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I completely get the bringing someone in to pace York and give him a year to develop York in the AHL.

 

The sad part is that going into two weeks ago, York was my sole reason to watch this team.  Maybe I'll go to some Lehigh games. 

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They may win. They may not. But they are different and that means they don't suck, YET   I'm excited and appreciate that Chuck is trying to make a difference where we all knew one was needed

Number is good. Term is good.   What's not to like here?   I'll give it to ol' Fletch this isn't going to be the same ol' Flyers team.  

Anyone comparing Yandle to Ghost has to be drunk. One has a fantastic career stat sheet and was for a long time considered among the top ten dmen in the league, the other had a couple reasonable seasons and was borderline ineffective at his role the rest of the time. Yandle is older of course, and we shouldn't expect a peak version of him, but even a lesser version of Yandle should absolutely be better than what we got out of Ghost for about 80% of his time in PHI.   I like the Yandle

15 minutes ago, ruxpin said:

Someone here mentioned Sanheim going out instead.  At this point, I would not be shocked and would think that could fetch for fletch.

 

That was yours truly.

 

Well now is the time to do it.

 

He doesn't have a contract it could depend on his asking price.

 

But I highly doubt it.

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36 minutes ago, Brewin Flames said:

I'll admit i don't know much about the make up of the flyers d-corp, but would you rather have Ghost or Yandle, both seem about same/same to me....

 

Ha I found this tweet that was more along the lines of what I was saying...

 

Keith Yandle is a low-risk, high-upside signing. Best-case scenario he's a great 3LD and PP specialist, basically a cheaper and more experienced Gostisbehere.
 
Worst-case scenario he sits in the press box and mentors Cam York. Good guy in the room and good depth to have
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44 minutes ago, Brewin Flames said:

I'll admit i don't know much about the make up of the flyers d-corp, but would you rather have Ghost or Yandle, both seem about same/same to me....

 

Great question.   If financials were equal, go with Ghost (similar skillset and younger).  But it comes down to salary/cap and term.  And if/when it comes to it, it's a little easier having $900k in the press box rather than $4.xxM.   So, I guess, for this situation the Flyers are better off with Yandle.

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1 year....$900,000? I'm no Yandle fan, but this is the kind of deal a real  GM would sign. 

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I’m OK with this signing.  Yandle isn’t flashy but I think he is pretty steady.

 

Yandle may break Doug Jarvis’ consecutive games played record this year.  Actually, 3 guys may break it this year.
 

Jarvis - 964

Yandle - 922

Marleau - 910

Kessel - 900

 

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38 minutes ago, AlaskaFlyerFan said:

I’m OK with this signing.  Yandle isn’t flashy but I think he is pretty steady.

 

Yandle may break Doug Jarvis’ consecutive games played record this year.  Actually, 3 guys may break it this year.
 

Jarvis - 964

Yandle - 922

Marleau - 910

Kessel - 900

 

 

AV is going to scratch him the first game to send a message...

 

:NinjaLookLeftRight1:

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2 hours ago, ruxpin said:

Maybe I'll go to some Lehigh games. 

 

Let me know .... I will join ya ....

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1 hour ago, AlaskaFlyerFan said:

I’m OK with this signing.  Yandle isn’t flashy but I think he is pretty steady.

 

Yandle may break Doug Jarvis’ consecutive games played record this year.  Actually, 3 guys may break it this year.
 

Jarvis - 964

Yandle - 922

Marleau - 910

Kessel - 900

 

Um...McCrossin factor? Hurt by November. 

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IF the Flyers can afford 1 more forward after signing Sanhiem and a back up...I suggest the Yotes Michael Bunting. Made 737,000 last year, rumored to make approx 1.5 as a UFA. 25 year old late bloomer who had 10 goals in 21 games after getting called up last year. Throws a few hits a game, physical, tough to play against. Fits what they are doing. 

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Number is good. Term is good.

 

What's not to like here?

 

I'll give it to ol' Fletch this isn't going to be the same ol' Flyers team.

 

schitts creek wow GIF by CBC

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5 hours ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

Yeah and I'm thinking he will be playing on the 3rd pair with Braun so only about 12-15 minutes a night.

 

It is crazy free agency doesn't start till tomorrow and the Flyers only have one open spot.

 

Backup goalie.

 

One thing is for sure this will be a new look roster.

 

But will it win?

 

 

They may win. They may not. But they are different and that means they don't suck, YET

 

I'm excited and appreciate that Chuck is trying to make a difference where we all knew one was needed

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28 minutes ago, CoachX said:

But they are different and that means they don't suck, YET

 

This is true.

 

At this moment they are undefeated.

 

:beer:

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26 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

This is true.

 

At this moment they are undefeated.

 

:beer:

 

Team needed a radical makeover.

 

It got one.

 

Whether it works out remains to be seen.

 

IMO this is a crucial season for Giroux in terms of whether they ee-sign him as a lifetime Flyer.

 

If nothing else it's not boring.

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48 minutes ago, radoran said:

 

If nothing else it's not boring.

 

 

Now trade JVR for him.

 

Laine signs qualifying offer, 1 yr $7.5 million

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22 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

 

Now trade JVR for him.

 

Laine signs qualifying offer, 1 yr $7.5 million

 

I like Laine where he is - on my FHL team.

 

I miss the days where Finns were raised to be defnesively responsible and if you were lucky you got a Sinisalo, Kapanen (Sami) or dare I say a Selanne or Kurri out of them.

 

Hoping Laine hits 30 goals with Voracek feeding him on the power play.

 

Don't really want either on the Flyers at this point...

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7 hours ago, radoran said:

Number is good. Check Term is good. Check

 

What's not to like here? Well, there's Yandles actual play that is Gus bad. I'm just happy it wasn't a 5 year contract at $5 million per. Gave him the NTC too, but it's only a year.

 

I'll give it to ol' Fletch this isn't going to be the same ol' Flyers team. Ya, it looks like he's handing the reigns to Kevin Hayes. 

 

schitts creek wow GIF by CBC

 

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One thing I appreciate about Fletcher materialized when I heard his interview in Snow the Goalie. Fletcher punched his classmate back in the day when the kid said his dad sucked, he punched the kid and defended his actions. He didn't back down on why he did it.

Fletcher wanted to make the Flyers tougher to play against and I know the cost was up there, but the results could be well worth it. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, radoran said:

 

I like Laine where he is - on my FHL team.

 

I miss the days where Finns were raised to be defnesively responsible and if you were lucky you got a Sinisalo, Kapanen (Sami) or dare I say a Selanne or Kurri out of them.

 

Hoping Laine hits 30 goals with Voracek feeding him on the power play.

 

Don't really want either on the Flyers at this point...

 

It was just a sad joke last night before going to bed...they already have one on the roster I am crossing my fingers on in Risto...no need to add another.

 

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1 hour ago, flyercanuck said:

No trade clause

 

That is just so they can't just send him anywhere...he'll have a say so basically doesn't mean he wouldn't accept a trade.

 

From the reports I have seen.

 

So anyways I hope for a good year and then we'll it takes care of itself.

 

#fingerscrossed

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3 hours ago, flyercanuck said:

Well, there's Yandles actual play that is Gus bad. I'm just happy it wasn't a 5 year contract at $5 million per. Gave him the NTC too, but it's only a year.

 

Right - $900K for 1 year is a classic low risk, possible reward scenario. I mean, Yandle is third overall amongst defencemen in points for the 2010s so he's got to be one of the best defencemen in the league, right? :5a6425fa25331_VikingSkoool:

 

This isn't taking a guy who was making $1.2M and more than doubling his salary to be disappointing. I also don't see them looking at this as a "Niskanen replacement" as much as adding some scoring depth to the bottom four/pair.

 

And the NTC isn't a NMC so there's flexibility there.

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1 hour ago, radoran said:

 

Right - $900K for 1 year is a classic low risk, possible reward scenario. I mean, Yandle is third overall amongst defencemen in points for the 2010s so he's got to be one of the best defencemen in the league, right? :5a6425fa25331_VikingSkoool:

 

This isn't taking a guy who was making $1.2M and more than doubling his salary to be disappointing. I also don't see them looking at this as a "Niskanen replacement" as much as adding some scoring depth to the bottom four/pair.

 

And the NTC isn't a NMC so there's flexibility there.

 

If he's used sparingly on the 2nd pp then fine. It might help there. 

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