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LETS GO FLYERS!

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LETS GO FLYERS!

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4/13/14, Teemu Selanne was named all three stars in his final regular-season game in Anaheim. He then took a final lap with former teammate, Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

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12/12/13: The Philadelphia Flyers crowd honors former Flyer and current Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Brière with a standing ovation.

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Ray Emery

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Link 3 Nov 21 notes Fuck Yeah Flyers: This Team Lacks Leadership»

benny-the-jet-55:

fuckyeahphiladelphiaflyers:

If you look at this roster “on paper”, they should be scoring at a decent click. Nothing great, but not tied for the worst offense in the NHL either (with Rangers, 20 GF). In a lockout shortened season last year, Giroux was a point per game player, Voracek was just shy of that mark, Simmonds had…

In some ways, I agree. But to be honest, the lack of leadership isnt the whole equation. You can have a bunch of guys run around and shoot a puck with set plays, with formation, and with purpose, and they are still going to score goals. You don’t really need a leader to look up to, its just become the norm because that’s what WE see, the fans. There are things behind the curtain of the media we don’t see.

You nailed it with Giroux. We lack confidence. You see it when they score, you see it when they go on the ice. They are not confident. And not just the top line… NOBODY is. In hockey, when you lack confidence, you don’t play. And now, we are here. Bottom of the barrel.

But, the boys aren’t even that much to blame. Yes they are the ones playing, but sometimes there’s more to it. I’ll explain.

Since the 11-12 season, the Flyers organization has had several outstanding chances to make the club better. How. Well the deal for Johnathan Bernier for starters. You know how we are stuck with Emery? We could have gotten Bernier. But Holmgren is so obsessed with his middle line rookies he wouldn’t give them up. In fact, he’s so obsessed, he sent all of our prospects down to their junior clubs, where they are all producing like crazy.

And how bout the Philadelphia golden boy, Bobby Ryan? Same deal. I’m sorry, I love Coots and Shenn, but they are not producing. They haven’t been, and honestly they may never will. Shit I would have given up Both of them before JVR. And look at him now. Toronto is a powerhouse.

Holmgren has practically given away Richards, Carter, Bobrovsky, Leighton, JVR, Briere, and countless more while passing up opportunities for what the club needs: point producers. The real problem is the management.

As for drafting young guys. The one person we need to draft is Connor McDavid. No exception. We need that first round draft pick for him. Other than that, we have a strong core of young guys. Let’s use them, not send them down to Leigh Valley.

Fantastic post. The lack of leadership is absolutely not the only problem. This club has issues from top to bottom. I only attempted to scratch the surface with a major issue the Flyers have. I tend to look at the Emery signing in a more positive light though. Truthfully, they knew what they were getting with Razor, he played for the club before. They also could get him on the cheap, and he was part of the best goaltending tandem in the league last year in Chicago. I don’t blame them for looking at Emery to split time with Mason. I actually think it was a smart move to go with the cheaper Emery than attempting to go after Bernier.

Great point about Bobby Ryan. Completely slipped my mind when writing the post. Management is a huge issue. I’m not a fan of Berube as coach, Holmgren is a failure as a GM, and Ed Snider’s philosophy on paying for players may have worked in the old NHL, but it doesn’t work now. I’m definitely all for playing the young guys, letting them cut their teeth in the NHL, and getting a good taste at what these guys can do at the big stage. 

Link 3 Nov 21 notes Fuck Yeah Flyers: This Team Lacks Leadership»

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fuckyeahphiladelphiaflyers:

If you look at this roster “on paper”, they should be scoring at a decent click. Nothing great, but not tied for the worst offense in the NHL either (with Rangers, 20 GF). In a lockout shortened season last year, Giroux was a point per game player, Voracek was just shy of that mark, Simmonds had…

Giroux’s a shit captain. Too much, too soon.

I think you’re being unfair to Vinny and Streit though, who were both known to be good captains. Hell, Streit CHOSE to go to the Isles in the prime of his career, when they were an abysmal team. I’ve seen nothing that says they just want to coast into retirement. If anything, the fact that they’ve weathered these storms before make them much more valuable. 

You’re saying blow up the team and rebuild, when a chunk of the team right now are young guys, not even out of their RFA contracts yet. That’s with guys like Laughton, McGinn, Cousins, Ghost, Morin, and Stolie in the wings already. It takes more than two or three seasons for young guys to pick up the game. You don’t blow a skilled team up over confidence issues.

They need to stop spending top line dollars on second pairing defenders. They need a defensively responsible 4th liner to take Rosehill’s spot forever. They need to stop handing out NTCs/NMCs to every free agent because Hartnell should not be unmovable when guys like McGinn are wasted in the AHL. They need Ed Snider to stay out of roster moves and it’s probably time for Holmgren to go.

But a total rebuild? You say they have to be patient, this is the price of patience.

Some very valid points made there. I’ll give you Streit, but Vinnie? I will not concede that. He’s been a poor leader his entire career. I still point to his antics in Tampa Bay. I totally agree with the spending, the Ed Snider comments, and Holmgren opinions though.

I should be clear: I don’t mean blow up the team. You don’t move guys you think you can build around, especially young ones. I just don’t see the Flyers farm system as a strength though, especially because the Flyers have moved draft picks before. Blow up the team? No. Move players that have a bright future that aren’t getting the job done here? Yes. Those kinds of moves can be hard to swallow, but you hope that you can make the decent return into a great one if you get prospects or picks. But that’s also putting some faith into your GM…

Yes you’re right about me preaching patience, yet wanting to rebuild the team. Very valid point, I should practice what I preach I guess. My only argument to that though is this team has been so hamstrung by the cap due to terrible signings, and their methodology of paying big named players has backfired. I think trying to start over with a clean slate and rebuilding the farm isn’t such a bad option to go. Look at the winning franchises around the league, most have “home-grown” players. You brought up some great and valid points though. Definitely might rethink Streit.


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