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07-26-2012, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rban View Post
I also dont understand this. If any team did NOT depend too much on one forward line it shouldve been us.

In addition to first line we had:

Simmonds and Voracek
Couts and Schenn
Read and Talbot and JVR

Why did all those forwards turn into duds, all at the same time??

I just dont understand.

The flyers put up some goudy stats against inferior opponents all year. Games against winnipeg, columbus, and carolina come to mind right off the bat.

However against good teams, Brier's line struggled mightily all season to the point where im not sure if he can be depended upon to be a center anymore.

There were too many times last year where we looked physically outmatched against teams unless giroux was on the ice. His play single handedly beat pittsburgh. Seriously re watch the series, its like nite and day when he is not on the ice.

As to your point about NJ's big europeans. Zubrus may not fight , same with poni, but when they are forechecking the hell out of you and beating you up on the boards its going to catch up with a smaller team eventually. Citing Simmonds as a big player is not doing you any good either. While pound for pound simmonds may be the best fighter in the game doesnt change the fact that he is barely 180 lbs with a 6 2 frame.

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