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03-06-2013, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BrimFullofAsham45 View Post
There's no reason to believe the Flyers will be a playoff team this year.
You mean other than rooting for your .500 team like a hopeful fan rather than a pragmatic oncologist?

they should count their blessings, especially in a year where ALL your losses give points to conference rivals.
I don't know why people keep bringing this up. Since it applies to every team, that's a complete wash. There's just as much a chance that those rivals might have fared worse against western teams than better.
The forward depth we touted for years is no more.
Really? With Jake and Brayden breaking out. Simmonds is great. G will probably always be G for the most part (which is enough). Hartnell doesn't seem to have lost a step, Briere's regular season is always like this, and Read was our leading goal scorer before getting hurt. What else do you want, Couturier to be an offensive beast? Because he's not bad. If your argument is based on missing one good third line winger, that's not much of an argument.

Our defense is declining quickly
Debatable. Kimmo's looked old for years now. Meszaros' proneness to injury is worrisome. But Coburn's not declining, and Schenn only seems to get better. Enough to balance that out. Grossmann's injury is unfortunate, but again, that seems to be what's left after looking over each component, and doesn't justify "declining quickly".

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