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03-03-2006, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyHigh
On the PK we are missing Gagne and Handzus, 2 of our top PKers. 2 of our other top PKers, Radio and Kapanen have either just returned from injury or are injured. It also doesn't help when Hatcher (who I don't like) has proven himself to be a pretty bad PKer in my opinion.
That shouldn't be used as an excuse though. There are plenty of other players on the team that have played the PK before. The problem with the PK is coaching, plain and simple. We use such a passive PK that Hitch has repeatedly said that he doesn't care about where our PK is because he had to use too many players in that role. What kind of excuse is that? This is supposedly a defensively strong and defensively oriented team. I see no sort of agressiveness on the defensive side at all.


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Originally Posted by FlyHigh
We also need Gagne on the PP although on our first 3, we were unlucky not to score. This team needs some new life and new talent, something that I think Doan would provide..
We need more than Gagne on the PP. We need some proven finishers. Let's face it. If teams stop Gagne, Forsberg and Knuble, they're gonna win. We have no secondary scoring whatsoever. People can talk about Handzus and the points he has, but he only has something like 8 or 9 goals. That's pathetic. Even Carter and Richards, who both get less ice time than Handzus, have scored more goals. Why not consider giving the kids top 2 line ice time? That's something that might actually work.


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Originally Posted by FlyHigh
Brashear does not deserve to be anywhere near this roster though. We could have really used that 2 mill in cap room.
Brashear is a joke. He makes this organization look bad. And yet there he is getting ice time and doing stupid, stupid, stupid things when he gets ice time. His play alone has cost us games and nobody in the organization cares. Not one player on this team has shown any emotion at all during this streak of horrible play. Oh, we've heard all the talk about how the Flyers need to come together as a team and how they need to stop making the stupid mistakes they're making, but not one player has gotten mad about it and decided to do something. This is probably one of the most talented teams on paper that Clarke has put together. Yet, there isn't a single person on this team who has the balls to get into people's faces, challenge people with regards to their play, or step up on the leadership front and try to be a focal point on the team. It's pathetic.

But, you have to blame the GM and the coach for this mess simply because they've allowed this environment to fester and they've done nothing to try to correct it. I really hope that Clarke decides to strip this team at the trade deadline and rebuild. If we're going to build a team, build it around five players - Umberger, Carter, Richards, Pitkanen, Niittymaki. Those five are untouchable, everyone else can be had.

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