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  1. And thanks to all those who sacrifice all and keep us safe so we can enjoy what so many don't get to enjoy. Even as insignificant as hockey may seem in all this mad world we all can come here to escape sometime and share one common bond. Happy holidays And the loved ones we miss during these times that made it so special.
    8 points
  2. Merry Christmas fellas and fellettes All I want for Christmas is a 2nd round draft pick. And a sheep.
    7 points
  3. Hope everyone has a good holiday.
    7 points
  4. Merry Christmas to all you hockey fans out there. Have a great holiday with friends and family. Except Flyer management...they can go F themselves!
    7 points
  5. After an entire post about the liability of the medical community you end with this Yes, "Richards" had the problem. Called "the next Bobby Clarke" even before being drafted by the Flyers. Thrust into the captain's role too early. Given essentially a lifetime contract. Team expected him to play injured an entire season. To foster his recovery he was given pain medication he was likely already dependent on to play through - this still being of the "pills like candy" era that Lehner recently referenced. And all of this under the "watchful eye" of Clarke and H
    6 points
  6. They're in Year Ten with one playoff round win to show for it. They're about to miss the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 92-93/93-94. The problem with talent on this roster goes back much further than 2014 and isn't at all limited to Hextall's drafting. The Phantoms missed every playoff from 2009-2016, then lost in the first round twice, and have missed the playoffs 2018-2022. What is it about that franchise that you think solely indicts Hextall for it's failure? That's five years of missing the playoffs before He
    6 points
  7. It’s gotten so bad, even I’m going to post. I read this thread with a lot of interest and agree with the assessment that the team is clearly worse than it was when Fletcher took over. To the Wild fans that warned us, what can I say other than that he’s the old boy network running, imagination-less, plausible Buddhist solution proffering organization wrecker he was in MN. I cannot imagine him not being fired at the end of the season. He’s only still here because this mess is of such a magnitude that Comcast needs a good, long think to even figure out how to stop digging.
    6 points
  8. If an owner and management team had come in here 10 years ago with the sole purpose of making hockey irrelevant in Philadelphia, they couldn't have done a better job. There's no reason not to tear it down and start from scratch. I, for one, would enjoy watching a young team, even if they're bad, as long as I can see they're building toward something.
    6 points
  9. Here is the article which is behind a pay wall. Pirating isn't my jam particularly, but i think there is good insight here: Any hope that the turn of the calendar year would lead to a dramatic change in the fortunes of the Philadelphia Flyers was snuffed out before even two full weeks had passed. The team’s seven-game standings point streak in December is now a distant memory. The Flyers haven’t notched a victory since Dec. 29. They’ve dropped five straight decisions. Claude Giroux, Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim and Travis Konecny all remain in COVID protocol and Sean Cou
    6 points
  10. Here is a good take on this performance: https://www.broadstreethockey.com/2022/1/5/22868040/ducks-4-flyers-1-fake-game-didnt-happen-nhl-recap-analysis-carter-hart-troy-terry-cam-york We were offensively inept and our D exhibited the same crap we've witnessed for the past few seasons, with heavy duty breakdowns leading to prime scoring opportunities. Risto's performance was a reminder of how big a mistake CF made in the acquisition. OK, he levels people. Then the folks he levels go on to score because he neglects to cover them close to the net. Big hits and b
    6 points
  11. From here in Central Ohio we wish everyone a healthy and safe holiday.
    6 points
  12. 6 points
  13. Merry Christmas to all my friends here on HF.net!
    6 points
  14. Merry Christmas to everyone on this forum. Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday!
    6 points
  15. And now you have Yeo to suffer about as well...
    5 points
  16. Yandle is perfect. Along with JVR and Hayes he is helping them move up the draft board, and for way less money than the other 2. Keep up the really bad work. BITFU.
    5 points
  17. A remarkably long career considering the skills. It goes to show how important a strong will is.
    5 points
  18. I will never understand the hate this guy got. He was a solid 2 way player who averaged 30 goals a season for the Flyers. He scored more goals in one season than any other Flyer over the last 15 years. He was taken 11th overall, not 1st. You'd probably have to go all the way to 2nd overall (Eric Staal) to get a better player taken before him. And you can probably count on one finger the amount of better players taken 11th overall (Iginla) Now if you want to knock him for his frosted tips, have at 'er!
    5 points
  19. LOL you guys... Yeah I fully expect the 'Canes will eat the Flyers alive...then spit em out because they taste disgusting.
    5 points
  20. Honestly, what makes this infuriating is that it doesn't take much to fix this. Everything starts at the top though. Dave Scott needs to clean house. Get rid of all the senior, mid and lower level management players. Get rid of all the senior advisors. Start by hiring one guy as the voice for all hockey operations. Once that's in place, let them hire their GM and let their GM have carte blanche to do the job. Said GM can bring in his coaching staff, minor league coaching staff and implement a plan in which all coaching staffs are on the same page. Create the Flyers identity from there. No more
    5 points
  21. If I have to chose one...I chose fire Fletcher. Been my choice since the moment he was hired.
    5 points
  22. This doesn't sound like a rebuild to me given the dearth of talent throughout the org. I think 3-4 years at least. I just don't see enough talent coming quickly enough while Couts is still a high level player. This has been the Flyers problem for 10 years: they are half-pregnant. They have a few good players (Giroux, Simmons, and Voracek through most of the 2010s) and then the rest of the team is filled in with has-beens, never-weres, or youth expected to do too much too soon, mostly because the cap has been screwed up and they don't have other options. By the time some of the
    5 points
  23. 5 points
  24. Merry Christmas from upstate NY. I wonder if there will be any hockey this week? Now my Bills have lost two starting receivers to Covid
    5 points
  25. Ho, Ho, Ho! No, no...I am NOT calling anyone here out! Just posting to say may you all stay safe, warm (or dry if applicable), and surrounded by those you love most on this Eve into Christmas Day! I still have a child young enough to delight in seeing his face light up, one almost 15, old enough to know better, but who I still see a bit of a small child in his face as well! Hope you all enjoy those expressions of your kiddos, grandkiddos, or any other loved kiddos you may have or are in charge of. If no kiddos, at least the loving comfort of someone who is near and dear. If you
    5 points
  26. Age 35 - thank you Nate (played 360 games in the NHL over 11 seasons (2009-19, 2021)) recording 49 points with Wild and Blues. Nate was a gritty average player - and I remember many times him being called in last second to fill in for someone injured. https://www.markerzone.com/news/index.php?no=78727&s=8
    4 points
  27. Look you hate the guy, we all get it. He got fired so your argument is vindicated, for now. As far as coaches go, this team was the same before AV, and they are the same now. Firing him hasn't changed a thing. Maybe if you step back away from your singular focus of AV, you might notice the Flyers have lost 8 of 10, and the last 7 in a row. They've had five head coaches in the last decade, all with the same result. A hockey club with no real compete level, a bunch of overpaid underacheivers, a hole in goal, and a porous defense. If you want to lay that on one coach, that's fine by
    4 points
  28. Quite a show, the game that is (well, the anomalies too...). 1 - 2 punch now with Kap's line magnificent and Boldy-Fiala working almost as well at their best moments. It's looking really good again. That Boldy seems to be a player!
    4 points
  29. I know this is somewhat old news but Nate Prosser retired. That guy wasn’t the most skilled guy but dam if he wasn’t a team player. He’d do anything for the team. Hated it when they got rid of him. Type of guy I could sit down with and have several beers with
    4 points
  30. Habs are a complete dumpster fire. They've got open auditions in every position, including goal, so I would think Pitlick can look at this as an opportunity to work himself in as an NHL regular. Horrible team, but opportunity aplenty for a guy like him.
    4 points
  31. To me, the Flyers' overall organization* philosophy* is to "make the playoffs and anything can happen". Hextall brought more of a "draft and develop" aspect to it (There was the anecdote about Hextall asking Homer how many Phantoms were Flyer draft picks and the answer was "basically none." That certainly changed.), but overall the general tenor of "make the playoffs and anything can happen" was still there. The early part of his tenure was trying to get out from under a lot of mess from Homer - Hartnell, VLC, Streit, MacDonald, etc. - and acquiring assets for the draft
    4 points
  32. He's a Hextall pick. The scouts never wanted him. They wanted Brayden Point.
    4 points
  33. The idea that Clarke would listen to his scouts (if it's even true they said to take Makar) and draft an undersized college defenseman instead of the big Western Canadian center from a classic WHL team, is completely laughable. Clarke would have traded the #2 overall for one year of Jerome Iginla.
    4 points
  34. Step 1: Pick a contender you hate Step 2: Trade him there. Step 3: Let nature take care of itself Step 4: Watch your pick you got in the trade move up several slots Step 5: Waste pick on a broken idiot. Step 6: Waste three to four years grooming said broken idiot. Step 7: Trade for that version of Ristolainen Step 8: Return to step 1
    4 points
  35. There is no bottom for this team. Please let this season just be over.
    4 points
  36. An alumni club masquerading as a scouting department means horrible talent assessment and development.
    4 points
  37. Most hopeless and helpless I've felt about the team in my lifetime. Even when they really sucked for short periods of time in the past, at least they looked like they were competing. (The Farwell years and post 1st lock out). There were also glimmers of hope, Lindros on the come , the Calder cup winning AHL team. But lately there's nothing. Injuries have played a part for sure. It seems every decent prospect and moves to acquire players designed to improve the team have lost entire seasons over the last two years. But Malkin hasn't skated for PGH and both Crosby
    4 points
  38. 4 points
  39. Everyone has to set their own priorities in life and after watching them for so long and now having a family and a 10 year old daughter who needs my love i choose her over these suck ass Flyers. I can't justify not spending time with them to watch a bunch of millionaires skate around on the ice like they could care less about the results of their games. Nope they can do that all they want and i don't have to watch. It sucks and it use to bring me joy to enjoy and good hard fought Flyer win and well i just haven't had that joy in a long time. So yeah i keep t
    4 points
  40. God I love this forum and the sense of humor we all share to take our minds off pandemics or sh**ty hockey teams! Well done @Brewin Flames!!
    4 points
  41. 4 points
  42. One of my fondest hockey memories was during the 2015 WJs when Canada beat Slovakia 5-1 in the semis...their goalie Denis Godla kept it from going into double digits. After the game they awarded player of the game for each team, not sure why but they gave it to another Slovak. We all started chanting "Goalie!, Goalie!, Goalie!". One of his teammates skates over and tells him what we're saying, so he raises his stick and we give him a standing ovation. Bet he never forgets that moment, even though they lost.
    4 points
  43. Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum, all the best in 2022. Hopefully we can back to some sense of normal.
    4 points
  44. Merry Christmas all.... Some Cherry flavored coffee this morning surrounded by the fam, and some beers in the fridge for tonight. Great Xmas eve at my wife's family's home, crazy madhouse of 30+kids... Dinner at noon today with my mom/sister and fam... Football on at 4 It's cold and icy here but all is well.....be safe all and bring on the WJC
    4 points
  45. 4 points
  46. Bingo! We have a winner! .... That is what many fear the most ......
    4 points
  47. It's Italy. So, you know, the originator of facsism. Good times.
    4 points
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