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CanadianFlyer88 01-08-2013 11:02 AM

Flyers sign (D) Kurtis Foster (Jan. 13)
 
Rumours bouncing around that Foster has signed with Philly.

There are posts in a few threads in our forum, but no confirmation yet.

A welcome heavy, right-handed shot for the powerplay, if true.

He is most recognized for a horrific leg injury he suffered when crashing into the boards while playing for the Wild.

Krishna 01-08-2013 11:04 AM

Can't be worse than Lilja

BillDineen 01-08-2013 11:08 AM

All offense, no defense is his reputation.

HighOFFHockey 01-08-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BillDineen (Post 57286551)
All offense, no defense is his reputation.

Sounds bad, but Flyers need Offense on the back end bad right now.

Murphy7 01-08-2013 11:16 AM

No CBA yet, so no way he can sign yet.

Embiid 01-08-2013 11:21 AM

I remember a similar signing years ago..his name was Corey Foster....

Had a shot..nothing else

CanadianFlyer88 01-08-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Murphy7 (Post 57286879)
No CBA yet, so no way he can sign yet.

True.

HighOFFHockey 01-08-2013 11:24 AM

Yeah, but a deal could be put in place. I wouldn't be surprised if they sign a free agent. I thought it might be Campoli or Foster. Most players without a contract will sign a very cheap 1 year offer knowing there will be open spots in the off season.

Jray42 01-08-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 (Post 57286301)
Rumours bouncing around that Foster has signed with Philly.

There are posts in a few threads in our forum, but no confirmation yet.

A welcome heavy, right-handed shot for the powerplay, if true.

He is most recognized for a horrific leg injury he suffered when crashing into the boards while playng for the Wild.

Visions of Pavel Kubina just streaked across my head...

King Forsberg 01-08-2013 11:38 AM

Can he skate at all?

Broad Street Elite 01-08-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jray42 (Post 57287601)
Visions of Pavel Kubina just streaked across my head...

Least this one isn't costing us a second round pick :handclap:

GoneFullHextall 01-08-2013 12:16 PM

im sure Lilja and Gervais arent happy if this is true.

dookie88 01-08-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by KingForsberg (Post 57287983)
Can he skate at all?

Decent skater.
He has all the tools to be a top4 defender. No toolbox, unfortunately.
Is a good hitter, too. I like this if it's a 1-year deal.

GoneFullHextall 01-08-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by dookie88 (Post 57290555)
Decent skater.
He has all the tools to be a top4 defender. No toolbox, unfortunately.
Is a good hitter, too. I like this if it's a 1-year deal.

if hes a training camp invite its will likely be a one year deal.

BrimFullofAsham45 01-08-2013 12:34 PM

The guys also a tank... 6'5 230. We'd have a massive group of defenders.

orange is better 01-08-2013 12:38 PM

i guess it can't hurt? hope the cap hit isn't bad if this is true. i can't imagine he got many offers from elsewhere, so I'm hoping it's a low cap hit. i always thought Foster had the tools to be much better.

JDinkalage Morgoone 01-08-2013 12:49 PM

This reminds me of the Jody Shelley signing. Didn't Foster have a 2 goal game or two against the Flyers last year or the year before? Homer loves to get guys who have a good game against the Flyers.

bennysflyers16 01-08-2013 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JDinklage Morgoone (Post 57291763)
This reminds me of the Jody Shelley signing. Didn't Foster have a 2 goal game or two against the Flyers last year or the year before? Homer loves to get guys who have a good game against the Flyers.

I think he scored 1 while with the Oilers against us, big booming slapper from top of circle ?

funghoul 01-08-2013 01:10 PM

we just need depth with experience. not bad. keep us goin til we figure out that enormous inevitable maneuver were gonna make for a cornerstone.

shipwreck 01-08-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jray42 (Post 57287601)
Visions of Pavel Kubina just streaked across my head...

What is amazing is that Kubina is an awesome player ---- In NHL 13 :laugh:

I don't know why they made him such a good computer player when he isn't there in real life :laugh:

FLYguy3911 01-08-2013 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDinklage Morgoone (Post 57291763)
This reminds me of the Jody Shelley signing. Didn't Foster have a 2 goal game or two against the Flyers last year or the year before? Homer loves to get guys who have a good game against the Flyers.

Yes he did.

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...468520&lang=en

Krishna 01-08-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shipwreck (Post 57295555)
What is amazing is that Kubina is an awesome player ---- In NHL 13 :laugh:

I don't know why they made him such a good computer player when he isn't there in real life :laugh:

Well, he has a big shot in the game and is a great checker.. But he is slower than hell.

If I don't change the Pronger - Kubina pairing, I end up getting beat on 2 on 1s where one of them could be at the center of the ice and the 2 forwards could be at the faceoff circle

shipwreck 01-08-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Krishna (Post 57295699)
Well, he has a big shot in the game and is a great checker.. But he is slower than hell.

If I don't change the Pronger - Kubina pairing, I end up getting beat on 2 on 1s where one of them could be at the center of the ice and the 2 forwards could be at the faceoff circle


I leave Kubina but change out Pronger for someone else.

dats81 01-08-2013 03:15 PM

Wouldn't be the worst possible pickup if coming cheap (maybe around 1.5M).

Where does the "decent hitter" rumor come from? Stats on nhl.com indicate the opposite.

Also important: probably better constitution than let's say Campoli or Colaiacovo who are made of glass.

Krishna 01-08-2013 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shipwreck (Post 57298931)
I leave Kubina but change out Pronger for someone else.

I just wish I could use Grossmann :cry:


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