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MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Oct 17 @ 3:10 PM ET
Fletcher can say the same thing 100 times if he wants, but the bottom line is his actions speak volumes. Fletcher is not going to take on any contracts right now so he can maximize his Expansion draft protection strategy. What this effectively means is we will not be seeing any more FAs sign with the Flyers or trades be made, period. The Flyers as currently constituted are not good enough; they lack speed and they lack the ability to finish plays. Their PP was exposed in the playoffs. The Flyers defense in the playoffs was stellar, one of the best defensive teams in the league, but they couldn't score and they went home. Tell me how things are going to change with the pathetic offseason Fletcher has overseen? Maybe if the Flyers sign Hoffman to a short term deal they can address the PP, but the latest rumors do not have the Flyers in on Hoffman. So what's left? The same group of players we have now, plus a lot of crossed fingers that Patrick can simply hold up for a season and Lindblom can come back strong. I was super excited about the Flyers future after this season and was hopeful they could make a few moves and take that next step, but instead I believe this upcoming season will be another lost season, and we will have to continue to wait for a team that actually has a chance to win a cup.
- jd250


The Flyers may not make another move but you're wrong about why. Guaranteed he is looking to free up some cap space. It's not going to be a lost season. Lots of room for large growth with this team internally. Anyone expecting major moves coming into this set themselves up for disappointment.
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 3:23 PM ET
isles offering up barzal whelp i guess we're screwed
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 3:24 PM ET
I see G as a third liner now? Do people forget the playoffs?
- wbroudy

G is a 3rd liner shows you how bad this team is
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 3:25 PM ET
with giroux there's always excuses like there were with Carter just one game just one play offs just one season
SuperSchennBros
Location: Not protected by the Mods...I mean Mob. Take your best shot!
Joined: 09.01.2012

Oct 17 @ 3:42 PM ET
Good to see Patrick signed and have the green light to go when camp opens.

Looks like he is penciled in for 3C, with more favorable matchups and decent players playing on his wing what is a reasonable expectation? I’d say in the 40-50 point range would be a fair.

- PLindbergh31

If not for his set back this past season, my expectations were that he’d be our undisputed first line center, with Couturier checking. This isn’t to say Couturier wouldn’t be apart of the offense, I’m saying we ask a lot of Coots as it is. Time to ask more of Nolan Patrick if he were ready.
Landsbergfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Joined: 07.15.2014

Oct 17 @ 3:55 PM ET
isles offering up barzal whelp i guess we're screwed
- 2Real

Source EK? 🙃
Peter Richards
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 08.24.2019

Oct 17 @ 3:57 PM ET
If not for his set back this past season, my expectations were that he’d be our undisputed first line center, with Couturier checking. This isn’t to say Couturier wouldn’t be apart of the offense, I’m saying we ask a lot of Coots as it is. Time to ask more of Nolan Patrick if he were ready.
- SuperSchennBros


Well with the talk of g being just third line. If all are healthy could be

Lindblom coots tk
Bee Hayes jake
G patty jvr
Raff laught NAK
Landsbergfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Joined: 07.15.2014

Oct 17 @ 3:58 PM ET
G is a 3rd liner shows you how bad this team is
- 2Real

He is on teams like Tampon, Vegas, and the late great Thrashers
Dak prescott's ankle
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 10.16.2020

Oct 17 @ 5:04 PM ET
The cap is about days, not games. Any time a player is on the active roster he counts against the cap. Just because he is scratched doesn't mean he is off the cap. We'll have to see where the Flyers wind up after signing Myers. Each time you call up a player, it takes away from the cap space you have. Not to mention roster space. What you state is just not feasible for a variety of reasons.
- MJL

Well I won't ever know until I ask 😁
Thank you for the explanation. You're right
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Oct 17 @ 5:35 PM ET
isles offering up barzal whelp i guess we're screwed
- 2Real

That move would make zeros sense from the Isles standpoint.
Dkos
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gritty, PA
Joined: 01.15.2007

Oct 17 @ 5:51 PM ET
That move would make zeros sense from the Isles standpoint.
- hereticpride


I’d rather have Barzal too. Hope they make that trade. Ek’s also saying Ghost will definitely be traded and there’s a lot of interest in him. Hope he’s right on that one too. Where’s he get this stuff?
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:14 PM ET
I’d rather have Barzal too. Hope they make that trade. Ek’s also saying Ghost will definitely be traded and there’s a lot of interest in him. Hope he’s right on that one too. Where’s he get this stuff?
- Dkos

from us
Peter Richards
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 08.24.2019

Oct 17 @ 6:22 PM ET
Does anyone know when Myers has until to accept the q o?
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:24 PM ET
Does anyone know when Myers has until to accept the q o?
- Peter Richards


Myers is not going to accept the QO.

bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 6:32 PM ET
See ya ghost!
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 6:33 PM ET
See ya ghost!
- bruceflyers

you driving him?
3flyerkids
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 02.27.2013

Oct 17 @ 6:41 PM ET
I’d rather have Barzal too. Hope they make that trade. Ek’s also saying Ghost will definitely be traded and there’s a lot of interest in him. Hope he’s right on that one too. Where’s he get this stuff?
- Dkos

I dont recall him ever being correct on anything
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Oct 17 @ 6:42 PM ET
That move would make zeros sense from the Isles standpoint.
- hereticpride

I know Ek posted it but probably just sarcasm from 2real. Anyone who thinks that is remotely true should stop watching and talking about hockey altogether. Ek should suspend himself for that nonsense.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:15 PM ET
Well with the talk of g being just third line. If all are healthy could be

Lindblom coots tk
Bee Hayes jake
G patty jvr
Raff laught NAK

- Peter Richards

G will play with Coots...no brainer.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:16 PM ET
G is a 3rd liner shows you how bad this team is
- 2Real

But he won’t be...turns out clueless fans can post pretty much whatever dumb ideas they want.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:18 PM ET
you driving him?
- 2Real

He gone!!!

Get used to it!

Tired of his shtty play and then having to listen to him blame everyone but himself.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:19 PM ET
Myers is not going to accept the QO.
- MJL

It’s not gonna be a problem...
2 years...2 millionish.
Book it.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:21 PM ET
If not for his set back this past season, my expectations were that he’d be our undisputed first line center, with Couturier checking. This isn’t to say Couturier wouldn’t be apart of the offense, I’m saying we ask a lot of Coots as it is. Time to ask more of Nolan Patrick if he were ready.
- SuperSchennBros

Patrick is only 22.

Relax.
SuperSchennBros
Location: Not protected by the Mods...I mean Mob. Take your best shot!
Joined: 09.01.2012

Oct 17 @ 7:23 PM ET
Patrick is only 22.

Relax.

- bruceflyers

Relax about what?
2Real
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: IT'S GRITTIN TIME, CA
Joined: 07.14.2007

Oct 17 @ 7:28 PM ET
Relax about what?
- SuperSchennBros

relax dude
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