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06-24-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
Overreaction at it's finest. Bookmark this page, the Flyers will be ok.

Perennial playoff team is consistently mishandled?
Ah, yeah... do you remember the teams of Timonen and a **** D-corps? We transitioned from that to a team stacked at forward and D with massive question marks between the pipes... which cost us a Cup potentially.

Now we have a team that is completely dysfunctional in career arc. The strength of the D is at the end of its career, and the forwards as a group are probably not ready to actually compete for a Cup next year.

That's poor team construction. We had a team that WAS the perfect mix of youth and veteran savvy, now we have a team where veteran savvy is going to have to do a metric ton of heavy lifting.

Richards had 66 points last season. Voracek had 46 in COLUMBUS.

Carter had 66 points last year. Schenn and Simmonds will help replace these totals. Briere and Giroux carry the offense, we re-sign Leino or bring in someone else. Leino would have been let go otherwise.

JVR's emergence helps replace points.

I wouldnt at all be surprised if the Flyers score just as many goals this upcoming season as they did last season. JVR, Giroux, Simmonds, Versteeg and Voracek are all entering their primes NOW. Schenn is going to be a stud.

Vcash bets anyone?

This young squad has 82 games to gel. Playoffs are all that matter. it should be hard to replace Carter's playoff numbers. Richards 30 points in 34 playoff games will be a little tougher.
Schenn and Simmonds will not replace the defense. Losing Richards is a major negative impact to this team's two-way play and PK. He will win a Selke. Losing Carter is a major negative impact to this team at even strength, as he was EASILY the best even strength forward on this team the last few years... and was a big reason Giroux was defensively acceptable last year.

They're going to get some goal next year, but they're also going to spend a lot of time in their own zone.

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