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DaGreatGazoo

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  1. Just gonna leave this right here....pretty much says it all. [Hidden Content]
  2. Disagree...the contract was a factor, is a factor, and will continue to be a factor until he's gone.. Regardless of stance on contract, it doesn't change the fact that he's simply not a good defenseman-which is the most important factor .
  3. While I agree with your points about his salary blinding people, this is also more of an indictment of last years D corps, than a reflection of his strong play. On the Flyers he's a top 4 defenseman, on most playoff teams he's not. Hell, Streit was top 4 for Philly, got traded to Pitt, and even with all their playoff injuries, was still the LAST defenseman they went with to fill in. He's not that good...his contract just magnifies that fact.
  4. Thanks, dude. I went back thru some old Meltzer blogs, but couldn't find anything. Appreciate the update.
  5. And on the 3rd page of google results, I found this. [Hidden Content]#
  6. Not beating a dead horse but I want to bring this up again. Can anyone confirm if this correct or not? [Hidden Content] [Hidden Content] So which is it?
  7. What was the reasoning/fallout/decision--whatever it's called-behind Lange being pulled off TV a few years ago. Always liked him.
  8. I thought I had read one of them is eligible for the AHL, due to a loan agreement(Hischier). Could be wrong but I remember thinking if he fell to the Flyers, it would be a great option to have him start in the AHL, and move up at some point during the year--vs Patrick who is NHL or back to junior. Anyone?
  9. Not the 2nd pick. Roster players/picks during the season/at deadline. As as you stated- a lot depends on how the season progresses. But the Flyers have a lot of young talent in the pipeline--finally. I could see an acquisition to complement that youth. Who that is and what position-is anyone's guess. But Hexy has stated he's not opposed to acquiring pieces here and there-as they continue to build/acquire talent thru the draft. I could be totally wrong-it's just a hunch.
  10. Agree with your point about the young players. Based on Hextall's comments at year end, I believe he's ready to release the hounds, so to speak. I can't find the quote at the moment, but in case you missed it, he basically said he was pleased with the progression of the young players/the Phantoms, and it was now time to give them a chance to make the jump. I think we see 1/2 additional young Dmen to replace Schultz/MDZ...and probably 2 young forwards--at least. I still have no clue what they do with the goalie situation in the short term. I'm not sure how the money/roster slots will fit, but I think the Flyers lose Read/Raffl to Vegas. I also think this is the year that Hextall makes a package deal for future picks to continue stockpiling young talent.
  11. So happy to read this. I will actually watch Pens games now. Im being serious. I wouldn't watch because he was such a dick bag. Heck-my kid goes to college outside of Pitt. And even his college buddies who are Pens fans hate him. That's bad.
  12. Good point about the team size at Center. Didn't even think about that. I was thinking if they slid him to 3C, they could have PEB and 2 kids on the 4th line. But your idea works! Anything to NOT have VDV on the roster next year. Based on what Hexy said, regarding kids getting a chance/looks--I would pray that VDV is moving on, to be replaced by someone from the farm.
  13. Well, THAT didn't take long!! General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties.
  14. This is from an article on Philly.com today. Reading these quotes I started to wonder if they see Laughton as a cheaper version of Coots. Especially given the speed comment. I'm not on the "Trade Coots" band wagon, but he's a valuable trade commodity if they go that route. He's locked in at a reasonable salary for a new team. Laughton then slots into 3C, at a MUCH lower salary(he's an RFA after this season.) Like I said, just a thought...and yes, I'm not into the rum. Yet. At the time of his demotion, general manager Ron Hextall told Phantoms coach Scott Gordon he wanted Laughton to play more of a defensive role, whether as a penalty killer or trying to help shut down an opponent's top line. Hextall wanted the 6-foot-1, 189-pound Laughton "to think defense first," Gordon said. "And as it turned out, the more efficient he became at playing defense, the better he was offensively. He was one of our go-to guys offensively." "He's become a much more well-rounded player," Hextall said. "Scotty understands the role that suits him and his strengths. He's used his speed better. He's become a much more consistent player."
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