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Game #38|Sat., Dec. 28, 2013| Flyers at Oilers|10:00 p.m. ET

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12-28-2013, 12:54 AM
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I just drove for 16 hours South to Edmonton in a blinding snow storm most of the way to see this game tomorrow. The Flyers better win.
DAMN !!!!...

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12-28-2013, 01:59 AM
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Bryzgalov can be an extremely good goalie when he is interested. The question is - does this game provide him more motivation or is he just approaching it like any other game. He is playing behind a very bad defense and a bunch of offensive-minded young forwards who think defense is optional.
Anything is possible and the key is not to get trapped into pregame hype. Edmonton has a game under their belt, the Flyers have one practice since their last game. In a historical comparison, Roman Cechmanek shut out the Flyers in his first game against them. Prior to that, Bob Froese was extraordinary in his first game (top star of the game).

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12-28-2013, 08:22 AM
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10pm start. Yuck.
Poor lambs. That's an early start for us. 3am here tonight.

Might watch it in the morning...

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12-28-2013, 08:24 AM
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12-28-2013, 10:19 AM
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Team struggling in net, Dubnyk gets the SO after a long break, go to Bryzdaster instead, gotta love the Oilers

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12-28-2013, 12:03 PM
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One of two scenarios will play out tonight;
A Flyers don't show up to play, Bryz gets shut out, people point and laugh
B Flyers remember Bryz the team mate, go into rage, chase him from game by end of second

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12-28-2013, 01:35 PM
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Team struggling in net, Dubnyk gets the SO after a long break, go to Bryzdaster instead, gotta love the Oilers
It's a back to back.. but teams always split goalies on back to backs.


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12-28-2013, 02:24 PM
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Downie is playing. Hall skated with Rosehill as an extra today; update: Hall apparently will play tonight. VandeVelde could be the healthy scratch in addition to Rosehill.

Also, a change to Edmonton's third pairing on defense.

(changes made in the OP).


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12-28-2013, 02:36 PM
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Team struggling in net, Dubnyk gets the SO after a long break, go to Bryzdaster instead, gotta love the Oilers
Eakins let the media know Dubnyk would play in CGY and Bryz against PHI before last nights game.

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I just drove for 16 hours South to Edmonton in a blinding snow storm most of the way to see this game tomorrow. The Flyers better win.
South to Edmonton?


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12-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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so hartnell is pushing vinny to the 3rd line and downie to the 4th, breaking the amazing couts line and making vinny play out of position

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12-28-2013, 03:06 PM
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Watch the bum beat us in a shootout ? Lol

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12-28-2013, 03:09 PM
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so hartnell is pushing vinny to the 3rd line and downie to the 4th, breaking the amazing couts line and making vinny play out of position
You just gotta wonder what game the flyers coaches are watching. Hartnell has been a detriment to every line he's been apart of this season.

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12-28-2013, 03:14 PM
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You just gotta wonder what game the flyers coaches are watching. Hartnell has been a detriment to every line he's been apart of this season.
Loyalty.

Berube has been part of this organization long before he became head coach. He has seen a lot of Hartnell the last couple of years and feels like he owes him the top-6 spot.

It's probabyl why many feel we need to hire someone outside of the Flyers radar. With fresh ideas and new concepts.

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12-28-2013, 03:20 PM
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Hartnell skated on the Couts line at practice yesterday. From what I can tell, it will be...

Raffl - G - Jake
Schenn - Vinny - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Hall - Downie

... I could very well be wrong, but that is my impression. I'm sure Couts and Read are super pumped to play with Hartnell tonight.

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Hartnell skated on the Couts line at practice yesterday. From what I can tell, it will be...

Raffl - G - Jake
Schenn - Vinny - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Hall - Downie

... I could very well be wrong, but that is my impression. I'm sure Couts and Read are super pumped to play with Hartnell tonight.
Wow, this is even worse.

Flyers better win or I'll be extrem(e)ly ??? pissed.

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12-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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I just drove for 16 hours South to Edmonton in a blinding snow storm most of the way to see this game tomorrow. The Flyers better win.
holy ****...what even is 16 hours north of edmonton?

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12-28-2013, 03:43 PM
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I know Raffl has been good on the top line and all but I don't see why Downie can't do an equally as good a job there. I would like to see them try:

Downie-G-Jake
Schenn-Vinny-Simmer
Hartnell-Couts-Read
Raffl-Hall-VV
Rinaldo/Rosehill

This also gives the team a 4th line that can actually play some hockey and not hurt you if they play 12 minutes. I'm a big believer in rolling 4 solid lines and resting the top players.

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12-28-2013, 04:39 PM
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I might use Rosehill or Rinaldo instead of VandeVelde there, just for added physicality. Enforcers and agitators can create a lot of trouble for both teams as we know very well and around the league are seeing incidents but they can also be effective when playing with other competent players.

Look at Paille-Campbell-Thornton. We all know what Thornton has just did and that's the risk of having enforcers and players who play on the edge but that was a very effective line for a while. A lot of the other elite teams use a enforcer or agitator on the 4th line, but the idea is that they can also play hockey. Not sure if Rosehill fits that bill and Rinaldo has really, really regressed this year unfortunately.

I don't mind Hartnell on the 3rd line as long as he does his job, and moving Raffl off the top line would be a mistake given that he hasn't done anything to warrant a demotion at all. Downie is just coming back and I'm sure he'll see some PP time to make up for his limited minutes.

If/when Raffl is demoted, I'd like to see B. Schenn get a chance on the top line. As Raffl has shown, the G line works best when there is another quick, agile player who is good along the boards and in the corners. Brayden doesn't really fit that mold but if given the chance I'm sure he could produce especially if Giroux and Voracek are really firing on all cylinders.

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12-28-2013, 04:41 PM
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Hartnell skated on the Couts line at practice yesterday. From what I can tell, it will be...

Raffl - G - Jake
Schenn - Vinny - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Hall - Downie

... I could very well be wrong, but that is my impression. I'm sure Couts and Read are super pumped to play with Hartnell tonight.
Speculation has included many variations. The Daily News proposed a set in which Lecavalier was dropped to a fourth line to replace Hall (prior to Hall's return):


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The options are limitless. With Hall out, Lecavalier could center the fourth line and Downie could be reunited with Couturier and Read. VandeVelde can also play center. If Hall is in, he is likely to center the fourth line, leaving Lecavalier with Couturier and Read.

Raffl - Giroux - Voracek
Hartnell - B. Schenn - Simmonds
Lecavalier - Couturier - Read
Downie - VandeVelde - Rinaldo

or

Raffl - Giroux - Voracek
Hartnell - B. Schenn - Simmonds
Downie - Couturier - Read
VandeVelde - Lecavalier - Rinaldo
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...ulIfzt7Des6.99

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12-28-2013, 04:58 PM
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Speculation has included many variations. The Daily News proposed a set in which Lecavalier was dropped to a fourth line to replace Hall (prior to Hall's return):



Raffl - Giroux - Voracek
Hartnell - B. Schenn - Simmonds
Downie - Couturier - Read
VandeVelde - Lecavalier - Rinaldo

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12-28-2013, 05:05 PM
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Game can't come fast enough. It's been a pretty long wait between games of any kind for Philadelphia professional sports.

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these lines are screwed up. wtf

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12-28-2013, 05:30 PM
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lol @ Hartnell on the 2nd line, and Downie on the 4th

Hartnell must have naked pictures of Berube's wife bc he shouldnt even be in the line-up, let alone the 2nd line

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Aren't they keeping Vinny on the wing so he doesn't have to bend over for faceoffs? Save his back a little?

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