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nuclear reactor 06-07-2012 10:28 PM

Will the Flyers win the Cup in the next 5 years?
 
1997 - I would have said yes
2002 - I would have said yes
2007 - I would have said yes
2012 - I say yes.

Beef Invictus 06-07-2012 10:31 PM

I'm gonna wait and see how this offseason goes.

Flyerfan4life 06-07-2012 10:38 PM

depends on how the D is transformed. and if Bryz can find his game for more then a month at a time.

DeflatedFootball7 06-07-2012 10:49 PM

No. Not until we develop our own D.

StandingCow 06-07-2012 10:59 PM

I hope so... this is assuming we work on our D.

Sawdalite 06-08-2012 12:35 AM

With this young and talented core and Homer's ability and willingness to make moves to shore up perceived weaknesses... and assuming the goaltending situation straightens out after a year in the woods and Bryz looks more like the March NHL player of the month than he does as Hansel did with Gretel... and the fact that the NHL has no powerhouses lording over it... I say the next five years will return the Cup to Philly and end the drought.

Something the 2010 dream run proved to me is the Flyers can actually win... and average goaltending in the SCFs that year would have done it. And this season's magical Kings romp shows me that such a team as they are, and the 2010 Flyers were, can make a long run once they fight their way into the Dance.

ShawnTHW 06-08-2012 01:09 AM

No. Because this is the Philadelphia Flyers. Occam's Razor

SolidSnakeUS 06-08-2012 03:11 AM

If we can fix our defense this off season and able to keep each of them for at least 2 years, maybe.

bp spec 06-08-2012 05:21 AM

With some good D and goaltending we have all the chances in the world. Now Homer, give us an offseason to be excited about, and then we'll get going in Oct!

CTU2fan 06-08-2012 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nuclear reactor (Post 50649767)
1997 - I would have said yes
2002 - I would have said yes
2007 - I would have said yes
2012 - I say yes.

1982 - I would have said yes
1987 - I would have said yes
1992 - I probably would have said no :(

For what that's worth...

I really think a lot depends on Bryz and what Homer does with the D. If Bryz doesn't become something close to what Homer expected when he signed him then that's a crippling contract...and they really need to add a top pairing type D-man to fill the hole created by the loss of Pronger and the aging and eventual departure of Kimmo. And signing Matt Carle long-term is NOT the answer.

chimrichalds18 06-08-2012 06:07 AM

They haven't won it in 37 years and every year it's high hopes that aren't met. I see no reason why that will change.....but I will root for them every damn game.

DrinkFightFlyers 06-08-2012 06:31 AM

I said yes but the question is pretty much impossible to answer. Two years from now this team could look completely different (in a good or bad way). Things can change quickly. With the way different teams have been getting to the finals in recent years, this league is anyone's game.

Jebby 06-08-2012 07:22 AM

I'm sure we will. We have probably the best forward group in the league, solid D (hopefully Pronger will come back), but we do need to work on our goaltending.

MsWoof 06-08-2012 07:38 AM

If they fix team defence and get solid defencemen and Bryz gets his head in the game, why not? Beyond that, all the stars have to align.

BernieParent 06-08-2012 07:51 AM

No. I give no reasons beyond my own pessimism.

BringBackStevens 06-08-2012 07:55 AM

I see no reason that now is any different than the past 20 years.

Giroux tha Damaja 06-08-2012 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StandingCow (Post 50650683)
I hope so... this is assuming we work on our D.

Our personnel on D is actually pretty decent. Our team defense is definitely the issue.

FreshPerspective 06-08-2012 09:17 AM

Well I personally have been waiting 26 years..I think they are going in the right direction but doesn't take much to go backwards. I will say that if they do win it in the next five which I think they have a good chance...it will be with a different coach.

I'm just starting to wonder if this trend of firing the old coach and hiring a new one in the second half of the season isn't such a bad idea after about 3-4 years of the old coach. I mean the shelf life on coaches all around the league isn't long anyway...

FreshPerspective 06-08-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja (Post 50657363)
Our personnel on D is actually pretty decent. Our team defense is definitely the issue.

So is Mr injury...

tuckrr 06-08-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyerfan4life (Post 50650103)
depends on how the D is transformed. and if Bryz can find his game for more then a month at a time.

if its the right month...it'll all be worth it :naughty:

funghoul 06-08-2012 01:24 PM

the thing that sucks is it'll happen when we least except it. its rare that teams that are the number 1 picks of the general media or fans win. its always that team that sorta has the ammo and players to do it but your not positive about them because of either holes in the lineup or their record. we looked that way this year but then we beat pittsburgh and everyone jumped on us as the favorite by far. we need to fly in under the radar with no pressure. i'm sure my theory makes no sense but it does seem like thats what happens. theres no reason we can't win a cup without a few tweaks to the defense. bryzgalov has to be confident and on his game and ready for the insane grind that comes with this thing. It's by far the hardest thing to win in all of sports. thats why i want it so bad. that parade will be the bomb. i also know that i will cry when i finally witness this thing happen. too much emotion invested. i'll force myself to cry if i have to.

Protest 06-08-2012 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BernieParent (Post 50656405)
No. I give no reasons beyond my own pessimism.

Seconded.

El Dandy* 06-08-2012 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuckrr (Post 50666199)
if its the right month...it'll all be worth it :naughty:

too bad the playoffs are 2 months.

35NW8ING 06-13-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja (Post 50657363)
Our personnel on D is actually pretty decent. Our team defense is definitely the issue.

EXACTLY. And until we start playing defense like 99% of the Cup winners in recent memory, we won't win a cup. Pond Hockey sells tickets and jerseys, but look no further than most every playoff year, low and behold, teams playing defense first systems are much tougher outs and almost always hoisting the cup. Defense is a bad word around these parts.

The prosecution rests.

GoneFullHextall 06-13-2012 12:50 AM

getting a defensive minded team is a cool idea. so long as you trust the goaltender.


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