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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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#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.


March 1, 2012 - October 7, 2013

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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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#651920 The Official Fire Lavi Thread

Posted by allamericandan1 on 29 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

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. 

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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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#644109 The Official Fire Homer Thread

Posted by laxgrl2PA-c on 12 June 2012 - 07:13 AM

"When you've got Dean and you've got Hexy, the philosophy will be close to the Flyers," Gagne told during the Final. "They like the way the Flyers play, what they put on the ice every season, season after season, and the team having a chance to do something good in the playoffs every year. I think it's a good model. We all know it's been awhile since (the Flyers) won, but they are always one of the top teams.

"Dean and Hexy may not be doing the exact same thing (in L.A.), but they have taken pieces from it to help this team."

The basis of the Flyers' model that Lombardi clearly copied has more to do with developing a winning culture more than anything else. He gained an appreciation of the model by getting inside the mind of ex-Flyers' general manager and Hall of Fame player Bob Clarke during his three-year stint as Philadelphia's chief scout for the Western Conference.

"Sitting in his office was a great education," Lombardi said. "Every third word to come out of his mouth is 'team.' If you ever want to see venom come out of his mouth, just talk about something that is selfish. There is nothing that irritates him more than selfishness. It's pure anger."

Lombardi is getting to be the same way -- one Stanley Cup won't change him.

"When you have a culture, it transcends generations," Lombardi said. "It's passed on and everybody feels it."

I don't usually bump threads like this, but I think it's really time for a change. If Holmgren wanted to "change the culture" of the locker room in Philly, it should have started with himself. He hasn't changed anything other than the players that wear orange and black. Attitude and winning are contagious. LA said they knew they were going for the cup when they picked up Richards and the mindset all year has probably been focused on that. Richards said the Kings were the closest team that he's ever been a part of (go ahead and take shots at him instead of the take away point). I don't think it's coincidence that Lombardi is so team focused and he has produced a close knit group that wanted to play for each other and would take nothing less than a cup.
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#631328 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by propp16 on 27 September 2011 - 09:12 AM

Sorry, @LatentC. It's really the signature that's difficult for me, not the avatar. I hate to admit that I can't even read your posts because it's so distracting. Sorry, that's my issue though. I apologize. Don't take it personally.
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#618305 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by ericmedc on 21 March 2011 - 04:53 AM

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
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#618295 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by The_Mighty_Tim on 20 March 2011 - 04:55 PM

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!

To all the new members, I say welcome! :D
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#618284 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by pat-1 on 20 March 2011 - 11:24 AM

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.
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#618222 Welcome to the FMB

Posted by bchrissy77 on 19 March 2011 - 10:21 AM

A welcoming thread to the "New", "Not so New but Infrequent" and the "Lurkers"... you know who you are. :D

We love introductions here so have at it!
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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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