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  1. "That's right, the Flyers can thank the coaching chops of Dave and the chippy-ness of Weise to trigger the comeback kid win for the Philadelphia Flyers evening match on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in front of a bewildered crowd who were put through a rough stretch in the middle stanza", Color Commentary announcer, Keith Jones celebrated and witnessed his 50th birthday night at the WFC to kick off the over the hill ride down the 2018-19 campaign. It was tough watching(Rick Tocchet) one of your own, loose this one even though he is coaching the rival team, go through a loss like this; but you have to be proud of how he is coaching his team and the milestones they're reaching in the early parts of this season. Can Couch Tocchet be the future Flyers coach in a few years? That would be interesting to see that's for sure, and he would probably want to bring over his PK staff as well. More to come after the comments below from the Philadlephia Phaith-full.
  2. Ya, I heard the announcers saying league wide goalies weren't happy. Even Bob was complaining of bruises in his arms from blocking shots in Columbus. I believe I heard Neuvy was out due to precautionary reasons and wasn't suiting up as a backup again.
  3. Well at least this year we have moving parts in different areas for 3C and Nolan's line. It won't be the same retread from last year. In fact if you guys think about it from this time on out, every year from now is going to be just about guaranteed new headlines and growth. We are no longer hanging on to contracts that effect our team, and we will no longer be having anchors playing over prospects. I think this year starts to put a stamp on "The Plan" moving forward. We acquired a "free Agent" signing to improve the team and now it's a matter of setting sail in the right direction going forward. Of all the players, Weal has the most experience at center who will vie for 3C. That is why Hexy keeps mentioning him. From an internal logistics approach, his resume' is ahead of the others. In saying that. Frost, Vecchione, Vrobyov and Laughton might end up better, but if your dealing with tenure and past successful experience, Weal is why they look at that option. Now his mental fortitude is what I wonder if it can hang in an 82 game season. He does have talent, but can he harness that, at 3C for 82 games. (He and Laughton I think are in that same position) The other players in the AHL are intriguing and we are all wanting them to come up to the NHL already. Veccione should be here by this year and will probably get called up on team injury, Vrobyov might win the 3C spot if he looks good enough at training camp and Frost will have to triple hurdle guys in camp in a no discussion manner to leapfrog these other players. I think that's where Hextall's mind is at. He has internal pieces to work with. There is no more Vandevelde, Umburger or Filpy to pull out the shelf from anymore. Weise and Lehtera of the two are probably not going to impact the roster decisions too much to affect the outcome of the game. Gudas and McDonald should play better this final year. [Post-Job] Wanted: Whipping Boy. 1 year contract. Subject to change each year, and a yearly evaluation will be required to maintain status and position. Start Date: 09/2018
  4. You can also use NHLGames.exe program on PC. I believe you can find link for reddit NHL streams. nhlreplays.com shows the replays of games as well. Not sure if site is still up though.
  5. I just hope Hak rolls four lines and the four line can hit the ice with the effects of an old Batman 60's Fight scene.
  6. It is strange with Elliot because his way of doing things is rather odd at how he accomplishes the end result, but it seems to work for him mostly, but at a higher level toward the end it's wanting, is the feeling I am left with. I think he works when the circumstances are right on both sides, but deviation from the norm with a few quirks in between and that's when he might not shine at all, but then again does every goalie have his kryptonite?
  7. How about a five year deal where the first two years the payout is 7.5 mill and the remaining 3 years at 5.5 mill with scoring incentives to bring it up by a mil or two if incentives are met. I know Simmer wants to stay and the Flyers want him to stay. So why don't both sides make it work with the right dollar amounts with incentives, like if Simmer scores and plays a certain amount of games during the regular season and hits certain numbers in the playoffs, that way it can be fair on both sides. If your producing you get rewarded for it , if you have a down year, you still make fair money but not higher than what your body of work produced. Simmonds is a valuable player on and off the ice, the organization has to remember this in negotiations. The Flyers are trying to win and build a Stanley Cup winning team for years to come, Simmonds has to understand this and ask himself if he wants to be a part of that group for the following five plus years. I remember when Briere realized this after understanding he had to be bought out because he got big money on a contract and later realized that big money contract in the later part was strapping the team financially and had to buy him out because it was just too expensive to have him on the team and make the team not be over the cap. They would of liked to have kept him for more years but he was too expensive for what towards the end of the contract he was producing. Simmonds is worth two more years of higher pay, it's the next five years after that where it can become a gamble. Hey Flyers: Give the man his worth for two more years and pay him a fair amount with incentives for the next three or five years of the term. Hey Wayne: Ask yourself: How much do you want to be a Flyer and do you want to be a part of the organization afterwards.
  8. Simmonds seems to have split into two spots on these forums, so I'll post here as well since it's worth mentioning: Unless the Flyers where to be snakes, I don't see how two entities that have worked together and built trust in years, can see any wrong in an open honest dialogue about the organizational needs and the players personal needs. - Organizational needs: We need to field a team for the next 5 years to "win multiple" cups. We have to manage a cap for future assets in this five year process. We can spend extra money in the next two years, but after that we will be under some constraints in the next four or five years and will be up against the wall financially and asset-wise.  - Simmers needs: I need to be paid for my hard work. If you can give me top dollars as a show of gratitude for a few years(two or three) would be reasonable, then sign me for a fair, reasonable extension for 5 more years and possible retirement and work for the organization after to ensure I have income coming in for my later years, this would give me security for me and my family. ------------------------------------------------ I really see this as a win-win situation for both entities involved. I mean why can't both parties come to the table and state their view on needs and try to make it work, if need be as creative as possible to hit the numbers they're looking for. What real restrictions are really holding back this from getting done. I mean Simmer isn't going to flake out on the team. He gives 120% in his tenure with the Flyers. They should pay him big for two-three years, then a reasonable pay amount for another five years on a separate deal. In a way front loading for the first few years and cutting it off then. So on the second contract that money won't be tied into the cap hit for the new contract of five years at a reasonable amount. Is it possible to do a two year @ 7.5 even add a signing bonus of 500k per year or so, so Simmer gets big money. Then give out a five year incentive laden contract that if he hits the numbers outline he can be bumped up per year to year if he reaches those numbers during the second contract. I would think this is reasonable and a win-win way of solving two problems.
  9. Unless the Flyers where to be snakes, I don't see how two entities that have worked together and built trust in years, can see any wrong in an open honest dialogue about the organizational needs and the players personal needs. - Organizational needs: We need to field a team for the next 5 years to win a cup. We have to manage a cap for future assets in this five year process. We can spend extra money in the next two years, but after that we will be under some constraints in the next four or five years and will be up against the wall financially and asset-wise. - Simmers needs: I need to be paid for my hard work. If you can give me top dollars as a show of gratitude for a few years(two or three) would be reasonable, then sign me for a fair, reasonable extension for 5 more years and possible retirement and work for the organization after to ensure I have income coming in for my later years, this would give me security for me and my family. ------------------------------------------------ I really see this as a win-win situation for both entities involved. I mean why can't both parties come to the table and state their view on needs and try to make it work, if need be as creative as possible to hit the numbers they're looking for. What real restrictions are really holding back this from getting done. I mean Simmer isn't going to flake out on the team. He gives 120% in his tenure with the Flyers. They should pay him big for two-three years, then a reasonable pay amount for another five years on a separate deal. In a way front loading for the first few years and cutting it off then. So on the second contract that money won't be tied into the cap hit for the new contract of five years at a reasonable amount. Is it possible to do a two year @ 7.5 even add a signing bonus of 500k per year or so, so Simmer gets big money. Then give out a five year incentive laden contract that if he hits the numbers outline he can be bumped up per year to year if he reaches those numbers during the second contract. I would think this is reasonable and a win-win way of solving two problems. But I mean if greed, sex and magic is what your after,....then.....ya....screw-it!
  10. What I meant for Simmer to take a two year deal at 7+ mill. Then after that Hexy can discuss signing him on for longer at a home team discount of 5 years at a reasonable cap. So that way Simmer gets "Paid" for two years what he's worth then the next contract could be in the 5+ mill or lower depending how he's holding up and if any decline in goals or points. Nobody really wants him on a long contract for fear of injury or degradation in performance. But he deserves a nice paycheck and at 2 years if that would mean both sides can come to an agreement on the amount he deserves for two years that would be a win. After the two years resign him as a Flyer who took a home team discount to finish his career here in Philly. Two things: 1. That gives him his payday. 2. He can resign for an extended home team contract with both parties not having to sigh on the final years of remainder contract length. The second signing contract after his two year "paid" contract could be anywhere from 3+ to 5 mill a year for 5 more years at a reasonable cap hit.
  11. It would be great if they gave Simmer a 2 + 5 year deal. (First two year deal 7+ mill, then resign him @ 3+/4+/or 5+ mill "depending how he performs" for 5 years to retire a Flyer)
  12. The thing is, how much time are the coaches going to invest in the pre season on Power Play Units and different looks. Worst case is keep the same unit out there at the start and slip in the player/chemistry during practice to better allocate the pieces, but I believe they should really focus on Special Teams to make sure we have a good start to the season. since the refs might be calling it strict in the beginning and the games will seem to be affected by Specialty Teams in the first quarter of the season, since they like to call it tight to lay down the law. (stick taps and ticky tack holds on players)
  13. What about slotting Lindblom on Unit 2? That would have 3 Forward bodies that can rotate from behind the net and post themselves in front of the goalie with Konecny as another possible sniper from the dots and Provy barraging the Point. Though Laughton sounds OK too, as does Raffl. Just want to get Lindblom going this year and build up his goals for the year as a development to his game. Of course we can swap players in and out on the second Unit so he's not overloaded for the whole season. I think Weal can spot the LW on Unit 2 on occasion maybe a few games a month to throw off the opponent and see if he can contribute some goals as well.
  14. I was watching a NHL video on Toronto and how they were giddy about having Tavares on the team, when they got to the topic of Power Play possibilities, they brought up JVR and how he slotted in the power play as if he was a part of the team in a sense of how good he was in that position. Was kind of strange talking about oh wow we have this player now(Tavares) and then referencing JVR on how he was solid on the PP, and he's not even on the team. So thought what was the crews thoughts here on our power play options. Hope this doesn't start a war on personal ideas but was hoping a discussion would blossom out of this part of the team that can win us some games in an 82 game season and hopefully Playoffs. Do you drop JVR on Unit 1 having him be in the spot of Simmer/Patrick? And move Simmer and Patrick on Unit 2 with Konecny with Lindblom and Proverov? Or have G, Coots, JVR, Patrick and Ghost on Unit 1. Jake, Simmer, Konecny, Lindblom(/Sandheim) and Provorov on Unit 2?
  15. That was the dice roll that looked like it would of been Leighton to win it all, but his skate was his worst enemy. I remember the commentators saying that Leighton made his team feel confident in net and be able to play more aggressively.

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