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02-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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This argument is hilarious. How about just looking at the numbers from last years playoffs? The numbers were inflated from that horrible Pens/Flyers series and despite their points, Simmonds was -6 and Schenn was -3. They don't score those points at all without the benefit of the flyers 'all offense, all the time' system. As soon as they ran into a defensive based Devils system, they lost.

For comparison, Richards in two playoff series under two different systems:
2012 Kings: 4g, 15p, +1
2010 Flyers: 7g, 23p, -1

8 extra points but no championship. You are going to score under the Flyers system but that does not equal wins.

The only reason Flyers fans are in love with Simmonds and Schenn right now is cause they are playing well. They anoint them the next flyers superstars, just like they did with Carter and Richards then Giroux and Couturier. Once they come back to earth, they will be considered flops and fans will move on to their next 'stars'. There is a complete lack of patience to let any player just work through their troubles. I've heard talk of trading Couturier and yes, even Giroux despite their amazing play last year. It's small now but if they have a few more seasons of less than superstar quality, they will drop them and move on.

Not all Flyers fans are like this, but a lot are like their owner. Have a bad season? Trade and sign a bunch of new players! That's why their defense and goaltending is always like this with no time to develop and why they have such constant cap troubles.

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