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04-22-2009, 06:55 PM
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The Off-season Thread

Just getting a head start on the inevitable. So what needs to be done to improve this team and what are the chances we could get rid of both Hartnell and Lupul?

Better goalie?

Dismantle the D-corps?



I hate being a fan of this team as it's nothing but heartbreak after heartbreak... but it'd never be the same pretending to be a fan of another team.


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3 things

I think the flyers need to do three things to improve:

1. Get a goalie. You have the offensive talent, but will go nowhere with Biron or Nittymaki will take you to nowhereville. I think Chicago has a Wall that is a free agent. If you sign the Boulin Wall you are an instant top five team and serious cup contender.

2. Coaching - can Stevens. He does not cut it. We were worse than you with Therian, but over came it due to talent. Don't suffer like we did.

3. Fire anyone in the front office associated with the Flyers for more than three years. You need to complete change your playoff philosiphy from search and destroy to utilize your talent to win.

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I think the flyers need to do three things to improve:

1. Get a goalie. You have the offensive talent, but will go nowhere with Biron or Nittymaki will take you to nowhereville. I think Chicago has a Wall that is a free agent. If you sign the Boulin Wall you are an instant top five team and serious cup contender.

2. Coaching - can Stevens. He does not cut it. We were worse than you with Therian, but over came it due to talent. Don't suffer like we did.

3. Fire anyone in the front office associated with the Flyers for more than three years. You need to complete change your playoff philosiphy from search and destroy to utilize your talent to win.
How in the hell I forgot to mention that waste in my OP is beyond me, but yes, start with John "bake you a cake and tickle your scrote" Stevens.

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How in the hell I forgot to mention that waste in my OP is beyond me, but yes, start with John "bake you a cake and tickle your scrote" Stevens.
LMFAO

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Get a good Dman who simply plays solid positional hockey but can dish out hits. Too many puck-moving D right now, we have no big men on the blueline.

Get a goalie, and can Stevens.

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Get a good Dman who simply plays solid positional hockey but can dish out hits. Too many puck-moving D right now, we have no big men on the blueline.

Get a goalie, and can Stevens.
i think we all agree here loo.

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What's easier to find?

A coach who can get this team playing a better defensive game to limit the need for a top 5 goalie?

or...

A top 5 goalie that can win you dozens of games (and has to) because John Stevens is our coach?

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Trade for a player like Kevin Bieksa, sign Greg Zanon or Mike Komisarek (price depending), dump Lupul for a pick, dump Jones for a pick, sign Khabibulin. Offseason done.

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What's easier to find?

A coach who can get this team playing a better defensive game to limit the need for a top 5 goalie?

or...

A top 5 goalie that can win you dozens of games (and has to) because John Stevens is our coach?
I think the coach is. IMO i have the goalie pretty low on my list.

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What's easier to find?

A coach who can get this team playing a better defensive game to limit the need for a top 5 goalie?

or...

A top 5 goalie that can win you dozens of games (and has to) because John Stevens is our coach?
That's a no-brainer. Although the Rags have a better goalie than us a better coach sure did turn that team around in a hurry. Then again, ditto for the Penguins. Can someone tell me why everyone in the Atlantic has a top to elite goaltender except us? Brodeur >>>>>>>>>> Lundqvist >> Fleury >> DiPietro >>>>>>>> Biron.

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It has to all start with a new third Jersey.

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DiPietro > Biron. LMAO.

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This is premature even for me.

Talk to me when the season's really over.

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This is premature even for me.

Talk to me when the season's really over.
I concur.


The fact that this thread is made before we are out of the playoffs (whenever that may be ) is crap.

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That's a no-brainer. Although the Rags have a better goalie than us a better coach sure did turn that team around in a hurry. Then again, ditto for the Penguins. Can someone tell me why everyone in the Atlantic has a top to elite goaltender except us? Brodeur >>>>>>>>>> Lundqvist >> Fleury >> DiPietro >>>>>>>> Biron.
For the 3 games a year he is healthy. And Ludqvist si closer to Brodeur



Anywaysss.........
1. Fire John Stevens
2. Sign Khabi-Berlin-wall
3. Trade Lupul, Jones,++ for a defenseman who can play great positional hockey and lay teh wood
4. Find a young goalie prospect to start devloping NOW. A few of them would actually be nice, as the sucess rates on them are prettyy low
5. Lock up Giroux to a lifetime deal, so I can feel more comfortable getting his name on my jersey

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I concur.


The fact that this thread is made before we are out of the playoffs (whenever that may be ) is crap.
triple reverse phsycology. duhhhhhh......

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For the 3 games a year he is healthy. And Ludqvist si closer to Brodeur



Anywaysss.........
1. Fire John Stevens
2. Sign Khabi-Berlin-wall
3. Trade Lupul, Jones,++ for a defenseman who can play great positional hockey and lay teh wood
4. Find a young goalie prospect to start devloping NOW. A few of them would actually be nice, as the sucess rates on them are prettyy low
5. Lock up Giroux to a lifetime deal, so I can feel more comfortable getting his name on my jersey
Dude is a mother****ing magician.

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Just getting a head start on the inevitable.
You Sir are a Giant ******.

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this thread is ******** right now...should be locked until the Flyers do one of two things:

Lose the 4th out of 7 games to a team or

Win 15 more games and parade down Broad Street

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You Sir are a Giant ******.
If you're actually delusional enough to believe the Flyers will win 3 straight against the NHL's Penguins then I'd be VERY willing to make a considerable wager with you as it's fun to have extra money from the pockets of suckers.

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Add OP to ignore list, since he's clearly a troll and not a real Flyers fan. Check

Add this thread to the ignore list. Soon to be check.

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If you're actually delusional enough to believe the Flyers will win 3 straight against the NHL's Penguins then I'd be VERY willing to make a considerable wager with you as it's fun to have extra money from the pockets of suckers.
That's not the point.

This is a jerk off thread. We'll have months to talk about what needs to be addressed or happen in the offseason, and we've already been doing it since the middle of the year. There's absolutely no need to make a thread like this before the season's actually over, even if it's a formality to you or others, or get upset because people think this is stupid.


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Add OP to ignore list, since he's clearly a troll and not a real Flyers fan. Check

Add this thread to the ignore list. Soon to be check.
Agreed.

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It is premature...but ill bite.

Trade Lupul + for Halak.

Get rid of Carle and Jones, one way or another.

Trade for the rights to J Bo and sign him...(could include 1st rounder, carle, jones, nodl, etc)

Bring knuble back for the same price.

Resign alberts or another physical dman.

Sign Recchi or another cheap productive forward to replace lupul.

Gagne-Giroux-Briere
Hartnell-Carter-Recchi
JVR-Richards-Knuble
Carcillo-Powe-Asham

Timonen-Parent
Jbo-Coburn
Sbisa-physical stay at home dman

Halak
?

Thats how id go about it in NHL 09...

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I have been impressed with Carle, I hope we dumb jones and keep him. He has played really well in the playoffs.

I don't really think Khabibulin is much of a long term answer, but he is the best option for the next few years. Nitty should be resigned at a cheap rate (~1 mil). We need to draft a good goalie prospect or sign someone young from Europe.

We need to increase size on defense.
I would like to keep Alberts, but then Sbisa takes Jones' spot and we are no bigger.

What big stay at home defenseman are available? Preferably over 6'4".

Greg de Vries?
Garnet Exelby?
Mattias Ohlund? Does not seem like he will re-sign in Vancouver
Rob Blake? Although he will probably re-sign in San Jose

What coaches are available, although I seriously doubt Steven's is canned. (He cant be blamed for this series, except game 1)

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