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Title: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 01, 2018, 12:19:31 AM
James Van Reimsdyk apparently coming back to the Flyers:  5 years / $35 million (https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/flyers/philadelphia-flyers-report-expected-sign-james-van-riemsdyk-toronto-maple-leafs-free-agency)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2018, 03:18:42 AM
worst contract ever?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2018, 05:57:43 AM
Yes.  A mid-level deal for a perennial 30 goal scorer is the worst ever.  Nighty night sugarbritches. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on July 01, 2018, 02:43:39 PM
hes scored 30 goals twice in nine years and had 11 less pts than shane gostisbehere last season and is horrible defensively but now gets 7 mil a year?

hard pass
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on July 01, 2018, 04:54:45 PM
Thankfully you donít run the Flyers or the Esgles for that matter.  Or anything more complicated than daiquiri blender.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on July 01, 2018, 11:08:42 PM
hes scored 30 goals twice in nine years and had 11 less pts than shane gostisbehere last season and is horrible defensively but now gets 7 mil a year?

hard pass

If this were say a 3 year $15 million deal I wouldnít have a problem with it...but 5 years at $7 million per is ludicrous. No idea how Hextall struck out so bad with Tavares
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2018, 01:09:56 PM
hes scored 30 goals twice in nine years and had 11 less pts than shane gostisbehere last season and is horrible defensively but now gets 7 mil a year?

hard pass

If this were say a 3 year $15 million deal I wouldnít have a problem with it...but 5 years at $7 million per is ludicrous.

this
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on July 02, 2018, 08:37:42 PM
hes scored 30 goals twice in nine years and had 11 less pts than shane gostisbehere last season and is horrible defensively but now gets 7 mil a year?

hard pass

If this were say a 3 year $15 million deal I wouldnít have a problem with it...but 5 years at $7 million per is ludicrous. No idea how Hextall struck out so bad with Tavares

Maybe the fact the Tavares was going back to his home town to the team he grew up idolizing had something to do with it.

Also - 3/15 was not getting it done.   And $2M/yr is really a dealbreaker for you?   K.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on July 02, 2018, 10:27:52 PM
$2 million is a lot of money in hockey terms and you conveniently left out 3 years in your argument. I really donít see how JVR gets the Flyers closer to a cup unless theyíre moving Simmonds for a stud Dman.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 15, 2018, 09:18:51 PM
RIP Ray Emery - Drowned (http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24106449/former-goalie-ray-emery-drowns-swimming)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on July 15, 2018, 09:38:16 PM
RIP Ray Emery - Drowned (http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24106449/former-goalie-ray-emery-drowns-swimming)

Some stereotypes are true. Black people cant swim is one of them
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on August 04, 2018, 07:35:45 PM
u20 team lost 6-5 to Canada today

four of the five American goals scored by flyer prospects
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 19, 2018, 02:15:47 PM
farging flyers are getting a mascot

this has zero chance of ending well
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 21, 2018, 08:33:58 PM
https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/1043174214717591552
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: phattymatty on September 24, 2018, 11:59:15 AM
Meet Gritty. LOL.

http://PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/Gritty

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: General_Failure on September 24, 2018, 12:04:52 PM
That's terrible.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 24, 2018, 12:21:51 PM
Meet Gritty. LOL.

http://PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/Gritty

For cryin' out loud... that's pathetic.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on September 24, 2018, 12:31:35 PM
They must have asked igy for his input
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2018, 02:20:22 PM
farging flyers are getting a mascot

this has zero chance of ending well
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on September 24, 2018, 03:28:33 PM
They just killed Ed Snider all over again.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 24, 2018, 07:59:59 PM
Quote from: reddit
He looks like Carson Wentz nutsack
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2018, 10:48:47 PM
As soon as I saw the name I thought of Havas smashing a glass

Gritty
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 25, 2018, 07:00:02 AM
From one of the facebook comments:

Quote
He's from the "other side" of Sesame Street.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on September 25, 2018, 09:24:55 AM
ive done a complete 180 on this and i love gritty

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dn8KG_zW0AAMA3X.jpg)

this is going to get me to watch more hockey
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: smeags on September 25, 2018, 02:53:28 PM
flyers did this on purpose IMO. good or bad, the flyers are being discussed, everywhere.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on September 25, 2018, 04:21:35 PM
I think heís funny and creepy as hell. 

ALL IN. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Don Ho on September 26, 2018, 05:54:51 AM
The best part:

Sign up below to have Gritty make a special appearance at your event

Ah, no.  Is therapy available when the kids are scarred for life?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 26, 2018, 09:30:03 AM
Quote
According to a report, center Jori Lehtera has been questioned by police in Finland in connection with a cocaine ring. His cottage in Tampere was reportedly raided this summer. Lehtera has denied any involvement and no charges have been filed.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on September 26, 2018, 03:38:23 PM
(https://cdn10.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/09/gritty-nightmare-fuel-beer.jpg)

i. love. gritty.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on September 26, 2018, 03:51:18 PM
The Gritty marketing plan

Introduce Gritty
Gritty is reviled
Gritty becomes ironically liked
People realize that after ironically liking Gritty so much, they actually like Gritty now
Gritty becomes most popular figure in Philadelphia sports history
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Munson on September 26, 2018, 03:56:26 PM
I mean, in today's world....if the Phanatic had been introduced today without the history behind him...they'd probably get dragged on social media for that too.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on September 26, 2018, 04:17:57 PM
The Gritty marketing plan

Introduce Gritty
Gritty is reviled
Gritty becomes ironically liked
People realize that after ironically liking Gritty so much, they actually like Gritty now
Gritty becomes most popular figure in Philadelphia sports history

This in a nutshell. Also other teams/cities/fans are ripping on him which just makes our fans like him more.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: General_Failure on September 26, 2018, 06:34:58 PM
Introduce his love interest Gritina.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on September 26, 2018, 06:42:19 PM
And his side piece Gashy.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: General_Failure on September 26, 2018, 08:07:52 PM
At least they didn't go with Puck.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/00/dc/a300dcc302998f64d8f1cee599adbe9a.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2018, 06:09:13 AM
Also other teams/cities/fans are ripping on him which just makes our fans like him more.

this is sad and pathetic but itís typical flyer fan stepford thinking...basically trumpian to like something so beyond hideous just because itís on your team...hip hop and Lil g got run out of town and so should this atrocity

the lead is being buried here because the mascot is so bad but whatís most embarrassing is that s classic franchise like the flyers felt the need to get a mascot at all

also flyer fans are not MY fans
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on September 27, 2018, 10:31:28 AM
I ❤️ Gritty

#MGGA 🇺🇸🏒🥅🦁
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on September 27, 2018, 11:50:53 AM
Wait, so IGY is espousing a contrarian view?

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2018, 12:08:02 PM
wait its contrarian to be against a hideous disgusting mascot that is being defended by about 20 thousand members of possibly the most stepford fanbase in sports and no one else

if you asked me two months ago should the flyers get a dope mascot i would have said go to hell...its rock bottom for what is normally a super proud franchise...

but it was kind of predictable that shtein like this would happen once ed snider passed
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 27, 2018, 12:28:48 PM
I am fully with Igy on this one.  That... thing is a disgrace.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2018, 12:38:24 PM
if the mascot has done anything its at least showed us that romey doesnt know what the word contrarian means
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on September 27, 2018, 01:28:37 PM
id rather not win the cup with gritty than win the cup without him
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on September 27, 2018, 02:14:42 PM
Wait, so IGY is espousing a contrarian view?

I admit to being partial and contrarian in my Gritty views because other people don't like him.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on September 27, 2018, 03:05:45 PM
Iíd gladly sacrifice every one of you for a Stanley Cup win.

And trust me, Havas, I know what the word means. 

Since you donít, here...


ďOpposing or rejecting popular opinion; going against current practice.Ē

Sure sounds like you. 
 

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on September 27, 2018, 03:07:08 PM
Wait, so IGY is espousing a contrarian view?

I admit to being partial and contrarian in my Gritty views because other people don't like him.

I like him because heís weird and creepy.  I donít care what hard core superfans like IGY think. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2018, 03:10:33 PM
Iíd gladly sacrifice every one of you for a Stanley Cup win.

And trust me, Havas, I know what the word means. 

Since you donít, here...


ďOpposing or rejecting popular opinion; going against current practice.Ē

Sure sounds like you.

1. i posted before the mascot was even unveiled that it was a terrible idea thus there was no popular opinion to go against
2. outside of a few flyer stepfords he is universally mocked and/or hated

so clearly you dont know what contrarian means if you think im being that in this case
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on September 27, 2018, 03:12:48 PM
You hate it because others like it.  You feel theyíre beneath you as a fan because they like a mascot. 

Seek help, dude.  I mean seriously. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on September 27, 2018, 03:17:57 PM
Probably not a good sign that a mascot has generated the most Flyers interest and discussion in years.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2018, 03:21:28 PM
You hate it because others like it. 

so a few hundred people like it a few million people hate it im one of the few million but im a contrarian

wtf?

you need to webster that shtein again son
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on October 05, 2018, 06:11:52 AM
Gritty performance last night.   Nice to see Simmonds again.   Its been a minute. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 09, 2018, 09:42:32 PM
Good to see the Flyers back to sucking.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on October 09, 2018, 09:55:37 PM
How does Hakstol still have a job
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on October 09, 2018, 10:43:39 PM
Jesus Christ. Did they have Jalen Mills in goal?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 10, 2018, 07:07:10 AM
Jesus Christ. Did they have Jalen Mills in goal?

the defense especially from the forwards was actually way worse than the goaltending (and the goaltending sucks)

it was as an embarrassing an effort as you will ever see and it was the home opener
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on October 10, 2018, 09:35:10 AM
Jesus Christ. Did they have Jalen Mills in goal?

The first 2-3 minutes the Flyers were laying it on, pass went back to Provarav at the point who made a lazy pass which was picked off causing a 2 on 1 break that lead to a goal. 11 seconds later was another. Elliott actually kept the Sharks from reaching double digit goals. Hextall needs to be on the hot seat too.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on October 10, 2018, 10:58:25 AM
Iíve been ill for the last few days, so I havenít been up and around much.  Lots of tv watching, though.  Made the mistake of watching that last night.   Not good at all. 

Not sure what can be done, though.  Theyíre clearly not that bad but even if they improved a lot, theyíd still be run of the mill. 

Go Sixers. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 10, 2018, 12:33:13 PM
Hakstol, Hextall, Toadstool, they all need to go at this point.

And bring on Connor Hart!
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Don Ho on October 10, 2018, 06:13:23 PM
Iíve been ill for the last few days, so I havenít been up and around much.  Lots of tv watching, though.  Made the mistake of watching that last night.   Not good at all. 

Not sure what can be done, though.  Theyíre clearly not that bad but even if they improved a lot, theyíd still be run of the mill. 

Go Sixers.

If your not feeling well I suggest you watch a nice movie on Netflix or Prime video tomorrow night, maybe a good porn.  You may have a relapse watching the birds.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2018, 05:44:47 PM
those flyer black johnsons were so buttery today....i LOVED the oversized sleeve numbers
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 16, 2018, 07:44:09 PM
btwn the phillies and the flyers philly might have the two most boring teams in all of sports
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 16, 2018, 09:38:25 PM
btwn the phillies and the flyers philly might have the two most boring teams in all of sports

What, blowing that 3 goal lead wasn't exciting?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 27, 2018, 02:17:02 PM
Does Hakstol make it to the new year?  I'm starting to be doubtful.

Heck, it may be soon the way they're circling the drain right now.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2018, 02:19:06 PM
did halloween and nye switch months?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2018, 03:26:33 PM
hakstol went off on the team in the media yesterday which is completely out of character for him and this is how the team responds....looks like they want him gone too

if hextall isnt in the locker room with walking papers when they get off the ice then get rid of him as well
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on October 27, 2018, 03:30:30 PM
Philly sports was good for a few months.

Now we're back to this shtein.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on October 27, 2018, 04:02:04 PM

if hextall isnt in the locker room with walking papers when they get off the ice then get rid of him as well

They need to clean house. Hextallís had 4 years. They need to stop hiring members from the Flyers good ole boys club.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2018, 04:07:48 PM
if you are going to allow a rebuild in hockey then four years is like four days in hockey because players take forever

hextall has done all the rights in a rebuild...at least until we see all of his players...problem is he has been too hands off in letting hakstall not play them or play them for a game then bench them...and who knows if and/or how much his system and coaching has held them back

you cant grade hextall until all the young guys develop or dont develop

if hextall was hired to turn the team around quickly then he should be gone but that clearly wasnt the case
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 27, 2018, 04:57:19 PM
did halloween and nye switch months?

At the beginning of the season I thought he'd get the whole year.  I just didn't think they'd play this heartless.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2018, 05:20:00 PM
i dont even think they are heartless....they just arent ready to win now....they have an almost lethal combo of terrible veterans and inexperienced youngsters...throw in bad coaching and you have a terrible team

hak is really bad and lappy is an embarrassment...but even replacing them wont make this a good team....just a better one
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on October 28, 2018, 05:46:42 AM
Hakstol has lost this group but itís really not his fault because the group itself is a giant turd sandwich. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 06, 2018, 10:30:48 PM
CSNPhilly had an article on the Blackhawks firing Joel Quenneville.  Buried in the story is this telling line:

Quote
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is a patient dude and Hakstol is his guy. With Quenneville fired, Hakstol now is the fourth-longest tenured head coach in the NHL. You read that right.

Holy smoke.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on November 10, 2018, 03:34:38 PM
They quietly keep winning
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 10, 2018, 03:40:00 PM
They quietly keep winning

The first goal by Couturier was impressive.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on November 17, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
Coming back from 4 goals down in the 3rd and losing in OT is probably the most Flyer thing ever
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 20, 2018, 12:06:22 AM
Coming back from 4 goals down in the 3rd and losing in OT is probably the most Flyer thing ever

More than keep winning?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 21, 2018, 08:20:31 PM
If Hakstol isnít fired after this Iím not sure what will get him canned.   Literally the worst 20 minutes Iíve ever seen from these clowns. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 21, 2018, 08:28:03 PM
Fortunately decided to watch the Sixers.  Much more compelling nowadays.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 21, 2018, 09:24:45 PM
If Hakstol isnít fired after this Iím not sure what will get him canned.   Literally the worst 20 minutes Iíve ever seen from these clowns.

not sure itís in their top five worst 20 minute stretches of this season much less haks tenure
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on November 21, 2018, 09:30:58 PM
At least there was a fight
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 21, 2018, 09:34:36 PM
At least there was a fight

They lost that, too.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on November 21, 2018, 11:27:26 PM
i dont know anything about hockey or the inner workings of the flyers but i was hanging tonight with a dude who works up high at wfc and he said the flyers ownership brass is now starting to pay attention to whats going on

so there you go. im the hockey woj now.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 23, 2018, 10:31:17 PM
Konecky with the Gordie Howe hat trick today.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 23, 2018, 10:37:14 PM
im a stats guy but the gordie howe hat trick could be one of the dumbest things in all of sports....gordie howe played almost 2000 games and had like 20 fights....rick tocchet had 23 fights in 1985
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 26, 2018, 11:08:12 AM
Bye Hexy.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 26, 2018, 11:14:18 AM
Bye Hexy.

Hmmm... Hextall but not Hakstol (yet?).  Interesting.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on November 26, 2018, 11:28:35 AM
Bye Hexy.

Hmmm... Hextall but not Hakstol (yet?).  Interesting.

Hakstol has to be next
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 26, 2018, 12:26:21 PM
I would think so.  I guess it gives whoever is the new GM to name his own guy off the bat.

I guess I thought I'd see Hextall given the chance to name a new coach before he was shown the door. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2018, 04:07:24 PM
hakstal has not been good and i am a hextall supporter overall but the two biggest problems with the team this year goaltending and penalty killing are on hextall....he didnt address them at all in the offseason
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 27, 2018, 04:18:58 PM
They figured they had Carter Hart a maximum of a year away, so they just plugged and prayed there.  No excuse for the PK, though. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2018, 04:35:36 PM
cater hart was 19 this summer and goalies take notoriously long to become fully developed nhl players if they ever do

hart is not an excuse for goal tending in at least the next two offseasons but definitely not this past off season

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 27, 2018, 06:42:28 PM
They werenít going to spend money on a goalie because of Hart.  Hexy was looking at 2022 at the earliest before they were truly competitive. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2018, 06:43:39 PM
yeah and thats a reason hes unemployed
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 27, 2018, 06:50:35 PM
FTR I think firing him was stupid and premature.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on November 27, 2018, 07:01:10 PM
i wouldnt have done it either im just saying the goal tending and the PK which are the death knells of this team is on him

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on November 27, 2018, 07:15:18 PM
Bottom line is he came to Philly the same year as Chip and Hinkie, and the Flyers still suck. Heís one of my all time favorite Philly athletes but there has to be some accountability.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on November 27, 2018, 07:20:51 PM
Firing Hakstol was the move they should have made.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on November 27, 2018, 09:41:02 PM
the flyers are really farging bad arent they
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 28, 2018, 07:07:23 AM
the flyers are really farging bad arent they

Yep.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: smeags on November 28, 2018, 08:12:08 AM
tank for hughes ?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2018, 09:15:47 AM
i went to my first flyer regular season game in a few years last night. some observations

1) i dont know anything about hockey or what constitutes good defense, but i can safely say the flyers positively blow on defense
2) their body language was horrendous up until the 3rd period...honestly thought they quit which is something mild mannered canadians arent supposed to do
3) was hoping for ot because they were shooting on my end, so of course it ends in 8 seconds on a horrendous turnover
4) place was like 90% full which was impressive, crowd was mostly and understandably dead
5) the columbus blue jackets shouldnt exist
6) i slapped grittys hand and it squeaked
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on December 09, 2018, 05:51:45 PM
in case you thought the eagles were the most pathetic philly team playing this afternoon...
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 12, 2018, 11:19:58 PM
obviously not in terms of importance but in terms of embarrassment this is an all time flyer loss
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on December 13, 2018, 07:48:50 AM
Bums. Iím glad Hakstolís still employed.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 16, 2018, 03:58:28 PM
looks like hak is OUT and Q is IN
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on December 16, 2018, 04:10:38 PM
Itís about farging time. I sort of wanted Hak to stay till the end of the season to improve their draft position
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 16, 2018, 04:21:21 PM
Itís about farging time. I sort of wanted Hak to stay till the end of the season to improve their draft position

lol I was saying that exact thing to someone yesterday
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 16, 2018, 06:22:17 PM
Nothing official yet.  Probably happening, but Q has said that he wasn't hired.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 16, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
if he was hired it would be official 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 17, 2018, 06:52:35 PM
Officially fired. (https://www.nhl.com/flyers/news/flyers-relieve-dave-hakstol-of-head-coaching-duties--philadelphia-flyers/c-303020846)

Scott Gordon interim head coach until Quenneville is done skiing.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 18, 2018, 09:50:02 PM
Carter Hart takes his first step towards the HOF... or at least won his first game, 3-2.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 27, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
so morgan frost is going HAM at the world juniors
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 27, 2018, 09:53:59 PM
holy shtein
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 27, 2018, 10:01:32 PM
Another nice comeback against the Lightning.  Hopefully this time they can see it through.

This goal, though: 
https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/1078471947195990016
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 27, 2018, 10:22:34 PM
that was much better than a slow shootout death

on to the Sixers
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on December 28, 2018, 11:12:30 PM
so morgan frost is going HAM at the world juniors

now Joel Farabee has a 1P hatty tonight
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on December 29, 2018, 09:57:48 PM
Bums
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 29, 2018, 10:42:24 PM
Thought about going tonight.  Glad I didn't.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on January 03, 2019, 09:07:12 PM
They are straight garbage.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2019, 09:43:40 AM
they are tied for the least amount of points in the nhl

lose for hughes!
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on January 04, 2019, 09:52:03 AM
my hockey obsessed buddy mentioned him the other day....is he on the same level as crosby and mcdavid or more like michael renberg meets trent klatt
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 04, 2019, 10:00:40 AM
my hockey obsessed buddy mentioned him the other day....is he on the same level as crosby and mcdavid or more like michael renberg meets trent klatt

If the Flyers don't get him, the former.

If the Flyers do get him, the latter.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2019, 10:12:24 AM
hes not crosby or mcdavid but hes not in a different galaxy either

id put him right with auston matthews and a notch below patrick kane...hes better than jack eichel

mind you ive only seen him play twice and highlites but im just going by the things hes done pts wise at the same age against the same competition as other guys and hes right there pt wise with the greats...and if you factor in age hes done things no one in the history of united hockey has done....including patrick kane
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 05, 2019, 03:36:34 PM
Blew a lead (again) with four minutes left.  Managed to scrape a point.  Now to lose in OT!
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 05, 2019, 03:40:32 PM
This just in:  Weal sucks.  Weally.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/28953eb0da0e6dcbaa270a491c2881d2/tenor.gif?itemid=4712571)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on January 06, 2019, 05:41:55 AM
So I guess it wasnít Hakstol after all.

🤣
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on January 06, 2019, 01:28:09 PM
Theyíre tanking. TTP
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 07, 2019, 08:03:15 PM
Hey, Brayden Schenn just scored!  Oh, wait...
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 10, 2019, 09:18:54 PM
Somehow they're winning tonight.  Also, somehow they stoned themselves on a 2-on-0.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 14, 2019, 09:45:23 PM
https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/1084990373758488576
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on January 14, 2019, 09:48:06 PM
Up three goals with 1:20 left. How will they lose this one?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 29, 2019, 08:58:18 PM
Carter Hart's been getting a lot of love in the NHL press.  So when does he implode/spontaneously combust/get abducted by aliens?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 29, 2019, 10:19:50 PM
The Flyers Stolarzed that game from the Rangers.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on January 30, 2019, 02:13:10 PM
carter hart is the best goalie in team history dont @ me
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 02, 2019, 03:43:00 PM
7 straight

Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 02, 2019, 04:48:08 PM
nolan arenado game winner
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 04, 2019, 09:35:27 PM
Hart just made one of the most amazing saves in hockey history  :bow
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 04, 2019, 09:45:47 PM
Hart just made one of the most amazing saves in hockey history  :bow

That kid has been stellar.  Even makes this shtein team look decent.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on February 05, 2019, 09:05:37 AM
I rewound it several times.  I mean thereís some luck involved but good god that really was great. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 05, 2019, 01:49:12 PM
carter hart is the best goalie in team history dont @ me
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 09, 2019, 12:29:41 PM
Flyers trade Dale Weisse, Christian Folin to Canadians for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.

Trash for trash.  Schlemko and Froese are on minor league deals.

Philippe Myers brought up from Lehigh Valley.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 11, 2019, 08:46:38 PM
Worst blown call I've seen in a while robs the Flyers of a sure goal.

Not that the Penguins wouldn't kick their ass anyway, but how can the ref blow that puck dead on that?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 12, 2019, 09:08:14 AM
nothing more flyers than last night

get dominated at home in a must win against a hated rival but one call goes against them so their stepford fans can wallow in their victimization complex
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 12, 2019, 09:58:16 AM
get dominated at home

flyers actually dominated the game and it wasnt close....two terrible goals by hart but mostly an inability to finish doomed them
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 12, 2019, 10:16:39 AM
get dominated at home

flyers actually dominated the game and it wasnt close....two terrible goals by hart but mostly an inability to finish doomed them

The amount of open shots they had that they couldn't even get on net was excruciating.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 12, 2019, 11:22:42 AM
nothing more flyers than last night

get dominated at home in a must win against a hated rival but one call goes against them so their stepford fans can wallow in their victimization complex

No difference in the ultimate outcome, but that was a horrendous call by the ref.  As bad (if in a much less important situation) as the blown pass interference call against the Saints in the playoff.  A professional ref shouldn't make such an obvious error.

In the end it's the Flyers, and they'll get killed by all decent teams.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 12, 2019, 07:03:19 PM
get dominated at home

flyers actually dominated the game and it wasnt close....two terrible goals by hart but mostly an inability to finish doomed them

rick tocchet #1 fan coming in with the semantics arguement
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 12, 2019, 08:56:40 PM
you definitely donít know what semantic means

you know what it isnít....saying the exact opposite of what really happened
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 12, 2019, 10:10:16 PM
i didnt even know the flyers were playing today
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 16, 2019, 12:51:35 AM
Goalie swap Stolarz for Cam Talbot. Talbot is Hartís mentor
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 16, 2019, 07:32:58 AM
only good part of the trade is that they are going to set the all time nhl record for number of starting goalies in a season
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 16, 2019, 02:04:36 PM
I would ravage taryn Hatcher and I donít mean the SD kind of ravaging of a woman
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on February 16, 2019, 04:43:17 PM
Craziest game Iíve ever seen.  An utter collapse followed by a stunning OT goal.  Wow. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on February 16, 2019, 05:30:48 PM
The Mantha redirection goal with seven seconds left in regulation was insane. Kinda shocked the Flyers didn't let that kill them.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 16, 2019, 08:06:52 PM
Craziest game Iíve ever seen.  An utter collapse followed by a stunning OT goal.  Wow.

EVER!!
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 16, 2019, 09:00:41 PM
2 teams that wont make the playoffs played the craziest game in sports history at 100 on a saturday

the things you learn on the internet
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 17, 2019, 03:39:15 PM
thatís your cousin and
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 17, 2019, 08:43:28 PM
Hart stole this game
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 17, 2019, 09:03:24 PM
is carter hart already the best flyers goalie since hexy
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 17, 2019, 10:29:27 PM
Thatís a really low bar to hurdle
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2019, 11:38:20 AM
is carter hart already the best flyers goalie since hexy

you mean is he the only good one since hextall right?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on February 19, 2019, 11:49:21 AM
Bob
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2019, 12:00:27 PM
it wasnt a literal question but bob wasn't legit until he got to columbus
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: QB Eagles on February 19, 2019, 03:32:04 PM
The Bob thing still kills me. The history of this team letting actual talent get away is brutal.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Rome on February 19, 2019, 03:37:10 PM
He was damn good his rookie year.  And the Flyers do let great young talent go an awful lot.  I had hoped that was a thing of the past, but you never know..,
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 19, 2019, 07:27:00 PM
Complete shteinshow
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 19, 2019, 07:28:57 PM
Complete shteinshow

Not getting the game.  Blacked out on NHL.tv, but not available on any local channel in Naples.  Didn't feel like playing dodge the virus to get it on my computer.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 19, 2019, 07:59:09 PM
Theyíre playing sloppy and turning the puck over in their own end. Hart looks lost and was pulled for Elliott with 8 minutes to go in the first.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 20, 2019, 08:49:17 PM
Gudas suspended two games for high sticking Nikita Kucherov last night.  No argument there, Gudas was just dumb.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 21, 2019, 08:33:28 PM
the flyers are garbage but taryn hatcher is legit bonkers tonight
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 22, 2019, 08:25:53 PM
Elliot is losing starting tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 23, 2019, 09:04:15 AM
Now the Flyers are saying Hart has a "lower body injury."  Minimum 10 days.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 23, 2019, 10:17:07 PM
This team sucks.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on February 23, 2019, 11:14:15 PM
This team sucks.

check out this guy
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 23, 2019, 11:38:08 PM
This team sucks.

check out this guy

Nice comeback.  They still suck.

And peace out Wayne Simmonds. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 25, 2019, 03:13:45 PM
simmer RIP
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 25, 2019, 03:17:20 PM
The best they could do is Ryan Hartman and a 4th which turns into a 3rd if Nash wins a playoff round? Awful trade.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on February 25, 2019, 03:26:39 PM
i dont know how much better they could have expected

hartman has 7 less pts than simmonds and is 6 years younger
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on February 25, 2019, 03:33:20 PM
Hartmanís a UFA at the end of the season so any stat comparison is irrelevant. At the bare minimum I thought theyíd get a 2nd
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 01, 2019, 09:02:52 PM
Gifted two goals to make it 4-2.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Munson on March 06, 2019, 10:59:31 PM
https://twitter.com/rgilbertsop/status/1103256687732051969?s=21
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 10, 2019, 02:20:50 PM
Apparently the NHL is looking at this play for a possible suspension for Voracek.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dub9ZwaR0gU
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 10, 2019, 02:37:38 PM
https://twitter.com/NBCSPhilly/status/1104580063977185280
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 10, 2019, 07:19:52 PM
Two games.  Hockey is dead to me.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 17, 2019, 09:33:24 PM
Hart is on his game tonight.  The rest of the team needs to nut it up.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 17, 2019, 09:37:10 PM
Hart is on his game tonight.  The rest of the team needs to nut it up.

As soon as I hit post...  :-D
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 17, 2019, 10:32:53 PM
I know it won't be enough in the end, but that was a hell of a comeback.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: AO1 on March 17, 2019, 11:29:40 PM
That was a great game, definitely had a playoff feel. The Pens absolutely dominated the 2nd but Hart was incredible. Theyíre definitely playoff worthy and JVR is on a tear but too little too late.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on March 17, 2019, 11:33:40 PM
6 pts back with 10 to play feels like beyond impossible, right
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 17, 2019, 11:33:44 PM
https://twitter.com/JClarkNBCS/status/1107482894627422213
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 20, 2019, 01:10:33 PM
I can't believe it...

https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/1108363733296955393
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Don Ho on March 20, 2019, 04:51:46 PM
Upon seeing those other mascots Gritty ain't so bad
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: General_Failure on March 20, 2019, 05:08:35 PM
Why the farg does hockey even have mascots? Are you going to tell me they have cheerleaders, too?
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 20, 2019, 05:36:12 PM
Why the farg does hockey even have mascots? Are you going to tell me they have cheerleaders, too?

(https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/usatsi_6950246.jpg?w=1000&h=600&crop=1)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: MDS on March 20, 2019, 08:06:59 PM
this girl who worked for the flyers who i was hooking up with told me they were snider's last wife's idea

republican women
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 20, 2019, 10:24:32 PM
this girl who worked for the flyers who i was hooking up with told me they were snider's last wife's idea

republican women

Pics
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 23, 2019, 03:10:50 PM
Today's game:

1.  Haag gets a four-minute high stick penalty when one Islander his his teammate.  Haag's stick never left the ice.
2.  Corturier is cross-checked head-first into the boards and has to leave the game for concussion protocall.  Play was right in front of the ref.  No penalty.  Wouldn't be surprised if the Islander gets a game or two for that.
3.  Hartman is given an interference penalty while fighting for the puck with the Islander's Mayfield (at best a 50/50 play with the Islander).  This is followed up by Voracek being given an unsportsmanlike, giving the Islander a two-minute 5-on-3.

The Flyers can suck plenty well enough on their own.  They don't need help from the Refs.

(On the other side, the first Flyers goal somehow went off the wall on a weird angle, off the goalie's shoulder/back, and into the goal.)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on March 26, 2019, 01:21:39 PM
Carter Hart currently has best sv% in NHL History for a goalie over a season aged 20 or below (15+ gp):

Hart: .921 sv% (27gp)
Price: .920 sv% (41gp)
Vasilevsky: .918 sv% (16gp)
Thibault: .917 sv% (18gp)
Mason: .916 sv% (61gp)
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 04, 2019, 08:24:00 PM
Seven minutes into the game, and Brian Elliot's given up four goals... in five shots.
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on April 09, 2019, 08:38:26 PM
flyers drop one spot in the lottery

Chicago went from 12 to somewhere in the top 3
Title: Re: 2018 Flyers: They'll Still Suck
Post by: ice grillin you on April 09, 2019, 08:41:44 PM
looks like the devils or rangers are going to get hughes unless the hawks pull off the miracle of miracles