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06-03-2009, 01:44 PM
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lol

Don't worry Flyers fans, you'll get a good one some day.
Who's play will promptly deteriorate to pidgeon-s**t under the careful coaching of Lemelin. Yaaaaay!


Maybe Emery will beat Lemelin down and he will retire.

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06-03-2009, 01:44 PM
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hopefully it's just an invite to training camp. if he can perform in camp, i'd be ok with keeping him.

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Who's play will promptly deteriorate to pidgeon-s**t under the careful coaching of Lemelin. Yaaaaay!


Maybe Emery will beat Lemelin down and he will retire.
I'm all for it if this happens.

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06-03-2009, 01:57 PM
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Ah my bad i remembered they were going to be UFA's next season.
And rumor has it Biron wants Thomas money.

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06-03-2009, 01:59 PM
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What would be the odds on a Carcillo vs. Emery dustup in practice sometime during the year?
I put $20 on it in the Flyers forum

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06-03-2009, 02:01 PM
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I love how the Flyers always have a new goalie every few years and that new goalie is always one of the most mediocre goalies in the entire league.
you know, as a coyotes fan I really have no leg to stand on when it comes to arguing goalies, but why have the Flyers not tried to develop a couple of goalies from within? I mean, they've got nothing... NOTHING in the cupboard. It's almost like they go out of their way to not draft goalies with even a lick of talent. why is this? They've got a decent track record drafting at every other position... so why not in goal? It's like they don't even look at goalies until the 4th or 5th round.

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06-03-2009, 02:03 PM
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i would take Emery over Biron anyday

Emery is just more athletic and more skilled, remember Emery was a VERy big reason why we even made it into the playoffs taht year we went to the finals

the ppl who deny his skill are just bitter, he has skill, it is his head that neesd to be kept in check

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06-03-2009, 02:12 PM
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you know, as a coyotes fan I really have no leg to stand on when it comes to arguing goalies, but why have the Flyers not tried to develop a couple of goalies from within? I mean, they've got nothing... NOTHING in the cupboard. It's almost like they go out of their way to not draft goalies with even a lick of talent. why is this? They've got a decent track record drafting at every other position... so why not in goal? It's like they don't even look at goalies until the 4th or 5th round.
Because the correlation factor to being a successful forward or defenseman in the NHL and being drafted early is much higher than the correlation to being drafter early and being a good goalie, though there certainly still is one. Also, there is maybe a chance that they, are self-aware and know they are not the sharpest eyes in scouting goalies. And as a result don't trust themselves to get a return on their draft picks as much as they do with skaters?

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06-03-2009, 02:13 PM
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The thing people choose to forget about Emery is that in his last season with Ottawa, his off-ice issues overshadowed his god-awful play on the ice. He was atrocious, and his terrible play was one reason Ottawa fell from grace.

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i really don't like the flyers and would love to see them fail, but i don't get why some of you think this is such a bad move?

obviously the guy has talent...he took ottawa to the cup finals and that was a team who couldn't get past the 1st round for good while.

does he have some issues? yes. but don't you think a guy like holmgren has done his due dilligence, and talked to every necessary party to make sure he is past those issues?

by all accounts he had an outstanding year in the KHL, and the only dustup we heard wasn't even his fault (the trainer trying to put the hat on his head when he was told not too).

i think, if true, this is a good move for philly...do you all really think this isn't an upgrade from biron and nitty? it's not like philly was going to have the money to go out and sign Khabibulin or anything.

good move for philly IMO.

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06-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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If they sign Emery they also sign another capable goalie to back him up

do they not have a young Swedish goalie ready though?

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The thing people choose to forget about Emery is that in his last season with Ottawa, his off-ice issues overshadowed his god-awful play on the ice. He was atrocious, and his terrible play was one reason Ottawa fell from grace.
i'm sure it's not too easy to play at such a high level every night with all the issues he had surrounding him, not to mention playing in a Canadian market doesn't help the situation he was in at all.

he fits in with philly...he's a little crazy so i think the fans will take to him pretty well.

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obviously the guy has talent...he took ottawa to the cup finals and that was a team who couldn't get past the 1st round for good while.
Or a team that got out of the 1st round 3 of the previous 4 seasons. You should probably get your facts straight.

Emery didn't have to be great during the cup run, and he wasn't. He made some timely saves, but befitted a lot from having a team playing great in front of him in all areas. The next year it all fell apart though. He's athletic, but he doesn't have a whole lot of technical skills, and it seemed like a lot of teams had figured him out last year. We'll see if he's adjusted.

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I don't think it is fair to fault Emery twice for his bad year on and off-ice with the Sens. It was one big effed-up year.


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he fits in with philly...he's a little crazy so i think the fans will take to him pretty well.
I don't know if I should, but I feel oddly complimented by this.

*hat tip*

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Do I want this to happen? No, I really hope it doesn't. But, if this does happen, I'm willing to give Emery his chance, I'll give him 10-15 games before I start crucifying him.

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thank you. please go somewhere out west marty biron.

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i think ray emery has the capability to a very good starter on par with martin biron.

Hes not the answer but hes a cheaper option than biron without much of a performance difference.

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you know, as a coyotes fan I really have no leg to stand on when it comes to arguing goalies, but why have the Flyers not tried to develop a couple of goalies from within? I mean, they've got nothing... NOTHING in the cupboard. It's almost like they go out of their way to not draft goalies with even a lick of talent. why is this? They've got a decent track record drafting at every other position... so why not in goal? It's like they don't even look at goalies until the 4th or 5th round.

Joacim "Sunshine" Eriksson looks pretty good, but he would be the exception to the rule.

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Am I part of a minority here?

I think Emery would be a great fit in Philly. He's still young-ish (28 I believe), and is a talented goaltender. He may have a few problems here and there with attitude, but getting to the finals was not a fluke. The Flyers have been missing a guy like this for a while.

Good fit if it's only a one or two year deal.

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It won't surprise me. I was always pretty sure that Emery would be back in the NHL sooner than later.

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Unless something has radically changed, this will be yet another average goalie who can go on some good runs. Strange, Ray seems better suited to Colorado.

Good luck with this. Gonna be an interesting ride.
It would have been interesting if they could have got Roy and Emery in COL.

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Hey the Flyers have to start drafting their future goalie because having players like Biron and Emery is not going to win them a cup; they have everything to win the cup besides the goalie which is a huge piece in any stanley cup team

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Joacim "Sunshine" Eriksson looks pretty good, but he would be the exception to the rule.
He's actually been a pleasant surprise, eh?

Hard to predict just where he tops out at, as far as upside, but early indications are that he's a complete steal for a 7th round draft pick.

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Am I part of a minority here?

I think Emery would be a great fit in Philly. He's still young-ish (28 I believe), and is a talented goaltender. He may have a few problems here and there with attitude, but getting to the finals was not a fluke. The Flyers have been missing a guy like this for a while.

Good fit if it's only a one or two year deal.
I think its definitely worth a try... he's a great athlete, and has had success at every level. Its not like he has big shoes to fill.

Despite his attitude problems, I think this is a low risk(considering its Philly)/high reward type move.

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