Montreal beat a "legit" playoff team to get into the this year's tournament. So the thought that they were some how not worthy is not what the results on the ice showed. You can only the play the team in the other locker room.
This line of thinking doesn't track with me.
Also, I'm not out here saying everything is perfect. If there are things to be done to make the team better, then I'm on board.
I am not on board with overreacting to a bad series against a team that has
It's all mindset in Philadelphia, from management to coaching to players. Management still thinks this team needs to be big and tough, coaching thinks that only veterans get prime playing time and the young players who should be playing are caught in this ancient way of thinking.
I hope this offseason, they move on. Get rid of Therrien behind the bench. An 0 for power play in the playoffs is unacceptable, especially with the fire power available.
I hope the Flyers move
I don't think they trade Sanheim. Ghost is done as a Flyer if for no other reason the coach doesn't trust him and never will. It will be interesting to see what the price of taking JVR off our hands is...
I knew it wouldn't.
Still, when they came up against a legit playoff team they were fairly outclassed.
Thing is, that team is in the same division and not going anywhere - with a reputed upgrade in goal coming.
and their competition continues to develop as well. The Isles had their C walk away and are better off IMO than if they had paid him $10M.
This year's ECF has a team that "presents matchup problems" and another that has younger to
Yes , they could be a thorn in our side for a few years , they have us beat in the speed, skill, size and toughness.. Back in the day we could use our size and toughness and sheer will and tenacity to sometimes beat a more skilled team. We would outhit and out work the other teams. These days we don’t really have an identity . We aren’t fast or highly skilled, we aren’t all that big and we certainly aren’t tough. Guys like Martin and Mayfield could have pulverized our guys in a fight, we don’t
Thinking about this playoff run brought back memories of 2008. Some of you may recall that was the year after our worst season in history, when Hitchcock was fired after 8 games and Clarke resigned as GM. So, in trots Paul Holmgren, and he works some trades (and eventually wins GM of the year), and Stevens appears to be a good hire. We have a remarkable turnaround and go to the ECF. It looked like we might have finally entered the "New NHL" in the post-strike era. But....other than our fluk