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  1. I watched the game last night and the wife was screaming at the TV when Laine just hovered 10 feet away from Mcginn allowing Mcginn to score a goal to tie the score. About five minutes later Laine did THE EXACT THING AGAIN this time Mcginn hit a crossbar. The wife looked at me and said, "you know torts is gonna glue his ass to the bench now dontcha?" He absolutely deserved it. Once was bad, twice was unforgivable. Absolute right call. Roslovic is looking like an absolute steal in the trade so far.
    7 points
  2. WOW.....now even the CHILDREN of former players come back to score on us..... I give up.
    6 points
  3. Pegula has owned the Sabres for a decade. They've sucked every year he's owned them. All the guys calling the shots are his hires. They're on 6 coaches and counting, 4 gms. in 10 years. They've picked top 8 in the draft every year for the last 8. The only 2 seasons they were over .500 were the first two he owned them...which was clearly a carry over. If he's a "hockey guy" then I'm an astronaut.
    6 points
  4. If you're looking for positive signs, I liked the way the Flyers moved the puck, AND the many times they actually SHOT the puck. Good vibes.
    6 points
  5. No offense, but you really are taking a page out of @CoachX's NAK dislike here. It's okay, we all have that player. From my POV, it's not substantiated, but again, we all have that player (or players....or coaches, in my case). I think mine is Voracek. V could have a 6 point game and I swear to you I will complain about the stupid pass that sent the puck the other way.
    5 points
  6. I would give the Flyguys a B for today's effort. They played well defensively, but I would still like to see 60 minutes from their defense, and a little more from them 5 on 5. Man, is it nice to have Moose as our backup. They played well against a team that looks completely lost and seems to want to get its coach fired. A shutout win is a shutout win!
    5 points
  7. Just got to give a little love to Flyers 4th round selection Zayde Wisdom who might be my favorite Fletcher draft pick to date. When he signed his entry level contract, he didn't go out and buy an exotic car, or a giant gold clock necklace, he donated money to the Salvation Army, who had helped feed him and his family while he was growing up poor. The OHL hasn't started up yet due to covid, so Wisdom made his way onto the Phantoms roster...as an 18 year old. So how's he doing? Look up....waaaaaay up, at the top of the scoring. That's Zayde Wisdom, 18 year old 4th ro
    5 points
  8. Looking at each Division, passing the quarter turn here are the biggest disappointments from each division NORTH Gotta be the Canucks with an 8-11-1 record and a minus 10 goal differential, giving up nearly four goals a game as the defense is putrid in front of Demko/Holtby. Pettersson hasn't approached the level expected. Calgary isnt far behind. CENTRAL Nashville. Stick a fork in them, 6-9 record, but minus 18 they cannot score Rinne is aging poorly and Saros doesnt appear to be the answer. Fire sale expected soon. EAST Rangers 4-7-3, much was expected the
    5 points
  9. Absolutely agree! I love reading all his yearly recaps among other things. Here is a toast to @yave1964!
    5 points
  10. First off, I want to acknowledge @yave1964 for his CONSTANT contributions on various NHL items throughout the site. Lots of people talk about "knowledgeable" and enthusiastic overall NHL fans, well, this man is a textbook example. Just putting that out there for those that may have been living under a rock and still don't know. His postings and opinions may not always be right, and they don't have to be, but they are well educated posts, come from an honest viewpoint, and from a man who really does pay attention to what goes on in the league. Thank you, Sir.... Ahem....onto my p
    5 points
  11. What a sad opinion. Maybe Canadian teams should form their own league. Then the leafs can have a chance to be champions again
    5 points
  12. My take watching about 2/3rd of the game. Pluses: 1. We have some firepower and emerging 2nd line that might be first at the rate they're going. 2. Laughton is an example of slow but steady development. 3. Coots matters. Minuses: 1. Our D gets burned in bang-bang plays by opponent top lines. 2. Hart may be having a bit, and I emphasize bit, of a slump. That might be part of non-preseason. 3. As I've said before, it is strange to see previous years' pattern of outshoot but underscore your opponents being reversed. Yes, we are getting
    5 points
  13. When did JVR become a hockey player????
    5 points
  14. Here's my take on Giroux.... At one point he was, at least on NHL broadcasts, considered a top 4 player in the game. And at the start of his Flyer career, he seemed to have fire and passion. In recent years, he no longer is in the discussion of "best" players in the game, and isn't often discussed among "top" players in the game. I don't even consider him the best player on his team. To exacerbate this, the "decline" seemed to follow him getting a huge contract. Speaking of said contract, when a player is receiving that type of money, and isn't delivering, the criticism will happen
    5 points
  15. A few notes from last nights games.... Last nights games showed the continued switch towards youth in the NHL, A few highlights included a hat trick by the Ducks Isac Lundestrom (of course in a losing cause) a gut check shutout by Thatcher Demko in what was his best game of the season, it is easy to forget that Elias Pettersson is still only 22 with what he has done so far in his young career but he was a force last night all over the ice. Jordan Jyrou continues to impress in a top six role for the Blues with another goal, with the Senators Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris look like cag
    4 points
  16. I've heard that Cindy is out (COVID list). Can't confirm as of yet. Eklund whispered it in my ear.
    4 points
  17. I have to go work.. I should just lie I'm sick. Have a good third period!
    4 points
  18. This is one of our best periods. We came back from a stale period and got sloppy goals from pure effort. Those are the goals we have been missing for years, playing catch along the boards. For every great goal, a couple of greasy goals are needed to be a top team. This is a resilient bunch, too
    4 points
  19. YAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! каприсов стреляет он забивает!! This is only a test post. Had this been a real post, Kaprisov would've scored at the 8:17 mark of the 2nd period.
    4 points
  20. Adam Larsson, asked about Taylor Hall after the trade to New Jersey: @jammer2: Andrew Ference (not naming names, but later admitted by Hall himself that he was one of the guys in question):
    4 points
  21. The kid just creates havoc and opportunities. Almost Every Shift. We finally have some MUST SEE hockey.
    4 points
  22. Kap is going to become the best player since Gaborik. In fact, I already think he is in the short sample (First to 10 points, and will likely beat a lot of Wild rookie records). That said, I am guessing the team will have more success than during the Gabby years. There is just something about how he is making everyone better. Only the very few have this across sports. It is early, but there are great signs. Last night, Evason said after the game that 'the coaching staff is not surprised, we could see this in practice.' This says a lot.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Walz finally makes a good point. "It might be time for Marcus Foligno to go have a talk with Doughty" about the cheap shot on Kaprisov. We may need to plant a Semenko type from the Gretzky days on Kaps line to minimize the dirty play against him.... Suter with the ole'
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. As you're probably aware, you just basically started your post with the equivalent of, "I'm absolutely wrong, but...."
    4 points
  27. Totally agree. Skill is one thing (see Fiala), but his brilliance on the ice is as much about his hockey IQ as it is about his skill. He just has a very different anticipation than the typical newcomer to the NHL (that only the very Elite 1st overall picks have). His impact started in game 1, and he creates opportunity on almost every shift already. I have very high hopes for him, but the vision has exceeded all expectations, as has his creativity and stamina. Keep in mind that the rumor when we drafted him was that he was overweight and entitled - not what I see at all.
    4 points
  28. Every time I think I've made a be-leaf-er out of you, you break my heart lol!
    4 points
  29. In fairness the big contract acts as a NMC...
    4 points
  30. @TropicalFruitGirl26 You make me blush madam, lol I love this forum because if i feel like doing a writeup on a child hood favorite like Danny Grant passing last year or on the Griffins or on whatever I feel like, essentially i have a free hand to do so. Appredicate the kind words.
    4 points
  31. Foligno never needed a stinkin letter on his sweater for guys in the locker room to know he is a leader.
    4 points
  32. As per @FD19372's comment on the chat board....
    4 points
  33. That, or Galchenyuk might have a shot at getting a show on The Travel Channel.
    4 points
  34. Just put them in Guelph take some heat off the Laffs...
    4 points
  35. Hextall doesn't owe the Flyers anything. Remember, when Hextall was fired, Holmgren went into his office and told him things weren't working and fired him. It was a 20 second conversation at the most. The Flyers organization basically crapped on him and tossed him out. Now, Hextall refused to fire Hakstol and it's clear that he was digging in his heels and that kind of insubordination deserved some sort of rebuke, but they treated Ron poorly. You don't treat an employee like that. The Flyers kind of brought this on themselves.
    4 points
  36. For this reason, for all the "Stamkos isn't as great a goal scorer as he is made out to be" crap I hear, I am glad Stammer and his coaches decided to round out his game and be MORE than just a one time shot from the circles. Sure, Stamkos likely never sees 50-60 goals a season ever again, but his overall game has made him a very good two way forward who is still going to contribute on offense. I have a feeling that if Laine is to survive in Columbus (or most other places for that matter), he might wanna take a similar approach to his game. He doesn't need to score 50 a year if he is do
    4 points
  37. I wonder if they'd have time to notice, what with the telescope/microscope hyper-focused on the defenseman du jour or Giroux.
    4 points
  38. Hagg the goal scorer! Trade him now...his value..... oohhh, you know the rest.
    4 points
  39. Sorry. You know what i gotta do right!?!?!? REPORTED!!!!!
    4 points
  40. Hey hey hey...hey 49 is old enough and i ain't wanting to be any older even for Cup... ...i ain't looking back i'm looking ahead....besides i can't imagine aching more than i do now...knees ain't what they use to be. @CoachX F**K YOU for blaming me taking the Ghost like whiff on it putting no Cups on me. Such a JVR move. I'll fight you right now in @Podein25 backyard. And then we can have @Podein25 vs @flyercanuck as the main event!!!!!!!
    4 points
  41. Epic collapse followed by a dumb ass penalty by Laughton. AV needs to sit him for that stupid ****.
    4 points
  42. Agreed. It seems to me it's top heavy and with pieces that don't seem to fit cohesively. Within that, there's top-heavy pieces that aren't performing for various--but alarmingly similar--reasons (Hall & Skinner). And then surrounded by people who are unable to step up either by ability or by affect of the contagion from the non-performing "stars." I don't know how the coach or the GM get out of this, actually. They've steered the organization into a hostage situation in which they have huge contracts with players that know they aren't going anywhere and know
    3 points
  43. Looking forward to surprising new teams with Kaprizov now. Catch you all then !!
    3 points
  44. This should be an interesting combination. From what I recall, Hextall was all about building from within, building with young players, and a patient approach (much to the chagrin of some in Philadelphia)....whereas Burke is more "win now" (and he stumbled on more than one occasion), as evidenced by his time in Toronto and Vancouver. Although, wasn't it also Burke who was in charge while Calgary did that nice rebuild? Anyways.... Hextall was called out for not being much of a people person....micro managing even. Will Burke and Hextall mesh in Pittsburgh? Also, the Pengui
    3 points
  45. It's pretty strange as a Flyer fan watching your team get outworked game after game while your goalie outplays the oppositions game after game. It's also strange watching Travis Konecny play without passion...and JVR playing with.
    3 points
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