May 22, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Roscoe</b></div><div>Great insight!
you are right about everything
I think my only reason for trading Couts and G was to maybe change the culture
I also think G will be there for life and Im ok with him accepting a role on the third line(eventually) along with Jake. It would be a good third line
Having faith? thats all us Flyer fans have. I do miss the mid eighties- Poulin, Tocchet, Sinasalo, Kerr, Howe, Zezel, Mellanby, Sutter and Propp</div></div>
I know, it's been rough... Try to remember that although it has been a long time with this core, they have normally been very successful individually on crappy Flyers teams that lacked depth scoring, solidified defence, and a goalie. I feel as if they have all of that now, and the pressure is off them. All I'd like to see is them have slightly less production than they had during those times, rather than all of them (aside from Jake) disappear in these playoffs.
Trust me, I've looked at this team for a long time and have periods where I doubt our top guys and think it's time to move on from them. What I'd say is ask yourself, does the team you just created look better than the Flyers lineup now? Personally, I'd say no.
Giroux will probably be here for life, personally that's what I think. When his contract is up, I think the team will still be a contender and he will resign at a lower cap hit than he is previously at to allow the young guys to get their payday and keep the team together.
Couturier is our number one center, trust me, don't trade this man, he is good. I think he is hurt because something looks off about him in these playoffs.
Voracek I find is streaky, yet he is our best player in the playoffs so far. If we were to trade anyone, I'd trade Jake. Love the guy, but if we could get something half decent in return and clear the cap, do it.
JvR, see ya buddy. Can't wait for expansion.
NaK is solid, keep this guy. Same with Raffl. Low cap hits and they are some of our best contributors as of late.
I hate to say this, but I'm getting extremely impatient on Nolan Patrick. If nothing happens next year, time to give up.
Trade Ghost, bring up Frost (maybe the new 3C), Zamula/York coming up soon, Friedman deserves a shot at D.
Make a big signing in free agency (Piet?).
Have faith, this team has the pieces but they're just lacking something. Once they find it, they will be good. Besides, they're part of the final 8 for a reason.
(Btw, both MTL and NYI are great defensively. Won't be easy series').
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hammerwise</b></div><div>Not a bad idea, and I like the resigns....
MTL certainly could use a big body in front of the net, and playoff troubles aside, JVR is a lock for 25 goals a year. His contract is about 1.4mil too much, but it doesn't have a long time to run on it, so he'll remain productive.
Philly probabl;y takes that in a second, BUT, I think they have to add something, MTL has picks, so maybe a mid level prospect/youngster whos further in his development, (a Bunnamon, a Strome, a Hogberg)</div></div>
It is certainly an interesting deal, and Philly is looking to get rid of JvR, but not at the expense of a 1st-round pick. Ideally they'd dump him in the Seattle expansion or trade him to his hometown of NJ for late round picks.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lights</b></div><div>Yeah, I think you have the perfect view. I'd like to see Zamula or Ghost with Braun, and maybe swap NAK with Pitlick for 3RW.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>krzyk0</b></div><div>I understand Hagg has been better this year, but I'd like to see Ghost on that third pair with Braun. If Ghost can find 75% of who he was two years ago, hopefully the knee surgeries helped, he'll be better than Hagg. The Flyers become a much more dangerous team with Ghost on the third pair moving and breaking out the puck. Hagg and Braun get pinned in the d-zone every time, yet somehow they hardly ever get scored on. I fear it will be like 2010 when the Flyers could hardly ice the third pair in the playoffs without getting pinned in. That would be my only quam, but I think the forwards are perfect.</div></div>
As much as Hagg is the punching bag of Philadelphia when things go wrong, the guy actually plays his position extremely well. Super defensive minded, and plays that big-man's game where he holds quicker players than him along the boards to take them outta the play. I still really like Ghost, and would love to see him come back, however, Hagg to me has shown he's a good 3rd pairing defenceman who makes minimal mistakes, and has the "defence comes first" mentality