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

Jakub Voracek

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-19-2014, 12:44 AM
  #1
Roo Mad Bro
U havin a giggle m8?
 
Roo Mad Bro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: PA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,083
vCash: 500
Jakub Voracek

He's becoming one of my favorite Flyers.

I don't think he'll be (close to) PPG player like he was last year, but I think he can be a dependable 50+ player throughout his prime here in Philly.

Some people don't like him with Giroux but I like the two of them together.

He's so fun to watch when he's on his game. Speed, shiftiness, playmaking and his board play are some of the best on the team. He's probably the best Flyer at gaining possession in the offensive zone.

Sometimes he makes some boneheaded plays, but I view him as a core player, and I think the Flyers do as well.

Roo Mad Bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 01:18 AM
  #2
JGalt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Huntingdon Vlly, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,775
vCash: 500
I still think he's capable of coming into his own and carrying his own offensive line rather than forever being G's sidekick.

JGalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 01:29 AM
  #3
King Forsberg
21 68 88 16 44 28
 
King Forsberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 5,380
vCash: 500
When Voracek starts skating its fun to watch. His puck possession skills are elite.

King Forsberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 01:38 AM
  #4
Funf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 822
vCash: 500
He's on pace for about, 25 goals, 60 points this year, and while I don't really see him becoming a PPG player again, I don't think around 70 points during a good year is out of the question. He's one of the better puck possession players, and one of the better skaters on our team. I think he could work on any line, although his game does seem to compliment G nicely.

Funf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 01:41 AM
  #5
tuckrr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,570
vCash: 500
Man when he's skating like he did today, and when he boxes people out.. he can be untouchable! If only he could sustain that energy level

tuckrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 01:55 AM
  #6
Giroux tha Damaja
Registered User
 
Giroux tha Damaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 9,234
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Giroux tha Damaja
The best is watching him skate up the half wall and sort of coast and slow down right at the top fo the circle, and right when the defender has matched his pace and slowed down, he turns his feet over and bursts towars the area behind the opposition's net.

He carried the puck from his own zone behind the othe team's goal line three or four times tonight just by putting d-men to sleep like that. And it' hard to blame them becaue if they keep going when he slows down he will cut to the slot. Kind of leaves all but the speedier defenders in a bad spot.

Giroux tha Damaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 09:43 AM
  #7
The Dream
User Registered
 
The Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: United States
Posts: 3,913
vCash: 500
Voracek has been great for the last 20 games or so. I feel like he can be a 70+ point player in his prime here in Philly. He is currently on pace to score 60 points despite having only 4 points in his first 14 games.

The Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 03:49 PM
  #8
BackWithaVengeance
Registered User
 
BackWithaVengeance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Good old Europe
Posts: 915
vCash: 500
Guy is a speedy, shifty mother****er.

Still would much rather see him on a different line. For next year he could switch places with Simmonds.

His zone entries would be much more benefical for some other guys like B.Schenn or Scott Hartnell when Giroux is capable of doing the same.

BackWithaVengeance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 04:21 PM
  #9
MP92
Registered User
 
MP92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: United States
Posts: 4,782
vCash: 500
I hope he never wears another NHL team's jersey. He is the most entertaining player to watch by far on this team.

MP92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-19-2014, 04:35 PM
  #10
RespectTheCouts
Couts=0 offense
 
RespectTheCouts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,214
vCash: 500
I would love to see Jake moved off of Roo's line at some point, I think he can maintain his scoring or increase it a bit on his own, it would be awesome to have two very dangerous lines who can score when needed,
I do love me some Vorabeast though he's uber fun to watch when he starts skating and watching him on the boards is awesome

RespectTheCouts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 03:39 PM
  #11
Wings4Life
Registered User
 
Wings4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ov Steamrolls Jagr!
Posts: 2,112
vCash: 500
Hey guys, Wings fan coming in peace. Haven't watched much of the Flyers this year, only highlights really, but is Voracek playing injured lately? If not, what is the deal with him (coasting before the Olympics maybe??), he has 1G 3A in his last 10 games, and only 1 point in his last 5...

Having watched him on a couple of occasions last year (he looked quite good every time I tuned in), I guess I was expecting a better performance this year.

Wings4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 03:43 PM
  #12
Prongo
Beer
 
Prongo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 14,407
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wings4Life View Post
Hey guys, Wings fan coming in peace. Haven't watched much of the Flyers this year, only highlights really, but is Voracek playing injured lately? If not, what is the deal with him (coasting before the Olympics maybe??), he has 1G 3A in his last 10 games, and only 1 point in his last 5...

Having watched him on a couple of occasions last year (he looked quite good every time I tuned in), I guess I was expecting a better performance this year.
He took a slash against the Islanders not too long ago and he didn't come back to play the third. It probably is still bothering him since the game wasn't all too long ago. He is still busting his tail off skating but sometimes seems to have trouble with the puck on his stick. Probably due to the slash.

Prongo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 03:47 PM
  #13
The Couturier Effect
Registered User
 
The Couturier Effect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Country: United States
Posts: 4,030
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wings4Life View Post
Hey guys, Wings fan coming in peace. Haven't watched much of the Flyers this year, only highlights really, but is Voracek playing injured lately? If not, what is the deal with him (coasting before the Olympics maybe??), he has 1G 3A in his last 10 games, and only 1 point in his last 5...

Having watched him on a couple of occasions last year (he looked quite good every time I tuned in), I guess I was expecting a better performance this year.
Yeah as Prongo said, he hasn't really been the same since he got slashed against the Isles, but he's still been playing pretty well for the most part.

The Couturier Effect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 04:24 PM
  #14
Appleyard
Registered User
 
Appleyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Manc/Shef/Utrecht
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 7,329
vCash: 500
Yeh, he looks the same skating, on a cycle, on the boards etc, (he also played very well defensively today... he is up and down in that regard, one game looks a great winger defensively the next looks like Zherdev (heavy exaggeration)) just having trouble with the puck and shooting.

Appleyard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 04:24 PM
  #15
tymed
Registered User
 
tymed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 614
vCash: 500
Been itching to see Giroux and Voracek split up forever. It's just not there.

tymed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 04:56 PM
  #16
Curufinwe
Registered User
 
Curufinwe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Country: New Zealand
Posts: 9,422
vCash: 500
Clutter buck smashed his fingers pretty good.

Curufinwe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 05:01 PM
  #17
Wings4Life
Registered User
 
Wings4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ov Steamrolls Jagr!
Posts: 2,112
vCash: 500
Thanks for the responses!

Wings4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 07:35 PM
  #18
Mgkibbles
Registered User
 
Mgkibbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Gilbertsville, Pa
Posts: 2,071
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by tymed View Post
Been itching to see Giroux and Voracek split up forever. It's just not there.
I think Giroux and Voracek work really well together. We just need to find the right LW.

Mgkibbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 08:08 PM
  #19
Broad Street Elite
Registered User
 
Broad Street Elite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,412
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mgkibbles View Post
I think Giroux and Voracek work really well together. We just need to find the right LW.
Ding ding ding. They need a pure goal scorer of an order above Hartnell.

Broad Street Elite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 08:44 PM
  #20
zarley zelepukin
Registered User
 
zarley zelepukin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Norristown, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,661
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
Ding ding ding. They need a pure goal scorer of an order above Hartnell.
I think, ideally, they would replace Voracek with the pure goal scorer and let Jake set up guys on the second line.

I think he's a valuable player, but I wouldn't call him a core guy at this point. He probably has the talent to become one but I'm not sold that he'll become a noticeably better player than he is now.

zarley zelepukin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 09:24 PM
  #21
FlyersFan61290
Registered User
 
FlyersFan61290's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 9,079
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
I think, ideally, they would replace Voracek with the pure goal scorer and let Jake set up guys on the second line.

I think he's a valuable player, but I wouldn't call him a core guy at this point. He probably has the talent to become one but I'm not sold that he'll become a noticeably better player than he is now.
Which is a 1st line winger...

Even before coming here he was a 2nd/1st line tweener.

FlyersFan61290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 09:57 PM
  #22
zarley zelepukin
Registered User
 
zarley zelepukin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Norristown, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,661
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyersFan61290 View Post
Which is a 1st line winger...

Even before coming here he was a 2nd/1st line tweener.
The second best player on a first line, which is pretty good. I'm not saying he isn't valuable.

zarley zelepukin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 10:04 PM
  #23
FlyersFan61290
Registered User
 
FlyersFan61290's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 9,079
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
The second best player on a first line, which is pretty good. I'm not saying he isn't valuable.
Considering who the first best player is, that really isn't saying much though. Giroux's point totals over the past 4 years now are pretty incredible, not many players have more (total points or even ppg numbers). He's definitely a top 10 offensive player. My point is Jake could be an All-Star and he'd still be the second best player on the first line.

FlyersFan61290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 10:43 PM
  #24
LegionOfDoom91
Registered User
 
LegionOfDoom91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 15,727
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
I think, ideally, they would replace Voracek with the pure goal scorer and let Jake set up guys on the second line.

I think he's a valuable player, but I wouldn't call him a core guy at this point. He probably has the talent to become one but I'm not sold that he'll become a noticeably better player than he is now.
Pretty much, Brayden Schenn could be a 25 to 30 goal scorer with talented playmaker like Giroux or Voracek next to him. I think it's time to admit Schenn is a center & unless they move Giroux out of the center spot it's looking like you move Voracek down to play with him if you can acquire another player to play with Giroux who can put the puck in the net.

I doubt it shakes out that way but that would be pretty ideal.

LegionOfDoom91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-08-2014, 10:49 PM
  #25
Appleyard
Registered User
 
Appleyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Manc/Shef/Utrecht
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 7,329
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyersFan61290 View Post
Considering who the first best player is, that really isn't saying much though. Giroux's point totals over the past 4 years now are pretty incredible, not many players have more (total points or even ppg numbers). He's definitely a top 10 offensive player. My point is Jake could be an All-Star and he'd still be the second best player on the first line.
He went top 10 in points in the last 5 years a few games back!

That includes a 47 point year!

He is also 28th in PPG since he entered the league... I imagine by the end of the year he will be ~22nd-23rd.

Appleyard 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 09:53 AM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.