The Flyers are just not a tenacious team. Their lazy getting back. The Bruins chase everybody down from behind in the neutral zone. The Flyers just kind of assume the D has it covered - which they clearly do not. When the Hurricanes won the cup with that average defense they won because the forwards were committed to getting back, they blocked shots and Cam Ward played great. The Flyers don't get back, they do block shots and the goalie has been average.
100% agree - that or trade him. He really sucks this season. His head is completely up his ass.
trade him? thats a stupid idea
This team should not trade Couturier. I dont care if he's having a bad season now, the guy has a lot of potential and will probably be the best player coming out of that entire draft. We got lucky he caught mono and dropped to us
Wonder how much Mr Pronger had to do with the apparent, gradual onset of unverified "locker room issues" in 2011? He ended up being the voice of the team and the un-lettered captain. Really there was not much else to do with Richards than get rid of him cause, to my mind, the room was going to be split in two keeping both him and Pronger. Fortunately, Giroux doesn't have a Pronger type personality to contend with and, obviously, you're a lot happier winning rather than losing. But still one wonders if there's something more basically wrong with the way the organization's run ?????? In any normal job, you're not going to be successful if you continually ***** out the workplace so if losing is their issue, then start winning or find another place to play.
I really miss the pronger post games interviews and also I think that with this young nucleus, pronger would have the whole team on the same page it there. not a lot got past him and he loved to call players out for sloppy play, even in a win. this team needs a Guy like that on the ice. all we have is team of quiet leaders which in the end, is not really a leader at all. you need to be vocal, you need to give directio, give praise as well as advice. leading by example is good for a great number 2 Guy. that's the Guy the captain can point at and say you need to be more like him.