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Bill Meltzer
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

May 3 @ 7:07 AM ET
Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 5/3/21 vs PIT; Phantoms Blanked
matman31
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: In Cognito
Joined: 12.14.2005

May 3 @ 7:13 AM ET
the offseason can't get here fast enough...MAJOR changes need to happen on and off the ice.
matman31
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: In Cognito
Joined: 12.14.2005

May 3 @ 7:17 AM ET
Bill, do you think that Comcast would ever consider selling the team? I am not a fan of corporate ownership. Just feel like there is no one ultimately responsible for the product. I would love to see a private ownership group take over. Don't think we'll ever get as good of an owner as Snider, but just want someone with a passion for the game and the authority to drive accountability within this organization.
Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

May 3 @ 7:23 AM ET
Bill, do you think that Comcast would ever consider selling the team? I am not a fan of corporate ownership. Just feel like there is no one ultimately responsible for the product. I would love to see a private ownership group take over. Don't think we'll ever get as good of an owner as Snider, but just want someone with a passion for the game and the authority to drive accountability within this organization.
- matman31


Everything has a price, right?
matman31
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: In Cognito
Joined: 12.14.2005

May 3 @ 7:45 AM ET
Everything has a price, right?
- bmeltzer


It does, but I guess what I am really asking is how committed is Comcast to holding on to the team? How much is it worth and what would a private ownership group look like? Would it be composed of former players? A single owner with local ties? Has there been any backroom whispers about this as a real possibility? I know you've said in the past that you get a lot of texts from former players expressing their unhappiness with the current state of the franchise. This team, for most of their history, has rarely been the most talented, but has usually had a great work ethic. That is sorely missing now and has to be pissing former players off to no end.
Keyser soze
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 12.28.2020

May 3 @ 7:55 AM ET
It does, but I guess what I am really asking is how committed is Comcast to holding on to the team? How much is it worth and what would a private ownership group look like? Would it be composed of former players? A single owner with local ties? Has there been any backroom whispers about this as a real possibility? I know you've said in the past that you get a lot of texts from former players expressing their unhappiness with the current state of the franchise. This team, for most of their history, has rarely been the most talented, but has usually had a great work ethic. That is sorely missing now and has to be pissing former players off to no end.
- matman31

Based on their performance the last decade 100k should get it done. I need a partner though. Any takers??
BroadSTmayhem
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 10.03.2012

May 3 @ 8:01 AM ET
And...Sam is scratched once again, because...?
jd250
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 01.12.2018

May 3 @ 8:11 AM ET
the offseason can't get here fast enough...MAJOR changes need to happen on and off the ice.
-matman31

Specifically June 21st! 50 days away and counting!
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

May 3 @ 8:23 AM ET
Based on their performance the last decade 100k should get it done. I need a partner though. Any takers??
- Keyser soze

I’ll throw in $5 and a Big Mac , what does that get me?
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

May 3 @ 8:24 AM ET
And...Sam is scratched once again, because...?
- BroadSTmayhem



Is he? Did they post the starters on twitter? Link please.
Djapana
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Sunset Dreaming, FL
Joined: 09.16.2017

May 3 @ 8:38 AM ET
And...Sam is scratched once again, because...?
- BroadSTmayhem

Because after the next 5 games his career with the Flyers is over.
Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

May 3 @ 8:52 AM ET
And...Sam is scratched once again, because...?
- BroadSTmayhem


Read the part where it says the team didn't practice yesterday and it's Saturday's lineup listed (until Vigneault tells us what the lineup will be, and then the lineup projection will be updated).

That said, I would not be surprised if Morin remains scratched. I asked AV if it is for physical or performance issues and he said "both".
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

May 3 @ 8:53 AM ET
Your the gm. What’s the first move you make this off-season?
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

May 3 @ 8:54 AM ET
Your the gm. What’s the first move you make this off-season?
- GPerogie



Depends on what happens after the expansion draft. As a GM I would be holding off until I see what I actually have to replace and or work with.
SuperSchennBros
Location: Not protected by the Mods...I mean Mob. Take your best shot!
Joined: 09.01.2012

May 3 @ 8:56 AM ET
Your the gm. What’s the first move you make this off-season?
- GPerogie

Fire Michael Therrian and Mike Eyo
DrMidnite
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: False-Positive, Texas
Joined: 12.10.2010

May 3 @ 9:00 AM ET
Bill, do you think that Comcast would ever consider selling the team? I am not a fan of corporate ownership. Just feel like there is no one ultimately responsible for the product. I would love to see a private ownership group take over. Don't think we'll ever get as good of an owner as Snider, but just want someone with a passion for the game and the authority to drive accountability within this organization.
- matman31


Zero chance.

Comcast owns the station AND the content.
SuperSchennBros
Location: Not protected by the Mods...I mean Mob. Take your best shot!
Joined: 09.01.2012

May 3 @ 9:00 AM ET
And...Sam is scratched once again, because...?
- BroadSTmayhem

I can live with Morin not being apart of this team moving forward but what is AV getting out of any of the young guys? AV’a decision making especially with Morin all season long has been some of the worst coaching and worst judgement I’ve ever seen.
DrMidnite
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: False-Positive, Texas
Joined: 12.10.2010

May 3 @ 9:01 AM ET
Zero chance.

Comcast owns the station AND the content.

- DrMidnite


That is worth more than a price tag, at the moment at least.

Edit: did not mean to reply to myself.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

May 3 @ 9:04 AM ET
I can live with Morin not being apart of this team moving forward but what is AV getting out of any of the young guys? AV’a decision making especially with Morin all season long has been some of the worst coaching and worst judgement I’ve ever seen.
- SuperSchennBros


Morin sucks. He can’t do anything with the puck other than pass it to his partner or pass it up the boards. He’s a perfect player for the phantoms long term. He doesn’t have a minimal ability to move the puck in this league, like a braun can.
Djapana
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Sunset Dreaming, FL
Joined: 09.16.2017

May 3 @ 9:06 AM ET
Depends on what happens after the expansion draft. As a GM I would be holding off until I see what I actually have to replace and or work with.
- MBFlyerfan


Well Fletcher has demonstrated that he is very good at “holding off” so I guess there is reason to be optimistic.
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

May 3 @ 9:15 AM ET
Can we get joe Mullen back. Honestly think firing him was Hex’s worst move
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

May 3 @ 9:29 AM ET
Well Fletcher has demonstrated that he is very good at “holding off” so I guess there is reason to be optimistic.
- Djapana




Seriously though, he isnt going to be trying to trade anyone before he sees if they get selected in the expansion draft.

And if one of Jake or JVR are selected then he has that cap money to play with. If Ghost is selected same thing.....
jd250
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 01.12.2018

May 3 @ 9:46 AM ET
Fire Michael Therrian and Mike Eyo
-SuperSchennBros

Not happening! Good players make coaches look like geniuses, not so good players make coaches look dumb. Can you honestly say the Flyers have good players that can execute on the PP and PK? AV has already blamed the young players for the reason the PK stinks this year. And regarding the PP go look back over the past several years and see how the Flyers PP has compared to the rest of the league, its been below average most years. In this league, a good PP is directly related to the talent on the ice, and I don't feel these Flyers have enough talent to have an above average PP in this league.
Nh_kong
Joined: 09.21.2020

May 3 @ 9:50 AM ET
Who's the first player to get shipped out?

What's the over/under on Voracek?
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

May 3 @ 9:52 AM ET
Your the gm. What’s the first move you make this off-season?
- GPerogie

Ghost buyout
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