2018 off-season thread

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  1. Danko

    Danko ...the way she goes

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    He does the same thing when talking about draft picks every year, he's not gonna come out and say they are going to try and trade a pick
     
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    Danko ...the way she goes

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    Hextall is the mirror opposite of Bob Clarke. Under Clarke, everyone knew what was gonna happen before it happened.
     
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    I hope he's playing his cards close to his chest but I don't think Hextall does a good job of articulating that then. He could say "we've got a lot of cap space available, we're going to look at our options and see what is available". I don't think Hextall is as cryptic is people make him out to be, I think sometimes he's being totally serious about his decision making. I'd like to be wrong in this instance though. JT, Statsny, Karlsson are all names I wouldn't mind seeing on the Flyers next year.
     
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    I don't think it's a matter of if Hextall will try to get Tavares , but so will 20 other teams and in free agency someone will always overpay . Vegas Montreal Calgary Toronto LA Detroit SJ Vancouver Rangers Philly Colorado Buffalo and there is more will be interested and have plenty of cap room and can afford it. On top of that NYI are the front runner with Lou now in charge.
     
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    He's not going to come out and talk about his free agent plans.
     
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    Lindberg Bennyflyers16 get a life

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    There's a difference between talking about your plans and saying "we shouldn't do this because of X, and we shouldn't do this because of Y". I'm not criticizing Hextall for not saying "we're gonna go get EK or Tavares", I'm saying I think he overvalues marginal players like MacDonald and Simmonds and won't have the moxie to make a big move.
     
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    Even when he had very little cap space, he still signed free agents.
     
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    Yep. You Philly Boys, Flyers Fans... really know how to throw a party, eat your own.... Love it... one of my ex's born & raised in PA just outside the city... spent lots of time in the area.... finestkind.... keep swingin... just lighten up on each other will ya... fun as it may be.... sites Moderated as you all well know. ;)
     
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    One drunken and overzealous moron in a sea of thousands ate a horse turd on a bet after the Eagles won the Superbowl. Let's not act like this is a Philly tradition. I don't want to be associated with that. In my 32 years living in Philly, i've never heard of anything remotely like that happening.

    Totally agree about the tone of this thread needing to become way less toxic though!
     
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    Guess you didnt or dont travel in the same circles I did & it not a criticism, human nature everywhere. Me, I got tonnes of respect for the city of Philadelphia & its people, Flyer organization, its fans. Lots of friends down there. Great sense of hee haw, bright, astute..... Never mind NY. If you can make it in Philly you can make it anywhere.
     
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    What surprises me is that Nylanders name isn’t out there. Marner and Matthews both supposedly are going to sign a big deal. Add in that Toronto reportedly is interested in Tavares and Carlson.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he is dangled honestly.
     
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    No Kovalchuk, no Tavares. How about Voynov, haha
     
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    They won't make him available because teams don't often trade 22 year olds that are 60+ point players.

    If they have a cap crunch they will trade away other assets.
     
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    Unsurprisingly, Hextall has no intentions of acquiring an impact player. Time to put that Tavares, Carlson, or Karlsson conversations to bed and slide back into our corner of the sandbox; the bargain bin.
     
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    All signs point to Hextall doing nothing but keeping the money in house...i am shocked.
     
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    He didn't say GREAT player though.

    Maybe that comment was in regards to Kane at 7 years and he would not be doing the same for that level a player.

    Who knows.

    Plus, Hextall has lied before. Why believe him now?
     
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    For all we know from the past, we are in on both Tavares and Kovalchuk :laugh:
     
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    Only thing we are gonna be in on is another Dale Weise type player on the Decline...
     
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    If they sign Tavares/Carlson they will have 3 8+ million long term deals and then another waiting to happen. Three 8+ I can see but 4 is where might get a little tight.
     
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    Lmao I went to high school with him. That wasn’t a bet.
     
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    I get Hextalls hesitation to sign 7 year deals, even if I think Tavares should be an exception to that, I still get it. What I dont get is why he wouldnt be in on Kovy...that seems like the perfect player to go after. Fills a need and they prob could get him on a 2 year deal.
    Im dreading another **** player being added.

    I also hope this means he has a max year in mind for Simmonds...like 3.
     
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