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04-04-2014, 04:43 PM
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Potential first round opponent: Who would you rather play? Rangers, Pens or Bruins?

Who would you rather play? Rangers, Pens or Bruins?


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I feel like the thread title doesn't coincide with the thread content. But, to answer the question, I think the Flyers best bet would be Pittsburgh, though I don't think my heart could take another Pens/Flyers series.

Edit: At this point I just hope they make the playoffs.

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Edit: At this point I just hope they make the playoffs.
They are getting in. Here is some stuff posted today by Appleyard and DrinkFightFlyers today...

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If the Flyers go 1-4-1 through the last 6 they end on 90.

To get past the flyers if they get to 90 the non playoff teams need:

Toronto: 5-0-0 (4-0-0 after tonight most likely)
Washington: 5-1-0
New Jersey: 5-0-1 (possibly 5-1-0 with ROW, but unlikely.)

If the Flyers go 1-5-0 for 89 points:

Toronto: 4-1-0 (3-1-0 after tonight)
Washington: 4-1-1
New Jersey: 5-1-0 (possibly 4-0-1 but unlikely.)

That is why they are virtually guaranteed a spot.

That is also not taking into account that Columbus would have to gain 3 points on them in that time and Detroit go past as well.

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Possibility, but not danger yet. If they go 0-3-3 they still have an 80 percent shot at getting in. Even if they go 1-5 they have a 57 percent shot at getting in. While it isn't set in stone, they are still very much in "safe" playoff standing. Now, if they lose the next two in regulation, that will likely change, especially if Toronto and CBJ wins the next two. Toronto even winning out has only a 64 percent shot to get in. Washington is similarly far away at this point. In short, it is definitely possible, but I am not worried at this point about missing the playoffs.

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They are getting in. Here is some stuff posted today by Appleyard and DrinkFightFlyers today...
Those stats do ease my mind a bit, but I'll probably remain nervous until they're actually in.

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Yeah, but this team doesn't exactly have a Stanley Cup winning team anyway so in the end, does it really matter? I hope they finish with a winning season and + Goals scored ratio. Hardly any of us thought they would make the Playoffs after the first 20 or so games, when they were getting outplayed by even the worst teams.

I think they can win 3 of the last 5 hopefully in convincing fashion to get a + Goals scored ratio.

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Is there anyone thinking maybe Flyers are in lite tank mode to slide into the 7th seed?

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Is there anyone thinking maybe Flyers are in lite tank mode to slide into the 7th seed?
Absolutely not. Professional players would never think about doing something like that.

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Absolutely not. Professional players would never think about doing something like that.
Unless you're Pittsburgh

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Unless you're Pittsburgh
Only organizations tank. Players play to win no matter what ****** hand they've been dealt.

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I'd like to play the Rangers with home ice advantage, that would also mean the Flyers are coming into the postseason as a hot team.

No way would I like to play the Bruins.

The Pens would be downright awesome series although I don't think I want the stress of that matchup. Plus that would mean the Flyers are coming into the postseason struggling.

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If the Flyers finish 3-3-0, Columbus needs to go 4-1-1 to pass them.

It's all but certain the Flyers are playing the Rangers. A win in Boston tomorrow makes home ice in that series a real possibility.

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I'll be nervous until I see that X by our name on nhl.com. It will probably take a huge collapse for us to miss the playoffs which is certainly still possible...

Anyways, I'd definitely rather play Pittsburgh over Bruins and Rags. Going up against Lunqvist or Rask is nerve wracking since they could single-handedly dominate us.

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If the Flyers finish 3-3-0, Columbus needs to go 4-1-1 to pass them.

It's all but certain the Flyers are playing the Rangers. A win in Boston tomorrow makes home ice in that series a real possibility.
Yea and I think they can win if they play as solid as the last game with more traffic and forechecking. Would be so huge. Need the rags to lose some of these games to make it realistic though

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Those stats do ease my mind a bit, but I'll probably remain nervous until they're actually in.
Me too. I am nervous, just because I have seen chokes in the past.

However, I would like the Flyers to play the Penguins for a few reasons:

1) I actually think the Flyers have a chance to win. I don't think they will, but they could because they can get inside the Pens' heads.

2) Even if the Flyers don't win, I am hoping that we would exhaust them, making them easier targets for whomever they would play next

3) ALL the pressure would be on the Penguins. We could lose 4-0 and be fine. Their team is so much better in the standings, that we could get shut out, but no one should flame the Flyers. Also, the pressure being on the Pens could make them hold their sticks tighter and stress more. I also think the Flyers relish the idea of playing the Penguins.

I would hate to play the Bruins because they are the toughest team and even if we beat them, it makes it easier for the Penguins to get to the finals.

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04-04-2014, 07:11 PM
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Pretty sure this is a jinx thread coming from a Leaf fan

The Leafs board had a "It would take a huge choke for the leafs to miss the playoffs" thread right before huge big choke.

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at this point im still not convinced the Flyers WILL make the POs..

until they are ACTUALY in, i'm keeping my excitement in check..

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Blue Jackets and Caps lost in regulation. All is well.

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Blue Jackets and Caps lost in regulation. All is well.
Magic number stayed the same, though (6). The Devils hopped the Caps.

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Well upsets typically happen in the first round so if the Flyers play Pitt or Boston it would be great to knock them out early.

I would be content with 1 round as a spoiler and a second round victory would be gravy. Anything further would be the result of Mason playing insane which I'm not sure about but one can hope....

I actually don't want to play the Rangers or Boston. Flyers get in Pitt's head and match up well against them for the most part. I'd love to knock them out again like a couple of years ago...

If the Flyers make it to the playoffs and it seems likely..they are definitely a spoiler team unless this offensive dry spell continues and messes with their psyche.....

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I'd rather see this team face the Pens

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I'd rather see this team face the Pens
At the end of the day, I think most of us do, but the problem is two fold: first, the Flyers would have to be tapering off going into the playoffs, and nobody really wants that to be the case, and, second, if we did allow CBS to pass us, we would almost assuredly be letting Detroit pass us in the process, making the Bruins our opponent instead.

If the situation were such that we could enter the playoffs 4-2 (still hot) with the Blue Jackets running 5-0 to end the season, I'd welcome the matchup against the Penguins. But that's not possible as we'd still have the tiebreaker over the Jackets. That means it would require us to play at or below .500 for Columbus to pass us, but then that would all but guarantee a date with the Bruins in round one. Not good.

So basically, from what I'm seeing, a match up against the Penguins is highly, highly unlikely. It's either the Bruins or the Rangers. So our best hope is getting hot starting tomorrow to try to steal home ice from the Rangers.

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Best opponents in order:

1- Pens
2- NYR
3- BOS

Likely all three to get to the cup finals and another Boston caliber team for the cup. Yikes. Only team out of those I have confident they could beat are the Pens.

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Either way this is going to be a war of attrition and the Flyers are as healthy as they've been in a long while.

Pens are the best matchup, Rags and Bruins are equally worse with the Bruins playing with more consistency.

Columbus is not a possibilty any longer but they are an ill fit also.

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I'd play the Rangers if I had the choice.

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I'd rather see them play the Pens who are both mentally and physically softer than Boston and the Rags.

More concerned about this weekend right now though. Need to see some spark today.

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