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Poll: 2013 Thoughts and Predictions (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Where will the Flyers finish in the Conference?

  1. Challenge for the Conference title (10 votes [35.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. Finish strong but end up in 4th/5th due to the poor seeding rules (13 votes [46.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.43%

  3. Squeak into a playoff spot 7th/8th (4 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Miss the playoffs (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

We know who will lead the team in points, but who will lead the team in goals?

  1. Giroux (8 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. B. Schenn (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  3. Briere (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. Hartnell (8 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  5. Read (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  6. Simmonds (5 votes [17.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  7. Other (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

Who's most likely to have a breakout year?

  1. Voracek (8 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. B. Scheen (10 votes [35.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  3. Couturier (4 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. L. Scheen (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  5. Other (4 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 Mitt

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Note to Mods - Not sure if you guys have control of this but it'd be nice if we could add more questions in a poll.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

Briere, 4th/5th, B. Schenn

There´s always next year.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

1. I went with Challenge for the conference title. If this was a regular 82 game schedule, I probably wouldn't have pick that option but it's a short season so who knows. Also apparently the Flyers has the most players playing over seas so maybe we have an edge?

2. I picked Read. Sounds strange but my prediction is he will end up on the top line with Hart and G.

3. Luke Schenn for breakout year. For once we'll have a younger Dman that fans actually like!

Edited by Mitt, 12 January 2013 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I think the amount of questions allowed is maxed out at three but I'll take a look since it's been awhile since I last looked at the programming, upgrades may have been made in that time.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Well what do you know. I've bumped it up to five, if you need more than that then tell me how many. I'd rather avoid a single opening post that takes up a whole page if I can.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Well what do you know. I've bumped it up to five, if you need more than that then tell me how many. I'd rather avoid a single opening post that takes up a whole page if I can.


Cool! Thanks bchrissy77!
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Too early for predictions for me, I like to wait till I've seen what the coach does with lines and see them play a couple of games.
I will say, I hope they change my mind because at the moment I don't have very high hopes for this team.

I'll come back to this after they play 4 or 5 games...with a better outlook hopefully.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Too early for predictions for me, I like to wait till I've seen what the coach does with lines and see them play a couple of games.
I will say, I hope they change my mind because at the moment I don't have very high hopes for this team.

I'll come back to this after they play 4 or 5 games...with a better outlook hopefully.



agree, although I think a shortened season may work to their advantage, since they haven't been able to keep their foot on the pedal for a whole season in a long time and they always peak a bit too soon
 

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

I predict a tough year for this sguad. No Carle, no JVR (Trade was big mistake),no Jagr(especially with short season}. We have a questionable defense, unstable goaltending and too few defensive minded forwards. This team may take a step backwards this season and maybe even miss the playoffs. Injuries will play a major factor as we just don't have the depth to absorb extended downtime to any regulars. And historically, we are always at the top of the league in man games lost to injuries. Our forwards concern me. Briere's age for one. Also, can B.Schenn elevate his game at the NHL level and will his brother Luke turn his game around? Did Hartnell peak last season? Will Voracek finally show us what he is capable of? Will Giroux continue to improve? Can Read avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx? Will Simmons offensive output increase? How many costly, stupid penalties will Rinaldo take? And hopefully, we don't destroy Couts offensive abilities by forcing him into a defensive role on every shift. You know what you've got from the rest of the forward group, decent 3rd and 4th liners. I feel this team is slightly weaker than last years team. Only time will tell if I am right or wrong. God, I hope I am dead wrong!!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

I predict a tough year for this sguad. No Carle, no JVR (Trade was big mistake),no Jagr(especially with short season}. We have a questionable defense, unstable goaltending and too few defensive minded forwards. This team may take a step backwards this season and maybe even miss the playoffs. Injuries will play a major factor as we just don't have the depth to absorb extended downtime to any regulars. And historically, we are always at the top of the league in man games lost to injuries. Our forwards concern me. Briere's age for one. Also, can B.Schenn elevate his game at the NHL level and will his brother Luke turn his game around? Did Hartnell peak last season? Will Voracek finally show us what he is capable of? Will Giroux continue to improve? Can Read avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx? Will Simmons offensive output increase? How many costly, stupid penalties will Rinaldo take? And hopefully, we don't destroy Couts offensive abilities by forcing him into a defensive role on every shift. You know what you've got from the rest of the forward group, decent 3rd and 4th liners. I feel this team is slightly weaker than last years team. Only time will tell if I am right or wrong. God, I hope I am dead wrong!!

I am not sure why you hate so much on Bryz. It took a while to settle in and just as he was getting in the swing of things he ends up with a bone fracture in his foot...... I think He will work out fine for the team.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

4th/5th, Simmer, Jake were my votes.

I think Bryz will bounce back to his second half performance, and until he shows me different I will continue to back him. Losing Carle is a + from my stand point, was just tired of watching him shy from checks and just drop pucks to opponents in his own end too often leading to scoring chances.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

4/5th but not due to poor seeding. I think there will be at least 3-4 better teams.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I predict a tough year for this sguad. No Carle, no JVR (Trade was big mistake),no Jagr(especially with short season}. We have a questionable defense, unstable goaltending and too few defensive minded forwards. This team may take a step backwards this season and maybe even miss the playoffs. Injuries will play a major factor as we just don't have the depth to absorb extended downtime to any regulars. And historically, we are always at the top of the league in man games lost to injuries. Our forwards concern me. Briere's age for one. Also, can B.Schenn elevate his game at the NHL level and will his brother Luke turn his game around? Did Hartnell peak last season? Will Voracek finally show us what he is capable of? Will Giroux continue to improve? Can Read avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx? Will Simmons offensive output increase? How many costly, stupid penalties will Rinaldo take? And hopefully, we don't destroy Couts offensive abilities by forcing him into a defensive role on every shift. You know what you've got from the rest of the forward group, decent 3rd and 4th liners. I feel this team is slightly weaker than last years team. Only time will tell if I am right or wrong. God, I hope I am dead wrong!!

I agree with most of your points and that is why I picked them to finish 7th. If we male the playoffs i would rather be the underdog then the favourite, now that we have Boucher maybe he can lead us to the finals.
I wonder if we finish out of the playoffs will we buy out Bryz or is it just too much money to buy him out??

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

Eh I have nothing to back ot up but I say challenge for the conference title. This team is so hard to predict.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Bryzgalov wins Vezina Trophy....................kidding LOL

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

4th/5th, Simmer, Jake were my votes.

I think Bryz will bounce back to his second half performance, and until he shows me different I will continue to back


I agree with you. As of now, I'm backing him.
I think jake will have a breakout year if he plays on G's line.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Division lead will be between us and NYR. Hartnell could score a lot of goals, he'll probably do it again. Voracek will have a huge production boost, since he'll play with Giroux.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

I agree with most of your points and that is why I picked them to finish 7th. If we male the playoffs i would rather be the underdog then the favourite, now that we have Boucher maybe he can lead us to the finals.

I suddenly have images of going into the playoffs with Leighton/Boosh again. :dizzy:
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I suddenly have images of going into the playoffs with Leighton/Boosh again. :dizzy:

So you recall the Flyers' most successful playoff run in recent memory? Oh the horror. ;)
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Both Schenns better have breakout years or they'll quickly become trade bait...

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