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07-23-2013, 04:26 PM
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10 Predictions for the Upcoming Season

1. Brayden Schenn. Brayden Schenn will be put on the wing and not be productive. Eventually, Lavy will be forced to move him back to center with Voracek where he will be very productive.

2. Lecavalier. Lecavalier will start at center and eventually move to Giroux's wing. He will be very productive and very popular.

3. Starting Goalie. Emery will eventually win the starting job and play very well.

4. Coburn and Meszaros. Neither will be traded this season. Meszaros will struggle and eventually play welll later in the seasno.

5. Couturier. He will continue to struggle offensively but show glimpses of his offensive talent. He will score 35 points playing on the third line.

6. Gagne. Gagne will sign with the team after the season starts and the Flyers are able to put pronger on LTIR.

7. Breakout/Surprise player. Akeson will play very well in camp but not make the team. He and Straka will play together in the AHL and be very productive. Eventually, due to injuries, he will get called up and be playing on the top line with Giroux.

8. Laughton. Laughton will get sent back to juniors and continue to develop his offensive game.

9. Offense/Defense. The Flyers will rank 5th in goals scored and 23rd in goal allowed. Their pp will be ranked top 5, and their pk will also be ranked top 5.

10. Seeding/Playoffs. Flyers will end up as the fourth or fifth seed and get eliminated in the second round.

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07-23-2013, 04:33 PM
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1. Brayden Schenn. Brayden Schenn will be put on the wing and not be productive. Eventually, Lavy will be forced to move him back to center with Voracek where he will be very productive.
Voracek has to stay with G. I think it would be a mistake to move him off that top line.

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07-23-2013, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE=kevindank;69535567]Voracek has to stay with G. I think it would be a mistake to move him off that top line.[/QUOTE]

There is no denying the chemistry between those two players. However both players are playmakers that make their teammates much better. You don't need both of them on the same line

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QUOTE=kevindank;69535567]Voracek has to stay with G. I think it would be a mistake to move him off that top line.
There is no denying the chemistry between those two players. However both players are playmakers that make their teammates much better. You don't need both of them on the same line[/QUOTE]

I think if you move a guy like Vinny to the wing...or put Matt Read in that mix and leave em there your gonna end up with a ton of goals benefiting from playing with both of those guys plus didnt Voracek have a career year in goals last season? Who knows maybe he's not all pass anyway

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If you put Voracek with Giroux the first line will be great. The problem is the second line is going to be mediocore Lecavalier between schenn and read is not a great line. Schenn is not good on the wing. However schenn between voracek and read is a good line.

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07-23-2013, 04:59 PM
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If you put Voracek with Giroux the first line will be great. The problem is the second line is going to be mediocore Lecavalier between schenn and read is not a great line. Schenn is not good on the wing. However schenn between voracek and read is a good line.
Schenn/Lecavalier/Simmonds is not a mediocre second line. In fact, that has the potential to be one of the best second lines in the league between their skill and physicality as a line.

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10. Seeding/Playoffs. Flyers will end up as the fourth or fifth seed and get eliminated in the second round.
Well that blows.

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07-23-2013, 05:15 PM
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1) Emery wins starting role; Mason blows it by November.

2) Couturier gets between 45-50 points and finds chemistry with Voracek and Lecavalier. Lecavalier is moved to wing and this second line becomes a very bright spot.

3) Schenn plays with Giroux for a majority of the year and gets about between 15-20 goals and 25-30 assists. Will be a bit of a disappointment. Simmonds hits 30 on the other wing, though, while Giroux goes at PPG pace again.

4) Laughton plays wing and plays well on the third line until Couturier gets bumped to the second line. At that point Laughton will get 3C duty and he will take off. Fans will love him by season's end.

5) Hartnell has another season like 2010. Will be a Briere on whatever line he's on. People will clamor for a trade before long.

6) Gustafsson breaks out gets 35 points while Streit disappoints and struggles to hit 30.

7) Flyers will overall be very successful and secure one of the top two seeds in the Met.

8) Our PP will be frustratingly bad to start the season. Will require total reconstruction, and Gustafsson will emerge as the top unit QB (hence breakout). Timonen and Streit will play PP2.

9) Read has an injury plagued year. Only plays about half the season.

10) One of Raffl, Straka, Akeson, or Noebels will become regulars by the end of the season.

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07-23-2013, 05:34 PM
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1. We win the cup.

2-10. Who cares; see #1.

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07-23-2013, 06:17 PM
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Streit and Kimmo will score 35+ points.

Vinny will score 30 goals.

Schenn scores close to 60 points playing LW on the first two lines (Lavy will undoubtedly moves lines around through out the year)

Laughton makes the team out of camp and becomes a key player (similar to Coots his rookie year).

Both goalies will have their ups and downs...creating a "goalie controversy" storyline that the media will drool over (they will also back emery).

There will be a 300 PIM type game with a goalie fight.

A small losing streak before the deadline will lead to a big name acquisition.

Giroux will struggle before the Olympic break, leading to speculation that he is injured which will cause controversy about whether or not he should play in the Olympics.

Flyers will finish 3rd in the division.

The Flyers will have at least 7 players with 20 goals or more.

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1) Emery wins starting role; Mason blows it by November.

2) Couturier gets between 45-50 points and finds chemistry with Voracek and Lecavalier. Lecavalier is moved to wing and this second line becomes a very bright spot.

3) Schenn plays with Giroux for a majority of the year and gets about between 15-20 goals and 25-30 assists. Will be a bit of a disappointment. Simmonds hits 30 on the other wing, though, while Giroux goes at PPG pace again.

4) Laughton plays wing and plays well on the third line until Couturier gets bumped to the second line. At that point Laughton will get 3C duty and he will take off. Fans will love him by season's end.

5) Hartnell has another season like 2010. Will be a Briere on whatever line he's on. People will clamor for a trade before long.

6) Gustafsson breaks out gets 35 points while Streit disappoints and struggles to hit 30.

7) Flyers will overall be very successful and secure one of the top two seeds in the Met.

8) Our PP will be frustratingly bad to start the season. Will require total reconstruction, and Gustafsson will emerge as the top unit QB (hence breakout). Timonen and Streit will play PP2.

9) Read has an injury plagued year. Only plays about half the season.

10) One of Raffl, Straka, Akeson, or Noebels will become regulars by the end of the season.
To which point he has a bounce back & makes this fan base look dumb for the gazillionth time. If you look at his trends during his career he usually one ups his previous year.

He did have a good playoff that year btw, 8 goals & 9 assists in 23 games.

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07-23-2013, 06:34 PM
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My only prediction is that I think this team will have a lot of highs and lows...5 Game win streaks where everything goes right and we look like cup contender, and 3 game losing streaks where everything goes wrong and it looks like we may miss out the playoffs.

I fully expect a variance of losing/winning streaks right before the trade deadline, switching the Flyers stance as Buyers/Sellers quite often.

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To which point he has a bounce back & makes this fan base look dumb for the gazillionth time. If you look at his trends during his career he usually one ups his previous year.

He did have a good playoff that year btw, 8 goals & 9 assists in 23 games.
Yeah, Hartnell during the regular season was one of the most frustrating players I've ever watched.

Hartnell during the playoffs that year? Love it.

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A small losing streak before the deadline will lead to a big name acquisition.
I have a feeling this will be Phaneuf. And I wouldn't mind. He'd come at a reduced price as a rental, and we'd get to renegotiate his deal to something more reasonable to his current level of play.

Unless he and Luke still have some beef...

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07-23-2013, 06:56 PM
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1. Four of our defense men will be injured.

2. Giroux will either get 100 points or be injured in Olympics maybe a concussion and get 58 points.

3. Goal tending will suck so bad we wish we had Bryz back on the team.

4. We will be middle of the pack in scoring.

5. We will miss the playoffs

6. Rinaldo will win the Selke trophy

7. The only good news is Pronger feels great and returns for the last game of the season.

8. Bryz will build a rocket and become the first Russian to land on the moon, unfortunately he failed to plan on how to return to Earth

9. Sharks win Cup

10. Another disappointing season

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[QUOTE=hockeyfreak7;69539533]Yeah, Hartnell during the regular season was one of the most frustrating players I've ever watched.

Hartnell during the playoffs that year? Love it.



I have a feeling this will be Phaneuf. And I wouldn't mind. He'd come at a reduced price as a rental, and we'd get to renegotiate his deal to something more reasonable to his current level of play.

Unless he and Luke still have some beef...[/QUOTE]

I believe they still do.

I just pray for a healthy team. If that happens, Philly will do just fine. PLEASE tweek how we play defense as A TEAM. Having Hall and Vinny around should mean that Couts does not have to start in our end so much..thus helping his numbers. I still think Homer makes a move for another D-man upgrade(one can hope).

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Claude Giroux will score over 100 points. He will end up with 101.

I have to think about my other 9

I was actually thinking about making a point predictions thread, I am just too lazy to make all my predictions.


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1. Brayden Schenn starts the season on the wing and struggles, before being moved to center on the second line with Simmer, and explodes on a near ppg pace in the final 30 games of the regular season, ending with 25 G 38 A.

2. Couturier shows steady improvement offensively through the season however it is nothing fantastic, but plays well in his own end and improves his faceoff percentage. Ending the season with 15 G 27 A.

3. Mason wins starting role but, has a tough month of december and is replaced by Emery, who plays very well, but not great.

4. Gustafsson has breakout season earning 40+ points and Streit is also mildly successful. Gustafsson is selected to the NHL allstar team alongside fellow teammates, Claude Giroux, Jacob Voracek (who has a excellent season with 45 goals), and Kimmo Timonen (he gets a lot of votes for his final year).

5. Lecavalier will be moved to Giroux's wing early-mid season, once Schenn begins to struggle, and he produces very well putting up 60 points by season end.

6. Giroux will start the season quick but, return to a ppg or below by mid season but, will still end up at around 90-95 points.

7. Hartnell will suffer a long term injury early in the season that keeps him out for a extended period of time, and once he returns to the lineup he plays average.

8. Akeson gets called up early-mid season due to Hartnell's injury and excels while playing on the Flyers second line.

9. Laughton will make the Flyers lineup as a 4th line Center, but he will often see time alongside Sean Couturier once the injury bug comes around. He plays well and most likely he will find himself in a top 9 role starting next season.

10. Coburn plays very well for the Flyers which, will help his trade value come next offseason. Also Andrej Meszaros will be traded for a pick but, the start of the 2013-2014 season.

Lastly,
Philadelphia:
4th in Goals per game
14th in Goals against
1 rank powerplay
4 ranked PK

2nd place in Metro

No playoff prediction for me though. Anything can happen.

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Bobrovsky/Leighton win the Jennings and Bryzgalov wins the Vezina.

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Jake breaks the 80 point (35+ goals) mark, thus making Giroux a 95-100 point guy next year.

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1. Jake Voracek finishes in top 10 in scoring

2. By the half way point, Gustafsson will be leading the team in TOI

3. Couturier's offensive struggles continue putting up less than 10 goals and 20 assists.

4. Jagr will be acquired at the deadline

5. Mason and Emery roughly split all regular season games with Mason winning the starting job for the playoffs

6. Hartnell has another down season scoring only 15 goals by the deadline sparking rumours that he will part of a package for a young dman. In the end, he stays

7. Lavy lasts the season, but after a second round playoff loss, gets canned.

8. Streit has the worst +/- on the team.

9. Coburn's cannon from the point returns, and he pots 10 goals

10. Brayden Schenn breaks out ultimately earning a spot on the top line with Giroux and Voracek

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Lavi continues to not be able to beat division rivals due to his single game plan "attack attack" style that is easily countered and is fired by December.

everything else looks rosy....

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ive only got 1:

Lavi continues to not be able to beat division rivals due to his single game plan "attack attack" style that is easily countered and is fired by December.

everything else looks rosy....
^ This

Lavi doesn't make it past Christmas

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Jake Voracek shoots less than 13%, Sean Couturier shoots more than 10%.

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Flyers win the Cup.

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1-Mason put over 920SSV%.
2-Schenn score more than 60pts.
3-Laughton will have a solid season.
4-Voracek score more than 82pts. 38G - 44A
5- Powerplay in the Top 4.
6-PK in the the Top 6.
7-Giroux break the 100pts mark 25 G- 75A
8-Luke Schenn show us that he got some PM skills.
9-Mez get injured while getting out of his car.
10-Gustafsson prove than he can be a Top 4 D.

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