HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Philadelphia Flyers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Blues sign Syvret

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
08-09-2011, 04:20 AM
  #26
o Hamhuis 2 x
Registered User
 
o Hamhuis 2 x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Reading PA
Country: United States
Posts: 903
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirimon View Post
I really wish we wouldn't have signed Lilja, but he has been a NHL defender even for the past few seasons, although a fairly bad one. Syvret is a tweener. Good in the AHL but not good enough for the next level. Lilja is getting up there in age though and he is certainly not going to be any quicker out there, maybe Syvret will be better, but I doubt that.

Lilja also is a pretty good pk defender. He has that going for him in any case.

Maybe the third time will be the charm for Syvret though when we trade Testwuide for him around trade deadline.
Better not be Testwuide. If we do trade for him (which I think we will) I think it'll be like a 5th round pick or something

o Hamhuis 2 x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-09-2011, 07:00 AM
  #27
VanSciver
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,302
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by o Hamhuis 2 x View Post
That's a joke dude. He's an offensive defenseman who was stuck on our depth chart. No way he's worse than Lilja either. He is actually a really good defenseman, but whatever you say. Is Lilja the next Superstar? Or is he stuck with allstar cause Shelley already owns the title?
Yea, he's actually a really good defenseman. Just that nobody in the NHl realizes it? Is that the deal? He signed a 2 way deal with the Blues. Really good defenseman aren't forced to sign 2 way deals to get a spot playing somewhere. He wasn't stuck anywhere. His level of play has him where he was. Lilja is absolutely a better defender at the NHL level, than Syvret.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
Lilja ****ing sucks. Dont go on that limb too far saying hes better then Syvret.
Lilja has been an NHL defenseman for how many years now, and has played over 500 NHL games. Syvret has yet to establish himself as an NHL player, and just had to sign a 2 way deal. You don't have to go out on a limb at all to call that. You just have to have some common sense.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
I am not saying Syret is good by any means. the Flyers chose to go with Lilja as the 6/7 guy over Syvret or Bartulis, Marshall ect ect because once again they chose to go with the vet. a broken down stay at home guy who skates like hes got 100 pounds of cement in his skates. but a vet none the less.
If we we have to rely on this guy for any significant stretch of time we are in trouble. If you thought we had issues on the bottom pairing backend a couple of years ago. Wait till you see this guy. Lilja makes OD look like a great skater.
Lilja is a reliable defender and can play on the PK. Is any other team any different if they have to rely on a 6/7 guy for any significant stretch of time? He's a depth player. He plays a physical game, and blocks shots well. And he is experienced. He has limitations to his game, and will turn some pucks over. As long as the Flyers limit his minutes and games, and don't overplay him, he'll be a solid veteran depth defenseman. That's why he's here


Last edited by VanSciver: 08-09-2011 at 07:12 AM.
VanSciver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-09-2011, 02:05 PM
  #28
BleedOrange
BuildThroughTheDraft
 
BleedOrange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Oshawa Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,055
vCash: 500
Syret is a bum............

BleedOrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-09-2011, 05:05 PM
  #29
RJ8812
Gunner Stahl #9
 
RJ8812's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sudbury
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,777
vCash: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
Lilja has been an NHL defenseman for how many years now, and has played over 500 NHL games. Syvret has yet to establish himself as an NHL player, and just had to sign a 2 way deal. You don't have to go out on a limb at all to call that. You just have to have some common sense.
common sense from this board is not shown very often

RJ8812 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-09-2011, 05:19 PM
  #30
sa cyred
Yea....the Flyers...
 
sa cyred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Traveling...
Country: Cuba
Posts: 15,378
vCash: 500
Heh, Im not to worried about Lilja. Yea he is pretty below average, and more suited for the 7th d-man but multple things could happen this summer. Gustafsson or someone else impresses and Lilja gets the 7th spot, or Lilja, like he does every single season, gets hurt. Lilja hasnt played a full season since the 2005-2006 season and has about 3 full seasons in 11 years of playing.

sa cyred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-09-2011, 06:37 PM
  #31
VanSciver
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,302
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ8812 View Post
common sense from this board is not shown very often
Amen to that!

VanSciver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.