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  1. ANYBODY should want Dubois, a 200 foot game, never takes a shift off, offense developing nicely..I watch a ton of CBJ games and the kid is absolutely the real deal. That said, I think he is a very poor fit for the Flyers. The Flyers do not need center help, and Dubois has 1C aspirations, something that he would be blocked at with the Flyers. He is a poor faceoff guy, like many if not most young centers are which would not fit well with the Flyers who always have some of the highest faceoff winning pct. players in Giroux and Couturier. Dubois has this hitch
    8 points
  2. I appreciate what he says, but the reality is, the Islanders outplayed us all series, and we were 3 OT goals from being swept. There wasn't that much air in the balloon, if you look at it realistically, although as a player you probably look at the score outcome, and say "We could have won" and be frustrated, like Sanheim does here. The Islanders top players and leaders showed up when called upon, ours did not.
    8 points
  3. Nothing good can come from this thread.
    8 points
  4. Just more proof that the league hates the Flyers.
    8 points
  5. Actually you are ..... I feel the same way. No virus is gonna keep me from enjoying life. However, there are hundred thousands of kids and adults who are immnocompromised due to a myriad of reasons who can't fight infections like you and me. "IF" you become infected and don't know it, you can be risking the lives of those individuals whom you might interact with on a daily basis. Therefore just caution is a necessity. Listen closely...I am not saying one has to live in fear...but one needs to be mindful of others out there who can't fight infections. That is why it is called flattening
    8 points
  6. 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
  7. PRESEASON OUTLOOK Playing in the leagues toughest division, the Flyers were were looked at by most as capable of finishing anywhere from first to sixth depending on how the breaks went. I mean, this is one hell of a tough division. FINAL RECORD 41-21-7 89 points second in the Metropolitan. Swept the seeding bracket to finish first in the East, Beat the Canadiens in six games in a surprisingly tough series, then lost in seven games to the Islanders. STRANGE STAT OF THE YEAR Had the best home record in the game at 25-6-4 but were only 1 game over .500 on the road. In spit
    7 points
  8. i'm calmer now. i was drinking last night and angry and disappointed with the "effort." i found a small bridge over newtown creek and jumped off it and now i'm pretty sure i have a bacterial brain-eating disease that's set some things in perspective for me.
    7 points
  9. Not mentioned yet (and I know his goal was lucky) is how FA signing Phillipe Myers is turning into our 2nd best defenceman right before our eyes. Hard to believe now, that this guy went undrafted.
    7 points
  10. I’m as a big a Flyers fan as they come but I’m generally pretty pessimistic about the team based on their track record for breaking my heart with either running into a buzzsaw (Oilers, Pens, Hawks, or Wings) or making breathtakingly bad screw ups and allowing soft goals at the worst possible times. There is something VERY different about this team and I have confidence in them that I literally never had in them before in the 36 years I have followed the Flyers. If we don’t win it this year we are going to bring home the 3 foot high 50 lb piece or hardware soon boys, it’s coming.
    7 points
  11. Went into the Grocery Store today, just so I could bang on the Plexiglass in front of the cashier to feel like I was at a hockey game....I was respectfully escorted out
    7 points
  12. You must reasonable about this. It is NOT just about the kill rate. Right now--at present--the kill rate is still less than flu. Legitimate expectations are still 1.X%. That alone is not worth panicking about. But that is not the whole story. 1.X% of WHAT? How many people are expected to get infected is an important stat in figuring out what the appropriate level is to react to this. If 2/3 of the country eventually get infected, but the virus still kills 1.X% of 2/3 of the nation, that's a LOT of people dead. WAY more people ill, but will recover. Do we nee
    7 points
  13. I ****** hate covid-19
    7 points
  14. Well we didn't jinx the boys, but man they didn't play too well either. There are some talented guys on the Sabres and to give their coach credit they played hard. Teen girl mojo enjoyed her first trip to an NHL rink. We've been dragging her to AHL games her whole life so she's as much of a hockey fan as a 14 year old can be, however, the show at the Wells Fargo center was such a huge step up. Our seats were really good, so that helped too, production value aside, the arena the passion of the fans, epecially once the game got tight was eye opening for her. pretty
    7 points
  15. WOW.....now even the CHILDREN of former players come back to score on us..... I give up.
    6 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. More importantly, it's one thing to develop enough to make the NHL (which is already very very hard), it's another one entirely to become a top six sniper in the NHL. Those guys may all get their shot, but it's entirely possible they never become top six fixtures. Generally speaking, I feel we could all use a nice shift in perspective on some of these guys. We overvalue so much, without taking into account exactly what we're asking of them. Becoming a top six guy in the best hockey league in the world is something only a fraction of players ever even sniff at. Put another way, the
    6 points
  19. Potential, that’s the story of the Flyers.. I look around this room and see lots of potential....you have potential and you have potential.....
    6 points
  20. Back to back 4 point nights for different Flyers against the Pens? What's not to like about that?
    6 points
  21. Nothing good can come from this, surely you know this? Do better. Lol
    6 points
  22. Briefly coming out of retirement because I can't contain myself. Sam Morin at left wing--especially given our already crowded left side and more coming--is one of the dumbest things I've read in a long time, and I have a Twitter account! Not directed at anyone here.
    6 points
  23. Flyers should have signed him when he went off to Dallas. It was more money than they were prepared to pay obviously, but when you have a bunch of kids in the room, you want an old guy who, on his first day with his new club, says: "I want my own key to the gym." I'm sorry, but you sign that guy.
    6 points
  24. Lol, have you met Flyer fans before? You are an excellent new addition. I certainly appreciate the level of engagement and the contests and such. Some of the Flyer fans here literally go back decades (on other forums), but we don't always agree on everything. Except for booing Santa. That we all agree on.
    6 points
  25. You may have fooled the wife but you're not fooling us.
    6 points
  26. Did you see any nihilists? they don't care about Hawaiian food- but I heard that one guy can plays bass pretty well.
    6 points
  27. What's considered blowing up though? IF we're talking about moving Voracek and van Riemsdyk, there are numerous players who can fill their roles. For instance, if JVR is moved, there's still Giroux on the top left side, Lindblom can move along side Hayes and then Farabee fits in on the third line. That leaves the fourth line open, where Raffl remains. As for the right side, if Voracek is moved, Konecny slides into the top role, NAK moves into the 2nd line spot with Hayes, and then third line, you can use either Patrick there when he's healthy (more on that) or you can use a Laczynski or Alliso
    6 points
  28. I remember it like it was yesterday. Especially the series clinching game. I was a 5th grader and we had to attend a 50th anniversary celebration for the grandparents of my neighbor across the street. It was being held at a hotel in Philly. Not wanting to miss the game my dad brought our brand new SONY Walkman radio. He also brought a single earpiece so he could listen relatively unnoticed. He looked like a secret service agent with his suit and single earpiece. I’m guessing some thought he was hotel security since we were fairly unknown among the guests. He kept coming over to me telli
    6 points
  29. Just finished the game thanks to an excellent stream As I said all along, starting Elliott was a stroke of genius. He has the Caps number. Plus it keeps him fresh and ready, without any rust. You never know when you might need him My faith in Laughton and NAK has paid off. As I have been saying for months now, they are valuable assets and will be a major factor for this team. I love those guys I got nothing else, this is probably my best post ever
    6 points
  30. I don't care what anyone in the media or who works for teams or the NHL itself says....there SHOULD be an asterisk (and there WILL be in the minds of many hockey fans), regardless of who wins this...."tournament". Seems its a hastily slapped together thing that is extremely short sighted and they are doing it just to be able to say "we crowned a champion in 2020"......for all the asterisks that is worth. So any team from the "no business being there Wild" to the "might have won again Blues", any one of them, simply cannot be viewed in the same light as past SC champions who actually went
    6 points
  31. Playing in empty arenas will give an unacceptable advantage to the Panthers who will feel at home regardless to the hub city they're playing in.
    6 points
  32. Dear all, As part of my season ticket holder benefits the Flyers invited me to a 10 year reunion of a handful of the 2010 players on a Zoom type system where we could see and hear all the players but they could not hear or see us (see screenshot at end of recap). It was hosted by Steve Coates and radio announcer Tim Saunders. In attendance were JVR, Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, Simon Gagne, Danny Briere, Ian laperriere, Kimmo Timonen, and Brian Boucher. The event lasted an hour and they discussed some of the behind the scenes stuff from the 2010 playoff run. Firstl
    6 points
  33. so ...just for fun here ..... "IF" someone wins the Stanley Cup in an empty arena, does Bettman still get booed?
    6 points
  34. It figures, the Flyers have their best year since forever, with a real goalie, depth scoring, and a team firing on all cylinders, looking like veritable contenders ("I coulda been a contender!"), and the NHL conspires with the Chinese to produce this thing thereby scuttling the Flyers chances! They should rename this virus the (Leon) StickleVirus
    6 points
  35. It is. And that you basically have to be shamed into it by a guy like Derek Grant FFS
    6 points
  36. 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
  37. Absolutely agree! I love reading all his yearly recaps among other things. Here is a toast to @yave1964!
    5 points
  38. 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
  39. I have zero interest in Yandle. He's really not what we need and would hamstring us financially in other places. Thank you, but no, I'll pass.
    5 points
  40. Heck, I wouldn't even mind watching JvR take his stick for a skate.
    5 points
  41. 5 points
  42. Because by extending to 24 teams, you include big markets like Montréal, NY Rangers and Chicago. It's only a money thing. But my understanding is: that stupid best-of-5 qualifying round is not part of the playoffs, technically speaking. The losers of this series won't be listed as qualified teams for the playoffs in the record and stats. That being said, yes, screw that, just cancel the goddamn season and try to have a more "normal" 2020-2021 season.
    5 points
  43. The format is generally fine, given the situation. The only request I make is that once reduced to 16 teams, all playoff rounds must be best of seven so as to mimic the normal playoffs. Like the Leafs stood a chance regardless of format.
    5 points
  44. I find it fascinating if nothing else. No matter what it is, if you have enough people involved, you’ll inevitably have the gamut of opinions. From abortion to COVID-19, everyone thinks their opinion is right and most can’t even fathom how someone else could think differently then them. My opinion is for the success of the older and sicker members of the heard, I'd rather be overly cautious. While a majority of us are younger and don't have a compromised immune system, we can become unbeknownst carriers. Then we go visit our elderly neighbors or parents. The flu has a v
    5 points
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