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MrHockey1982 11-08-2013 01:52 PM

Snider on struggling Flyers: 'Never seen anything like this'
 
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/s...like-this.html

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Ed Snider is baffled.

The chairman of the Flyers’ parent company, said “I wish I knew,” when asked about what needs to be done to get his 4-10-1 team going in the right direction.

"I’ve been in the game for 47 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said after the team practiced Friday in Voorhees. “We certainly know that we’re more talented than we’re showing on the ice. I think the question is, ‘How talented are we?’ ”

When GM Paul Holmgren dismissed coach Peter Laviolette last month, “I said we can’t fire all the players and we’ll see what we have,” Snider said. “I’m hoping they’ll snap out of it and show us the kind of talent they’ve shown in the past and that we believe they still have.”

The Flyers, who host Edmonton on Saturday afternoon, have scored two goals or fewer in 14 of their 15 games. They are averaging a league-low 1.47 goals per game.

As for the fans' recently chanting "Fire Holmgren!" Snider said it was part of being a GM. "Paul understands it.... Next they'll be calling for my head," he said.

Giroux's response. Captain Claude Giroux said he left the arena without talking to the media Thursday because he was frustrated with the 3-0 loss to New Jersey and with his play. He said he understood the fans' reaction during the game.

"If I was a fan, I'd be booing myself, too."

Giroux, goal-less on the season, said the Flyers need to loosen up and start having fun on the ice.

(more to come)



:cry: :shakehead :( Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........

JDinkalage Morgoone 11-08-2013 01:56 PM

Are many owners around the league featured as frequently as Snider is here>?

bennysflyers16 11-08-2013 02:10 PM

This is where is gets scary,,,, The Dancing Monkey Brothers are getting restless and when they both get involved, that's when captains get traded !

hockeyfreak7 11-08-2013 02:13 PM

It really is baffling. Nothing wrong with what he said. The pieces are there to be a solid team, and they are simply not performing.

I've never seen a team underperform as badly as the current iteration of the Flyers. It's one thing to suck; it's quite another to play this far below your potential.

JDinkalage Morgoone 11-08-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 74044723)
It really is baffling. Nothing wrong with what he said. The pieces are there to be a solid team, and they are simply not performing.

I've never seen a team underperform as badly as the current iteration of the Flyers. It's one thing to suck; it's quite another to play this far below your potential.

It is crazy that this team's bread and butter was the power play last year and scoring was pretty standard, but now I watch games wondering if they will be shut out

Cyborg LeClair 11-08-2013 02:15 PM

They'll snap out of it eventually, but I hope it won't be too late or at too high a cost (Couturier)

BobbyClarkeFan16 11-08-2013 02:16 PM

People can say what they want about the man, but at least Snider gives a damn about this club. He could be like other owners and sit silent, but I'm glad he cares and he's not afraid to say things. Yeah, he's been a little bit too hands on at times, but it's not as if he's Al Davis hands on.

SolidSnakeUS 11-08-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 74044723)
It really is baffling. Nothing wrong with what he said. The pieces are there to be a solid team, and they are simply not performing.

I've never seen a team underperform as badly as the current iteration of the Flyers. It's one thing to suck; it's quite another to play this far below your potential.

Basically this. Even though we may hate Snider for certain things, but he literally has no control (right now) over how bad they look.

Beef Invictus 11-08-2013 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 74044723)
It really is baffling. Nothing wrong with what he said. The pieces are there to be a solid team, and they are simply not performing.

I've never seen a team underperform as badly as the current iteration of the Flyers. It's one thing to suck; it's quite another to play this far below your potential.

Yeah, he's right. It seriously makes no sense at all.

Kranix 11-08-2013 02:31 PM

They must wait it out. They must not trade anyone. The roster is really good. And why were Giroux and Lecavalier separated last night? They need to be on the same line all the time.

MrHockey1982 11-08-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by NightDuck (Post 74045593)
They must wait it out. They must not trade anyone. The roster is really good. And why were Giroux and Lecavalier separated last night? They need to be on the same line all the time.


The roster is really good??? This roster is setting negative records. No, they aren't really good

Legion of Gloom 11-08-2013 02:39 PM

I am sure Snider saw a lot worse when he was fighting for the North during the Civil War

SuchySays 11-08-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MrHockey1982 (Post 74045691)
The roster is really good??? This roster is setting negative records. No, they aren't really good

they used to be good.

CharlieGirl 11-08-2013 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 (Post 74044877)
People can say what they want about the man, but at least Snider gives a damn about this club. He could be like other owners and sit silent, but I'm glad he cares and he's not afraid to say things. Yeah, he's been a little bit too hands on at times, but it's not as if he's Al Davis hands on.

He's approaching Al Davis territory. He's not there yet, but he's not far off.

jabba2 11-08-2013 02:56 PM

Agree with Snider that i've never seen anything this bad. Players just seem to forget how to score or control the puck. But I thought they looked this bad 5-5 last year. Even if the PP was very good. It seems puck pressure by the opposition makes them completely ineffective.

MickeyMelchiondo 11-08-2013 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 (Post 74044877)
People can say what they want about the man, but at least Snider gives a damn about this club. He could be like other owners and sit silent, but I'm glad he cares and he's not afraid to say things. Yeah, he's been a little bit too hands on at times, but it's not as if he's Al Davis hands on.

his giving a damn:
“We don't rebuild, we retool”
"We don't even know what rebuilding is"
"We don't need a fresh perspective"

is largely responsible for the mess that this team and franchise is in

SgtJoseph 11-08-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 74044723)
It really is baffling. Nothing wrong with what he said. The pieces are there to be a solid team, and they are simply not performing.

I've never seen a team underperform as badly as the current iteration of the Flyers. It's one thing to suck; it's quite another to play this far below your potential.

I agree 100%...........Folks are still blaming our D when we score 2 goals or less in 14 out of 15 games ? FERGETABOUTIT ! We have proven potential who just are not scoring like they once did.They are gripping their sticks waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to tight, need to be loooooooooooooose and not afraid to be loose !

SgtJoseph 11-08-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl (Post 74046461)
He's approaching Al Davis territory. He's not there yet, but he's not far off.

LOL ! My favorite Al Davis quote of all time is when asked what type of player makes a good Oakland Raider ? He replied " a player that's one step out of prison " . We need some of that mentality, players not afraid to HIT ! and hit Hard !

dingbathero 11-08-2013 03:34 PM

I think the Snid is up to something.... he will demand a shake up - with the rumours out of EDM, that could happen? MacT wanted to make a bold move.... both teams chance to shake up.

We all know the last time he was pissed - Bryz came knocking....

MrHockey1982 11-08-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SuchySays (Post 74046425)
they used to be good.

They haven't been good since 2012. But yes they were good then.

Kranix 11-08-2013 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MrHockey1982 (Post 74045691)
The roster is really good??? This roster is setting negative records. No, they aren't really good

I like em' on paper!! And that's all that matters to me. ;) no they need more scoring.

jabba2 11-08-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by dingbathero (Post 74048317)
I think the Snid is up to something.... he will demand a shake up - with the rumours out of EDM, that could happen? MacT wanted to make a bold move.... both teams chance to shake up.

We all know the last time he was pissed - Bryz came knocking....

At this point every GM in the league knows we're desperate. So trades wont be easy until the deadline.

GKJ 11-08-2013 04:20 PM

Ed acts like people don't call for his head. He's run out of people to blame, and he only has one more person to go before he forced to take blame.

LegionOfDoom91 11-08-2013 04:28 PM

Al Davis supplied some good laughs over the years for me from a safe distance, I guess this is karma.

RJ8812* 11-08-2013 04:35 PM

This team will not win a championship until Ed steps down


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