Jump to content
You are a guest user Click to join the site

Ducks Hockey Forum Coyotes Hockey Forum Bruins Hockey Forum Sabres Hockey Forum Flames Hockey Forum Hurricanes Hockey Forum Blackhawks Hockey Forum Avalanche Hockey Forum Blue Jackets Hockey Forum Stars Hockey Forum Red Wings Jackets Hockey Forum Oilers Hockey Forum Panthers Hockey Forum Kings Hockey Forum Wild Hockey Forum Canadiens Hockey Forum Predators Hockey Forum Devils Hockey Forum Islanders Hockey Forum Rangers Hockey Forum Senators Hockey Forum Flyers Hockey Forum Penguins Hockey Forum Sharks Hockey Forum Blues Hockey Forum Lightning Hockey Forum Maple Leafs Hockey Forum Canucks Hockey Forum Golden Knights Hockey Forum Capitals Hockey Forum Jets Hockey Forum


Supporting Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Howie58 last won the day on August 14 2019

Howie58 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,155 Excellent

Profile Information

  • Location
  • Favorite Team
  • 2nd Favorite Team

Recent Profile Visitors

6,318 profile views
  1. My gut says the type of trade we might see is an experienced player going for picks. We don't have much salary cap. A generation of our high picks has health challenges or may not pan out. We are a marginal playoff team. Fletcher and Company know that. So do most fans. While there is noise about making the playoffs, deep down, I don't think there will be a lot of tears shed if that doesn't happen. Fletch has stabilized the patient and reduced scoring. But we are still struggling for a wild card slot. Patrick's continued absence is a bit scary and one that Fletcher needs to factor. We are effectively down a 2-3 Center and sadly, NP's career may be in the balance. Lindlbom's health case is scarier but the wing is different. Bottom line--if we could trade Niskanen (yes), Braun, Elliott, or Jake for a high pick and prospect, I say fine. Our rebuild isn't going as fast as many hoped.
  2. Allowing for the fact this was Pitt's 11th game in 20 days, it's still a good win. The team was just that and Elliott was really solid. Justin Braun is becoming a big-time scorer...did I hear his third in three games. Maybe his trade value will never be higher.
  3. This team has been a thorn in our side for many years. Pitt's performance, along with that of Columbus, makes me think that their respective GM's have done a better job in drafting/trading than ours. Columbus lost Bobo, Panerin, Duchene--but they are running on all cylinders. You'd think that coaching change + development of our youngins would put us in a better position within the division. Apparently not. It's mildly depressing as a long-term fan.
  4. Greetings: I haven't found odds yet, but one math model puts the Penguins at about 0.30 goal over us: [Hidden Content] It's clear the teams aren't that different statistically but we are a much better faceoff squad. What stats mean in this match-up is anyone's guess: It's Flyers-Pens. Both teams need points. This is effectively a four-pointer in the standings and the first of a home-and-home.
  5. We beat a team we should beat. Good. Now comes home and home with Pitt. That's a real test. Standings in the Metropolitan are getting tighter, and Columbus is waking up. I suspect playoff positions will go down to the last days of the season. There isn't much room for error/loss.
  6. The O and B should be putting these guys away. They are farting around. It worries me.
  7. Greetings: We are established as favorites, which makes sense given our record and statistical advantage. That said, we were favorites last night! [Hidden Content] Let's go Flyers!
  8. I feel badly for Lyon. He kept them in the game during the first. His D allowed too many high-risk shots.
  9. Greetings: The bookies install us as mild favorite: [Hidden Content] Both teams are operating on back-to-back. The Canadiens may be angry after a shellacking. We may be emotionally drained after a hard won overtime. Lyon's performance over eight games with the parent team can't be termed inspired. Let's keep our fingers crossed. [Hidden Content]
  10. Well, that was a good win. Elliott was OK. For a team that's played poorly on the road, this was a big step forward.
  11. Pitlick is a plugger. He is cheap at a million. The guy is a good bottom 6 pickup.
  12. I agree with CoachX that moving G might be gut-wrenching/counterproductive. But I don't see anyone else as untouchable. The question is their "movability," even as rentals. They still have a long time left on the contracts. I agree with some of the pundits that JVR may be the biggest albatross. Scoring is about his only calling card. If that dries up, his value is zilch. I hope we aren't seeing LeClair/Umberger/Simmonds Redux. Shelf life of power forwards seems to shorter than others.
  13. Greetings: We are fairly heavy underdogs: [Hidden Content] Playing against the defending Stanley Cup Champion should get the O and B motivated. It will be interesting to see who's in goal on our side.
  14. I hope for the best but expect the worst.

Game Room 1

Please enter your display name

  • Create New...