The Flyers Look bad.

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  1. Kamiccolo

    Kamiccolo Big Chungus

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    So there was a lot of hype coming into the year. Couts breaks out, Grioux back in form. Big addition in JVR. Nolan Patrick gets a full offseason to train for the first time ever after be played really well to end the year. Another year of growth for Provorov, etc.

    So far, almost everyone is playing really poorly. Team looks unmotivated to do anything. They are 4-6-0 and losing to the NYI right now looking like another loss. What is going on here? Is this only a coaching issue or is there something more?
     
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    Actually there was no hype. Defense and goaltending still a huge issue. Most knowledgeable fans don’t expect much from them this season. That doesn’t even mention the coach is a grade A ****head.
     
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    Kamiccolo Big Chungus

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    Yeah why is MacDonald playing 20 min a night?
     
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    It's 10 games into the season so they can turn it around.
     
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    Voracek is a dingus.
     
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    He’s our coaches love child?? Your guess is as good as mine.
     
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    Why isn't ghost bear or couts producing.
     
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    Yea...look like
     
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    They have some big holes just about everywhere but they're not this bad, not a Flyers fan but jesus christ get rid of Hakstol. Also what happened to their PP1 unit? They look absolutely terrible, on paper they should be one of the best in the league.
     
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    Hextall’s ego killing this team.
     
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    Hakstok is the worst coach in the league. And they have the worst PK coach in the league who's been employed for yeaaaaaaaaars too long because he took a slapshot to the face in 2010.
     
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    The team needs the guys like Frost,Myers and Hart to transition and acclimate before any kind of window opens. Three glaring needs...3C, 4D and G. In the years to come the additions of guys like Farabee, OBrien etc should further solidify the lineup. Currently the teams sort of in a holding pattern until at least the goalie situation is addressed. Then there’s the need for a new coach and system. Teams not going far this season at least not in the eyes of reasonable fans with any sense. Some may disagree but I’d be willing to bet come seasons end we as fans are watching from the sidelines yet again.
     
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    Well, add them to a list of teams with a solid roster but a bad coach.
     
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    I agree in the sense he has to admit he messed up and fire Haks. Other than that I like the way the team is setup for the future.
     
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    Talented team with bad coaching. Those two things fight each other all season. Bad coaching is winning right now.

    Hakstol needs to be fired ASAP...but Hextall is too attached to pull the trigger.
     
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    This is just how they roll. They make the playoffs one season and miss the next.

    2012: Playoffs
    2013: Out
    2014 Playoffs
    2015: Out
    2016: Playoffs
    2017: Out
    2018: Playoffs
    2019: Out?

    Also, Giroux was a top three scorer and he finished in the top four in Hart voting in 2012, 2014 and 2018. They may need a huge season from him to be a playoff team.
     
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    From a Flyers fan's perceptive:

    1. Our coach is unable to motivate our team to not come out flat in every single game. Our starts are atrocious.
    2. Our PK has been abysmal for years and for some reason Hextall won't replace our PK coach, Ian Lapperiere.
    3. Some of our prospects are massively overrated by our fan base - Lindblom and Myers, in particular.
    4. Provorov has been hot garbage this year. Constant turnovers.
     
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    Didn't they make the playoffs despite a 10 game losing streak last year? I wouldn't count them out yet
     
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    Its the coach. Nothing more, nothing less. We have played the same hockey for 4 years and every team in the league has us figured out
     
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    Our defense (and goaltending but that goes without saying) is a tire fire despite a lot of our fans hyping it up as "the best young d prospect pool in the NHL."

    - spend 6-years using draft capital on defense
    - have the most GA of any team in the NHL INCLUDING an original 6 team who is off to their worst start in franchise history.
    - when questioned about this: "dmen take a long time to develop! we need at least 5-6 years! pls believe me our defense will be set for the next decade!"

    This is his 5th year and Ron Hextall has done NOTHING to try and fix this top 4 or goalie situation.
    He is an awful GM and he deserves to be fired.
     
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    My worst prediction of the season might be saying that the Flyers would contend for the President's trophy even with Elliot as their starter.

    What was I thinking?
     
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    Ghost is developing a more refined two-way game that main board bumpkins wouldn't understand. "Couts" is an NHL #1 center.
     
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    He's too busy playing "You want to see a defensive blunder? TOP THAT" with Travis Sanheim.
     
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    I think their coach might be bottom 5 in the NHL....maybe bottom 3
     

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