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03-29-2013, 10:22 AM
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Shouldn't this be the "Flyers' Defense Depreciation Thread?"
Maybe the Flyers' Defense Defecation Thread?


Butt seriously, that D is ****.


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03-29-2013, 10:34 AM
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They tried that in the second round of the 2007 draft when they selected Kevin Marshall with the 41st pick.

PK Subban went two spots later.
So you're telling me that all top draft picks don't work out?

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03-29-2013, 10:36 AM
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Wonder if the flyers will successfully tank for Seth Jones. Regardless, what a terrible team even though they have the Best Player in the World.

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How's Schenn playing?

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Wonder if the flyers will successfully tank for Seth Jones. Regardless, what a terrible team even though they have the Best Player in the World.
The Penguins were pretty bad in 2006.

Seriously though, we suck.

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Bruno Gervais is a nice guy. But I have no idea how he is in the NHL. He was consistently one of the worst defenseman I have ever seen play when he was on the islanders.
He's better than Foster.

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Looks like a good time to play them.

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How's Schenn playing?
He's been very good. No complaints there.

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I'll Appreciate them better, if we wind up with the #1 pick over all.


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Flyers suck, we all know that.

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Every time I see that D Lineup, I can only think of that "THERE IS NO ERIK GUSTAFSSON!" commercial from a year or two back...

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Meszaros is terrible anyway. Coburn ehh.... grossman is the only one worth while.
If he's healthy before the TDL what would the flyers want ?

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If you added Boumeester, how much do you think it would help? Question for Flyer fans.

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Wonder if the flyers will successfully tank for Seth Jones. Regardless, what a terrible team even though they have the Best Player in the World.
I see Pens fans are back to the top of the world, a complete 180 from just 9 months ago.

I'll give it a year before the Flyers are back on top of the east depending on how the defensive transition shakes up.

Expecting the Flyers to miss the playoffs again with this amount of talent is a pointless endeavor.


Although...Bryzgalov, at this point in his career, could single-handedly cause the Penguins to tank if he were traded to Pittsburgh today.

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If you added Boumeester, how much do you think it would help? Question for Flyer fans.
Next year? Slightly.

Now? None at all.

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03-29-2013, 10:51 AM
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When Gervais was with the Islanders he was, in my opinion, the worst regular defenseman in the NHL. Now that he's with the Flyers... well that's a good thing!

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If you added Boumeester, how much do you think it would help? Question for Flyer fans.
I can almost guarantee that if we're adding anyone, it's in the offseason. There is no incentive to pay a trade deadline premium on players when we literally are 3 point s out of the worst team in the league.

Furthermore, with a coaching change likely on the horizon, it would be nice to bring in personnel that fit our new system rather than just throw together players as we have done over the last few years.

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03-29-2013, 11:02 AM
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Hahaha. Flyers are top of the East in a years time. Oh man, that's gold!

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Why is it that the Flyers are not allowed to have a bad year? Last year they had 103 points. Their core is all under 25. Do they need D? Yes. Is now the time to do it? NO!! Be sellers for once. Hard to do with the injuries but do what you can. Bite the bullet and trade a F for a D-man. Run with 2 scoring lines instead of 3. CHANGE COACHES TO MATCH THE PERSONEL!!!

Funny to see fan of Toronto bashing the Flyers when you are finally going to make the playoffs. Congrats.

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03-29-2013, 11:05 AM
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That explains why the Flyers offer-sheeted Shea Weber. Beyond that first pairing...

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Wow. It must suck to be the only team that has ever hadrosaur deal with injuries. They are just a bad team. Top to bottom.

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03-29-2013, 11:12 AM
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So clever!

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03-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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I chuckled.

The Flyers defense is bad. This isn't new, but it has been made considerably worse by injuries. At least Jones will look good in Orange I suppose.

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03-29-2013, 11:17 AM
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The Flyer D-corps is not real all that bad, it's just not really put together well. Timonen still plays at a high level but he can't play the minutes that he has in the past. After him you have Coburn, Schenn, and Grossman who are all good defensively but lack any real offense or puck moving ability. So their transition game tends to be awful.

Given the likelihood that Timonen will retire soon (maybe after next year), they need to add two guys this offseason; ideally one from the draft (Seth Jones) to develop into the #1 guy, and one veteran (either UFA or trade) who is mobile and can move the puck. Trading for a #1 guy is not likely imo, teams just don't go around trading those kinds of players.

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03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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Time for the Flyers to draft and develop a good defenseman or two. Can't expect to buy them all the time.
The last time the Flyers drafted and developed a defensemen without giving up on him after a few seasons was Chris Therien, drafted in 1990. This isn't a joke.

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