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04-10-2013, 07:25 PM
Brayden Pattison
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Originally Posted by JackStraw View Post
Statistically, the Flyers are near the top in both PP and PK but near the bottom 5 on 5. At least they were last time I looked, which wasn't long ago. The lack of defensemen other than Timonen who can move the puck (skating, passing, whatever) affects 5 on 5 play especially. It's a struggle for the Flyers just to get the puck out of their own zone, let alone through the neutral zone.
Originally Posted by Philadelphia Ducks View Post
We need some PMD, whenever we gather the puck in our end it takes us 2-3 passes just to get out of our zone. It always seems to be such a cluster **** back there, by the time the puck is into the neutral zone the whole team is already back defending where the only thing you can do is dump and chase.
Agreed. Also, beyond Timonen and Gus, the D is an offensive black hole.
They can't force the turnovers that lead to line rushes, they can't keep the puck in when they do pinch, and they have trouble shooting the puck on net from the point(not so much Schenn on the last one).

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