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Bill Meltzer
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Oct 13 @ 10:32 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: Quick Hits: MacEwen, Hayes, Phantoms Drop Preseason Finale
Peter Richards
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Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 08.24.2019

Oct 13 @ 10:41 PM ET
Sir. I think you meant second pro year in ahl. First paragraph.

Thanks for the info and write up. Feel bad correcting you.
Hokeeguy9
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Joined: 06.25.2012

Oct 13 @ 10:57 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: Quick Hits: MacEwen, Hayes, Phantoms Drop Preseason Finale
- bmeltzer


Thanks a ton for the “Iron Man” video of The Hammer!! Great guy off the ice as well. Always treated me like I mattered, whether playing golf, or a couple charity games against the alumni team.

Can’t tell you how much I miss the game the way it used to be. It’s almost like the Ice Capades now. Too much money involved today, to let players have at it. .....but I can reminisce with a smile!!👍
Bill Meltzer
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Oct 13 @ 11:32 PM ET
Sir. I think you meant second pro year in ahl. First paragraph.

Thanks for the info and write up. Feel bad correcting you.

- Peter Richards


Fixed. Thx.
MBFlyerfan
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Oct 14 @ 6:50 AM ET
Looks like the team got a bit scared the way they were manhandled physically against Washington and Tom Wilson.
Hextall271
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hart-Land, NB
Joined: 01.18.2007

Oct 14 @ 7:09 AM ET
Looks like the team got a bit scared the way they were manhandled physically against Washington and Tom Wilson.
- MBFlyerfan


You wouldn’t think that but maybe. I don’t think you’re going to have these new guys out there much against Wilson regardless as he can skate higher in the lineup.

I’m really hoping that we see Ellis and rr on the ice at practice today.
Pelle31Forever
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.20.2014

Oct 14 @ 7:24 AM ET
You wouldn’t think that but maybe. I don’t think you’re going to have these new guys out there much against Wilson regardless as he can skate higher in the lineup.

I’m really hoping that we see Ellis and rr on the ice at practice today.

- Hextall271


Same here. More so Ellis.
hello it's me 2050
Location: AR
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Oct 14 @ 7:44 AM ET
How we doing today Flyers fans?

Don't know what to make of them claiming 2 borderline NHL 4th line players. Eventually both are gonna get waived back down to the phantoms is the logical conclusion. Add 1 guy maybe, don't see the point in adding 2. What is the end game here?

Middling team, capped out, maxed out on contracts, lack of high end talent. Lets go Flyers.
hello it's me 2050
Location: AR
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Oct 14 @ 7:44 AM ET
You wouldn’t think that but maybe. I don’t think you’re going to have these new guys out there much against Wilson regardless as he can skate higher in the lineup.

I’m really hoping that we see Ellis and rr on the ice at practice today.

- Hextall271

Correct Wilson will be laughing his ass off with that matchup.
MJL
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Candyland, PA
Joined: 09.20.2007

Oct 14 @ 7:50 AM ET
Don't know much about MacEwen but "he is strong on the walls, a good forechecker and bring size and toughness to the lower end of the lineup" sounds good to me.
SuperSchennBros
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Oct 14 @ 8:20 AM ET
Same here. More so Ellis.
- Pelle31Forever

Oh Ellis might be hurt? I wish you could all see my shocked face right now.
Phillywhiteout
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: West Chester, PA
Joined: 08.11.2020

Oct 14 @ 8:20 AM ET
This is already the oddest start to a season that I can remember. Just claiming guys left and right off waivers gives the appearance of throwing shyte against the wall to see if it will stick. I also wonder if Hayes was placed on LTIR yesterday cause they know that either Risto or Ellis(both?) won't be playing tomorrow night.
SuperSchennBros
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Oct 14 @ 8:22 AM ET
Don't know much about MacEwen but "he is strong on the walls, a good forechecker and bring size and toughness to the lower end of the lineup" sounds good to me.
- MJL

Sounds like a bigger Dan Carrcillo to me. All the Antics aside, one thing Carcillo could do well was forcheck.
Peter Richards
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Oct 14 @ 8:23 AM ET
Guessing we won’t see macewen in game one as they want to get him into the system. But maybe game two or three. Low risk pick up. Shame we are at 50 contracts now.
hello it's me 2050
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Oct 14 @ 8:23 AM ET
Sounds like a bigger Dan Carrcillo to me. All the Antics aside, one thing Carcillo could do well was forcheck.
- SuperSchennBros

Carcillo was a legit NHL player. Is this guy?
Peter Richards
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Oct 14 @ 8:27 AM ET
How we doing today Flyers fans?

Don't know what to make of them claiming 2 borderline NHL 4th line players. Eventually both are gonna get waived back down to the phantoms is the logical conclusion. Add 1 guy maybe, don't see the point in adding 2. What is the end game here?

Middling team, capped out, maxed out on contracts, lack of high end talent. Lets go Flyers.

- hello it's me 2050


The goods news is both can help the kids in the ahl if not claimed. Don’t know much about macewen. They said he was playing well the year before COVID. We shall see in time. And not a beast but he is willing to stand up for teammates and take on any. Plays physical. Vancouver had a lot of competition. Who knows.
Flyers_01
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 10.03.2006

Oct 14 @ 8:29 AM ET
How we doing today Flyers fans?

Don't know what to make of them claiming 2 borderline NHL 4th line players. Eventually both are gonna get waived back down to the phantoms is the logical conclusion. Add 1 guy maybe, don't see the point in adding 2. What is the end game here?

Middling team, capped out, maxed out on contracts, lack of high end talent. Lets go Flyers.

- hello it's me 2050


Until the Flyers get healthy they will be inhabiting lower middling. Some flexibility would be nice but Flyers management tends to believe that flexibility is overrated.
hello it's me 2050
Location: AR
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Oct 14 @ 8:31 AM ET
The goods news is both can help the kids in the ahl if not claimed. Don’t know much about macewen. They said he was playing well the year before COVID. We shall see in time. And not a beast but he is willing to stand up for teammates and take on any. Plays physical. Vancouver had a lot of competition. Who knows.
- Peter Richards

Is stand up for his teammates code for he cant play? Tired of these borderline type players. You want to add a plyer of this ilk then get one that can actually play. Looking at the garbage they have on the 4th line now maybe they get lucky and he can contribute somehow.

Takes time away from the "kids". They have plenty of vets in Lehigh.
hello it's me 2050
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Oct 14 @ 8:31 AM ET
Until the Flyers get healthy they will be inhabiting lower middling. Some flexibility would be nice but Flyers management tends to believe that flexibility is overrated.
- Flyers_01

They are still a middling team even if healthy.
Peter Richards
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Philadelphia Flyers
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Oct 14 @ 8:32 AM ET
This is already the oddest start to a season that I can remember. Just claiming guys left and right off waivers gives the appearance of throwing shyte against the wall to see if it will stick. I also wonder if Hayes was placed on LTIR yesterday cause they know that either Risto or Ellis(both?) won't be playing tomorrow night.
- Phillywhiteout


Understand your point. They claimed one. It think they like the second player claimed more. Just guessing.
Peter Richards
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Oct 14 @ 8:37 AM ET
Is stand up for his teammates code for he cant play? Tired of these borderline type players. You want to add a plyer of this ilk then get one that can actually play. Looking at the garbage they have on the 4th line now maybe they get lucky and he can contribute somehow.

Takes time away from the "kids". They have plenty of vets in Lehigh.

- hello it's me 2050


I rather take the chance on him then brown or Nate though. Just me.
Bayareaflyer
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 10.10.2008

Oct 14 @ 8:39 AM ET
Question:

Did Ryan Ellis (lower-body issue) and/or Rasmus Ristolainen (upper-body issue) play golf on Monday?
hello it's me 2050
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Oct 14 @ 8:43 AM ET
I rather take the chance on him then brown or Nate though. Just me.
- Peter Richards

Agree. Though there is no shot Nate is benched. None.
Coburns_Nose
Philadelphia Flyers
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Joined: 11.16.2012

Oct 14 @ 8:55 AM ET
"Tired of these borderline type players. You want to add a plyer of this ilk then get one that can actually play."

they can actually play though

if you're saying that they aren't going to produce much offense, wtf do you expect from low salary bottom of the roster players beyond the skills like being good away from the puck and along the boards and physical? If they could do all of those things and produce offense at a good rate then they'd be top 9 or top 6 players and would have corresponding salaries

sorry they're not the Philadelphia Globetrotters playing all stars on the 4th line
hello it's me 2050
Location: AR
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Oct 14 @ 9:05 AM ET
"Tired of these borderline type players. You want to add a plyer of this ilk then get one that can actually play."

they can actually play though

if you're saying that they aren't going to produce much offense, wtf do you expect from low salary bottom of the roster players beyond the skills like being good away from the puck and along the boards and physical? If they could do all of those things and produce offense at a good rate then they'd be top 9 or top 6 players and would have corresponding salaries

sorry they're not the Philadelphia Globetrotters playing all stars on the 4th line

- Coburns_Nose

One is 29 years old with what 30 nhl games? Yeah he sure can play. They other hasnt proved he can play and was waived by Vancouver. They are not exactly oozing with talent. Both 13th forwards on some teams, wouldn't make other teams.

Where did I mention offense? Can you find that for me? If they want physical guys who are strong on the boards then go get ones who are legit nhl player and good at it. Develop those kind of players. Putting together 3 leftovers and calling it your 4th line doesn't work.

Just shows the sad state of the "young" prospects in Lehigh that none can be counted on for even a 10 game stint right now.
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