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#658732 2015 Training Camp Thread

Posted by CARTMAG on 19 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

whoot, training camp is officially  here.. as of yesterday...... and first Split Squad pre-season game Monday..... so who will be in chat Monday at 7? as it is being televised

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#658240 NHL Draft 2015 @ Sunrise, Florida

Posted by PenaltyKiller on 06 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

Yeah it's highly likely that the top 4/5 will go that way, but outside of those it'll be a crapshoot. Like you I'm mostly excited about Provorov but would be fine with a nice forward like Rantanen or Barzal.


I have heard a lot of mixed things, mostly negative, about Crouse. Mind sharing any insight you have regarding him? From what I've heard, he's a big, gritty forward that doesn't seem to have much upside apart from being a bottom line depth guy.

Sorry I haven't been around in forever.


My insight is pretty much the same. He's controversial because his production for a potential top 10 pick is below average, but scouts rave about his game. He's supposedly a safe bet to be a NHL player, the question is what is his upside? Is he just going to top out as a third line checking forward or does he have room to grow? Some imagine him as the perfect complimentary winger to better players like G and Voracek while his lack of offense is hard to overlook for some like me. He is a good goal scorer, but I'd hesitate to take him that high. He was logging big minutes and has a man's body yet still couldn't dominate in juniors?? To me that's questionable.


I think he's probably more of a third line checking forward which really wouldn't be terrible because we need defensive forwards, but I think there are likely to be players with higher upside at 7.

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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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#630301 :NHL News And Rumors:

Posted by ericmedc on 21 August 2011 - 04:28 AM

Chris Drury retired.

I don't trust former avs players retirements
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#657990 Kings Waive Richards

Posted by pat-1 on 31 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

I agree with 52 on this.
This team has done nothing but get worse since these trades, and a few other poor decisions . I just can't agree how we so clearly won these trades.
I'm also not so sure that Richards would be the same player he is now if he never gets traded. I think going from his leadership role here to the Kings to not being very important to their lockeroom probably hurt him a lot. just the whole way Holmgren treated him in fact . I know when I'm not happy with my employment position, my work suffers. I just can't figure any other reason for such a huge loss of heart.

Also , Kyle is right about our defense being the most of our troubles now. We were though, a far better team defensively with Richie and Carts as our centermen. They made up for a lot of poor d-men that were here then .

Anyway, one last thing is it really burns me up when I see people saying good riddance and other stupid things like that( not just here , other places as well) . Richie played hard here for us and did not want to leave here and deserves more respect than that .
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#657884 The Current Team - 2014-15

Posted by xXACACIA89 on 16 October 2014 - 11:52 PM

The majority of this board argued with me that Eminger  trade was a good one and he would be the next Coburn. I'm perfectly comfortable being in the minority. I'd be worried if everyone agreed with me.


I thought that trade sucked as well! We might be on to something here, PK.


Over this dumb argument^  The way this team is going they're not gonna have to worry about throwing any games cuz they can't win when they try. I hate to be the dude 4 games into the season and say this, but time to hike b schenn. He's too scrawny and just doesn't have the possession skills. When you're paired with G and voracek you don't even need possession skills, just get in front of the net and stay there. That's all he has to do and he can't do it. I've been forming this opinion about him since last year so figure I share it. Anyone see the way Boedker is playing in PHX, There's a left wing I'd like to have on the first line.  


Legitimately laughed out loud at this because I completely agree and it makes me sad.

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#630524 The Milestone Thread!

Posted by pat-1 on 02 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Happy Birthday Propp !
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#658244 NHL Draft 2015 @ Sunrise, Florida

Posted by CARTMAG on 09 June 2015 - 03:50 PM

I think the only way Hexy makes a trade with Draft Picks is to move up, not down.. with the ammount of picks the flyers have anyway i dont see them trading down for more picks since they already have 2 firsts,  2 seconds, 3 Thirds, that is 7 within the first 3 rounds ... and since this is supsoedly a stacked draft... i see them picking in every slot

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