Philadelphia Wheat Kings 2017-18 GDT!!!

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Re: Philadelphia Wheat Kings 2017-18 GDT!!!

Post #1501 by FlyHigh » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:19 pm

Yeah when it’s working it’s great, but can look pretty ugly when it isn’t. I don’t think they’ve been 4-0 bad, but the d-zone coverage stuff seems to still be in preseason mode based on the games so far.
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Post #1502 by PredsFan77 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:22 pm

put in pickard and keep him there!
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Post #1503 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:23 pm

Carter Hart would have saved at least 8 of those goals
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Post #1504 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Plus one for good measure.
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Post #1505 by JLHockeyKnight » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:28 pm

Some pretty good chances that period. Just need to finish.
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Post #1506 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:06 pm

This team started tonight with a 75% success rate on the penalty-kill.
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Post #1507 by FlyHigh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:10 pm

Voracek and Konecny with Lehtera, Hagg and AMac, because why not? Of course we get pinned in our zone and take a penalty.
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Post #1508 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:12 pm

Where's Manning when you need someone to get their face punched in?
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Post #1509 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:19 pm

Laughton, Weise and MacDonald... gross.
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Post #1510 by PredsFan77 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:26 pm

that was a bullshit hit and even worse how the sens got a PP off it
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Post #1511 by CantSeeColors » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 pm

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Post #1512 by FlyHigh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:51 pm

Ha, the feared Weise-Raffl-Hagg connection strikes again. Missed Patrick getting hurt, starting to get a tad bit of FOMO considering the Petterson storyline.
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Post #1513 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 am

Don't need to stop the puck if you can score a touchdown a game.
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Post #1514 by Hovercraft » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:28 am

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:Don't need to stop the puck if you can score a touchdown a game.


That's the Leafs gameplan this year. Crazy we are down 2/3rds of our 2nd line already.
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Post #1515 by FlyHigh » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Man, I don’t think they did much wrong today, Fleury was just on a different level, some of those saves were ridiculous.
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Post #1516 by chaosof99 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Godfuckingdammit. What the fuck was this third period. 0 urgency, just let a team with 5 defenseman at the end of a five-game road trip dictate the tempo. Yeah, Fleury stole some good ones but jesus, they really should have pushed play in the third instead of sitting back.
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Post #1517 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:43 pm

I'm only partially paying attention to tonight's game, but...

Holy fuck. That was some serious skill shown by Ghost.

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Post #1518 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 pm

At some point during this season the Flyers will learn how to properly make a line change
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Post #1519 by FlyHigh » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:17 pm

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:At some point during this season the Flyers will learn how to properly make a line change


Or play defense, going back to the Pitt series last year, team D has been ghastly.
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Post #1520 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:23 pm

If this team doesn't turn it around fast I'm sure we will start to hear fire Hak chants
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Post #1521 by DeadPhish » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 pm

This team.
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Post #1522 by DeadPhish » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:39 pm

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:If this team doesn't turn it around fast I'm sure we will start to hear fire Hak chants


I don’t that’s gonna help. This team sucks and plays with no modivation.
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Post #1523 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:59 pm

What's your BAC right now DP?
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Post #1524 by DeadPhish » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:58 pm

Zero point zero.
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Post #1525 by dbr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:32 am

I haven’t been able to watch a game this season. But, hak loves that shell system of his.
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Post #1526 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:01 am

FlyHigh wrote:
Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:At some point during this season the Flyers will learn how to properly make a line change


Or play defense, going back to the Pitt series last year, team D has been ghastly.

True.

JVR was never going to change that, but having A SINGLE goaltender capable of putting up a 0.900 save percentage without the risk of a total prolapse would do wonders in that regard. And, by no means am I calling for Hextall to go out, and acquire a Bobrovsky or Price. I just want a goaltender capable of making a damn save. Pickard leads this team with a 3.800 GAA for fuck's sake. That's absurd.
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Post #1527 by jester » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:58 am

Rogers Pancreas wrote:
FlyHigh wrote:
Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:At some point during this season the Flyers will learn how to properly make a line change


Or play defense, going back to the Pitt series last year, team D has been ghastly.

True.

JVR was never going to change that, but having A SINGLE goaltender capable of putting up a 0.900 save percentage without the risk of a total prolapse would do wonders in that regard. And, by no means am I calling for Hextall to go out, and acquire a Bobrovsky or Price. I just want a goaltender capable of making a damn save. Pickard leads this team with a 3.800 GAA for fuck's sake. That's absurd.


Not to kill the narrative, but I saw a post on twitter yesterday that Flyers goaltending is playing *much better* than the D in terms of expected/actual goals against. Obviously, they're going to need a better goalie if they want to compete ... they also think that guy is currently playing in the AHL. I wish I remembered where I saw the stat, but I can't find it and I don't have the time to comb through twitter too long at the moment.
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Post #1528 by CantSeeColors » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:10 am

Guys, it's been six games. I worry about your health if we keep up these fears all season.
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Post #1529 by jester » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:22 am

CantSeeColors wrote:Guys, it's been six games. I worry about your health if we keep up these fears all season.


Meh, I'm still in "I hope the young guys improve, and the team overall improves" mode ... so, low stress. Next year, I think things will heat up. Particularly in the event Carter Hart is around.
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Post #1530 by vonbonds » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:28 am

I’m going to the game against the Devils on Saturday. If the Flyers win my boy is happy, if the Devils win I guess I’m happy depending how he takes it..lol.
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Post #1531 by DeadPhish » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:33 pm

vonbonds wrote:I’m going to the game against the Devils on Saturday. If the Flyers win my boy is happy, if the Devils win I guess I’m happy depending how he takes it..lol.


Just come over to the dark side already.
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Post #1532 by jester » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:49 pm

DeadPhish wrote:
vonbonds wrote:I’m going to the game against the Devils on Saturday. If the Flyers win my boy is happy, if the Devils win I guess I’m happy depending how he takes it..lol.


Just come over to the dark side already.


I mean, aren't the Devs the dark side? They led the charge in breaking hockey in the 90s, after all.
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Post #1533 by vonbonds » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:15 pm

I’m a good dad until the game starts. We smack talk all game long..I love it
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Post #1534 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:27 pm

Konecny is a good hockey player who will be very very good in the near future.
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Post #1535 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:42 pm

LOL
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Post #1536 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:34 pm

He and Giroux are going to look incredible playing in the Stanely Cup Finals for some other team.
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Post #1537 by FlyHigh » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:48 pm

That 2nd CBJ goal was complete BS by Voracek. For all of Hak’s talking about accountability, the fact that Jake didn’t miss a shift after that was ridiculous. That was Ovechkin broken controller level.

Probably too soon for the panic attack, but man, team D is a total dumpster fire and has been all season outside of the 2nd Vegas game.
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Post #1538 by jester » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 am

FlyHigh wrote:That 2nd CBJ goal was complete BS by Voracek. For all of Hak’s talking about accountability, the fact that Jake didn’t miss a shift after that was ridiculous. That was Ovechkin broken controller level.

Probably too soon for the panic attack, but man, team D is a total dumpster fire and has been all season outside of the 2nd Vegas game.


I missed this ... but Voracek's pretty frequent lackadaisical play is a big reason I'll never be a huge fan of his.

I am curious what Hextall's thinking surrounding Hakstol is this year. I wouldn't expect a short leash, but I also do not think Hakstol is a sure thing to survive the season as I thought was the case in prior years. The investment in JVR paired with the growth of young players last year, makes me think that extended regression and/or simple sloppiness will not be allowed to fester forever.
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Post #1539 by FlyHigh » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:50 am

jester wrote:
FlyHigh wrote:That 2nd CBJ goal was complete BS by Voracek. For all of Hak’s talking about accountability, the fact that Jake didn’t miss a shift after that was ridiculous. That was Ovechkin broken controller level.

Probably too soon for the panic attack, but man, team D is a total dumpster fire and has been all season outside of the 2nd Vegas game.


I missed this ... but Voracek's pretty frequent lackadaisical play is a big reason I'll never be a huge fan of his.

I am curious what Hextall's thinking surrounding Hakstol is this year. I wouldn't expect a short leash, but I also do not think Hakstol is a sure thing to survive the season as I thought was the case in prior years. The investment in JVR paired with the growth of young players last year, makes me think that extended regression and/or simple sloppiness will not be allowed to fester forever.


Yeah, agreed on Jake, I would have thought that no-showing the Pitt series might have sparked a bit of fire this year, but some of his defensive efforts this year have been really, really poor. He increasing seems like a guy who needs to be put with 2 others who will do the dirty work (perhaps that's why the line with Patrick/Lindblom worked well last year).

I am trying to be more zen about some of Hakstol's player personnel decision-making (Sanheim was not a perfect player last year, Leier and Aube-Kubel are not making or breaking this franchise, etc.), but the team defense this year has been total garbage. It really goes beyond any one guy, though I'm sure some are guiltier than others, and that's when you start to wonder about the coaching. Still plenty of time to turn it around at least, we're still in mid-October and the goaltending last night didn't do them any favors.
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Post #1540 by vonbonds » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:55 am

Today should be a good one. The Flyers need to get their season in gear and the Devils are coming in needing a good showing after their first loss of the season but the past few games haven’t been very good by them either. I expect a lot of contact and I’ll predict a Simmonds vs Wood tilt too.
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Post #1541 by Hovercraft » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:36 pm

Voracek's puck skills and speed/strength are very unique but he's not a complete enough player to be making 8+mil.
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Post #1542 by FlyHigh » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:13 pm

Yeah Voracek has been dogging it a ton today and then he comes up with that assist, kinda funny.

Gonna be a fun season with this PK...at least they look decent at ES.

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