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04-28-2006, 09:46 PM
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Freddy Meyer

I think this guy is realy starting to make a case for being our most reliable defenseman. Never seems to make mistakes, plays solid every game. chips in a goal once in a while. Desjardins gets the puck on net, but his defensive game isnt what it once was, Joni is very good, but dosent have it every night. Gauthier looks for the big hit way to much and sometimes costs us on Defense, Rathje and Hatcher don't even need to be mentioned. Lets hear it for Freddy, who has developed into a solid nhler.

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I think this guy is realy starting to make a case for being our most reliable defenseman. Never seems to make mistakes, plays solid every game. chips in a goal once in a while. Desjardins gets the puck on net, but his defensive game isnt what it once was, Joni is very good, but dosent have it every night. Gauthier looks for the big hit way to much and sometimes costs us on Defense, Rathje and Hatcher don't even need to be mentioned. Lets hear it for Freddy, who has developed into a solid nhler.
Definitely. I never worry about Freddy, sometimes to the point that I forget he's back there. Amazing composure for a young guy, even when he does make a mistake.

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I think this guy is realy starting to make a case for being our most reliable defenseman. Never seems to make mistakes, plays solid every game. chips in a goal once in a while. Desjardins gets the puck on net, but his defensive game isnt what it once was, Joni is very good, but dosent have it every night. Gauthier looks for the big hit way to much and sometimes costs us on Defense, Rathje and Hatcher don't even need to be mentioned. Lets hear it for Freddy, who has developed into a solid nhler.
The one thing I've noticed about Meyer is that when the Flyers are on the PP, he is SO good at keeping the puck in the zone when the PKers try to clear. I'm really happily surprised with his play.

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He has been cool, calm and collected in the games I have seen. Nice characteristics for any hockey player but certainly speaks volumes for a young d-man.

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04-28-2006, 09:59 PM
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I really think that he should get more minutes than desjardin at this point. He's much more reliable.

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been rooting for the guy since day 1. Since hes from my neck of the woods.

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04-29-2006, 12:54 AM
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Meyer and Pitkanen have been good. Hatcher has had up and downs. Rathje and Desjardins have been bad.

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only bad thing about freddy is that he tends to take a dumb penalty every game almost.

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Agreed Meyer has been solid. The thing about his game that I'm most surprised about is how physical he plays for a small guy, not afraid to stand someone up at the line.

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04-29-2006, 06:27 AM
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Meyer and Pitkanen have been good. Hatcher has had up and downs. Rathje and Desjardins have been bad.
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Hatcher has been the team's best D overall throughout the series thus far, though not last night - at least he wasn't noticeable I guess.

Pitkanen played his first good game last night, and what a beauty it was. Other than that he wasn't effective the first three games and too frequently bad.

I think people are overboard with Rathje. All in all he's played a decent series, especially considering that he's reportedly 50% with his hip. His PKing has been good. His brain farts at the end of last night's game notwithstanding.

Meyer has been consistently good. Probably the only Dman who has been consistent night in and night out.

Gauthier was better last night. I was looking for more out of him in the playoffs. He needs to be disiciplined.

Desjardins. He was awful in Games 1 & 2. Decent in Game 3. Up & down in Game 4. He's lost a few steps. I've seen him get turned around more in these past 4 games than in all of the games I've watched him play in the 90's.

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He was great last night, except when he tried to deliver a body check to Briere and sorta bounced off.

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He was great last night, except when he tried to deliver a body check to Briere and sorta bounced off.
Haha, that was too funny

I love Freddy Meyer.

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Freddy Meyer is amazing! I've been saying it all year.

He's small, but fast, which the Flyers need fast(rather than powerful) defensemen. He's great at handling the puck, and he's got a great eye and is a solid offensive defensemen. Glad I wasn't the only one that has noticed that he's a pretty reliable asset to the team. Now I hope the Flyers don't trade him like they do their good young players.

*(suddenly remembers Vinny Prospal)*

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Meyer has been really solid and more reliable than Desjardins and he's a BU grad, Go Terriers!

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He was great last night, except when he tried to deliver a body check to Briere and sorta bounced off.
Give him an A for effort though, there's not many players (that size) that take the body as often as he does.

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I've been saying he is our rookie mvp since he joined us. Sure Richards and Carter have done well but without either of those two we still wouldn't have been too bad. Without Meyer and what he brings every night we would have been in serious trouble.

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I've been saying he is our rookie mvp since he joined us. Sure Richards and Carter have done well but without either of those two we still wouldn't have been too bad. Without Meyer and what he brings every night we would have been in serious trouble.
I have to admit I did not think much of him and thought he is only a depth/7th dman but he has proevd me wrong so far. Hope he contiues to prove me wrong for a few years at least.

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Since his first game as a Flyer I've liked him. I love how he stands up forwards at the bluelines and stops rushes so effectively. And his little dekes to get away from attackers are fun to watch.

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I have to admit I did not think much of him and thought he is only a depth/7th dman but he has proevd me wrong so far. Hope he contiues to prove me wrong for a few years at least.

Yeah, me too. I didn't think he would be too much, sort of like Seidenberg, and all of those other defensemen that the Flyers did a good job of trading in the past (Chernov, Lessard, St. Jacques, Crowley). I will be pleased if he sticks around for a while. He seems suited to the new NHL.

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Funny, i remember a thread a few months back that stated that the vast majority of this board didn't think he'd make it in the NHL. Now everyone's 'always been behind him'?

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DESJARDINS IS AWFUL. i miss kim johnsson, if we had him we could sit AT LEAST 1 of the 2 stiffs, rathje and desjardins. hopefully both retire in the off season.

i love freddy though. i bet in the next 5 years teams will have 2 or 3 defensemen under 6 feet, if they can skate and move the puck like meyer.

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04-30-2006, 10:30 AM
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Funny, i remember a thread a few months back that stated that the vast majority of this board didn't think he'd make it in the NHL. Now everyone's 'always been behind him'?
Goes to show how unpredictable prospects can be. I mean, if you look back a few years, Maxim Ouellette was considered a top ten prospect, and one of the top two or three goalie prospects. Or how about when Marek Svatos played as an injury fill in the 04 playoffs, it was almost a joke for how bad Colorado's farm had been depleted. Freddy Meyer has been exactly what we thought Denis Seidenberg would be. Denis was a dissapointment, Freddy has been a pleasant surprise. Go figure.

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Watching Freddy for three years at BU, all of this sounds familiar. He was the Hockey East Defensive Defenseman of the Year his senior year, one of those guys you knew was never gonna get beat one-on-one. In addition, he scored some big goals and was a very good passer.

I always knew he'd make it to the NHL, because watching him, it was obvious how smart he was on the ice and how well he knew how to use his size to his advantage.

I'm a person who's pretty much always disliked Philly sports teams, but Freddy has me checking Flyers boxscores every day, and even kinda rooting for them.

As for the penalties, well, he is BU's all-time leader in PIMs, and fans of the other eight Hockey East teams still refer to him as "The Hack", so I'm thinkin you're not gonna see a Lady Byng in the future. He has seemed to play a little smarter since going pro in that department.

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I called Meyer a poor man's version of Brian Rafalski and was laughed right off the boards. I'm willing to bet that next season, his numbers go up even more. I like Freddy because he and guys like Rafalski all break the mold and thinking that in order to be a good defenseman in this league, you need to be at least 6'3 and over 200 pounds.

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05-01-2006, 01:46 PM
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I called Meyer a poor man's version of Brian Rafalski and was laughed right off the boards. I'm willing to bet that next season, his numbers go up even more. I like Freddy because he and guys like Rafalski all break the mold and thinking that in order to be a good defenseman in this league, you need to be at least 6'3 and over 200 pounds.
maybe in the old NHL you had to be that big, but now and more and more i think defensemen who have meyer's size and style will be the new d-men...he's going to be a solid player

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