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  1. And now you have Yeo to suffer about as well...
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  2. Nothing against you Wild fans...but I just have to vent against your franchise for firing Chuck Fletcher, enabling the inept that is upper Flyer management to hire him on as GM. That is all.
    4 points
  3. 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
    4 points
  4. At the end of the 2009 season, he had surgery on both shoulders, having played the whole season with both injured. I'll speculate he was on some painkillers at this time and was given painkillers following surgery. He starts the 09-10 season with five goals in three games, ultimately finishing with 31 goals, 62 points, and a ride to the Cup Final in which he was a point per game player. Comes back in 10-11 with another 60+ point season, 7 points in 11 games, lost in the second round. Where exactly is the "red flag" for him that there's "a problem"? There are
    3 points
  5. They're all retards. End of discussion..... lol
    2 points
  6. I have no problem if you want to use my nic as ways to describe Fletch.
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  7. He is indeed, with this little added extra: I don't know for sure that Fletcher heard Hayes say he wouldn't play for the Flyers unless they overpaid him. Before the $50mil offer that is. I can't swear Fletcher knew but JHC everyone else seemed to know. And that (for me) makes Fletcher the worst GM in Flyers' history. They all made some incredibly stupid moves based on exactly what Rad describes. But none AFAIK hired a player who flat out said, "pay me more than I'm worth or I won't sign."
    2 points
  8. Would only have been two 9-game losing streaks if Ellis were healthy.
    2 points
  9. As a healthcare worker and practicing pharmacist for over 30+, we, the healthcare community have only ourselves to blame for the Opoid Crisis that now inhabits our communities. During the 1990's, pain scores were considered the 5th vital sign. Hospital scores were based on patient satisfaction scores which in turn dealt with the amount of pain one was on during a hospital stay. At the time I was a community pharmacist for Rite Aid / Eckard / and Walgreen's and during those years the amount of indiscriminate use of narcotic medications prescribed was out of control. It was not u
    2 points
  10. I would also put Coots on the block, we are definitely going to suck for another 5 years and there is no point in keeping a 29year old player with a big contract . Hayes, JVR and Ellis are not tradable, so you have to sell the best asset we have, which is Coots. By trading and not re-signing G and trading Coots we , gain multiple assets and free up over 15 million. There has to be a few up and coming teams that would want Coots. There are many teams that need a legit #2 center. If we can trade Atkinson , I would do that too. He has been our best player, but with his age and contract , he shou
    2 points
  11. Sell everything big you can move. Go ahead bring Emil and Samu over and starting getting them familiar with the north American way. Bring the main kids who contracts can be utilized in the AHL so get the head start. Why wait? Playing the 2nd best league can work wonders. Show them how far they have to catch up. The more kids that play by next season the quicker it gets fixed. But management must be sorted first.
    1 point
  12. "Flyers' record losing streak is 9 games in 2006; record winless streak is 12 games in '99" Challenge accepted
    1 point
  13. The "L" in "OTL" may not mean what they think it means... 40 more games... 3 points every 10 games... 12 more points. Looking forward to not "losing" the rest of the season.
    1 point
  14. Good to see for the kid some good news. Kid should have been sent back to juniors though....not kept around for this shat storm.
    1 point
  15. I move some of the more, who should the Flyers Draft talk to this thread:
    1 point
  16. It's going to be ok they don't suck as bad as we thought.... Crisis averted thank the heavens...
    1 point
  17. Why would tocchet be any tougher or hold players more accountable than AV did? Being a tough bastard is not a reason to hire a coach. Neither is the fa t you were a significant player for past Flyer teams. We don't need nostalgia. We've had, STILL HAVE, enough of that
    1 point
  18. Meltzer on Mondee: The Flyers have placed Wade Allison on IR.
    1 point
  19. @CoachX So this was were it went off the rails in my respnse. I'm so proud. Because it led to dry Island. Right where i was leading intentionally i guess when it gets back to Homer.....and AV - some how. My work here is done.
    1 point
  20. Yep this is the closest they can get to brining Berube back as they can get. I feel it in my bones. Who else is going to want to tackle this group when you look at all the heads impaled before you?? So Tocchet is your man....gruesome i know.
    1 point
  21. This could be my fault for the Richards side track....i had a reason for bringing it up i'll have to look back to what satrted it....but as far as your other question??? I'll say it has for me AV is gone nothing i need to say about that water under the bridge maybe they just need to find new water for under the bridge. So Yeo needs to go to because they are just wasting time further damaging the yoofs. Best thing they can do is get this team a group rate with a therapist this offseason all to talk about. I'm sure AV is glad he ca
    1 point
  22. You want "on topic" on Page Four? Good luck with that
    1 point
  23. Now here's a team we're built to be competitive with...they've been a bottom feeder for a decade, doesn't look like they're ever going to dig themselves out of this hole. One difference is they sold assets last season....we bought assets. They're 2-6-2 over the last 10, we're 0-7-3. We're due for a win. Should be a close battle.
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  24. Yeah, this gang needs to play from the opening face off. They seem to keep their warmups for the first period. That said, I wonder if they have the talent to compete. The giveaways and high scoring chances are probably a function of many things...training among them. But the poor power play and high scoring chances to opponents tell me the mess is deeper. Howie
    1 point
  25. They tried real hard to win last night. In the last 10 minutes that is. Ohhhh you mean TRY from the beginning? Sounds good. But first someone has tell the skaters they're allowed to do this.
    1 point
  26. No insult intended BC - I'm laughing (even tho it's not funny) because I don't believe "the front office will be gone" anytime soon, certainly not in the next year. I guess it's always a possibility, people die, retire, whatever. But there's been no signs of that from Clarke, Holmz or Scott. I'm afraid the Flyers are stuck with the suits they have. But a new GM should be forthcoming...2 10-game losing streaks in the first half of the season after all... edit: but I sure wish you turn out to be right!
    1 point
  27. *ahem* Paul Holmgren is sitting right there. But there is competition, yes. I'm no fan of ol' Fletch, but in both of his most recent positions, he's been directed to do things. In Minny, he was told to sign Suter and Parise. In Philly, it's "make the playoffs" (because, you know, anything can happen, or so I'm told). So, to "make the playoffs" he "had to" go out and sign a 2C because they "needed" one for 2019-2020. So he did go out and sign the "best available" 2C, to a seven year deal. Was the "best available" 2C a good fit? Was the "best available" 2C at
    1 point
  28. This quote from a book I'm currently reading really sums up the State of My Flyers Fandom (35+ years, up to the current status) pretty accurately: "The devastating scale and frequency of my disappointment ('I am down, but not yet defeated,' Gauguin snivel-boasted) was proof of how much I still expected and wanted from the world, of what high hopes I still had in it. When I am no longer capable of disappointment the romance will be gone: I may as well be dead." - Geoff Dyer, Where? What? Where?
    1 point
  29. TEN IN A ROW! TWICE, in the same season. And we actually gave up assets to get here!
    1 point
  30. As long as he doesn't go to the Rangers...My eyes will burn if I see him in that horrid blue jersey. unless the Flyers get something real sweet in return, then I can just listen on the radio
    1 point
  31. I like to say even more we (our Wild organization) were helping before to sick kids. And Nate Prosser was part of it. I have one single card of NHL player with his autograph (only from Prosser) when he was visiting kids at Gillette hospital. Our employee gave it to me as a Wild fan. Actually, former Wild player Jason Zucker was a part of this medical help too.
    1 point
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  33. yes ... addiction is hard. Even if the medical community could be the root cause, it takes the individual to admit they have a problem and seek help ..... We don't know how if his friends and family intervened or tried to intervene. Ultimately it is up to the individual to seek help if they want to .... If he denied any help, then yes it is on him .....we will never know if that is true or not. I'm ok sticking with my original statement ....... But I do appreciate you questioning it .......
    1 point
  34. Yeah I was pi$$ed too, and to make it worse the both wan a cup with LA.
    1 point
  35. I have no idea??? Very good question though .........
    1 point
  36. And once again, that's a development problem with Sanheim. Rather than embrace what he does well and enhance it, they decided to ignore that side of his game and focus on the defensive play. The easiest thing they could have done was let him loose and let him skate with the puck and do all sorts of things, but that was completely coached out of him. I just think of what a coach could do with him. I mean, worst case scenario, you turn him into a Jay Bouwmeester type who can skate like the wind, be smart defensively, but never turn into a scorer. My concern is Provorov and just how much his
    1 point
  37. I think if you're getting second tier prospects and not blue chippers, you can get away with dealing a 1st and those second tier guys and not hurt your depth. For instance, I look at the Calgary and Boston packages and the Flyers would be getting, what I would consider, second tier guys. They aren't getting a Fabian Lysell or a Connor Zary or a Jacob Pelletier. I think Boston or Calgary would be ecstatic to get Giroux if it didn't cost them one of those players.
    1 point
  38. Trust me buddy take it from someone who has lost a good bit of people to pharmacy cocktails you don't just wake up one morning in Mike's state....that is from years of other who are suppose to love you letting you slowly slide into the gutter more likely for their sake....a travesty. That move set them back the decade we are in. Such is life you have to live and die by your choices. That goes for every man woman and child on this earth. Well the Flyers Captained by Giroux lead them right to where we are the abyss. Only way out is up...
    1 point
  39. Any team that gives up that much...it had best be a trade for and sign type of deal, esp if it's the bruins/flames.
    1 point
  40. Honestly.....looking back at everyone's posts and POV and even analyzing my own thoughts and opinions, I think it a combination of all three in varying amounts. You have a FO who still believes it is the 1980's and loves the good ol' boys club. You have coaches who may or may not be right for this team and are just to thick headed to adjust to the new NHL Finally you have players who some are underachieving and just plain old are not held accountable to their actions on the ice. In reality a perfect storm for suckage. Everyone makes valid points regardless if
    1 point
  41. Colorado and Carolina don't have first round picks this year, so they're probably out the door. As for the Rangers, I'd certainly want more than just Kravtsov and a 1st. At the very least, I'd want a defenseman thrown in. I'd love Matthew Robertson to be added to the package. As for Boston, I'd take a package built around Jake Debrusk, Jack Studnicka and a 1st. I still think Debrusk can be something and Studnicka I'd partner with Frost and move Frost to the wrong to use his speed to the team's advantage. As for Calgary, Matthew Coronato, Jeremie Poirier and Calgary's
    1 point
  42. 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
    1 point
  43. Just saw this on the rescheduling of the 7 games missed. Wild Announces Updated Schedule (nhl.com)
    1 point
  44. The team will miss his glacier-like speed.
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. A remarkably long career considering the skills. It goes to show how important a strong will is.
    1 point
  47. For all the talk about not drafting Makar, I doubt it would even matter. Long-term - maybe. But with the Flyers being so far off this season, one or even two players would hardly make a difference. You need to change the mindset and culture of this organization. That's a priority. That's where you start and everything else will follow.
    1 point
  48. 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!
    1 point
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