Discussion in 'Philadelphia Flyers' started by MiamiScreamingEagles, Jan 7, 2019.
Colorado got all this for Matt Duchene and Edmonton got Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall.
I just hope the Flyers get that Oilers “luck” with draft position this draft you know like the #1 spot, or the #2 again hell top 5 would be the ****
I want Jack.
This organization more than anything imo needs to find a replacement for Giroux. Not to say a guy like Patrick can’t be that player, but it’s somewhat like playing the odds. The more talent, the better the chances.
G is a true star, but that torch will have to be handed down at some point. They are bad enough, and hopefully lucky enough to win him. Crazy things happen, and I am hopeful.
It’s basically Carter Hart keeping this thing from really becoming even worse at this point.
We haven't drafted 1st overall since 1975... we're due.
I'd be happy with 2nd, Kakko wouldn't be a bad consolation prize, a step up from JVR.
We'd still get a solid forward from 3-5, and a good player at 32-35, or a valued trade chip.
I'd prefer a cup....we're wayyyyy overdo
I think by the TDL we'll have a better feel for Fletcher.
Given all the assets at his disposal, he doesn't have to make major "steals," he can even overpay slightly, he just has to obtain the right assets/players to finish the rebuild.
If they buy veteran players at inflated costs when they're out of the playoffs we'll know he's spineless (won't stand up to Homer or Scott) or a fool.
If he can obtain good value for our veterans and start to reshape the roster, we can breath a sign of relief.
The next stage will be June, when he has to use those assets (draft picks, prospects and cap room) to add key pieces.
Yeah, and this is how we get it.
Fletcher better not screw this chance at a generational talent. We need it....
Would love the 1st overall.
But I don't want it until the generational is thrown around all the time.
I'll take the 2nd pick if we get the next generational too....
True...generational has been too loose of a term of late. But we definitely deserve an immediate impact player or star. It's a joke that Pitt got Lemieux, Crosby, Jagr and Malkin.....complete joke!
If the league were smart they would give it to the Flyers. I am sure it’s great business that the franchise owned by their tv partner and one of the top draws league wide is in the toilet. Instead the league will keep the lottery honest and he will end up in Edmonton and they will still miss the playoffs.
I've always been suspicious of the lottery. Too many convenient results over the years.
Crosby to Pitt when they were floundering.
Kane to Chicago when they were so irrelevant that their home games were not televised.
Matthews to Toronto when they were floundering.
Even Nico and Nolan to Philly was convenient, two stories franchises that were struggling and they get the big lottery wins.
Meanwhile, teams like Arizona never win.
McDavid to Edmonton would've never happened if the lottery was rigged.
whatever happens, we are going all in.
In the comments of HB, if you ask a question he usually answers a bit more truthfully. But yeah, his articles have gotten a bit watered down.
I am not worried about Chuck not making any deals yet. Its been quiet around the league anyway on the trade front. I also dont think that trading Weal meant they like Varone instead. Varone is the short term option at 4C just like Weal was. Probably going to take awhile for Fletcher to get rid of Hextall's garbage.
i'm guessing farmer isn't hurt that bad,and if needed can come off of ir to play. think the ir thing is so he doesn't look bad by being healthy scratched,and maybe someone will get desprate and trade for him.
Macdonald comes back from any and all injuries within days.
Hextall would have promoted Myers when MacDonald got hurt. He's missed two weeks/six games, and somehow Fletch thought it was fine to send Folin out there to fail in all six games.
Doubtful; not with AMac out only short-term.
Hextall promoted a 20 year old Scott Laughton to the team due to an injury to Giroux when Laughton had only played 13 AHL games. Giroux ended up missing zero games, the ultimate short term injury.
What Fletcher has done in 2019 with carrying only 6 healthy dmen even though he had plenty of cap space and roster spots available via IR is totally abnormal behavior for an NHL GM. It would have served him right if Folin had got hurt in warmups and the Flyers had been forced to play a game with 5 dmen.
Most sentient beings would have promoted Myers based on merit and there's no excuse for only carrying 6 healthy defensemen. This is downright negligence.
Hextall would have called up TJ and would have been too scared of such a young d with Myers.
The defense was younger last year under Hextall than it is right now.
Brennan never played an NHL game under Hextall.
Hextall put Sanheim on the team after one season and 81 total AHL games. Myers is now up to 101 over a season and a half.
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