I'm not so sure. If Orpik remains out, then I agree that's a challenge for them as they don't have any depth there. That's there one weak point.
But I will say this about them as a team: they don't give up much and both their neutral zone and defensive zone play are as good as I've seen. Did it not seem like there were always 3 Caps players near the puck? And it's not just collapsing passively - anybody can do that - they both collapsed to defend the slot and the front of the net and
Totally disagree about making the playoffs benefitting the future. I see 3 or 4 guys at the most on this roster being part of a serious Cup run. I also watched some viable assets depreciate in this series, Giroux being the main one. For all the great things I hear about the Flyers strength coach, I still see them as the Philly Falldowners. Need some serious core strength improvement. The 2 wins over the Caps was a fallout of the modern game, coaches playing not to lose. Everything from the peri
AAAaaaahhh no. Sure i enjoyed Colin's introduction to the lineup but he is not better than White. Bigger than White sure. But White put up 11 goals last year on the 4th line.
Mcdonald has never done that.
And he wins faceoffs and hasn't finished below 50% in the last 4 years so no i can't agree better than him.
But i would welcome him on the 4th and remove Vandevelde or just keep him and waive him to the AHL instead until needed.
Anyone will to give give Gagner another deal is just asking to be MEH. And the Flyers can find that elsewhere for cheaper. There is a reason he has never been to the playoffs and it wasn't just the crappy teams he has been on.
HE JUST ISN'T THAT GOOD!!!!