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  1. 4 points
    I know- right ? I have worked with really arrogant guys in the production world from Boston. (and some cool ones- but far more douches) They are actually worse than New York crew because, well, it's not even New York and they act like they're the hottest guys not in LA. for the record LA guys are the worst. Screw Boston - Go Blues
  2. 3 points
    Just going from my experience as coach (not hockey) , i know how valuable good assistants are. And if you are the head guy, having those coaches buy into your sytem and direction is huge. I think players need to understand that the coach calls the shots, not them. This team in particular has been coddled way too much I think AV knows whay he's doing
  3. 2 points
  4. 2 points
    Want the Blues to win badly. Want to see people's heads explode when Schenn and Berube hoist the Cup and someone brings it to South Philly to celebrate at that bar. Think Bruins will win, though.
  5. 2 points
    @ruxpin Totally agree. I know the Blues, and especially @Hockey Junkie have been given a lot of grief by many of us around here when concerning how they play the game on ice. We all picked Blues players for @Hockey Junkie for the HF.net Platyoff Fantasy Pool. Well the joke may finally be on us. The Blues are playing really good hockey and if the Blues win it all, I'm voting Binnington for the Calder Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy with and outside shot at the Vienza Trophy. The kid is playing lights out. ...... Oh.... and for us Flyer Fans ....IF the Blues DO WIN the Cup ....another punch to our collective guts....as another favorite whipping boy and ex-Flyer will engrave his name in the cup.....Brayden Schenn. Won't he get the last laugh on us..... Blues in 6
  6. 2 points
    Going Blues in 4. Anyone who's been here for any amount of time knows the Blues have always been my whipping boy in the west. All foreplay, no delivery. I've said Blues since the regular season was winding down, and I'm sticking with it. They went out and added a bunch of strong pieces to a good squad, and most importantly sat Jake Allen, the fraud, down in favor of a rookie playing out of his mind. Yeah, Rask. And if Rask were to stumble, they have a very well-rested Halak (which, if he had a hand in beating the Blues, would be delicious irony). And the Bruins are built for success. I've liked the Blues going in and sticking with it. As for the sweep? It just fits the pattern coming out of the East, so why not?
  7. 2 points
    Frustrating for Jackets fans as well: Two years ago they lost to the Penguins in the first round, the Pens won the cup. last year they lost to the Caps who won the cup, if the Bruins win this year it will be three cosnecutibe years losing to the eventual cup winner which I am sure happens on rare occasions but is damn frustrating. As mentioned about the Leafs at least you can say you lost to the cup champ but that doesn't go very far......
  8. 2 points
    I don't think it will be an accountability issue if they move Giroux because he's the one guy that shows up consistently. Moving Giroux will be because the club is simply further away from contention than they thought they were. Giroux is that one asset that can bring a franchise changing return.
  9. 2 points
    I never thought the extended time off was a good thing except to heal the wounded. Like maybe Chara. The Bruins are sitting back watching the Blues and Sharks beat each other up. It has not gotten real nasty yet. But today that could change
  10. 2 points
    6) Today in Flyers History -- Pt. 2: On May 19, 1974, the team that general manger Allen and head coach Shero crafted defeated the Boston Bruins, 1-0, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Spectrum to become the first expansion team to win the Cup. A first-period power play deflection goal by Rick MacLeish was all Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Bernie Parent would need to backstop the team to their first of back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.
  11. 2 points
    I'd consider pursuing Tyler Johnson. 5 years left at 5 million is a bit long, but it's not terrible. Can play any position. Tampa needs to lose someone in order to sign Point and ice a full roster.
  12. 2 points
    A puck? Eakins was Guilty of a Cross check. Plain and simple. just not 5 minute major worthy cross check. The real damage was done when Stastny interffered with off balance Pavelski and slammed his head into the ice like this. Perhaps not quite so pro wrestling choreographed, but the rest was the same except on ice instead of canvas. . That's where the blood came from. And FYI, the close up's have shown how he got the cut. Stastny's skate as it rakes across his face. So yes a Cross checking major was the wrong call. However he was cross checked, then interfere slammed headfirst concussing him then got a skate ON THE FACE for good measure. that's Major worthy to me even if it was fast paced heat of the moment. Results dictate punishment, otherwise every Suckerpunch in History gets Bertuzzi punishment. The narrative has gotten comical at this point. Even the vegas announcers were saying "He's gonna get something as he basically slammed Pavelski's head into the ice" And then they went "What? that cross check wasn't what hurt him"
  13. 1 point
    They are going to win!!!! I believe it
  14. 1 point
    This would be a good option if Tampa was wanting to move him. But at what cost? He has a good contract and can play all 3 forward positions. They don't have much leverage if they were to move him however with his speed (which the Flyers really need) there would be a lot of teams in the bidding for his services. I could see the Bolts wanting to move him out west if they have a say so. Tampa and Philly had a good trade history going on but most of that was when Stevie Y was there. But count me in on doing this but i could change my mind on it due to what they want in return.
  15. 1 point
    I said Blues in 5, just because I want a Berube coached team to win the cup
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  17. 1 point
    He is going to be hoisting a bottle of something after tonight. It wont be a cup but a glass bottle buy him a rocking chair. Don't expect me to feel bad for him. When guys like Gilbert Perrault and other greats did not win one.
  18. 1 point
    Wait, I thought losing to a Cup Finalist was a good sign? Shouldn't losing to three consecutive Cup winners be even better?
  19. 1 point
    The Sharks are a banged up team coming into play a very confident Blues team. It ends tomorrow
  20. 1 point
    Same opinion. I put Blues in 6. It seems Binnington is a better goalie than Jones and who, probably, will be a huge part of Blues team's efforts against Tuuka Rask and the Boston team in finals.
  21. 1 point
    @OccamsRazor I don't want to give up on him either. I would like to see him win in Phila. and not somewhere else whilst we're enjoying the first pick in a weak draft, an all star AHL player and a few journeyman top 9 players
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  23. 1 point
    May 21, 2019 Since I don't want to see Joe Thornton retire after Game 6... AWAY HOME San Jose 4 St. Louis 3
  24. 1 point
    Before i clicked on this thread i thought you knew....and how thoughtful...i was wrong. j/k Sweet today is the wife and mine's 12th anniversary....someone should build her a statue on our front lawn for tolerating me for that long. She has a high threshold for pains obviously....what a beautiful day outside too...not a cloud in the sky and 84 degrees. Pool time!!!!! Cheers!!!
  25. 1 point
    WoW, hard to argue with the Bruins being the favorites at this point. Playing the Blues, with their style, has taken a a physical toll on the Sharks. Even if they get there, if Karlsson isn't close to 100%, they have a less than good chance to win it at this point. As far as the Leafs go, you guys need to add some physicality ans snarl to your game. One more physical forward and d-man and I think your Leafs can beat Boston. Gotta add size.
  26. 1 point
    If they don't make the playoffs next year, that should spell the end of Giroux in Philadelphia.
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  28. 1 point
    Thanks. First things first. The draft and the FA moves that Botterill must make. WE do have a few extra picks from Blues and Sharks. Conditional. And since they both went deep they will be as good as possible. I am praying the Blues get this done. After the Sabres for me its the Blues. Then the only other teams I like are the Kings and Canucks. Maybe Ill like Seattle? I wonder if they start this year? I am not going to pre judge Krueger. Clean slate and I hope the guy works out. You know he hit some bars in Buffalo and sat down next to fans and they had no clue who he was of course. Just to get a feel for the town
  29. 1 point
    The blues actually handed out 4 uncalled headshots that game to unfortunate sharks players That being said, I was sure that goal was getting waved off and it didn;t.
  30. 1 point
    I do not get which one you are referring to? Or understand what you mean by hidden? Do you mean the mods including you deliberately hid them? i dont give a hoot about any theories but one theory is right on. The refs are blowing too many calls and video needs to be used for everything. Not just what they pick and chose. Otherwise the result is tainted. Who wants to see a team win the Cup with an asterick. San Jose already has two apologies to opposing teams for two of their games including the Vegas crap. Its real. Its not a conspiracy. Its a bunch of idiots wearing striped zebra suits
  31. 1 point
    There are some posts hidden in this topic that were not on topic. Sorry for any confusion. Welcome btw.
  32. 1 point
    I mean, it’s not like he called a player into his office, carefully took out a cigarette, smoked the entire thing without saying a word, then said, “ok, we’re done here” and sent the player out.
  33. 1 point
    Bingo. So i more want to add to this team before i start subtracting and that is even including Jake whom i have roasted on here for awhile. Of course if the right deal comes along and it is the best for the team then i can roll with it. Let's see what the new brain trust can do with this collection of misfits and go from there.
  34. 1 point
    Well, it's interesting that he was fired as soon as Claude Julien, another french-canadian guy, became available. So you may be on to something there.... In his book, Briere said he had a few run-ins with Therrien and related a story about how Therrien singled out Briere in a video session and basically said no one on the team respected him or wanted to play with him. Pretty harsh to treat a veteran player that way. I'm all for a coach that holds players accountable, but I'm not a fan of degrading or insulting players. I wonder how Therrien's personality will play with the youth.
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  36. 1 point
    I'd just as soon stop moving Giroux around. But whatever.
  37. 1 point
    I mean, so many of us here have been shouting for fundamental changes to the coaching staff. We've got that now in spades. Are they good changes? That's a lot harder to say. But at least it's not another year of Hakstol and co. I'm with you here. I always figured the only reason the Habs kept Therrien around so long was because he happens to be french-canadian. His teams never seemed particularly good, and I've heard pretty awful things about his relationship with the players there. Anyway, again, we got plenty of coaching changes now. Not much to be done about it except see what happens.
  38. 1 point
    Could also be to remain relevant and keep the resume current in case a head coaching job pops up elsewhere. Neither Therrien nor Yeo was likely to land a HC job this season. Sometimes it's hard for a guy who remains out of the league to get another HC job in the NHL. Being an assistant better enables a coach to remain up to date on league trends, teams, players, etc. so that he can talk authoritatively on those topics when he interviews for a HC job. The foregoing may be less applicable to Yeo given that he was fired this past year, but I think it's applicable in Therrien's case who hasn't been in the NHL since 2017. In Yeo's case, I think his tenure in STL and MIN indicate he's not quite ready to be a HC and has some learning to do. This is a good gig for him in that regard. Another possibility is that Therrien doesn't have a desire to be a HC any longer. Maybe he doesn't want to deal with the players, scrutiny, pressure and other responsibilities at the HC level. Whatever the case, curious how things go with Therrien. Don't think he's a well-liked guy and I have never been very impressed with his teams. I like that he may make some players uncomfortable or challenge them, but I don't like that he can be a pretty mean dude. I don't think that tactic works well with players these days.
  39. 1 point
    In all seriousness.... There is a poster here by the name of Occam's Razor - I'm sure you have encountered him, he posts a lot. Anyway, I invite you to Google the meaning of his username . Sometime the simple, and most likely, explanation is the correct one. In this case it's the simple fact that NHL officiating sucks asss.
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  41. 1 point
    A few interesting names / ideas I've heard bandied about... William Karlsson - Vegas is in a cap crunch because of the Pacioretty and Stone contracts... .Karlsson is an RFA. Ghost for Karlsson? He'd be a perfect 2C, and also very defensively responsible. Nik Ehlers - Not sure if/why he's on the trading block, but I've seen his name a lot. He's a LW and would be a huge improvement over a guy like Lindblom.
  42. 1 point
    May 16, 2019 AWAY HOME Boston 4 Carolina 2 Hopefully, Carolina can win 1 but I think Boston will sweep the series.
  43. 1 point
    Knowing Fenton, yeah, he'll give him an extension. Plus a NTC. I hate to say this, but I kind hope the Wild have another terrible season. That might force Koivu into retirement. He may just decide that being part of a rebuild at his age isn't going to be worth it and just hang up his skates at the end of the season. And apparently he isn't the greatest teacher for young players. If young players ask him things he'll talk to them, but he won't voluntarily go up to a young guy and give him instruction. That was the thing with Cullen. He was great at going up to young players and telling them "Hey, when that happens, do this." or "If you see your guy doing this, do that." But ultimately the Wild need to move on from the Staal's and the Koivus and give the Kunin's and Eriksson-Ek's bigger roles...
  44. 1 point
    If you are a guy with a head coach resume, why take an assistant spot? One thought is you arent good enought to get another gig But, it could also be that you are willing to put your ego aside and take a lesser role because you see the big picture. Im inclined to think these two guys are excited by what the flyers have and are willing to get on board with AV. Kinda like a superstar taking less money for a chance to win a championship
  45. 1 point
    Yes, it means no "slow start" to start the season. And, yes, the vets who have been around here for the past seven years of relative futility. You do realize Couturier wears the "A" and will be in his ninth NHL season next year, yes? That counts as a "veteran" from where I sit. I might also count the 30-year-old entering his 11th NHL season as well... And by "slow start" I don't mean "but Giroux was a point-per-game player in October" I mean "not going 5-7 in October and 5-5-2 in November". We shan't talk of the 5-6-3 December. And they need guys who can score the puck. I'm not the only one saying that "another scorer" is needed on this team. See? There's you saying it! Can we let guys get to to door before they're "knocking" on it? This squad has a #2 overall pick that has yet to break 32 points. Can we let the 20-year-olds at least have a training camp before we're slotting them in as can't miss scorers in the NHL? I was as well. Which is why I said "the likely alternative for this year's problem." This organization - and I'm back to using the term loosely - wants to compete next year and not wait for "the kids in the wings." Waiting for "the kids in the wings" was one thing (along with a slavish, unfounded devotion to a coach) that got Hextall fired. That means throwing a long-term deal at a guy to fix the problem for next year. Not what you would do. Not what I would do. What they will do. Bet on it. He was slotted in as the #2C from the moment he was drafted and played in that role for two years. He has so far failed to produce and virtually every analysis says that the Flyers need to bring in a 2C to fill the role he hasn't taken yet. Good NHL teams are pretty good at not giving guys "who need room to breathe" room to breathe. Guys often need to make their room. This isn't a situation where he was put into a defensive role like Couturier. He was put in a position to succeed. He just hasn't. Which is in no way to say he "can't". But the "win now" mentality demanded by Our Corporate Overlords may not give him that chance again at 2C next year.
  46. 1 point
    BUMP!!!! Wow big guy scores his 2nd goal of the tourney....he would look good in the prospect pool... [Hidden Content] 6-4 right hand shooting D men don't grow on trees...#11??? Dude skates pretty well too boot.
  47. 1 point
    I knew Bethesda ran the NHL
  48. 1 point
    I don't know if you remember, but at the beginning of this season there was all this talk of moving Koivu to a new role (i.e. 3C) and giving Coyle and Eriksson-Ek more time. What happened? Nothing. Coyle and Eriksson-Ek got to play musical chairs with the 3C position until the Wild sent Eriksson-Ek to Iowa. And then there was the roster line-up thing where they penciled Koivu in as the 1C because they didn't want to offend him, even though everyone knew Staal was the 1C. Not sure why they don't give Kunin more of a shot at the 1C or 2C. He seems to have a nose for the net. But I don't think Eriksson-Ek will be any more than a 3C. He can't score. At some point the Wild are going to have to say sayonara to all these old guys and let the young guys take over. It might be painful for a season or two, but they can't keep extending these old guys as the core and using the young guys as a supporting cast...
  49. 1 point
    I am a little more optimistic with these hirings than pessimistic now. I wasn’t that way when it was just AV being hired. It’s been a few years since the Flyers have had this kind of coaching experience behind the bench. I’m not so concerned about who the coaches are at this point. I’m willing to give them a chance and see what they can do. Individually they all have their faults, but collectively they may be a great coaching staff. Time will tell.
  50. 1 point
    RIP Red. Holy shnikes...a blocker AND a jammer sighting!
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