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05-15-2012, 10:55 PM
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Question For Flyers Fans

Are you routing for Carter and Richards to win a cup?

And if not and LA makes the cup finals would you rather see them win or one of the eastern conference teams?

If you chose east teams, which one would of the remaining two would you prefer to win?

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05-15-2012, 10:58 PM
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Are you routing for Carter and Richards to win a cup?

And if not and LA makes the cup finals would you rather see them win or one of the eastern conference teams?

If you chose east teams, which one would of the remaining two would you prefer to win?
I've had the Kings as my West team for upwards of 10 years, I would like to see Richards and Carter win the Cup above that, but it would simply be icing on the cake should it happen this year.


In the East, I'd prefer the Rangers. Although if the Devils win, I'd have to think about trying to snag tickets.

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While I'm not a fan of Carter, and won't be willing to argue with anyone here as to why, I'd like the Kings to win out of all the teams left.

If I had to pick a team in the East, I'd pick the Rangers. I'd simply rather see Lundqvist win than Brodeur and Kovalchuk.

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Yes, the majority of Flyers fans are rooting for the Kings.

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05-15-2012, 11:05 PM
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I'm no Carter fan, but still love Richie and Gagne, but the Coyotes are my second favorites(I am from New Mexico), so I root for Phoenix.

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I can't picture many Flyer fans rooting for the Rangers or Devils.

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As a Flyer fan, I have always liked LA out west along with the Blues....so yeah, I am happy for them for sure.....

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Yes, the majority of Flyers fans are rooting for the Kings.
I don't think that's a given.

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Richie and gagne. Carter can kick rocks. I could care less about his hattrick. He coasted in philly.

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I'd definitely like to see the Kings win it. There will be the obvious flack from other fans about trading Richards and Carter and having them immediately win a cup, but they won't have won it against us so I would just be happy for them.

They didn't get it done in Philly, but I've got nothing against either one of them and I wish them the best.

Out of the East, I'd say I prefer the Devils. They're a more likable team, from the coach to the players to the fans. Honestly, as long as it's not Pittsburgh or Boston, I don't really mind who comes out of the East.

But go Kings overall.

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It's always been an unspoken bond with the flyers and Flyers west

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They've been my west team since last June and I prefer their style of play to the Flyers' style this season. I'm still having trouble getting used to having a goalie who actually stops pucks at critical times.

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They've been my #2 team since last June

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I still like Richards, Carter, Gagne, and Williams. John Stevens is ok in my book as long as he's not the head coach of the Flyers, Hextall is good too. In theory I have no problem with them winning, and if they move on I'll be rooting for them heavily over the Rangers or Devils. However, I would rather the Coyotes win it than the Kings.

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No. These two players lost the level of professionalism that they needed to succeed in Philadelphia. They seem to have gotten their careers together in L.A., so good for them. But, I can still be pissed that they had to be traded before they remembered that they were going to be held accountable for their actions. Whether they were mad about Lavy's system, the Pronger influence on the team, or the Dry Island controversy is irrelevant. The 2011 series against Boston was evidence enough that they checked out, and that's unacceptable from athletes that are being paid millions of dollars to be the leaders of their franchise. They may win a cup this year. That's great, it'll be forgotten (save a select few King's fans) after a couple of weeks in that city. They could have won one in Philadelphia and launched themselves into hero status like the 2008 Phillies. I know my opinion will be blasted by some of the mindless politically correct posters on these boards, but if they're entitled to an opinion, then I guess I am as well.

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If Kings win the cup, wouldn't Flyers fans get mocked perpetually for giving away Richards and Carter who got to raise Lord Stanley?

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You always root for the team in the other conference if your team didn't make the cut.

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They've been my 1B since June.

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If Kings win the cup, wouldn't Flyers fans get mocked perpetually for giving away Richards and Carter who got to raise Lord Stanley?
They wouldn't care. The trades are won by Holmgren regardless around here

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They've been my 1B since June.



They wouldn't care. The trades are won by Holmgren regardless around here
^That.

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Carter and Richards winning a Cup also means Ron Hextall wins a Cup, because he's Executive VP and Assistant GM of the Kings. I know there's more than a few fans in Philly who would love to see Hextall hoist the chalice.

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I imagine Flyers fans will be in suicide mode if NYR or NJ win another Cup, while they keep coming up short.

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Too any one who laughs at Philly for giving them up -- Flyers got more pieces for R/C than what Kings gave up to acquire them, especially moving forward. Kings could win the Cup, but reverse the trades and it's unlikely that the roles would be reversed. Would the Flyers with Richards & Carter but without Voracek, Schenn, Couturier, Simmonds, Grossmann. Consider the Flyers would probably have Bobrovsky/Boucher in net instead of Bryzgalov (and as bad as Bryz was, Bob/Boosh would have been worse).

Would do those trades again. Probably not the Bryzgalov signing (which was the bad move of the Flyers offseason moves) but the trades were very beneficial for the team both in the short term and the long term.

I would probably undo the Richards trade and still be happy, but the Carter trade was fantastic. Couturier and Voracek (and Nick Cousins) will be key Flyers for years to come.

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Anyway, I would most certainly root for both Richards and Carter. Mike is easily my (now) second favourite player in the league and Drew Doughty is probably my favourite defensemen... Hard not like the Kings.

Go Kings!

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05-16-2012, 12:22 AM
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Kings could win the Cup, but reverse the trades and it's unlikely that the roles would be reversed.
Impossible to know.

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Would the Flyers with Richards & Carter but without Voracek, Schenn, Couturier, Simmonds, Grossmann.
Grossman was had for a draft pick. Just because it was the Kings's draft pick doesn't mean it would have been impossible or unlikely for us to acquire him (don't forget we wasted a 2nd on Kubina).

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Consider the Flyers would probably have Bobrovsky/Boucher in net instead of Bryzgalov (and as bad as Bryz was, Bob/Boosh would have been worse).
Bryz could have fit under the cap with Richards and Carter. Also, statistics do not suggest Bob/Boosh would have been worse.

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The Kings are basically a second Flyers team in the playoffs

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