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SgtJoseph 01-18-2013 03:21 PM

Kurtis Foster thoughts.
 
This guy has a BOMB from the point, has broken the glass numerous times at Tampa etc.........Hopefully he can help our club with some offense from up top, although he is not a shut down D man etc .Hopefully he can get a good pairing and get some confidence going early on. http://youtu.be/pntihTPvyHU

JDinkalage Morgoone 01-18-2013 03:26 PM

Maybe they'll use him on the PP like they were supposed to use Kubina?

Roo Mad Bro 01-18-2013 03:42 PM

He shoots the puck hard and seems like a great person.

That's all I got.

FlyersFan61290 01-18-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by SgtJoseph (Post 57800227)
This guy has a BOMB from the point, has broken the glass numerous times at Tampa etc.........Hopefully he can help our club with some offense from up top, although he is not a shut down D man etc .Hopefully he can get a good pairing and get some confidence going early on. http://youtu.be/pntihTPvyHU

in that video Foster's D partner was Mez. curious to hear if they were paired regularly.

as everyone else here is saying he's got a real hard shot that may not always be that accurate but thats ok. according to jj and Clement he's also a good passer so i expect he'll be spending a relatively large percentage of his ice time on the pp and not necessarily getting a lot of ES time.

Beef Invictus 01-18-2013 03:54 PM

Getting Dmen with heavy shots from TB is becoming Homer's hobby.

Mgkibbles 01-18-2013 03:55 PM

I hope he plays well, it'd be a good story and would certainly help the Flyers out on the PP. But I'm doubtful Foster actually corrected his balance issues after that femur injury.

King Forsberg 01-18-2013 04:33 PM

He seems cool. His shot is definitely fas and accurate. Gotta see him in game action before really judging him.

Pantokrator 01-18-2013 06:25 PM

I don't have much hope in him being a big difference maker - I'll be happy if he just plays in the #6 spot.

PHILOUDELPHIA 01-18-2013 07:38 PM

the best part is, he is a right handed shot, we needed that badily.

sa cyred 01-18-2013 07:42 PM

Just dont expect more than a #6 guy at best. When teams in the past expected more he has failed. I dont see that randomly changing at 31.

Zippy316 01-18-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by KingForsberg (Post 57804267)
He seems cool. His shot is definitely fas and accurate. Gotta see him in game action before really judging him.


Accurate if he's shooting into a soccer net.

Good luck to him, but I'd be very, very surprised if he doesn't quickly become the Flyers scapegoat. He was atrocious with NJ, sure he could score because he had a hard shot, but it was wildly inaccurate and he was really bad 5-on-5, definition of a pylon, he made Lilja look like Scott Niedermayer. Devils were awful giving up SHG primarily because of him as well, the problem was solved, for the most part, once Zidlicky was brought in.

FLYguy3911 01-18-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus (Post 57802113)
Getting Dmen with heavy shots from TB is becoming Homer's hobby.

Matt Carle?

Bernie Parent 1974 01-18-2013 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by PHILOUDELPHIA (Post 57812675)
the best part is, he is a right handed shot, we needed that badily.

amen !!!

sobrien 01-18-2013 08:24 PM

I'd like to see them roll 11 forwards and 7 defensemen with Foster as the 7th, playing every few shifts and the PP.


edit: Though the Flyers and Laviolette seem dead set on having Rinaldo/Shelley/Sestito in the lineup.

El Dandy* 01-18-2013 08:34 PM

^^

What's not to like about having Shelley?

Swic21 01-18-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sobrien (Post 57814585)
I'd like to see them roll 11 forwards and 7 defensemen with Foster as the 7th, playing every few shifts and the PP.


edit: Though the Flyers and Laviolette seem dead set on having Rinaldo/Shelley/Sestito in the lineup.

We won't be seeing Shelley or Sestito Saturday. Kinda disappointing Sestito isn't in the lineup.

litflyersfan 01-18-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Zippy316 (Post 57813155)
Accurate if he's shooting into a soccer net.

Good luck to him, but I'd be very, very surprised if he doesn't quickly become the Flyers scapegoat. He was atrocious with NJ, sure he could score because he had a hard shot, but it was wildly inaccurate and he was really bad 5-on-5, definition of a pylon, he made Lilja look like Scott Niedermayer. Devils were awful giving up SHG primarily because of him as well, the problem was solved, for the most part, once Zidlicky was brought in.

Just curious what pairing was Foster on when he played for the Devils? And what pairing was he expected to play on when you first got him? It looks like he's been brought in to primarily as a #6, PP specialist with limited ES time.

Zippy316 01-18-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by litflyersfan (Post 57815081)
Just curious what pairing was Foster on when he played for the Devils? And what pairing was he expected to play on when you first got him? It looks like he's been brought in to primarily as a #6, PP specialist with limited ES time.

Yes. He played the bottom pairing but it was unfortunately when we had a lot of injuries.

The limited even strength time he was dreadful. We got him for Pelley and Fraser, two guys that were scratching on a daily basis and we needed to get rid of. So there wasn't much expectations of him, except to just come in and hopefully revitalize the power play while being better than Fraser even strength. Technically, percentage-wise our PP was better, but they probably gave up just as many shorties as they scored at the new percentage. I'm not too sure how much of it was him, or the players just getting used to the PP. You have to respect his shot because it's hard, so I guess it could somewhat play into it.

I'm going to look back at a January/February game to recall who he was paired with or the injuries. Now that I've looked back, yes, he was playing primarily third pairing minutes.

GKJ 01-18-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Rainbow Express (Post 57814991)
^^

What's not to like about having Shelley?

Free agency is on my birthday this year, and a great gift would be to see him come off the reserve list.

Flyerfan4life 01-18-2013 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYguy3911 (Post 57813511)
Matt Carle?

TAKE that back RIGHT now...:cry:

PHILOUDELPHIA 01-18-2013 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Bernie Parent 1974 (Post 57814369)
amen !!!

you realize Minnesota had 4 right handed shots on there roster last year, when I first heard that my jaw dropped.

Personally I would like 2, but I'm not getting greedy.

Stormrider451 01-18-2013 10:34 PM

So has he been playing PP on the training camp so far? Whats the status right now?

Beef Invictus 01-18-2013 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYguy3911 (Post 57813511)
Matt Carle?

No no, I said HEAVY shot.

CootaRoo 01-19-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus (Post 57821073)
No no, I said HEAVY shot.

Heavy things move slow.

rban* 01-19-2013 09:48 AM

I dont see how someone could screw things up too badly if he only gets a handful of minutes as sixth dman, playing against weak opposition and some PP time..

Kinda like saying a 500,000 strong army lost an entire war just cuz of one lowly grunt who under performed... How is that even possible?

Foster is not important enough to make a big diff for Flyers one way or another. He's too low on the totem pole.


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