I expect the offence to be better this year... albeit, it is gonna be on the rookies assuming that Patrick and Lindblom make the lineup. This year is not all about wins/losses.... it is about finally getting to see some of "the plan" actually take shape. There is going to be a lot more skill in the lineup but rookies are rookies and they will make mistakes.
I'm sorry I know this is not a cup year but we are just getting more of the same: more excruciatingly soft goals at the worst possible times which will only add to our frustration and to that of the young players during the ongoing rebuild.
I refer you to exhibit A: My season epitaph for the Flames found in the thread of the same name.
Posted April 20 ·
"Brian Elliott officially sucks, causing the 2017 Flames to be swept by the Ducks"
soooooo, Stolarz has been in the organization now for 5 years….what exactly is his future with the Flyers if he cant even be a back up on the big club? imo it’s time to move on with the other young goalies in the system. just saying .....
I'm not particularly thrilled with a Neuvirth / Elliot tandem as I think it kinda defines mediocrity in netminding; no clear #1, no clear skill level improvements, and no clear performance expectations.
On the other hand, this defines our goaltending tandem as a total team effort as the pressure of the forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders appear balanced. And I believe that to be the philosophy of Hextall and Hakstol. It is a team effort! It appears that the main reason Mason l
They're likely a bubble team, but they could certainly surprise depending on the adjustments that the young players make. While you're looking at several rookies, all but Patrick have played in pro leagues. Lindblom dominated the SHL, and has looked good on the small NA ice in limited time in the AHL, as well as at world juniors. Hagg, Morin, and Sanheim have all put time in in the AHL. So none of those guys are coming straight out of juniors to the NHL. Patrick will have the benefit of playing