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#657495 coburn

Posted by allamericandan1 on 23 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

No one loves Coburn like he is Pronger or Doughty. He used to be massively hyped, but now I find most fans are indifferent. Right now he is the Flyers 2nd best defender. The Flyers do need more point producers (especially after Timonen is gone) but Schenn, and Grossmann, Streit, and MacDonald need to go before Coburn. I don't know why he is singled out over those disasters.



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#657876 The Current Team - 2014-15

Posted by pat-1 on 15 October 2014 - 08:43 PM

Oh yeah...

Have I mentioned once in the past few years that I thoroughly hate the shoot out ?
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#657869 The Current Team - 2014-15

Posted by xXACACIA89 on 15 October 2014 - 09:56 AM

We're arguing over a hypothetical situation and your position on said situation. Typical to quote reading comprehension when you clearly lose an argument and no one agrees with you  :ph34r:


No, when the system is broken there is nothing wrong with hoping the season wasn't a complete waste. The Sixers have spent the last 10 or so years in irrelevant purgatory and they finally wised up and are doing what it takes to build a winning team. Look at all of the fantastic young talent they're stocking up on. 


To sit there and root for your team to win meaningless games when they have no way of actually competing for a championship is short-sighted and a waste of time.


The way things currently stand supports the idea of tanking. That's how the system works. The worst teams get the best new talent. Also, you can't look at one team (Oilers) who is a perennial failure of an organization and say "see it doesn't even work!" People get all huffy over the idea of tanking, but no one seems to question the idea of "blowing a team up" entirely and starting over. The two are synonymous, guys. You are in essence tanking when you trade away or release all of your expensive talent.


I get tired of hearing people try to take the moral high ground in saying "how could you ever hope your team loses!" Yes, I have rooted for the Flyers to lose completely meaningless games that do nothing but erode our chances at better future talent. If you're content with rolling mediocre players out there year after year and never winning a cup, by all means go ahead and root for them to land in the middle of the pack again this year. 


It's still too early to tell what this year's team is, but so far it is not looking good. No one is going to go tell them to lose come February or March if they are already clearly out of it and I'm not asking the coach or anyone else to do that. However, I will be hoping they're not one of the teams that lands right outside of the playoffs, or even squeaks in at the last minute only to be pointlessly bounced in the first or second round. I am not satisfied with small moral victories anymore. It has been about 40 years since we had a cup. I am tired of small moral victories. 

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#657454 Official Offseason Thread 2014

Posted by JohnnyDrama55 on 16 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

"sarcastic devil's advocate".. i like that. Our team lacks defense, Richards is one of the best defensive forwards in the game. Our team would be better defensively if he was still around or GOD FORBID we brought him back. And Carcillo got a goal in GAME 7!!! We lost 2-1! Talk about clutch player..... now is that a sarcastic or realistic comment? Wait... didn't we eliminate the Devils in 2010 because of him too? I can't remember i don't feel like checking the box score for a meaningless game (cough game 3 in the PLAYOFFS, where every game is "real meaningless") 

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#656439 How good is B. Schenn?

Posted by pat-1 on 16 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

He's coming along just fine and I think he'll be a pretty darn good player barring injuries. He plays the game the right way and has been one of the most consistent Flyers this year, in terms of coming to play every night. No he hasn't lit up the score sheet yet, but he will get better. The kid has everything I want in a player, size, skill, speed, toughness and a good work ethic. He'll be a great player whether it's here in Philly or elsewhere.


Interesting how Flyers fans complain about giving up on young players too early, but are ready to ship out every player that doesn't meet expectations immediately. 

You cant call it giving up on a young player if you never thought he was going to amount to anything in the first place.

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#631493 2011-12 Flyers Predict-a-Score Game

Posted by The_Mighty_Tim on 29 September 2011 - 02:16 PM

2011-12 Flyers Predict-a-Score Game

Back for it's fifth season - it's the Flyers Predict-a-Score Game for the 2011-12 season. Think you predict the outcome of the Flyers games this season? Well, lets see how accurate you are compared to your FMB friends. Who will join aphockey, Kappy and two-time Champion ericmedc in the Predict-a-Score Hall of Fame? Will it be you?

It works like this. Simply tell me what you think the score will be in each game, and score points accordingly. You will score 1 point for getting the score right, 1 point for getting the winning team right and 1 point for getting the goal difference correct. This means up to 3 points per game are up for grabs. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to earn double points by predicting the All Star Game result. Further details will be available nearer the time. The person(s) with the highest score at the end of the season will be crowned the 2011-12 FMB Predict-a-Score Champion.

So, I hope you will all enjoy! Standings will be available via the link in my signature!

Official Rules

1. Predictions must be made either in this thread, the appropriate GDT or sent to me via PM. Predictions made elsewhere will not be counted.
2. Predictions for a game must be made before the game starts.
3. Occasionally, mistakes may occur. If you spot something amiss in the scores or the rules, let me know, and I'll sort it out as best I can. I'm only human. However, the decisions of me (or, if I'm not available, my designated subsitute) are final.
4. I will try to update the scores and stats after each game. But like I said, I'm only human, so don't worry if results aren't up immediately.
5. This is meant to be a harmless bit of fun, with nothing at stake, save bragging rights. So, please don't take it too seriously, and do not cheat. If I find you cheating for whatever reason, I will disqualify you from this game, and possibly future games.
6. Have fun!

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#658171 Berube axed

Posted by PenaltyKiller on 17 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

I just wanted to say that. :cheers:

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#657783 Flyers hire Ian Anderson as Manager of Hockey Analytics

Posted by KyleBucket on 22 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

Well, it looks like PK is finally getting her wish.


"Anderson holds a bachelors degree in business from UC Santa Barbera and a masters degree in predictive analysis from Northwestern, according to his LinkedIn profile. He received that masters in 2014 via Northwestern's Online Program."


Read the rest here:


This was discovered via the Flyers website. There was previously a clipping that listed the Flyers entire staff and Ian had that title. 

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#657763 Flyers Sign Michael Del Zotto to 1-Year Deal

Posted by JohnnyDrama55 on 05 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

i heard 1 yr for 1.3 mill 

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#657496 Hartnell Columbus

Posted by pat-1 on 23 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

I love this deal...Umberger may not put up the points that Hartnell does , but he's not far behind and he hasn't played alongside a guy like Giroux either. He is far more versatile as a few others have stated, plus...he works every shift unlike Hartnell and he is also the kind of player who steps up when the game is on the line..also unlike Hartnell.


Maybe its just that I'm simply happy that Hartnell is finally gone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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#657453 Official Offseason Thread 2014

Posted by Flyerfan52 on 16 June 2014 - 06:46 PM

Once again, you're wrong. My reference to brainwashing was ignoring the obvious, which was that it'd be stupid to bring a player, i.e. Richards in this case, back after trading him the way we did. It makes it even more stupid when his diminishing numbers are completely ignored.  Also, take your heart out of this. You clearly have your panties in a bunch because I'm talking about someone you felt was wrongly traded. Great. Whether he was or not, that's besides the point. You knew what my point was Carcillo, but you want to be the sarcastic devil's advocate. That's like saying Matt Cooke is deserving of a Cup. Please, argue that. Moreover, if you think that proves your point, I'd disagree. I'd argue Carcillo had one (not two) big goal against us, but please tell me what that did? Did that win them the Cup? No. Did that win them the series? No. Did it even win them the game? My guess is no, but I don't feel like checking box scores for a meaningless game at this point. So, at that point, I ask: was is even a big goal at all? You can guess my answer. 


As far as 52 goes, I won't really even bother to get started with you because you and the Richards Brigade have beaten it to a bloody pulp. We know you're still saddened by Richards departure. Boo hoo. You used an absolute codswallop argument in your favor in hopes of backing "regular season numbers aren't everything" when they're as bad as Richie's were. That is absolutely ludicrous. Weren't you on the train that wanted Briere gone? Let me correct myself, it wasn't a train. Anyone with eyes could see that was a good decision. Why? You'll get that answer after the following sentence. You'd be entirely contradicting yourself in that respect because it's none other than Mike Richards. Without regular season numbers, you don't make the playoffs. That's why Danny is now gone. His lack of regular season numbers made his lack of defense no longer excusable. I lump Richards into that same category right now due to his cap hit, whereas Briere it was age + cap hit.


Richards has fallen off, accept it and move on. Maybe if he ever finds motivation, he'll be a key to a SC team. There's a reason they want to buy him out/change his entire offseason program. Do "professionals" saying that make that argument stronger or will you continue to ignore that too? Justin Williams was a lesser talent who is playing better than him at the age of 32? Yeah...let that sink in. 

or you can ignore all of that and just accept it summed up in:
I feel like I'm listening to a couple women whose favorite TV boyfriend got killed off.

So you honestly believe the Flyers are now a better team then they were 2009-10 or 2010-11.

2010-11 were 1st in the Atlantic, dropped to 3rd in 2011-12 & 4th in 2012-13 (missed the playoffs). Last year 3rd in the revamped division called the Metropolitan they lasted 1 round.

If that's improving WTF do you consider getting worse? Are you 1 of those that want to finish last & draft MacDavid?


As to the buyout theory have you ever seen a reputable source? Eklund doesn't count as that. It's the type of story hacks run to fill a page in an attempt to get hits. More reputable sources mention that there are UNSUBSTANTIATED  rumors but some people that follow hockey use those rumors to support their own slant on a player.


BTW, if you were to read a post rather then just take away what you think gives you ammunition to attack those who's views you disagree with you'd know I never advocated bringing either Richards or Carter back. I doubt it could happen.


As to comparing Briere to Richards it's just inane. When few Kings were putting up flashy regular season #s (25 teams scored more goals last season but 0 were scored on less) Richards was still being a steady defensive player (which you admit Briere never was).


There are players on the Flyers that have more impressive offensive #s in the last 3 years but none have lifted the SC twice. On paper (& in your opinion) they might be better players but outcomes are determined by what happens on the ice.


Have a nice day. :D


The parade in LA was pretty good. :cheers:

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#653368 Sigs and avatars

Posted by PhillyCrush on 02 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Had to dump my Bryz sig since he is gone, so I made a quick Simmer sig today.



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#638445 :NHL News And Rumors:

Posted by pat-1 on 22 February 2012 - 08:46 PM

The Lightning traded Steve Downie for Kyle Quincy(COL) then sent Quincy to Detroit for a 1st Round Pick.

Yzerman got a 1st round pick out of Downie! Amazing.

If he would have called Homer, he would have got a 1st and a 2cd.
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#633985 2011-12 Flyers Predict-a-Score Game

Posted by PenaltyKiller on 30 October 2011 - 04:01 PM

Darn you Lavi for screwing up my prediction by putting Rinaldo on a 5-3! :lol:

I was cheering for the 6th goal because that would have been an incredible prediction.
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#630526 The Milestone Thread!

Posted by Flyerfan52 on 02 September 2011 - 09:51 PM

Happy Birthday Propp!

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Posted by KyleBucket on 02 March 2015 - 08:22 AM

We're going to have a parade under Hextall. At a very minimum, we'll at least have a franchise that can sustain constant success because we'll have a farm system again. I just hope he resigns MDZ to a reasonable contract. 

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