Penalty kill

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  1. tytech

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    Is abysmal again. Sitting at 29/30th in the league. Most flyer fans want Hakjob gone and if Hex is too stubborn to do it, why not get rid of the assistant coach that manages the penalty kill (Lappy?).

    Show the fans that you care about the progression of the team. There's no excuse to not see improvements in this one aspect.
     
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    If Lappy is goin the whole staff is going and the new guy will pick his assistants.
     
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    Because we are being forced to suffer through this and the flyers hate us.
     
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    I just wonder if Lappy is playing a pk system that Hak wants him to. Mostly every fan here has seen how bad it is since the new coaching staff was put in place and they still didn't change it.
     
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    everyone knew the PK was going to be **** again... yet Hexy said Lappy improved it towards the end of last season


    sigh...hes sooo godam bad at judging his staff its ****ing embaressing really
     
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    There are so many reasons to be disenchanted with this franchise, but the PK situation is right near the top of the list.
     
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    They fired the wrong special teams coach. Both the PK and PP have looked awful
     
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    I can't even remember what it's like to watch a Flyer team play where I was confident in the PK.

    NHL.com - Stats
     
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    Flyers were 10th in the league from the beginning of the 09-10 season through the lockout shortened season. Wasn’t really an issue before Lappy.
     
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    If they were solid in their own zone 5v5 but would fail miserably on the PK, the system run on the PK and coaching are oviously to blame.

    But that goes deeper. It's not really difficult to imagine a team struggling to play defense as a team in general also struggling on the PK.
    The Flyers defense as a whole as it is constructed sucks. Players don't mesh. They struggle at even strength and go on the PK scared ****. Plain and simple.
     
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    When you see the players available, you think there is no way the PK could be this bad all this time.
    Couts, Raffl, Laughton, G, even Simmer and some untested in the role are all plenty capable.
    I've only seen a bit of pressure as teams just have entered the zone. After that, go ahead and move that puck all you like fellas.
     
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    The Flyers 5v5 defense was good last year and their PK still sucked. Its a system issue. Plain and simple. Cant play a passive box in todays NHL. Players are too skilled and will exploit stationary defenders when they have space.
     
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    I think we need a "What's in the (passive) box?" gif.
     
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    Keep the red snapper
     
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    Again I wonder why Lappy is still here, I know Hexy’s brother will feed us some bull**** that it’s the players and not the coach, but why keep a coach who runs a failing system around? Even after all the kids are marinated when they come up does everything just work when they get here? It seems stupid to keep running a PK that sucks by ever standard and measurement possible, fire Lappy he’s horrible
     
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    Blind loyalty. The reason most incompetent people get hired & keep employment as long as they do in hockey. Lappy is a good ole boy in the Flyers old boys club.

    You can dress it up as much as you want with excuses but that’s basically what it boils down to.
     
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    I agree with you, obviously, but here's the ****ed up thing - he played one season for us. One. 82 games. And he was a -1, which is below average.
     
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    Yeah but he blocked a shot with his face twice. So that makes up for it.
     
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    Funny Thread title. We haven't has a pk in 4 years
     
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    It does surprise me he latched on so quickly here. Lappy is more of a King than anything, but instead of going west, stayed on the right coast. Go figure.
    Blues (3 partial seasons, traded in last), NYR (cup of coffee, traded here, traded away, same season), LAK (9 years, shortened first year), Colo (4 years), Phi (1 year). So the only place he's spent less time is 28 games with the NYR. Colorado screwed us again!
     
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    this x1000.

    i don't get it. Hextall is pretty smart when it comes to a lot of things, but he has a major blind spot when it comes to assessing his coaching staff. is it just because they're friends of his and he's too loyal? that's the only reason i can think of. and as a GM, that is a major flaw to have. you need to be able to separate business from personal relationships. and it seems Hextall has a real problem with that. well, i'm guessing that's why. i refuse to believe he's that stupid.

    i wish someone in the media could ask him about the team being ranked 30th in the league in PK, and that maybe it's time to stop blaming the players and look at the staff? but the Philly media is total garbage.
     
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    Only other logical explanation for why Lappy hasnt been fired yet is that Hakstol actually runs the PK and Lappy is really just a "go-between" for Hak and the players.
     
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