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181 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:02 pm

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So wow was I shocked when I looked up stats to compare Methot to Schenn and found out that Schenn has played 35 more NHL games despite being 4 years younger. He also has a higher PPG, which is not important for the type of players they are. But he's also amongst leaders in hits year in and out.

182 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:08 pm

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The problem is the hole Pronger left. He was a massive part of that D core and now he's basically gone.

Bryzgalov is a tremendous flake, I'd be scared dungless to have him as my goalie. No mental toughness at all.

If he sucks as hard as a lot of people expect him to, the Flyers could actually miss the playoffs. It's that competitive in the East.

Possibly the worst off season move was Holmgren NOT aggressively going out to sign Vokoun, instead letting him sign with a division rival.

183 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:11 pm

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Vokoun never made it to the off-season, he was traded and signed well before July 1.

Bryzgalov just needs to get serious - he's too distracting. He needs discipline.

Pronger is for sure a huge void - and I don't think he can even be considered as possibly coming back.

But Timmonen, Cobourn, Meszaros and Schenn is pretty good.

184 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:12 pm

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Riprock wrote:Vokoun never made it to the off-season, he was traded and signed well before July 1.

Bryzgalov just needs to get serious - he's too distracting. He needs discipline.

Pronger is for sure a huge void - and I don't think he can even be considered as possibly coming back.

But Timmonen, Cobourn, Meszaros and Schenn is pretty good.

Holmgren has acquired rights to players before, he should have had a gameplan and gotten Vokoun immediately.

Big mistake.

185 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:16 pm

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But they have the Leviathan that is Bryzgalov's contract. I think they really want to make it work. Look at Vancouver and Luongo.

186 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:31 pm

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Riprock wrote:But they have the Leviathan that is Bryzgalov's contract. I think they really want to make it work. Look at Vancouver and Luongo.

I know, but what good is it when Bryz gets rattled so badly and could cost you a playoff spot. He needs to be pushed by a veteran who knows what's up. Vokoun would have been perfect, he's backing up a Stanley Cup winning goalie who actually goes through similar mental breakdowns as Bryz.

Let's put it this way...if the Flyers don't get a 1B - ie, a guy who KNOWS he's the backup, but is still fighting to try to get that spot away from Bryz, like a Ben Bishop for example, they're Cussed IMO. They have a flaky, mentally weak goaltender, they have a spotty D core, they have good forwards, but can they win the games where the goaltending lets them down? I doubt they can do it all the time, let's just say that for now - and if Holmgren doesn't know that, he's Cussed too.

187 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:35 pm

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NEELY wrote:I don't like Philly at all and they will be fighting it out with everyone else for the last playoff spot(s).

The more I think about it, the more I think you might be right. There's a real chance they miss. Giroux is amazing, Bryzgalov is NOT.

188 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:53 pm

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Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Only difference is Philly is Philly and people will just assume they are one of the best teams in the East because they are the Flyers.

189 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:19 pm

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NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Philly's offence (from the forwards) is better than ours, Giroux is better than anyone on our team. Way more proven, we have question marks like Turris, Latendresse and Silfverberg.

They were way better at generating chances, the game we lost in OT due to Briere's winner they were in our zone for pretty much the entire 5 mins, and we were just barely hanging on and hoping the time would run out and it didn't.

When we beat it's because Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky were awful, not because our offence was better.

190 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:31 pm

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Hoags wrote:
NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Philly's offence (from the forwards) is better than ours, Giroux is better than anyone on our team. Way more proven, we have question marks like Turris, Latendresse and Silfverberg.

They were way better at generating chances, the game we lost in OT due to Briere's winner they were in our zone for pretty much the entire 5 mins, and we were just barely hanging on and hoping the time would run out and it didn't.

When we beat it's because Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky were awful, not because our offence was better.

How is Giroux more proven than Spezza?

191 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:46 pm

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NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Only difference is Philly is Philly and people will just assume they are one of the best teams in the East because they are the Flyers.

They're like the Detroit of the East for that reason.

192 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:13 pm

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SpezDispenser wrote:
Hoags wrote:
NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Philly's offence (from the forwards) is better than ours, Giroux is better than anyone on our team. Way more proven, we have question marks like Turris, Latendresse and Silfverberg.

They were way better at generating chances, the game we lost in OT due to Briere's winner they were in our zone for pretty much the entire 5 mins, and we were just barely hanging on and hoping the time would run out and it didn't.

When we beat it's because Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky were awful, not because our offence was better.

How is Giroux more proven than Spezza?

Not more proven, just flat out better.

193 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:18 pm

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Hoags wrote:
NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Philly's offence (from the forwards) is better than ours, Giroux is better than anyone on our team. Way more proven, we have question marks like Turris, Latendresse and Silfverberg.

They were way better at generating chances, the game we lost in OT due to Briere's winner they were in our zone for pretty much the entire 5 mins, and we were just barely hanging on and hoping the time would run out and it didn't.

When we beat it's because Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky were awful, not because our offence was better.

Philly's and Ottawa offense is a wash. Giroux is the best player by a mile, no doubt but other than that I take Ottawa's at the present time over theirs.

Briere's regualr seasons are meh, they lost JVR, they lost Jagr, Hartnell had a career year, Simmonds is awesome but he's a 2nd line guy. In Philly I see 1 legit 1st line guy, that's it. Ottawa's offense is deeper, more complete top to bottom, and has more potential than Philly's as well.

You mention the OT game, why not bring up the game they lost 7-2 as well? Ottawa took 5 of 8 points out of Philly last year but of course Philly is the better team by a mile right?

Philly lost Pronger, Jagr, JVR, and they were replaced with Luke Schenn (who I think will have a good season in Philly). Their goaltending is actually worse as well. Philly is in tough to make the playoffs and IMO they won't.

194 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:24 pm

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NEELY wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:
Hoags wrote:
NEELY wrote:Philly is no better than Ottawa and I would take Ottawa's team over Philly's at this point. I think Ottawa's goaltending is better and deeper, their defense has a lot more offense, and the offense is probably at par. If people say Ottawa will be fighting it out for a final spot (which I agree with) than Philly is too.

Philly's offence (from the forwards) is better than ours, Giroux is better than anyone on our team. Way more proven, we have question marks like Turris, Latendresse and Silfverberg.

They were way better at generating chances, the game we lost in OT due to Briere's winner they were in our zone for pretty much the entire 5 mins, and we were just barely hanging on and hoping the time would run out and it didn't.

When we beat it's because Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky were awful, not because our offence was better.

How is Giroux more proven than Spezza?

Not more proven, just flat out better.

I'll agree he's a better player, but until he has a season where he's significantly better than Spezza statistically, I think they cancel out each other for better or worse.

For example, who did Giroux have for wingers last year and who did Spezza have?

195 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:10 pm

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Might be a fair point but I'll still say that Giroux brings a lot more to the lineup than Spezza. Giroux is a guy you know will show up, Spezza you are still not sure what you get each night.

Point wise, sure, they will probably be close. Who do you want on your team each and every night though? Giroux and to me, INEC.

196 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:30 pm

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NEELY wrote:Might be a fair point but I'll still say that Giroux brings a lot more to the lineup than Spezza. Giroux is a guy you know will show up, Spezza you are still not sure what you get each night.

Point wise, sure, they will probably be close. Who do you want on your team each and every night though? Giroux and to me, INEC.

I'll agree with that, I thought he was talking about solely offense.

197 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:44 pm

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The Flyers are much better on paper then the Sens, I'm not even sure how someone could even argue that. Game is played on the ice though and a guy like McStache can go a long way towards making us one of the better teams in the conference.

198 Re: WEBER SIGNS 14 YEAR OFFER SHEET WITH FLYERS! on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:45 pm

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stempniaksen wrote:The Flyers are much better on paper then the Sens, I'm not even sure how someone could even argue that. Game is played on the ice though and a guy like McStache can go a long way towards making us one of the better teams in the conference.

I don't see it at all then. Where are the Flyers sooo much better than the Sens even on paper?

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