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#655762 The Current Team 2013

Posted by Talbot4theWin on 20 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

^^ Lol In the voice of James Earl Jones... C'mon man


Edit: that was for Toughfighter

alright what's your issue with me? what do you want me to say? this team is best team in the world, they will win a cup? what? what's your problem?



what do you want to hear? are you that fixated with these players that do nothing?

Alright, let's go down the list.

What's my issue with you? No matter what this team does, you will find something to complain about.


What do I want you to say? Nothing. We've all heard everything you have to say 50 times over. You're a broken record.


This team is the best, will win a cup. Despite how you try to pretend everyone else here is a bunch of fanboys, I haven't heard anyone say anything close to either of those things. You are the one who likes to make broad sweeping and over generalized statements like that.


What do I want to hear? Intelligent criticism and praise where either is due.


Am I that fixated on players that do nothing? No. I'm a fan of the Flyers. Some players I like more than others. Some I really enjoy, others I would like to see traded. Pretty simple. And I wouldn't call 5 goals in one period doing nothing. Maybe I'm just the glass half full type.


Everyone here is entitled to their opinion, whether anyone agrees or not, but the fact that you NEVER have anything good to say, coupled with your all encompassing statements like "we need faster players" or "this team is a bunch of goons" is why people call you a troll, whether or not you actually believe what you say. I've seen several people here respond to you in a reasonable and logical way, but when you continue with the same negativity and tired lines over and over, don't be surprised when people laugh you off and label you a troll.

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#618288 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by Edu-ro on 20 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

Hi, guys! I'm Eduard, I've been on these boards for a couple of years or so. I'm from Romania, a long way from Philly, but still, I love the Flyers and try to watch every game I can.

I can assure the new guys from other countries (not US or Canada) that you are welcomed here. I'm pretty sure I don't have the best English skills and my hockey knowledge is far more modest than those of most of the posters, but I always felt among friends here.
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#618274 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by catkoladis on 20 March 2011 - 12:17 AM

Hey Flyers Fans! You all know me, cmon...I'm the Cat. ;) I was a long time lurker until I just had to start throwing my 2 cents in last year, and I have not left really, I have no life. Okay, I do. I have 4 of the most awesome kids you will ever meet, two of whom are registered users of the boards w/their Mom. FlyerFan1209 is my eldest and only son, and Pandawesome is my first baby girl. (She is great w/photoshop and making avatars, and she's also thrown her hand in at signatures starting w/DA's. She is willing to work with anyone who wants her to create an avatar or sig for posting here, just let me know with a private message or catch me in chat during any Flyers game.) I also have a TKat and a Roo, who help me root for the Orange & Black. I have to say that I have traveled the NHL boards (mostly lurking) and we have a great group of posters here at the FMB including a good number who root mainly for other NHL teams, so don't be shy! :)
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#618273 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by laxgrl2PA-c on 19 March 2011 - 10:51 PM

Not new, not even "not so new but infrequent" and I usually don't lurk, but welcome to newbies and you can call me lax. I'm usually around once or twice a day and almost always in the game chat.
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#618247 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by propp16 on 19 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

I'll start. Hi, I'm propp16. I work on a site called Flyers Faithful with a number of other FMBers. I used to post obsessively on here but I've become more of a lurker now. I don't know why it happened but it seems to be related to the "View New Content" feature. It changed my mindset to focus on reading instead of writing. I was born in South Philly but live in NJ now. I've got two kids and have been a fan of the Flyers for my entire life.

Congrats again to Chrissy for becoming an Admin. This board needs someone like her in charge.
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#655770 The Current Team 2013

Posted by Frostythekroman on 21 December 2013 - 01:47 PM

i havent anything good to say because this team never plays right despite the wins,  im pointing out the mistakes they are constantly making, if that doesnt get corrected then this team will never win anything, you seem to ignore it and focus on the postives rather worry about the mistakes.


im a realist fan, im not guy that's going to jump for joy whenever start waking up in one period, it's unacceptable. you cant play like that. it's 60 minutes, i expect this team to play hard for sixthy minutes every game, not one period.


i dont understand how any fan can accept that type of style of playing, it's more like dont care about mistakes, winning is all that matters, but when you play a team like chicago or dallas, it will be a disaster.

Winning is all that matters, Can't hoist the cup without winning. I nver saw the last place team get handed the biggest trophy. "Oh you played hard but lost so here is the Stanley Cup.  A win is a win- in the end, in history all we will see is the win-loss record. No one ill say oh they won the cup but didn't play hard so in essence they didn't win, the team that lost did.

And dude you aren't a realist- you are a pessimist. I don't understand why pessimists think they are "realists". The Flyers could win every game from here on out minus one, hoist the cup and you would be on here trolling about that one loss along the way. Here is reality, and it may be a shock- ITS A FRIGGIN GAME! Wins will happen, losses will happen, bad bounces will happen, lazy nights will happen, all-star caliber play will happen, injuries will happen... and here is the ultimate reality- YOU (and anyone else in here including me) CAN"T CHANGE A THING ABOUT THAT (whether pessimist or optimist)!

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#655263 The Current Team 2013

Posted by pat-1 on 24 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

please stop feeding the troll.....


it may go look for food elsewhere ;)

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#655005 The JVR trade is easily Holmgren's worst

Posted by pwnstick on 10 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

The JVR trade does look beyond pathetic at this point, but for my money, I'm saying the worst trade was Richards.  Absolutely nothing against Brayden or Wayne, they are nice players, but Richie was the the best player not named Pronger to wear a Flyers jersey in the last 8 years and we had him locked in with the type of kush cap hit that you build a franchise around.

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#654223 Lavy Fired

Posted by jharrison924 on 07 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

He wasn't let go during the offseason for 1 reason. The injuries(that some seem to be forgetting about). He could have easily been fired after the season. BUt they gave him another chance. They went out and got Vinny and Streit. They grabbed him 2 decent goalies. then they said, "make it work", we're healthy so you don't have any excuses. He couldn't make it work. period. When you have a monster PP and a great PK(both last year) and you outright suck 5v5, it's hands down "the system". So he was gone last year, this was merely an extension. It wasn't knee-jerk.

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#653362 Flyers in talks with Gags!

Posted by andrejb on 02 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Gagne has to finish his career in Philly.

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#653123 Bryz boat sailing away

Posted by allamericandan1 on 25 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

Good. I don't care what happens to Ilya Bryzgalov. He hurt this organization, his presence here crippled the team. Holmgren should be packing his bags with Bryz. He dealt this team's two best players, they go on to win a Cup, and Holmgren stays. This should be the last straw but it won't be because Holmgren does what Snider wants.

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#652831 The Current Team

Posted by allamericandan1 on 18 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

So he IS a moron after all.


Well worth trading Richards and Carter, the so-called "bad seeds," to make the room for this guy. Never a headache and definitely didn't close the Flyers' window of opportunity to win a Cup for the immediate future to get him either. Overall, great pick-up by Holmgren! Really did his homework!

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#652388 The Current Team

Posted by laxgrl2PA-c on 12 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yeah Kyle... I rooted for LA...after the Flyers were on the golf course. Theres a difference between rooting for a non rival team to win the Cup AFTER the Flyers have been eliminated and rooting for them to lose for a better draft pick though. I don't expect a guy who would root for his team to lose to understand the difference though.

I rooted for LA last year and still do....*shrug* they are still a fun team to watch. Then again I'll watch any game that is on TV, but I enjoy watching a team like LA that has good chemistry, works together, supports each other on and off the know....the way the Flyers were once upon a time. Doesn't mean I want the Flyers to lose, doesn't mean I cheer against the Flyers....maybe I'm a bad fan or not as good of a fan as some of you, but I don't care

I know a lot of people want as high of a pick as possible, but if we are honest it's gonna take a lot more than a seth jones to right this ship....granted, he will help, but we need to face the fact that the flyer aren't going to be any good for a few years
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#652346 To Hades with Seth Jones

Posted by Simmonds4Prez on 11 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

Spoken like an Oiler fan. :wacko: How many years & counting? :Aarrg:


Not nearly as long as our drought though? and they have how many more than us?


Teams that built their Stanley Cups through the draft:

New Jersey







...of course some of those teams made trades to push them over the top, but none really moved top assets and picks to make it happen. They developed a core, especially on the back end like: Lidstrom, Niedermayer, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, etc...

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#651981 To Hades with Seth Jones

Posted by ericmedc on 31 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

If we really want Seth Jones we can land him the classy way. We can trade for him. :cheers:


Of course. Not that I see how without overpaying. But I really just wanted to make an opposite thread of the existing one, for those fans who thinks tanking is unsportmanslike, stupid and not at all as safe card as some people seem to think it is. Also, a thread were people can add some hope in this season, since I'm so tired of this board beeing amazingly pessimistic.



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#651819 The Current Team

Posted by PenaltyKiller on 27 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

PK, what do you think should be done with the team, starting right now from top to bottom?

Haven't been here for a while, but I would trade all of the vets that don't have a future beyond the next year or so including Timonen and Briere (hope and pray). Collect picks. Fire the entire front office and coaching staff in the offseason. Fire the AHL coaching staff. Rebuild everything. No former Flyers.

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#651531 The Current Team

Posted by Mitt on 13 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

Didn't get to see the game but wasn't surprised to see the final when I got home. Without checking any stats I can safely assume it was yet another classic example of team playing below their potential.


I'm certain that this team is all but done, but I'm very interested if Homer just allows Lavy to ride it out until seasons end. As Bucket stated, it's time to send a message or we'll be in the same boat next season with Lavy. May as well do it now and maybe just maybe make a run, or at least build on something for next year.

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#651358 The Official Fire Lavi Thread

Posted by PenaltyKiller on 09 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

People talk about his systems, his line changing, how he handle his goalies, etc etc. I'm not a big fan of constantly changing coaches and was not impressed when they fired Stevens.

But I think I've seen enough of Lavy. 


My biggest problem with him behind the bench has been our two second round playoff exits. More so how we exited. He had no answers when games got tough and we were sent home with our tales between our legs. That is just brutal IMO.

And now after being called out by both his bosses to improve the defensive play, he has shown zero ability to do it. 

Add that all up, mix in a losing record and you get a fired coach IMO.

I am the same way although I wasn't a Stevens fans. I think all too often in sports coaches are blamed for what is usually an issue with the (lack of) talent. I still think this is the biggest reason why the Flyers are so mediocre.


The problem is not the system in my eyes. The Flyers aren't giving up a ton of shots. They are also blocking a ton of shots. The problem is they have below average goaltending and they lack the horses to be a dominant puck posession team.


However, my problems with Lavi are the problems we saw in the playoffs. He has absolutely no answer for teams that clog the neutral zone. This has been an issue his entire tenure here both in the regular season and playoffs. He does not pay good enough attention to line matching. He is hindering the development of our most valuable youth.


I think there is more than enough reason to can Lavi,  but Holmgren needs to be shown the door with him. A mediocre team with overpaid below average goaltending, no quality puckmovers that aren't overpaid dinosaurs, a terrible farm system, and a complete inability to draft and develop defense and goaltending is on the GM's head.

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#654258 The Official Fire Lavi Thread

Posted by bchrissy77 on 07 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

RIP Fire Lavi Thread

Beloved thread to the restless.


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