GDT: #45 FLYERS 2 at Devils 3, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 1:00 pm ET

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  1. Striiker

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    The best thing about him is we know he's gone after this year, so all his bull**** is more tolerable.

    He also actually communicates with the players, uses the youth more, and is much quicker to realize his mistakes with the lineups/pairs.
     
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    BSchenn looked good in the AHL then took 3ish years to get it together in the NHL. Patrick has shown alot last season...and has moments. Eventually, I think he will slot in fine.

    This team is a dumpster fire right now...so I'm just giving him a pass.
     
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    Eventually I think he will be "fine" too. But fine is not in the Taveras/Couturier class. Don't force him into a spot where he has to produce big numbers or the team will fail. Be patient and let him find his game. And if we end up with an Adam Henrique in two years that's an above-average result. We have Giroux, Couturier and Frost, there's no need to expect 50 points out of him in the immediate future.
     
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    eventually...I wouldn't be surprised if he is a consistent 50-70 pt 2nd line center. I think he will be every bit as good as Couturier.

    This team is just a trainwreck this year.
     
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    The biggest thing today with NP is that he couldn't stay on his damn feet. At LEAST 5 times he was down on the ice and I think that's conservative. Despite that, and even though it's not the prettiest, he did set up 4-5 really solid chances today.
     
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    Even then, with more judicious line combinations, he probably could do that anyway. Hell, next year, with 1 lucky bounce and a single FA, we could run this:

    Giroux-Couturier-Stone/Panarin
    van Riemsdyk-Hughes-Voracek
    Lindblom-Patrick-Konecny
    Laughton-Frost-Aube-Kubel
    Weiste of Space

    Provorov-Gostisbehere
    Sanheim-Myers
    Morin-Gudas
    Hagg

    Hart
    Elliott

    Send the Patrick line out against a less defensively talented group, and they pot a ton of points.
     
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    I haven't watched many Flyers games this year but watching yesterdays game trying to key on certain elements the Flyers look like the worst passing team ever to take the ice , missed passes, choppy play almost looks like it's being made up as they go along, clearly the fish is rotten from the head.

    Pardon if I vent on this, Can someone, anyone with an open slapper please put the puck on net at times? or don't shoot at all! Man it was frustrating watching shot after shot hit the boards or glass, just brutal!
     
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    Jack Hughes is looking more realistic with each passing game.
     
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    You ain't kidding. The team doesn't pass well as a whole and they don't shoot that well either. It's painful. I think a lot of the passing issues have to do with how far apart they are. They need to close that gap and move up in more unison with shorter quicker passing, but what do I know?
     
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    Unfortunately, the odd are still low (18.5%) even if we finish dead last.
     
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    WeHaveBeenFletched even the llama laughs at the mascot.

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    but hey they lead the league in faceoff wins. But that means squat if they turn the puck over 2 seconds after winning said faceoff
     
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    Yeah, but I'd take Kakko as a consolation prize.
     
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    Couturier wasn't Couturier until last year. He was a great defensive forward with flashes of offense. Not more, not less.

    John Tavares came into the league at 19 and started off pretty decent. It was his 3rd year he took off, but he has never reached the levels he was hyped to be. He's not even as good as Giroux and he was touted as the next generational player akin to Crosby.

    Development isn't linear. Maybe Patrick busts, maybe not. Hischier was drafted #1 and is a speed player, who always tend to 'adapt' faster but they also tend to flame out faster because speed is one of the first things to go. However, he's not exactly been lighting the lamp on fire per the #3 and #4 picks, so let's wait a year or two. We don't have a choice, anyway.
     
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    They sure seem to make it hard on themselves getting out of the D zone. You leave Hagger & Co. back there to fend for themselves, you're asking for it.
    I would love to see 5 skaters, one brain, working as a unit with flow and adaptation.
    Looks more like, "I go here on the breakout, it's what I do".
     
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    The roadblock is the draft lottery, not finishing low enough.
     
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    I'm aware of the lottery. This team isn't making the playoffs. Might as well finish with the worst record so they have the best shot at getting the first pick.

    I'd trade Voracek, Simmonds and Gudas for draft picks. I'd replace them with Vorobyev, Aube-Kubel and Myers. At least get a look at some of the kids.
     
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    Focus on Hagg all you want, but no one turns it over more than Ghost and Provorov, who are paid to be the top 2 defensemen and lead the D in minutes. Sanheim is right there with them now that he's playing on the first pair and taken over 2nd in minutes.
     
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    Trading Jake for draft picks makes the team worse, not better. No winger prospect in our system can replace his production any time soom.

    Only way he is moved is in a hockey trade. Player for Player(s) not Player for Futures.
     
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    Top defensemen turn it over more than plugs. Stop the presses.
     
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    I'd say Provorov and Ghost have turned it over more than most top defensemen, while providing decidedly less offensive production this season than expected from top defensemen. I don't see the point in instead fixating on the turnovers of a defenseman who makes $1M and has at least played decently for a $1M defenseman.
     
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    I know making that type of trade won't be easy but if there's an opportunity that makes sense, I'd do it.
    Trading Voracek would be the type of shakeup move this team may need.
     
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    "Trading Jake for draft picks makes the team worse, not better." No kidding. That's my point. This team isn't making the playoffs this season. Might as well tank it and hope for the first or second pick in the draft. Trade Voracek now while his value is still high. He'd fetch a very nice return. Plus, you clear some cap space and have some extra money available to sign a notable free agent next off-season. Just my opinion. You don't have to agree.
     
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    Ok and why are we making ourselves worse for next season and the one after that for more draft picks?

    We are already adding a top 10 pick at worse with our own pick.
     
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    Id trade Jake in the right deal, but not for picks only.
     
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    The odds of the Flyers getting any real noteworthy value for Voracek isn’t high. His contract is too big. While they very well might pick in the top ten this year odds are they won’t again next season unless you ship out Giroux as well & commit to a complete tear down & hedge on accumulating high picks for the short term like Toronto did years ago.

    Otherwise you’re likely just going to end up like Buffalo who sold off ROR for basically nothing that will come close to the player he is now or down the line. I much rather have ROR on that team right now than Thompson, Sobotka, & that 2020 first rounder. They were even luckily bailed out with Berglund walking away from that contract.
     

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