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eleven24

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eleven24 last won the day on February 26 2016

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  1. I'm half expecting to read: Flyers traded Filppula to Pittsburgh for Streit.
  2. I'd actually do Voracek and Morin for Stamkos
  3. Dear Penguins, Thank you for continuing the misery of the dirty Washington Capitals. I'll admit, I do find it ironic that I turned to Sidney & Co as a means to defeat a whining sniveling group of entitled-to-the-Cup team and it's prepubescent band of Ovechkin jersey wearing fans. It's hard to believe because in the grand comparison between Ovi and Sid, I'd always preferred the way Ovi played. Maybe because it was more hard nosed hockey, like the Flyers style of play. But it was also because despite his immense talent, Sid did nothing but whine and complain. Seems to me the kid grew up. Maybe it was the new coach, or maybe it's just getting older. Either way, I am certain of one thing: I will once again despise him and the rest of his black and gold clad teammates and completely forget what I saw in these past few weeks. That's right, I'll completely wipe out of my memory banks the notion that the Pens were fun to watch. So again, thank you. You suck. Sincerely, A Philadelphia Flyers fan.
  4. I hear that clip and I just miss hearing Gene Hart. That guy taught me, and I assume all of us in the Philly area, the NHL game.
  5. It all starts with Trotz. From there the whining about the officiating trickles to the players, and many of the fans. JUST in these playoffs there have been 5 suspensions. All of them are connected to the Capitals. First it was Bellemare & Schenn. Then Orpik, Wilson, and Letang. Trotz took every opportunity with the media to voice his displeasure over "potential career ending" injuries. Sent video to the DOPS for review on many occasions. He worked it. Talked about it. Lobbied for it. As we heard with both Oshie and Ovechkin, had his players also suggesting Letang should get 3 games like Orpik. Meanwhile, Voracek took a glancing elbow similar to the one Orpik laid Maantta out with. DOPS didn't even review it. Voracek then took a hit from behind and was sent head first into the boards by Chimera. DOPS didn't even review it. Why is that? For one, Ron Hextall (Flyers GM) was asked if he was sending video of these incidents to DOPS. He said no. No lobbying. No working it. This is playoff hockey. This intensity is expected. Trotz thinks otherwise & the things he says in the media are just out of bounds. Want to get past the 2nd round, then put your head down and shut up. Play the game, not the refs.
  6. Because Maatta took far more of a shot than Voracek did. Both hits were similar, and honestly I don't see the intent to injure on either. Both players are looking to hit with the shoulder and start with the arm/elbow tucked to the body. It's another "in the moment" play, and during a playoff game the intensity of hitting also picks up. What the NHL needs to stop doing is penalizing the outcome of a hit, because that is where the ambiguity comes in. IF they want to take out the dangerous hits - i.e. hits from behind into the boards, shoulder/elbow/arm to the head/chin, etc then establish that as the suspendible offense. It shouldn't matter if a player gets up or stays down afterward to determine the on-ice penalty and/or supplementary discipline. If suspensions are dished out for hits where players WERE NOT injured, but rather for the act of a potential hit that could injure, then it's easy to assume players will stop attempting such hits. As it is now, players are delivering the devastating hits because they NEVER think that it's going to leave a player injured on the ice. But if the act itself were suspendible, and as easily defined as say a hooking penalty, then I'm sure players will stop attempting them. As for this instance, I think Jake just got a glancing blow. Maatta got a full force, full body behind that shot. One went down, the other didn't. One garnered a suspension, the other didn't.
  7. If this were the "Most Valuable Rookie to his team" award, then hands down Ghost wins it. Unfortunately, I think Panarin & McDavid are fighting for 1/2 with Ghost as 3rd. I would hope though that those voting do look at the impact each player has had on his team and vote accordingly. IMO, Panarin benefitted by having "other Pro" experience plus his point totals a bit inflated due to his line mates. Consider the point production Ghost put up on a sub-par offensive team in comparison. McDavid's PPG was certainly impressive, but his return to the lineup didn't exactly have an impact on the team's overall success. I am hoping my opinion here isn't just biased because he's a Flyer and I got to see him play every game, but WHEN does a 23 year old kid step in and make such an impact as Ghost made this year? ESPECIALLY while playing D. If anything, the fact that he played D while putting up a PPG in the ballpark with Panarin and McDavid should gain him some votes. Enough to win the award? Probably not, but perhaps???
  8. Perhaps the Flyers didn't send video of the Chimera hit on Voracek because having Chimera on the ice was a benefit to the Flyers more than it was the Capitals.
  9. So the moderator has to have a meeting with DOFuS?
  10. Haha... Go Pens Go. Really, how great is the storyline of this year. Caps run away with the President's Trophy. Add playoff grit in Mike Richards and Justin Williams, and still can't get past the 2nd round. Come on. Join me on the Penguins bandwagon. It's only a 2 week trip.
  11. I still laugh at the memory of Al Conroy, all 5 feet of him, waving at Mario's head in the corner and Mario flopping backwards like he was shot, then laying on the ice feigning injury. Or Crosby, the strongest player I've ever seen on skates yet somehow goes down at a slight lean if there is no scoring chance. Or how Pens fans rail on Flyers fans all the time, yet not a word when it was Philadelphia who gave him a standing ovation the night he returned from Hodgkins. Yeah, I know. We've had a love/hate relationship. Or hate/hate sometimes. Despite that, I think I respect you guys a bit more now after having a dose of the Washington Capitals. It's their Friday night truck and tractor pull Verizon Center announcer. Or the "Rock the Red" mentality of it's fanbase who have no idea who guys like Dale Hunter or Mike Gartner are. Maybe it's their eye twitching complain to the ref at every whistle coach, or the front office always sending clips of misjustice to the DOPS. Whatever it is, I'm asking you a favor. Beat the Washington Capitals. Don't let them past the second round of the playoffs, again. Do it for hockey's sake. You see, I know this kind of thing can get me kicked out of Flyerdom, but the Capitals don't deserve it. Nor do their fans. They're full of themselves right now thinking they dominated a series against the 8th seed Flyers, yet fail to understand that despite our lack of offense we were ONE bounce away from a game 7. And we have ZERO offense. They're ripe for the picking. In the words of Herb Brooks, I'm sick and tired of hearing what a good team they are. Screw them. This is your time. Now go out there and take it. Sincerely, A Flyers fan PS. Of course, next year you will all still suck. But until then....
  12. I really find this hard to believe, but I want Pittsburgh to knock the Caps out. Even if that means the Pens win the Cup, I'm ok with it.
  13. Also, Hextall probably thought "Hey, we want Chimera on the ice"
  14. All I kept thinking in the series is that if the Flyers had any amount of firepower the Caps would lose the series. Everyone likes talking about the Flyers getting outshot in game 4 by a count of 44-11, but nobody (media) cared to mentioned that the FLYERS had outshot the Caps in the series up to that point. Game 2 saw the Flyers double up the Caps in SOG 42-23. If I recall it was something like 19-6 in the first period. I do agree though, the Caps are solid down the middle in terms of team defense. They keep everything to the outside from the neutral to the defensive zone. I still think though that a team with some bona fide snipers, like the Pens, could put the Caps out of the playoffs. If the Flyers were one bounce away from a game 7, despite the lack of offense they had in the series, what happens when a team that can score faces them? So I guess the "not being impressed" by the Caps is more me comparing what I saw to what I thought should've happened. The Caps let the Flyers hang around in the series and didn't have that killer instinct. Great teams have that. The Caps are a great regular season team. Great team on paper. They just need to prove it. If anything I think they proved in the 1st round that they're not everything they think they are... yet.
  15. ... on the Flyers/Caps series Alex Ovechkin is everything a Flyers fan would love. Tough, physical, immensely talented. Leading scorer in the NHL who is just as feared for his hitting as he is his shot... hate to say it, but I love watching the guy play. Well, other than when he's on the PP and just standing there with arms down at his sides. The Caps don't impress me as much as they should. Let's be honest here, on paper the Flyers had no business even competing with the Caps. Yet there we were one little bounce away from a game 7. The Caps don't have that killer instinct. I can't see them getting past Pittsburgh, and if they do they're not beating a team from the West. There has to be something wrong with Voracek. Forget not scoring, his decision making and just balance on his skates was horrendous in not only this series, but the season in general. Ditto with Giroux. Wouldn't be surprised to hear he has some sort of lower body injury as well. Either that or he was just exhausted. He had no motor at all this series. Proud of the way this team showed resolve in the face of insurmountable odds. Pushing it to 6 games, regardless of shot differentials, is something that I'm sure would've made Ed Snider smile. ... on the Flyers going forward Obviously, can't wait for guys like Provorov to play alongside Ghost. Speaking of Ghost, hoping the Flyers get him on a strength training program. It was evident in the playoffs that as slick and shifty as he may be, one good hit and he's done. There were even times where it was obvious that he pulled up or got rid of the puck out of fear of getting hit hard. Streit has hit the same wall that Desjardins and Timonen before him had hit. The game quickly passed him by. Schultz was a workhorse in the playoffs. Totally didn't expect that one. Manning actually showed something too. Offense. Enough said. Making the playoffs will have done more for the team,it's coach and it's future than missing and getting a higher draft pick. Was it simply because there was no other offense, or did Gagner look like a keeper during the playoffs? Colin MacDonald > Ryan White

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