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.
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 since...no 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!
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.
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.
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.
I remember writing somewhere on these boards that if the sophomores all had slumps this season would be a catastrophe. Welcome to that reality.
Can't blame this lack of work ethic on Richards and Carter any more. Maybe its having veteran leaders like Briere (who refuses to play defense) and Hartnell (who plays with little to no thought) was the problem all along.
Hi, I'm Eric. I live in Sweden and got into the Flyers thanks to Renberg (and Lindros) and managed to stay loyal to the orange and black. I've been on these boards pretty much since the beginning and not only do I love having somewhere to discuss hockey, but I've also learned a lot of english posting here.
I've actually only attended one NHL game in my life, and I hope I can one day go to the states and maybe see a Flyers game or two. Cheers
Hi everyone. I am The Mighty Tim - your friendly Flyers fan from across the pond. I used to live in New Jersey, but moved to the UK at the age of 7. But it was enough to give me the love of the Flyers!
I've been here since the beginning in 2007 (before one of the board metamorphoses, I had 5000+ posts and was member number 50-something), and have been a moderator here since 2008 (has it been three years already?!)
Due to the time differences, I'm not usually around for the games themselves, but I try my best!
Hi, I'm Pat, I've been here since the beginning ( only one current poster here longer )and I'm usually here twice a day and post quite often. It's been great to meet new people and hear their perspectives. I'm hoping that this thread becomes the gateway to a few of you lurkers joining in on the conversation.
I would like to also congratulate Chrissy on becomming admin. and thank all the mods for the great job they do here.
Also, I highly recommend the Flyers Faithful site.
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)!