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

10 Predictions for the Upcoming Season

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-26-2013, 08:04 AM
  #76
DrinkFightFlyers
Provolone & The Neck
 
DrinkFightFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 14,523
vCash: 470
Send a message via AIM to DrinkFightFlyers
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchennSational1022 View Post
What is this beef with Phaneuf I see about Luke? Its on here all the time just wondering.
I thoguht the beef was Hartnell and Phaneuf? Or is there somethign else?

DrinkFightFlyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2013, 08:19 AM
  #77
RJ8812*
Hellooooo ladiiiies
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sudbury
Country: Canada
Posts: 28,092
vCash: 500
40-50 points from Schenn is hardly a dissapointment especially if he continues his physical play

RJ8812* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2013, 08:29 AM
  #78
Prongo
Beer
 
Prongo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 15,883
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJ8812 View Post
40-50 points from Schenn is hardly a dissapointment especially if he continues his physical play
If you pro-rate Schenns numbers to a full 82 game season, you would see he was on pace for 14 goals and 31 assists. Putting him right at 45 points. Now the center to wing position change has me a little worried, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see 55 points out of him next year.

Prongo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2013, 08:33 AM
  #79
Hiesenberg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: United States
Posts: 4,799
vCash: 500
Schenn has a great shot. I want to see him shoot all day long this year.

Hiesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-26-2013, 09:45 AM
  #80
LegionOfDoom91
Registered User
 
LegionOfDoom91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 20,338
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchennSational1022 View Post
What is this beef with Phaneuf I see about Luke? Its on here all the time just wondering.
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1149847

I don't know if any of that's true but that's where it all stemmed from.

LegionOfDoom91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 02:28 AM
  #81
NMFlyer1998
hello
 
NMFlyer1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A very bad city.
Country: United States
Posts: 244
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by healthyscratch View Post
Not until they nail his coffin closed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
They'll announce his resignation in his obituary.
I smell a conspiracy!

NMFlyer1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 03:27 PM
  #82
BobbyClarkeFan16
Registered User
 
BobbyClarkeFan16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,221
vCash: 500
1. By season's end, the top line of Lecavalier - Giroux - Voracek will be one of the most potent offensive lines and will score some points. Giroux leads the way with 103 points (32 goals, 71 assists); Voracek shows that the past year and half was no fluke and not only puts up a point per game, but also scores 40 for the first time in his career (42 goals, 43 assists for 85 points); Lecavalier has a career rebirth in Philadelphia as he's not straddled with the captaincy or unrealistic expectations that have been on him his entire career and scores a point per game as well (31 goals, 42 assists for 73 points).

2. Brayden Schenn emerges as an offensive force and secures the second line center position with a 62 point season (28 goals, 34 assists). Matt Read plays on his right side and puts up a career best 57 points (24 goals, 33 assists) while Wayne Simmonds cracks the 60 point mark (31 goals, 29 assists).

3. Scott Hartnell is moved to the third line with Sean Couturier and rookie standout Jason Akeson and the trio become one of the most unlikely third line combinations in the league. Couturier puts up a Selke caliber season by posting 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists) and leads the team with +/- of 31. Akeson goes on to have a very good debut by posting 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) while Hartnell gets back to the 45 point mark (23 goals, 22 assists)

4. Ben Holmstrom returns from a devastating ACL injury and centers the fourth line with wingers Zac Rinaldo and Max Talbot. The trio go on to score only 30 points as a collection, but they place with a fierce intensity and abrasiveness that isn't matched by any team in the league. They become the new version of the old crash line and make their presence felt all season long.

5. Sensing no need to rush him into the lineup, Scott Laughton is returned to his junior team, where he goes on to post a 85 point season in Oshawa and is a standout at the World Junior Tournament. Free agent signee Michael Raffl only gets into a handful of games this season as he hasn't been able to crack the deep Flyers lineup.

6. Kimmo Timonen will no longer be the top pairing defenseman in Philadelphia. Age and wear and tear have finally caught up with him, but he excels in the second pairing role with Nicklas Grossmann. Timonen still puts up a very respectable 38 points (9 goals, 29 assists) while playing less than 20 minutes a night. Grossmann bounces back from concussion issues and plays a full 82 game schedule and becomes more of a positional player than a fierce checker. Grossmann only puts up 7 points, but his defensive play still allows Timonen to contribute offensively and lighten up a bit defensively

7. Erik Gustafsson and Luke Schenn end up becoming the top pairing defensemen in Philadelphia. Schenn plays over 25 minutes a night and leads the team in even strength and PK time. Schenn also comes into camp his lightest he's been in his career and his effort is rewarded with occasion power play time and a career high 27 points (5 goals, 22 assists). Gustafsson really takes flight after his world championship performance and not only plays a solid defensive game, but ends up becoming a top power play guy. Gustafsson puts up a career high 47 points (8 goals, 39 assists).

8. The third pairing is also the most expensive pairing in the league. Mark Streit's offensive game is still in place as he puts up a team best 51 points (11 goals, 40 assists) mostly from the power play, but his defensive game leaves a lot to be desired as he's the only defender on the team with +/- in the - range. As a result, Streit is relegated to power play duty and light even strength ice time with no penalty killing work involved. Coburn starts out the season slowly and rumours start circulating that he's being shopped around the league. Coburn has a serious heart to heart talk with Derian Hatcher, Chris Pronger and Kevin McCarthy when he's made a healthy scratch and the three of them get through to him. Coburn realizes he'll never be a puck carrying defenseman capable of playing outstanding two-way hockey, so he focuses on the defensive side of things and becomes a premier shut down defender. He and Schenn are the lead penalty killing duo and they also play in the last minute of a lead. Coburn goes on to have a very good 60 games of the season. While he only scores 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists), Coburn finally understands his role on the team.

9. None of the prospect defensemen (Alt, Manning, Lauridsen, Lamarche) crack the lineup, but will be called up during points of the year. However, in a 15 game stint, Mark Alt really opens up the teams eyes with his play and when he gets sent back to Adirondack, he dominates down there. With regards to the top three defensive prospects, the following occurs: Samuel Morin does not receive an invite to the WJC team tryouts in December and playing with a chip on his shoulder already, that chip becomes heavier and meaner. Morin ends up scoring 44 points (8 goals, 36 assists), but more important, he becomes the meanest defenseman in all of junior hockey and a standout defensive presence. Robert Hagg has a great year in Europe and at the WJC tournament, he is voted the top defenseman of the tournament and scores 9 points in seven games. Hagg is also voted defenseman of the year in the SEL where he scores 7 goals and 21 assists in 46 games. Gostisbehere ends up as a Hobey Baker finalist after leading Union to the frozen four. In his final season before turning pro, Gostisbehere puts up 11 goals and 37 assists for 48 points.

10. A goaltender finally emerges and after suffering through adversity for the past few years, Steve Mason finally gets his game back on track. Mason appears in 51 games and sports a record of 33 - 14 - 4 with a 2.41 GAA, but more important, a .927 save percentage. Ray Emery makes a nice return to Philadelphia and in 31 games, he puts up a record of 17 - 7 - 7 with a 2.52 GAA and .917 save percentage. Both goalies are rewarded with new long term deals. Mason gets a 4 year, $17 million deal while Emery gets a 3 year, $7.2 million deal.

Of course, this is the absolute best case scenario. I've been accused in the past by others of being overly optimistic, but I think it's very possible that this club can push the 300 goal mark by season's end.

As well, I also feel comfortable with the goaltending. I think Emery knows that he can't be a starter in the league anymore, especially with his hip. However, he was instrumental in helping Crawford along and I think that's the kind of thing the Flyers have been lacking for years - a veteran who can help younger goaltenders along. The fact that he and Mason get along is a great thing. There's no adversarial relationships or anything like that. It's a great mix. As for Mason, he's done a few things to turn his game around. He's gotten rid of all the bad influences he surrounded himself with. He's bought into the team concept and he's bought into what coaches are telling him. He was a headstrong kid who won some hardware in Columbus and he thought he knew it all. He had to sink and be exiled before he put things together. He gets it now and he gets that he has a rare opportunity to prove himself again. I'm expecting a monster year from Mason and I think Emery might be just that guy who can continue to get through to him if Reese can't.

I'm excited for this year. I feel really good about this club and that they're going to surprise a lot of people. I still think they're one real good defenseman away from being a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, but this is going to be a tough team to play in the playoffs.

BobbyClarkeFan16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 03:37 PM
  #83
DrinkFightFlyers
Provolone & The Neck
 
DrinkFightFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 14,523
vCash: 470
Send a message via AIM to DrinkFightFlyers
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
4. Ben Holmstrom returns from a devastating ACL injury and centers the fourth line with wingers Zac Rinaldo and Max Talbot. The trio go on to score only 30 points as a collection, but they place with a fierce intensity and abrasiveness that isn't matched by any team in the league. They become the new version of the old crash line and make their presence felt all season long.
Of all your predictions, this one is the most puzzling (and there are a couple doozies on your list). What about Adam Hall and Scott Laughton or the other centers this team has in the system? I don't even think Holmstrom is on the radar this season.

DrinkFightFlyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 03:52 PM
  #84
BobbyClarkeFan16
Registered User
 
BobbyClarkeFan16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,221
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Of all your predictions, this one is the most puzzling (and there are a couple doozies on your list). What about Adam Hall and Scott Laughton or the other centers this team has in the system? I don't even think Holmstrom is on the radar this season.
I really think as much as they want Laughton on the roster, with the salary cap the way it is and the number of players who are on one way deals, I really don't think Laughton stays with the big club. As for Adam Hall, yeah, he played alright, but there's a reason he's been waived so many times. The team is a big fan of Holmstrom and the fact that they re-signed him to a one way deal even after he tore up his knee should be seen as a sign that they still have a role for him.

I really think the interesting thing to watch will be the Hextall influence on the club. It's that reason why I think Laughton goes back to junior - Hextall will probably argue that it's better for Laughton to play 20 to 22 minutes a night than having him play 8 to 10 minutes a night in a sheltered role. That's why there's guys like Holmstrom and Hall in the system.

BobbyClarkeFan16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 09:12 PM
  #85
FlyingPhilly
Registered User
 
FlyingPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philly
Country: United States
Posts: 1,397
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
1.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
2.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
3.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
4.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
5.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
6.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
7.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
8.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
9.Pietrangelo is a Flyer
10.Pietrangelo is a Flyer

Don't any of you ruin my dream.
11+. Pietrangelo signs an 8 year $64M dollar OS from the Flyers, which the Blues promptly match less than 8 seconds later.

FlyingPhilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-27-2013, 10:17 PM
  #86
sobrien
RAFFLCOPTER
 
sobrien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 7,630
vCash: 880
1. Scott Laughton will play at least 9 games with the Flyers.
2. Simon Gagne will wait as long as he needs to to remain with the Flyers.
3. Andrej Meszaros plays at least 50 games......for another team.
4. Jay Rosehill and Tye McGinn each play less than 20 games.
5. Brayden Schenn will score a consistent (and quiet) ~60 points, and because he doesn't do it in explosive stretches, fans will think he's underachieving and call for his head at season's end.
6. Scott Hartnell will get back to the 60-point plateau.
7. Sean Couturier will hit the 40-50 point plateau.
8. Vincent Lecavalier, with something to prove and a new offense, hits 70 points again.
9. The Flyers have the best PP in the league this season, and one of the best 5v5 offenses (as you can see with these lofty predictions )
10. Mason and Emery do well in the system, the team plays confident in front of them, and their ability to move the puck cuts down on the team's turnovers/giveaways, which in turn cuts down on goals against.

sobrien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-29-2013, 09:52 AM
  #87
DrinkFightFlyers
Provolone & The Neck
 
DrinkFightFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 14,523
vCash: 470
Send a message via AIM to DrinkFightFlyers
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
I really think as much as they want Laughton on the roster, with the salary cap the way it is and the number of players who are on one way deals, I really don't think Laughton stays with the big club. As for Adam Hall, yeah, he played alright, but there's a reason he's been waived so many times. The team is a big fan of Holmstrom and the fact that they re-signed him to a one way deal even after he tore up his knee should be seen as a sign that they still have a role for him.
IDK. I'm not so sure that the team thinks as highly of him as you are making it to be. I think he's probably toward the bottom of the list of guys to call up if there is an injury (behind McGinn, Akeson, Wellwood when healthy, Straka, etc). As for Hall, I think he was only waived twice and it was in the same season, unless I am missing something.

Quote:
I really think the interesting thing to watch will be the Hextall influence on the club. It's that reason why I think Laughton goes back to junior - Hextall will probably argue that it's better for Laughton to play 20 to 22 minutes a night than having him play 8 to 10 minutes a night in a sheltered role. That's why there's guys like Holmstrom and Hall in the system.
I agree that Laughton goes back to juniors, but I don't think that has anything to do with Holmstrom being in the system.

DrinkFightFlyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-29-2013, 10:13 AM
  #88
FreshPerspective
Ed finally concedes!
 
FreshPerspective's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Country: Italy
Posts: 11,987
vCash: 500
While I still don't think Lavi makes it to next season because they start off slow or he gets outcoached in the playoffs if they make it...I will say that the one main thing that can overcome some of the question marks and holes this team still has is team chemistry. I do think they have a lot of guys with good character and that the team genuinely likes each other especially now that the lone wolf Bryz is gone...

As far as BC16's predictions..well very inspiring and hopefully some come true but I definitely don't see Grossman being an ironman in any way. We'll be lucky to get 55-60 games out of him if he is not traded.

I do think offensively the Flyers should be better particularly 5 on 5 compared to last year but I still worry about Lavi's inability to adjust to tighter checking teams particularly come playoff time. The offensive go go go hockey might get him through the whole season without getting canned if the players all play up to their capabilities but it remains to be seen if he can lead this team to the next level with his system...

FreshPerspective 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 05:49 PM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.