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(Apr. 15, 2014) Flyers extend Andrew MacDonald [six years $30 million, per media]

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04-17-2014, 12:41 PM
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Looking at all these lineups makes me not like Akeson on the lines with Coots. Both him and Coots are playmakers whereas Read is the only scorer. I'm fine with that but then look at the Schenn line, theyre all scorers and they need a playmaker. Look at it visually:

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Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
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Some may not consider Raffl a scorer but i do and so does Berube.

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Someday I'd like to see Voracek and Simmonds switched. Schenn needs someone like Voracek to carry the puck and set him up to really succeed.

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04-17-2014, 12:49 PM
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Someday I'd like to see Voracek and Simmonds switched. Schenn needs someone like Voracek to carry the puck and set him up to really succeed.
Only problem is I do not know if I like having Giroux on a line with two "stand infront of the net" players.

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04-17-2014, 12:53 PM
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Only problem is I do not know if I like having Giroux on a line with two "stand infront of the net" players.
Hopefully one day Hartnell will not be on the same line as G.

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The Couturier/Read line only really clicked this year when Downie was healthy and setting them up. Unfortunately, Downie isnt the same player right now. I have no idea what to make of Schenn's line except that it doesnt really score enough. Hopefully Schenn's waiting for the Playoffs to unleash his game.

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Hopefully one day Hartnell will not be on the same line as G.
It must be part of his contract or something. Top Line and top PP time.

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Well we are really seeing what MacDonald is made of in the playoffs right now..

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Well we are really seeing what MacDonald is made of in the playoffs right now..
Do you mean that in a good way?

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Well we are really seeing what MacDonald is made of in the playoffs right now..
He and Coburn have arguably been our best defenders. I'm impressed

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Do you mean that in a good way?
Yup.

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I thought he played well the first three games, but was our worst defender in the last one.

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If giving up more scoring chances than you get is a good thing, then yes, MacDonald has been excellent.

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The shinny object syndrome is wearing off.

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The shinny object syndrome is wearing off.
I still think he's playing solid hockey. The team is better with him in the lineup than out.

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I would like to see him be more consistent. He either seems to have a solid shift where he's doing it all right or an off shift where it's all a big struggle.

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I'm really shocked that anyone sees anything good about this guy. He had a halfway decent game today but man he's been terrible in this series. Game 4 was one of the worst games I've seen a defenseman have on this team all year, actually probably the single worst.

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Hopefully one day Hartnell will not be on the same line as G.
He is on of my fav payers Plus I have his jersey but I agree he should be on the 2nd line. if would be nice if Simmonds was a Lw and put him on the 1st

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The shinny object syndrome is wearing off.
What syndrome is that? You seem to have invented a word, so I can't quite tell.

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Thus far, I haven't seen anything from him that screams "I'm so much better than Gus that I should be acquired via trade then handed a sizable contract."

This organization sucks at asset management. They suck at D development. Combine the two, and here we are.

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04-29-2014, 01:05 PM
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I hardly notice him, which is a good thing, I guess. Except on the PP. He's noticeable then, in a bad way.

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04-29-2014, 01:07 PM
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His accurate backhand pass on the PP lead to the 1st goal in game 5. I have a lot more confidence in him and Streit back there than any other combo we have used on the second PP unit this season.

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04-29-2014, 01:15 PM
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Andy Mac is very good with the puck in his own zone. IN fact he is very good in his own zone altogether though sometimes he can't handle a big body in front of the net. My only gripe about him is that it is so easy to enter the zone against him. Pretty much ever other flyer puts up a bigger fight against zone entry than he does.

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Thus far, I haven't seen anything from him that screams "I'm so much better than Gus that I should be acquired via trade then handed a sizable contract."
I think he's better both offensively and defensively, but not by a margin suggested by the disparity in the respective contract terms. I've been really impressed with him up until the last two games, in which I thought he was really sloppy with turnovers, as well as not really getting much done on the defensive side of things. But he does seem to be significantly stronger than Gus on the boards, and in terms of offense, he looks a bit more consistent. It's hard to judge, though, since Gus is in and out all the time, so I'm willing to concede that there's actually no advantage to MacDonald as far as offense is concerned.

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04-29-2014, 01:25 PM
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I think he's better both offensively and defensively, but not by a margin suggested by the disparity in the respective contract terms. I've been really impressed with him up until the last two games, in which I thought he was really sloppy with turnovers, as well as not really getting much done on the defensive side of things. But he does seem to be significantly stronger than Gus on the boards, and in terms of offense, he looks a bit more consistent. It's hard to judge, though, since Gus is in and out all the time, so I'm willing to concede that there's actually no advantage to MacDonald as far as offense is concerned.
Yeah, his upside is definitely higher. I just struggle to believe it's enough to justify trade and contract.

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He has had some issues in some one on one situations this season no doubt and I think he has been very average defensively in this series. The Rangers have done well when they have attacked him with speed. He hasn't handled that well at all in his own zone.

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