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  1. 5 minutes ago, Hockey-78 said:

    Cheers Tom! But do not try to turn this into a mature discussion with rational reasoning.


    Just check out the title and the board where this thread is located... 🙄 That's the level of maturity and hockey knowledge this thread will ever share to anyone outside of Philadelphia. This thread isn't funny nor sad not to mention worth contributing.


    But I get it: they need to vent and get the frustration out of their system, the disappointment for supporting an organization which clearly has no future and will not be competitive for the next decade. Let's be clear; its not the players but the organization who sucks.


    And now the Sabres who suck even worse are manhandling the Flyers... LMAO!

    Always fun reading your posts.


    You must be invited to alot of parties.

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  2. 7 minutes ago, WordsOfWisdom said:


    The best part about the NHL not going to the Olympics is that now I can watch hockey during what would have been the Olympic break, instead of being forced to watch the Olympics on TV.  It's perfect.  I'm boycotting the Olympics (by not watching them) because of where they're located, so having the NHL running a crap ton of games during that time slot is perfect.   :)




    I couldn't care less where it's located, I wouldn't watch the snoozefest that is the Olympics. So I'm with you on the rest.

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  3. 6 minutes ago, BobbyClarkeFan16 said:

    Was it me or did it look like Foerster was wincing when taking a light shot. If that's the case, wtf are medical doing allowing him to be shooting if his shoulder is still causing him grief. Good God the medical staff that's employed by the Flyers are retards.


    How much of that is the retards employing them and demanding "get them out there; I'm not paying them to heal.  I'm paying them to play!  Play!  Play!"

  4. 12 minutes ago, radoran said:


    And they tend to pay players based upon what they want them to be rather than what they are.


    And they always tend to rush players back into the lineup at the early side of their potential recovery period.


    Hayes is a poster child for all of these tendencies.


    Honestly, this is what just doesn't work anymore - in large part because of the steps The Flyers took to implement the salary cap.


    And they prefer light beer!

    And they like steak sause on well-done steak

    And Miracle Whip on things that aren't metal gears or hinges needing lubrication.

    And they voted for Jill Stein.


    Jim Carrey Omg GIF


  5. 2 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:



    Well I hope this gets back to Ron and I hope pray there he responds I want some more drama to distract me from the putrid crap they trot out on game night masquerading as a hockey team.



    It would be a bad move on Hextall's part, but for sheer entertainment value I'm with you in hoping he does.

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  6. 2 hours ago, OccamsRazor said:

    All I know on it for sure....


    ...someone is lying....


    ...that is all carry on...




    Well, Clarke is absolutely lying on the "I wanted Makar" part.     I'm willing to believe there's some truth in the "the scouts wanted Makar, Hextall went on his own" part.


    I don't know, but I'm pretty sure the truth is somewhere around this concept:


    Hextall came in and answered to Ed Snider and was given a mandate by Ed Snider to build the farm and do things differently than previous regimes.   He likely had direct access to the Chairman and followed the marching orders.    I don't believe this made Clarkgren happy as there was a channel to Eddie that wasn't through them and their lemmings.


    Ed died.


    The boys were now in charge and Hextall had never become one of them.  He wasn't buying the used **** they wanted bought, etc., and the moment there was trouble, they threw him out and brought in their stoolie.  And I don't care what organization it is, if a stapler is missing or you can't find a file, the "former guy" is blamed.   The guy that was liked by some and disliked by others quickly becomes "that a-hole," especially in a toxic culture and especially among the people (in this case Clarkgren) who cause that toxic culture.


    None of this is to acquit Hextall.  He had his fair share of problems and misfires.  


    It's more an indictment of Clarkgren followed by the simple statement:   "He should STFU, swallow a crapton of sugar and then take a nap."

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  7. 1 hour ago, SCFlyguy said:

    The idea that Clarke would listen to his scouts (if it's even true they said to take Makar) and draft an undersized college defenseman instead of the big Western Canadian center from a classic WHL team, is completely laughable.


    Clarke would have traded the #2 overall for one year of Jerome Iginla.


    This. 1000 times this.

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  8. 10 minutes ago, FD19372 said:

    What I'm saying is, I'm quite sure that Hextall did what Holmgren, Clarke and others asked. Then it seems they said, "No, that's not want we want, after all" when Hextall acquired picks and built through the draft.


    I suspect (don't know...suspect) the building through the draft, etc., was a new direction in which Ed Snider wanted to go, but when he died Heat Miser and Cold Miser got Hextall out at the first exit they could.   It became more urgent when Fletchy-the-vuñderschlöng was fired from Minnesota.

  9. 1 hour ago, Podein25 said:


    If Clarke is right about this and not making it up it is a blemish on Hexy for sure. I mean one of the things you can say about Clarke is that he publicly acknowledged that he knew nothing about prospects, hadn't seen a game of Junior hockey in years. He made some terrible decisions as GM, but I don't think he did what he's accusing Hexy of: not talking to your scouts.


    Someone should do a case study on the Flyers for a corporate consulting training video:   How a Toxic Company Culture Can Destroy an Organization.


    Clarke is schlep.   I have no doubt he's not misrepresenting the situation, but what people gave out the keys and allowed it?   This stems from Ed Snider.    There's a reason the Flyers haven't won a Cup since Keith Allen.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Poconono said:

    I rarely even watch the Flyers any more so I'm not up on things but if Risto has an expiring contract, why not trade him at the deadline?  I know that's what an intelligent organization might do but does he have any value to a contender?


    Step 1:   Pick a contender you hate

    Step 2:  Trade him there.

    Step 3:  Let nature take care of itself

    Step 4:  Watch your pick you got in the trade move up several slots

    Step 5:  Waste pick on a broken idiot.

    Step 6:  Waste three to four years grooming said broken idiot. 

    Step 7:  Trade for that version of Ristolainen

    Step 8:  Return to step 1

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  11. 19 minutes ago, GratefulFlyers said:

    I highly doubt Giroux will go to a Metro team, particularly the Rangers.


    I would typically agree.  But it's nothing to the Flyers this year as they aren't going anywhere even if they had a military escort.


    But let's say the Rags go deep or actually win the thing (doubtful).   I don't think Giroux stays there.   He either ends up coming back to Philly to finish things off (killing the franchise) or goes home to Ottawa and finishes out in front of neighbors and easy access to cop tushy.

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