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OH1FlyersFan last won the day on April 19 2013

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  1. It's just an impression, but his penalties seem to come at the most inopportune times. But, you're right, his trend is down over the last few seasons with the Flyers. Total of 579 over his career. With the Flyers: 116, 93, 83, 63 PIM over the last four seasons. For comparison purposes, Orpik has 972, then Seabrook and Burns at 653 and 651, then a bunch of current players in the low 600's, then Gudas. You raise a good point on suspensions. Penalty minutes are one thing, but when you have to sit out an entire game, multiple games, because of a suspension, how many minutes off the ice has that added up to???
  2. It may help more if the Flyers spend less time on the penalty kill courtesy of Gudas.....
  3. I agree with that. It doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye. And that was my point. If we turn our eye on Kate, then we have to carefully and honestly examine everything, everyone else up and down the line and across all mediums, who may have ever done, said, sang, painted, written, you name it something similar. If we have a standard, we have to apply it equally to everyone and everything. Heck, even Abe Lincoln should be called into question - he gave speech in 1862 to a delegation of black ministers at the White House where he stated that he recognized slavery as a source of the Civil War and that slavery, by its very presence on this continent, had instilled violence. Lincoln proposed that the way to get around that violence was that the slaves needed to leave the country and that, in doing so, they would find a peaceful existence abroad, enabling whites to find a peaceful existence in the US. What are we supposed to do with that? It was before the Emancipation Proclamation, so his thinking may have evolved, but still, it's appropriate to question his motives.
  4. And I bet that, given the time period during which Kate sang these songs, she and very few other people would have believed her decision to sing those songs was a poor one. They just didn't think that way - the way we do now. It's all relative. Like my Great Aunt who hated the Japanese for her entire life - and she lived to be 94 - well into the 1980's, because "they" killed her brother at Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack, no less. It was always interesting how the type of attack bothered her as much as the result of the attack.
  5. I don't think they have statues of either. Just pointing out similarities for consistency's sake.
  6. Exactly. When not put into context of that time, it may seem, to those in this day and age, absolutely horrifying. And we know what happens when people who are absolutely horrified by something react. So, if we are going to judge by our standard today, we should at least be consistent and remove all trace of Bing Crosby, his songs and movies. Anyone ever watch the Christmas movie "Holiday Inn"? Remember the song "Abraham" and the routine done in blackface? Fred Astaire was part of that too. Ban him. Johnny Cash covered "Pick a Bale of Cotton." Ban him. The song "Ol' Man River"? Racist. Ban it and anyone who has ever sung it. Pretty much every American folk song we sang as kids is racist. "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", Jimmy Crack Corn", "I've Been working on the Railroad." Ban them all. And while we're going down this path - what about the MeToo movement? "The Lady is a Tramp"? Sexist. Ban Frank and anyone who ever sang it. These are just a small few of the more obvious and we've barely even scratched the surface but we're on a roll!! The only question is, where do we stop?
  7. Anything involving a shoot-out to determine the outcome of anything would doom the Flyers to relative obscurity forever!!!
  8. Duchene did exactly that with the Blue Jackets. Played on the top line in his first game against his former team - who had just traded him away ten hours earlier. Then in just his second game with his new team he got a goal and assist --- not against his former team, but still not bad. Good luck with that Hartman!
  9. Injured. Injured with a nagging, persistent injury that will last for the rest of his time in the League. Thanks to the Curse of the Flyers Goalies!!
  10. That's because there has always been and will continue to be a clear double standard with the League when it comes to the Flyers. I'm totally unsurprised and not shocked when that happens with one of our players.
  11. I agree. Move the others first. If you don't want to keep him for his production, and it's been pretty solid this year, I'd keep Giroux for no other reason than that at some point these young players will need someone with experience to look towards, who could be a mentor to them, guide them help them learn the game in some way. The young guys are going to need that voice and guidance and it'd be better to keep him than it would be to bring in the outside "veteran." Keep Giroux, but take the pressure off him in the next couple of years to be "the guy." Pass the "C" along at that point when it feels less forced, mutually agreed to, after the organization has sorted out what it's going to do, what it's plan is. I don't think he needs to be captain for life. He'll still be decent enough to contribute and he may surprise us if he's relieved of that responsibility.
  12. This is the key, right here. And it applies to the coach too. I like to think that in watching other sports, watching how coaches perform -- college football, professional football -- the most successful teams I've noticed have coaches who are vocal, engaged on the sidelines, intense and high-energy. It sets the tone for the team, for the individual players. They know what is expected. They hear it and see it from their coach. It trickles down to individuals in the unit. It's how leaders lead. I've seen it in the military too. It's what drove me nuts watching coaches Stevens and Hakstol.
  13. Is this the same Buffalo Rick that was on the old Philly Enquirer forum boards from years back???? The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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