contracts. Were there people saying Coburn was "untradeable"? Sure. And there were people that were saying that he had significant value. And he did. But a healthy 30-year-old defenseman with a year on the deal is a lot different than a 38-year-old coming off injury with a year on the deal. And "untradeable" in that situation is much different than Gretzky where he was "untouchable" because it was assumed the team would be crazy to deal him... It wouldn't surprise me at all if someone overpaid for Streit. As I've said many times - if the right situation (a team "in need") develops. (Streit also has to have that team on his approved trade list or approve the deal) It also wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't get dealt until July - when the Flyers will have essentially "retained salary" by paying the signing bonus and can retain cap space. It also wouldn't surprise me if he plays for the Flyers next season. As for the Islanders, they've got $20+M already wrapped up in six defencemen for next season... (and - wow - on another completely unrelated note, they're still paying DiPietro $4.5M a year through 20-21(!!!!!))
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    could not agree more Bert... Gudas defenders will point to the Farnham-flop and use that as the justification. The real issue here is the constant stupidity that Gudas seems to think is normal during the course of play. This is another hit that really had no worth in the game. Gudas was pulled aside by the Head Coach and the GM for his bonehead decisions and then he puts himself in another stupid position. This team is battling for a playoff spot and you can ill-afford to put your team a man down on defense. as you say... you can't coach out stupidity. Look at where the puck was at the time of the hit - it was in the other freaking zone. Stupid play all around.
  33. 1 point
    The problem is you will end up with maybe 6 teams total because no one would want to play on a team that decreased their chance to make money. Take away the cap and allow teams to pay off bad contracts like AMAC without the cap hit. That would change the game for the better too.....
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Well, with them in the league. Come on.. you know what I meant
  36. 1 point
    I still see Farnham watching Gudas the whole way then flopping. Gudas does not alter his path or even appear to raise his shoulder.
  37. 1 point
    Farnham watches him coming across the ice and skates right into the back of Gudas and flops like he was shot....watch the clip. Embarassing call once again by the ref.....
  38. 1 point
    I added the clip above but will do it here too....who skated into who? [Hidden Content]
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    What bothers me about the Gudas play is how unessential it was. Why bother hitting someone way behind the play. We don't need a neanderthal. Howie
  41. 1 point
    Now you know damn good and well you can't compare a Coburn in his prime to a 38 year old Dman who as of yet has shown he is recovered from surgery a month or so back...sorry but he is a shell of himself....and don't even try to come back with the Kimmo comment. Kimmo was only 2mill and going to retire....Streit has another year left on the books at 5.25 mill....it ain't going to happen.
  42. 1 point
    I agree, except I'm completely serious. Some people shouldn't have opinions. Fortunately for this site, Phlfly is the only case...
  43. 1 point
    The Flyers are not getting a 1st round pick for Streit. He has not been good since he returned from injury. Add the fact that he's got another year on his deal and we can't retain any salary in a trade, I doubt he's traded this month.
  44. 1 point
    Clarke probably doesn't get as much respect as he deserves, because of the whole thug hockey rep. The guy won three Hart Trophies during the prime years of Esposito and Orr. You have to be pretty good to do that. He really was a very similar player to Gretzky. Not saying he was as good, but he used skill and brains- always seemed to know where the puck was going before everyone else.
  45. 1 point
    What was her inquiry? I think we got rid of all our albatross contracts...... now we just have 20 dead weight players to get rid of.
  46. 1 point
    Maybe Streit just looks slow now in comparison to Gostisbehere.

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