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Bill Meltzer
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Jul 20 @ 9:04 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: NHL Expansion Draft Day
GPerogie
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Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Jul 20 @ 9:16 PM ET
Bill. Always working to keep us fans informed and up to date. Thank you for your efforts. Any idea what type of goalie or A/1A situation they are lining up for next year?
MBFlyerfan
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Philadelphia Flyers
Location: All Lives Matter, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Jul 20 @ 9:21 PM ET
The media really annoys the piss out of me. They reported this shoulder thing like it was gospel. In typical media fashion, they failed to actually investigate anything, took the word of some "source" somewhere, and ran with it.

Its a wonder anyone trusts them for ANY reason. I certainly don't.
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Jul 20 @ 9:23 PM ET
My final ED guess is Ghost or Hagg. Ghost, though not consistent, offers a talent that no other team is really exposing. Hagg on the other hand is probably our cheapest/most serviceable offering.

I don’t think Jake or JVR are getting picked without other teams getting involved.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Jul 20 @ 9:37 PM ET
The media really annoys the piss out of me. They reported this shoulder thing like it was gospel. In typical media fashion, they failed to actually investigate anything, took the word of some "source" somewhere, and ran with it.

Its a wonder anyone trusts them for ANY reason. I certainly don't.

- MBFlyerfan


Seems like a no nonsense hockey player to me. Does a press conference because he has to and wants to get it over. Just wants to get his family settled and play hockey.
Tomahawk
Location: Driver's Seat: Mitch Marner bandwagon. In a shambles.
Joined: 02.04.2009

Jul 20 @ 9:40 PM ET
My final ED guess is Ghost or Hagg. Ghost, though not consistent, offers a talent that no other team is really exposing. Hagg on the other hand is probably our cheapest/most serviceable offering.

I don’t think Jake or JVR are getting picked without other teams getting involved.

- hereticpride


It really depends how much they like Ghost in relation to Dunn, Schultz, Barrie and Subban. I could see them taking a couple of established offensive D... not more than that, tho.

Barring trades, I think chances are really high that they take Giordano, Dunn, Bean, and Lauzon. Cal Foote, Stecher and Borgen are also high probability. They probably grab a young D off the Ducks, too.

Word is they're talking to Hamilton and Larsson now too.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Jul 20 @ 9:47 PM ET
It really depends how much they like Ghost in relation to Dunn, Schultz, Barrie and Subban. I could see them taking a couple of established offensive D... not more than that, tho.

Barring trades, I think chances are really high that they take Giordano, Dunn, Bean, and Lauzon. Cal Foote, Stecher and Borgen are also high probability. They probably grab a young D off the Ducks, too.

Word is they're talking to Hamilton and Larsson now too.

- Tomahawk


Someone like Bean is a no brainer. There are some really good players. They get to pick 30 so it's going to be a combination of team building and of assets they can flip.
PT21
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Location: 木糠布丁, PA
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Jul 20 @ 9:47 PM ET
The media really annoys the piss out of me. They reported this shoulder thing like it was gospel. In typical media fashion, they failed to actually investigate anything, took the word of some "source" somewhere, and ran with it.

Its a wonder anyone trusts them for ANY reason. I certainly don't.

- MBFlyerfan


And why didn't the Preds or Ellis correct them, sport? And how exactly would you have verified it under the NHL injury report rule and the HIPAA protocols?
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Jul 20 @ 9:49 PM ET
And why didn't the Preds or Ellis correct them, sport? And how exactly would you have verified it under the NHL injury report rule and the HIPAA protocols?
- PT21


Why the "sport" comment?
PT21
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 9:50 PM ET
My final ED guess is Ghost or Hagg. Ghost, though not consistent, offers a talent that no other team is really exposing. Hagg on the other hand is probably our cheapest/most serviceable offering.

I don’t think Jake or JVR are getting picked without other teams getting involved.

- hereticpride


I will go with Ghost. His best years were with Hakstol and then injuries occurred. I think coaches tend to really favor players that have flourished under them and then fallen into disfavor elsewhere.
Stayin alive
Joined: 06.10.2021

Jul 20 @ 9:54 PM ET
Ghost. Oh please god let it be.
Bill Meltzer
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Jul 20 @ 10:05 PM ET
I will go with Ghost. His best years were with Hakstol and then injuries occurred. I think coaches tend to really favor players that have flourished under them and then fallen into disfavor elsewhere.
- PT21


Ghost fell into disfavor somewhat with Hak in years 2 and 4 of his career.
PT21
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 10:05 PM ET
Ghost. Oh please god let it be.
- Stayin alive


How Catholic of you. Praying to God to banish a Ghost.
arichardson22
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 10:06 PM ET
Could be a wild next few days for us and the whole NHL. I’m excited and nervous. I have faith in Fletcher unlike a large portion of this fan base.
PT21
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 10:06 PM ET
Ghost fell into disfavor somewhat with Hak in years 2 and 4 of his career.
- bmeltzer


Oops.Nvm then..😁😁

Its Hagg, folks.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 20 @ 10:07 PM ET
Seattle has a chance to start with a pretty decent defense.

Carolina are damned fools for not keeping Bean. We lucked out, there.
Pelle31Forever
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.20.2014

Jul 20 @ 10:19 PM ET
My final ED guess is Ghost or Hagg. Ghost, though not consistent, offers a talent that no other team is really exposing. Hagg on the other hand is probably our cheapest/most serviceable offering.

I don’t think Jake or JVR are getting picked without other teams getting involved.

- hereticpride


I've mentally prepared myself for Ghost or Haag but I do think JVR or Jake are reasonably possible.
arichardson22
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 10:33 PM ET
I've mentally prepared myself for Ghost or Haag but I do think JVR or Jake are reasonably possible.
- Pelle31Forever


I’m curious to see if that Jake-Tarasenko rumor actually has legs. I also hope Seattle doesn’t take a random person like Rubstov. Would prefer it’s someone that helps us some cap on them.
Tomahawk
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Jul 20 @ 10:57 PM ET
Seattle has a chance to start with a pretty decent defense.

Carolina are damned fools for not keeping Bean. We lucked out, there.

- Hesh_


Wouldn't be surprised if CAR pulls a side deal to protect Bean.

Same w/ Boston and Lauzon.
black_francis
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bumfuck, NJ
Joined: 01.10.2015

Jul 20 @ 10:59 PM ET
I don’t mind losing Hagg if we can do the Tarasenko deal but the worse case scenario for me is them taking Hagg and no other deal being made, which was my prediction from day 1.
Pelle31Forever
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.20.2014

Jul 20 @ 11:08 PM ET
I’m curious to see if that Jake-Tarasenko rumor actually has legs. I also hope Seattle doesn’t take a random person like Rubstov. Would prefer it’s someone that helps us some cap on them.
- arichardson22


Usually where's there's smoke, there's fire. This isn't a move at the top of my "to do" list, but I'm not against it.
arichardson22
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Jul 20 @ 11:15 PM ET
Usually where's there's smoke, there's fire. This isn't a move at the top of my "to do" list, but I'm not against it.
- Pelle31Forever


Im a Voracek guy so it pains me to see him go lol but if we move him for Tarasenko and he’s healthy, our goal scoring balance improves. One thing for sure is there’s more changes coming to our defense. I could see Seattle taking Braun, Hagg or Ghost. Plus, I could see one traded as well like Hagg if Fletcher makes another trade for a dman or goes to free agency.
Pelle31Forever
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
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Jul 20 @ 11:20 PM ET
Im a Voracek guy so it pains me to see him go lol but if we move him for Tarasenko and he’s healthy, our goal scoring balance improves. One thing for sure is there’s more changes coming to our defense.
- arichardson22


I don't hold any ill will towards Voracek. It's a strictly business decision. Need to start over a tad. Tarasenko is a high risk high reward maneuver.

Absolutely right about the defense. Especially if a defenseman is taken.
Minnyhock
Minnesota Wild
Joined: 06.26.2021

Jul 20 @ 11:29 PM ET
My final ED guess is Ghost or Hagg. Ghost, though not consistent, offers a talent that no other team is really exposing. Hagg on the other hand is probably our cheapest/most serviceable offering.

I don’t think Jake or JVR are getting picked without other teams getting involved.

- hereticpride


I believe it is gonna be Jake or JVR. Kraken are gonna be starved for offense and they are likely to take one of the two. Although, a 3 way for one of those involving Tarasenko is an intriguing possibility. Ghost seems to be a pariah throughout the league so I don’t see it.

If Francis can’t swing some deals, he could end up with Giordano and DeMelo as a 1st pair. You would think with Hakstol’s rep for roster building, they can do better than that.

Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 20 @ 11:34 PM ET
Wouldn't be surprised if CAR pulls a side deal to protect Bean.

Same w/ Boston and Lauzon.

- Tomahawk

Perhaps

I still woulda left Skjei unprotected
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