Martin Biron retires

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Flyers' started by FlyerFire, Oct 20, 2013.

View Users: View Users
  1. FlyerFire

    FlyerFire Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Home Page:
    Always a classy guy on and off the ice. I wish him well

    TSN Link

     
    Last edited by moderator CanadianFlyer88: Oct 20, 2013
  2. FlyersFan61290

    FlyersFan61290 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    9,663
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Seemed like a nice guy and teammates always had nice things to say about him. Wish him the best.
     
  3. Flyers845

    Flyers845 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    986
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Occupation:
    Union Carpenter
    Location:
    Philadelphia Pa
    Marty was a great player and a class act. Best of luck hopefully he becomes a regular on tv somewhere covering hockey one day
     
  4. BobbyClarkeFan16

    BobbyClarkeFan16 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    9,141
    Likes Received:
    724
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Help Desk Analyst
    Location:
    Goderich, Ontario
    I liked Biron and was sad the day they let him walk. Good luck to Marty in his future endeavors.
     
  5. JDinkalage Morgoone

    JDinkalage Morgoone U of South Flurrida

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    15,010
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Occupation:
    Kickboard Enthusiast
    Location:
    308 Negra Arroyo Ln.
    Jeez the Hertl goal wasn't THAT bad, Marty
     
  6. Halladay

    Halladay Folesian Society

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    47,678
    Likes Received:
    556
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Clutch City
    They let him walk because he was going to cost too much money, but than didnt he sign with islanders for really cheap?
     
  7. CanadianFlyer88

    CanadianFlyer88 Knublin' PPs

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    21,124
    Likes Received:
    2,922
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Van City
    Marty and his agent really screwed up that summer. They wanted $5M/year with the Flyers (I think the Flyers were offering $2.5M), but there was no goaltending market.

    He priced himself out of Philly, who ultimately went with Emery on the cheap instead of Biron.

    With no market, he accepted a cheap contract of his own on the island.
     
  8. Flyotes

    Flyotes Sorry Hinkie. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    Messages:
    9,500
    Likes Received:
    578
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Occupation:
    Ivy League
    Location:
    SJ
    Good guy. Decent goaltender. Will be missed.
     
  9. AnimalFear

    AnimalFear Registered User

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    8,544
    Likes Received:
    284
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Marty's career could have taken a dramatically different path if he hadn't asked for so much money as a free agent 4 years ago. I liked him when he was a Flyer.
     
  10. Embiid

    Embiid Trust!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    16,684
    Likes Received:
    1,991
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Marty was always a cusp starter..couldn't seem to get over the hump although he was amazing against Montreal in the playoffs for us that one year since he disliked them b/c of the Nordiques (his boyhood team) vs Montreal rivalry. Wish he could have carried that over but alas he reverted back to his slightly above to average mean and wasn't the bonafide starter we needed....
     
  11. JDinkalage Morgoone

    JDinkalage Morgoone U of South Flurrida

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    15,010
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Occupation:
    Kickboard Enthusiast
    Location:
    308 Negra Arroyo Ln.
    Too true. Imagine riding Marty to the cup instead of MFL and Boosh.
     
  12. RJ8812*

    RJ8812* Guest

    Probably wouldnt have ended any differently. Biron was getting progressively worse with us.
     
  13. Embiid

    Embiid Trust!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    16,684
    Likes Received:
    1,991
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I recall that the Flyers didn't think he had that extra gear to be the go to guy and the fact that he was a backup for the remainder of his career kind of proved as much. Dude was really vanilla and had become somewhat complacent from what I recall..hence why they let him walk. Having said this..what followed wasn't great either.
     
  14. zarley zelepukin

    zarley zelepukin Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Norristown, PA
    Yeah I can't really blame the team for not giving him the kind of contract that he wanted, and we probably wouldn't be so remorseful if not for Emery's hip issues. But I think if he was willing to sign a reasonable contract the Flyers would have liked to have him back. Statistically he was pretty good with us, and no doubt he would have been an upgrade over what we had after him.
     
  15. jd2210

    jd2210 Registered Non User

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Occupation:
    Own a trucking company
    Location:
    Great White North
    I always really liked him. His puck handling shaved 10 years off of my life, but otherwise I have fond memories of him. I wish him the best.
     
  16. GoneFullHextall

    GoneFullHextall even the llama laughs at the mascot.

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    47,192
    Likes Received:
    3,352
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Good luck Biron on your post hockey career.
     
  17. Danglous

    Danglous Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philly
    He doesnt lie and he doesnt whine
     
  18. SgtJoseph*

    SgtJoseph* Guest

    Always liked Marty, one of the better glove hands in the NHL in my view! Wish him and his family all the best !
     
  19. ilovetheflyers8

    ilovetheflyers8 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    64
    Location:
    D.C.
    He was on the Marek Vs. Wyshinski podcast yesterday.
     
  20. Hockeypete49

    Hockeypete49 How you like me now!

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,508
    Likes Received:
    118
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chilling
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Good luck Marty.:handclap:
     
  21. Garbage Goal

    Garbage Goal Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    20,711
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Biron was the last starter with us to post back-to-back .915+ save percentage seasons. Really sad that is.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"