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01-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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It was a really good game. I am just so disappointed that we didn't at least go to overtime.

Our D really needs to be better, some help back there would be welcome. :/

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01-02-2012, 06:24 PM
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Just got home from the game it was such a good game too bad they lost. I'm 0-2 in winter classic's so it's not that fun I guess. Mike *** rupp!!!

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01-02-2012, 06:24 PM
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We're now 0-3 against the Rangers, and the next time we face them is in February.

They're the only team in the Eastern Conference (including the Jets ) that we're yet to beat. It might do wonders for their confidence to finally beat them; but first they have to bounce back after this loss and focus on Chicago.

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01-02-2012, 06:25 PM
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I love the debate on who would have sucked more. It doesn't matter, Lundqvist again outplayed our goalie. Bob gave up a softy, arguably two.

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01-02-2012, 06:29 PM
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I love the debate on who would have sucked more. It doesn't matter, Lundqvist again outplayed our goalie. Bob gave up a softy, arguably two.
+ complete loss of drive to win in the third

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01-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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until the flyers decide to play just as hard with the lead as they do trying to get the lead we are always going to end up losing in the end. the tough teams will always come back swinging in the third and take advantage of us taking our foot of the gas. yes bob let in a softy or 2 but we only had 5 shot to ny 16 in the first 12 minutes of the third. even after all the changes in the offseason the flyers still can't muster up a full 3 periods of play when it counts...

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01-02-2012, 06:35 PM
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Just got home from the game it was such a good game too bad they lost. I'm 0-2 in winter classic's so it's not that fun I guess. Mike *** rupp!!!
How were the seats? I gave up my seats to tonight's game, but will be going next Friday to the AHL game. Looked liked the sight lines from the lower seats were bad.

My kid will be home from the military and doesn't get much (any) hockey where she is. Really looking forward to getting her to a couple of games. I'm sure it won't be as impressive as the Winter Classic atmosphere, but it should be a great time in any case.

Chickie & Pete's with some beer should make her smile if she can't see much of the game.

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01-02-2012, 06:40 PM
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It was an awesome experience, but as always, a ****** goal here and a ****** goal there screw the Flyers over. The whole team played far too passively for the most part, but Bob took all of our momentum away after the 2nd goal and starting the 3rd period.

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01-02-2012, 06:40 PM
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01-02-2012, 06:45 PM
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Sat behind Brad Richards' family in the HOF club. Great group of guys. But the second I started talking to them I just knew it was Richards who was going to finish us. Sure enough.

Pat Quinn was behind us. Saw Primeau at the pisser.


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01-02-2012, 06:54 PM
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Ron Hextell sat in my section 416 for the first period

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01-02-2012, 06:55 PM
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i'm a little sick of lavy constantly losing all these coaching duels, at what point can we start blaming lack luster 3rd period effort on the coach?

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01-02-2012, 06:59 PM
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Great theater to be in, a fun game, they just didn't win. I'd rather have been there even though they lost than to not have been at all.

Came down to:

-Bob gave up two terrible goals to Mike Rupp. Especially the second one, that can't go in. First one may be a bit lucky. Doesn't matter who is and is not a hater, the Flyers finally got control of the game, the goaltender coughed it up. Par for the course.

-Flyers lost control after that second goal. They worked so hard battling the conditions and found themselves tied and prone to one defensive breakdown costing them the game. And they were given a chance to get it back at the end of the game, and didn't convert.

-Flyers are hopeless against the trap. Doesn't matter if it's indoors, outdoors, underwater, or the moon, the Flyers are going nowhere until they figure something out there. The Rangers are way further ahead of the Flyers than the standings indicate.


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01-02-2012, 06:59 PM
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Reading this thread, I feel like we just got eliminated from the playoffs.

I thought we were very strong offensively. We just played against the best goalie in the world, playing behind possibly the best defensive system in the league.

Defensively...I think something has to change with our defensive system. I know we're very aggressive, but you look at teams like the Rangers, Devils and Penguins (injuries or no) and they play immaculate defense with non-elite personnel (Penguins' d-group is pretty damn good now, but they still were remarkable last season with all their injuries).

Then you look at the Flyers, and even without Pronger we have a great 1-4 on paper with solid rookies/Lilja at the bottom...but the results aren't there. I know the goalies need to make saves, but every goalie lets in a softy here and there. I'm done placing blame solely on the goaltending. The defense needs to step it up and I think Laviolette needs to alter the system.

edit: as much as I'd love to acquire Suter or Weber or Gleason or Beauchmin...we could get them all and we'd still have issues. We have a leaky defensive system. Plain and simple. Last time we played outstanding defense was when Michael Leighton was in net, because our defense realized they needed to play better in front of a sub-par goaltender.


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01-02-2012, 07:07 PM
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Reading this thread, I feel like we just got eliminated from the playoffs.
Well, at least the atmosphere at CBP felt like Game 7 of the ECF. Great experience.

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01-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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Injured or not what do the JVR fanatics have to say now? He got first line time with Giroux and completely made a fool of himself.

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01-02-2012, 07:49 PM
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The dude can't handle a puck to save his life.

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01-02-2012, 07:55 PM
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Injured or not what do the JVR fanatics have to say now? He got first line time with Giroux and completely made a fool of himself.
Really? Didn't play that bad to me.

That was also from a live perspective.

Also, why wasn't Bryzgalov on the bench...

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01-02-2012, 07:59 PM
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Injured or not what do the JVR fanatics have to say now? He got first line time with Giroux and completely made a fool of himself.
Seriously? I thought he played well today. Maybe that's just me.

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01-02-2012, 08:01 PM
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Really? Didn't play that bad to me.

That was also from a live perspective.

Also, why wasn't Bryzgalov on the bench...
Eh, he wasn't very good. Can't win battles or control the puck very well, he gets knocked off the puck very easily. Again, drives wide with the puck and does nothing. Gets a point blank chance and can't put it in the net.

There are a few things that I'll let him slide for in the game because of the ice and whatnot, but for a #2 overall he is severely depressing.

I understand the "power-forwards longer to develop" concept or whatever but I'm starting to think the playoffs last year was a bit of a fluke.

But of course, I hope I'm dead wrong.

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01-02-2012, 08:04 PM
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Really? Didn't play that bad to me.

That was also from a live perspective.

Also, why wasn't Bryzgalov on the bench...
Bryz was on the bench... he was wearing some black overcoat thou..

prolly to keep his tea warm.

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01-02-2012, 08:04 PM
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Whatever the injury is, it's bothering him. Playoffs were a case of him getting hot, but he hasn't had that explosive first step and powering to the net like he was starting to do last year.

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01-02-2012, 08:26 PM
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Injured or not what do the JVR fanatics have to say now? He got first line time with Giroux and completely made a fool of himself.
Injured or not? No, I still say injured.

He got his chance to play in the WC, I hope the team sits him down for a couple games now to let him rest. Hopefully he doesn't need surgery. He certainly didn't make a fool of himself

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01-02-2012, 08:39 PM
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I don't mind losing but I do mind losing to the Rangers.

They clearly have a better goalie and I think that was the difference. We played with a lot of energy but not enough to make it work.

But the worst part to me was watching the Rangers race off the ice with their sticks in the air towards the crowd and blowoff the handshake line. The Flyers were all milling around in their end like they were waiting for it but the Rangers left the ice. No class.

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01-02-2012, 08:42 PM
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Good game. Shame Bob screwed the pooch on this one. First and second goals were bad. Then the team lost motivation.

Ah well. Still a good game.

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