GM Chuck Fletcher (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Flyers' started by MiamiScreamingEagles, Jan 7, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hiesenberg

    Hiesenberg Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    15,576
    Likes Received:
    1,871
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Colorado got all this for Matt Duchene and Edmonton got Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall.
     
  2. Domino666

    Domino666 “2 years away”

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,313
    Likes Received:
    3,259
    Trophy Points:
    126
    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 ****
     
    Jtown likes this.
  3. FlyerNutter

    FlyerNutter Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2018
    Messages:
    3,251
    Likes Received:
    5,509
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Healthcare
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    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.
     
    DaphneLion, tucson83 and flyersfan187 like this.
  4. Striiker

    Striiker v4.0

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Messages:
    51,316
    Likes Received:
    47,221
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    We haven't drafted 1st overall since 1975... we're due.
     
    FlyTimmo, VladDrag, tucson83 and 2 others like this.
  5. deadhead

    deadhead Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    21,746
    Likes Received:
    6,039
    Trophy Points:
    156
    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.
     
  6. Carter Hart

    Carter Hart 79" HART ON!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    18,870
    Likes Received:
    4,698
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I'd prefer a cup....we're wayyyyy overdo
     
  7. deadhead

    deadhead Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    21,746
    Likes Received:
    6,039
    Trophy Points:
    156
    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.
     
  8. Striiker

    Striiker v4.0

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Messages:
    51,316
    Likes Received:
    47,221
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Yeah, and this is how we get it. ;)
     
  9. Carter Hart

    Carter Hart 79" HART ON!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    18,870
    Likes Received:
    4,698
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Fletcher better not screw this chance at a generational talent. We need it....
     
    DaphneLion and Jtown like this.
  10. dingbathero

    dingbathero No Jam? How about PB

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    7,139
    Likes Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    St. John's, NL
    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....
     
  11. Carter Hart

    Carter Hart 79" HART ON!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    18,870
    Likes Received:
    4,698
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    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!
     
  12. Psuhockey

    Psuhockey Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,546
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Trophy Points:
    109
    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.
     
    Ruck Over and Embiid like this.
  13. Rebels57

    Rebels57 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    47,781
    Likes Received:
    45,231
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    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.
     
    gertbfrobe16 likes this.
  14. LorneMalvo

    LorneMalvo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    7,404
    Likes Received:
    3,142
    Trophy Points:
    126
    McDavid to Edmonton would've never happened if the lottery was rigged.
     
  15. tucson83

    tucson83 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    764
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    whatever happens, we are going all in.
     
  16. VladDrag

    VladDrag Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    2,608
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    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.
     
  17. WeHaveBeenFletched

    WeHaveBeenFletched Fire everyone.

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    49,409
    Likes Received:
    5,824
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    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.
     
  18. gertbfrobe16

    gertbfrobe16 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,085
    Likes Received:
    3,930
    Trophy Points:
    135
    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.
     
    Ruck Over likes this.
  19. Danko

    Danko Give Me All The Bacon and Eggs You Have

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,040
    Likes Received:
    4,989
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Macdonald comes back from any and all injuries within days.
     
    gertbfrobe16 likes this.
  20. Curufinwe

    Curufinwe Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    41,026
    Likes Received:
    13,901
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    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.
     
  21. Ghosts Beer

    Ghosts Beer Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    Messages:
    11,380
    Likes Received:
    6,655
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Doubtful; not with AMac out only short-term.
     
  22. Curufinwe

    Curufinwe Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    41,026
    Likes Received:
    13,901
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    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.
     
    Here4ThaList likes this.
  23. baudib1

    baudib1 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    6,468
    Likes Received:
    8,448
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    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.
     
    BernieParent and Curufinwe like this.
  24. BillDineen

    BillDineen Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    7,679
    Likes Received:
    3,273
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Hextall would have called up TJ and would have been too scared of such a young d with Myers.
     
  25. Curufinwe

    Curufinwe Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    41,026
    Likes Received:
    13,901
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    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.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"