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08-09-2010, 03:35 PM
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Our 3rd pairing could not handle even 12-15 minutes. That is kind of the point. They were not sufficient at all and had to be upgraded. It was one of the two biggest needs the team had. So Homer went out and upgraded (in theory cause you never know until you play the games).

The other big need was in net and he tried to upgrade there, but the players said no. That is on them, not Homer.

Kuato doesn't think there's any defense of Homer's spending habits. He's made that quite clear several times. The man has no grasp of the cap. But you are making this all about money and ignoring the fact he improved on a weakness.

It is a fact Bartulis was" fine?" Well that is certainly debatable.

Are you familiar with the definition of the word fact? Because your statement is nothing more than subjective opinion. If it were indisputable fact that Bartulis was indeed fine, as you put it, he would have still had the job. He did not. He wasn't benched because he was doing his job well.

So when Richards' struggles it is only because of his linemates? He's never at fault? Is that how it works? What say you to his Houdini act in the finals? Or was that Carter and Gagne's faults? Or was their bad play his fault? How does it work?

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08-09-2010, 03:41 PM
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Let's keep this to introductions and welcomes...

If you want to talk about lines and/or the lineup, please do so in the appropriate thread.


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08-09-2010, 03:44 PM
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It is called objectivity my friend. Perhaps a re-read of Kuato's posts are necessary? You'll notice he does criticize Homer's lack of understanding of what a cap is.
I'm really not interested in going back to have to reread you referencing yourself 50 times again, but the jist that I'm getting is that your only problem with Homer is his cap handling? How did you feel about John Stevens?

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08-09-2010, 04:07 PM
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I'm really not interested in going back to have to reread you referencing yourself 50 times again, but the jist that I'm getting is that your only problem with Homer is his cap handling? How did you feel about John Stevens?
Certainly not, but in reference to the particular discussion Homer's biggest problem is how much he spends on players. The man is truly in over his head when it comes to the financial aspects of running a team.

That doesn't change the fact that he did what needed to be done (in terms of what assets they acquired). They needed defense and he went out and got it. They needed a goalie. He tried, but two players turned him down.

All this talk of him having totally ruined next season based on this off-season's moves are nothing more than nonsense. It is very "the sky is falling" and is based on knee-jerk reactions and not objectivity.

John Stevens has nothing to do with this conversation, but Kuato will humor you. He was not a great coach, but was the scapegoat of team-wide issues that have plagued some of this young core for 5 years now.

Looks like we'll need to continue this discussion elsewhere.

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09-01-2010, 09:35 AM
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Thought I should introduce myself.
Nick from London, England

Flyers fan for a couple of years. Was never really into ice hockey until I saw the Flyers play live when I was in America a few years ago and now absolutely love it. Still learning but can't wait for the new season.

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09-01-2010, 10:28 PM
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Nick from London, England

Flyers fan for a couple of years. Was never really into ice hockey until I saw the Flyers play live when I was in America a few years ago and now absolutely love it. Still learning but can't wait for the new season.
Welcome to the zoo! I love that we have a number of posters from Great Britain!

Please jump right in and join the fun!

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09-02-2010, 04:25 AM
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Welcome to the zoo! I love that we have a number of posters from Great Britain!

Please jump right in and join the fun!
Will do my best, just received my Richards t-shirt in the post.
Just one more month til the season starts

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09-02-2010, 08:32 PM
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Will do my best, just received my Richards t-shirt in the post.
Just one more month til the season starts
Even better! Welcome aboard, Fuzzy!

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10-10-2010, 12:47 AM
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Hi, This seems like the place for introductions, my names james, been a flyer fan since 96, I've been reading the boards since the start of last season, thought it was time I got an account. Also huge thanks to Stockholm Syndrome for the game link tonight.

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10-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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Hi, This seems like the place for introductions, my names james, been a flyer fan since 96, I've been reading the boards since the start of last season, thought it was time I got an account. Also huge thanks to Stockholm Syndrome for the game link tonight.
Welcome to the board!

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10-18-2010, 05:48 PM
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Location: Central Jersey/ South Jersey for School

Favorite Team(s): Flyers, Phillies, Wings

Most Hated Team(s): Rangers

Favorite Player(s): Hextall, LeClaire, Grioux

Most Hated Player(s): Cindy Crosby,

Position: Lacrosse Player... Middie/Attack Princeton High School

Flyers fan since: Since i could remember. Hockey has always been a part of my family

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10-18-2010, 06:11 PM
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Welcome Jake, hope you find these boards to be very fun as well as resourceful!

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10-27-2010, 11:15 AM
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Most Hated Team(s): Penguins and Blackhawks

Favorite Player(s): Scott Hartnell, Patrick Kane, Claude Giroux, Ryan Miller, Brian Boucher

Least Favorite Player(s): Cindy Crybaby, er, Crosby

Team: Ed Snider Youth Hockey and Folcroft Falcons

Position: Goalie

Flyers fan since: 2 years ago. My uncle brought me to a game and I was hooked.

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10-27-2010, 11:47 AM
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10-27-2010, 05:53 PM
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Favorite Player(s): JvR, Briere, Richie, Giroux, (as of this year) Mesz, Carle, Keith Primeau, Mike Modano, Brett Hull, Mike Richter (Uhhhh yea), Chris Chelios, Joe Pavelski

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Flyers fan since - Birth

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Carle-Erik Gudbranson

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I cant believe i didnt sign in to this, maybe I did, not sure, great idea though.

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10-29-2010, 12:20 PM
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Been lurking for almost a year now, so time to join the boards.

Name: Nikke

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Favorite Team(s): Flyers, Sixers, Sympathies to Ducks & Wild

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Favorite Player(s): Mike Richards, Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk, Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Ron Hextall, Kimmo Timonen, Teemu Selanne, Mikko Koivu, Pavel Bure, Mario Lemieux, Mike Richter, Mikael Granlund, Cam Neely

Most Hated Player(s): Mike Green, Matt Cooke, Roberto Luongo, Claude Lemieux

Flyers fan since - 1995 I saw first highlights about Legion of Doom, but I didn't follow any particular team in NHL back then. So, Legion of Doom basically made me a Flyers fan, but I think I recognised that few years later and now I'm a Flyer fan for life.

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10-29-2010, 01:02 PM
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Nick from London, England

Flyers fan for a couple of years. Was never really into ice hockey until I saw the Flyers play live when I was in America a few years ago and now absolutely love it. Still learning but can't wait for the new season.
Does your user name have a special meaning by chance?

One which would make my Bayesian heart sink?

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10-29-2010, 01:10 PM
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10-29-2010, 01:14 PM
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Name: Nikke

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Favorite Team(s): Flyers, Sixers, Sympathies to Ducks & Wild

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Favorite Player(s): Mike Richards, Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk, Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Ron Hextall, Kimmo Timonen, Teemu Selanne, Mikko Koivu, Pavel Bure, Mario Lemieux, Mike Richter, Mikael Granlund, Cam Neely

Most Hated Player(s): Mike Green, Matt Cooke, Roberto Luongo, Claude Lemieux

Flyers fan since - 1995 I saw first highlights about Legion of Doom, but I didn't follow any particular team in NHL back then. So, Legion of Doom basically made me a Flyers fan, but I think I recognised that few years later and now I'm a Flyer fan for life.
stick around here long enough and you will either add to it or change those hated teams

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10-30-2010, 11:24 PM
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Favorite Player(s): Giroux, Richie, Pronger, Kimmo, Bob, Betts, Lappy
Most Hated Player(s): Crosby, Ovechkin, Avery, Cooke, Kennedy(just one weird looking mofo) Jody Shelley haha

Flyers fan since - As long as I can remember

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10-30-2010, 11:46 PM
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Hello

Allow myself to introduce...myself.

Name: Jared
Age: 28
Location: SJ
Favorite player(s): Roo(obviously) and Bob
Least favorite player: Patrick Kaleta and probably a few more I can't think of right now.

Been a lurker here for quite a few years. Always read the gameday threads and really appreciate the work and detail MSE puts into them. So, yeah. Hi there ya'll.

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11-22-2010, 05:33 PM
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Allow myself to introduce...myself.

Name: Jared
Age: 28
Location: SJ
Favorite player(s): Roo(obviously) and Bob
Least favorite player: Patrick Kaleta and probably a few more I can't think of right now.

Been a lurker here for quite a few years. Always read the gameday threads and really appreciate the work and detail MSE puts into them. So, yeah. Hi there ya'll.
Welcome to the zoo! Love the user name (and the Austin Powers reference works too!)

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Appreciate it, CG. Thanks for keeping everyone up to date with the happenings in Kitchener and the OHL.

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