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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:23 pm
by Hovercraft
Ugh Laughton come on. So unnecessary

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:25 pm
by GoneFullHextall
this team is dumb

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm
by Hovercraft
Remember when we were a disciplined team?

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
Pull your heads. Out of your butts. Or lose the game.

It's pretty straight-forward.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 pm
by Konecny HypeTrain Captain
Very disciplined game coming out from the Flyers, glad they kept their cool after they dominated that first period even if they didn't get a goal.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 pm
by chaosof99
And Jake doing just even worse...

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:30 pm
by GoneFullHextall
keep your stick down asshats

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:30 pm
by GoneFullHextall
play stupid games, get the stupid reward.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:31 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
"I'm not sure what Jori Lehtera was doing..."

Welcome to the club.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
You're dumb, Gudas. Shut your hole, and head to the showers, you plug.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:44 pm
by GoneFullHextall
Pittsburgh is faster in every area of the ice. The Flyers have been caught flat footed more than once as this game went along and have paid the price. lazy stick fouls.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:48 pm
by Hovercraft
I'm guessing we'll see Weal in for Lindblom next game. Lindblom has been moved to 4th line, Konecny with Patrick and Voracek. Laughton with Flip and Simmonds.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:53 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
That was one of the worst pre-season games I have ever laid eyes on.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:01 pm
by GoneFullHextall
probably some lineup changes are going to happen. and also stop being stupid.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 am
by dbr
Hak gonna Hak

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:07 am
by Hovercraft
New lines:


I like Weal coming in, too bad Lindblom is the scratch but he hasn't been playing well anyway. Lehtera and the 4th line have actually been decent. Hopefully Hak rides the top 6 hard, because I don't think Weal-Flip-Raffl can handle big minutes.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:10 pm
by Hovercraft
Ugh bad news:



Collision with Gudas. Guess we can't go 1 year without Couturier getting hurt in the playoffs. At least the game isn't tonight.



Such a stupid play by Gudas. Took Couturier's knee out.


Looks like pens have some injuries too:

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm
by chaosof99
Whelp, we are fucked.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:06 pm
by FlyHigh
That video....does not look great.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:49 pm
by CantSeeColors
Time for a Morgan Frost emergency recall. Let's get weird.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:41 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
*sigh*

Gudas... why, man? Just... why?

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:02 pm
by MiD
Rogers Pancreas wrote:*sigh*Gudas... why, man? Just... why?

because asshole from coaching staff send him pass in Couts path

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:19 pm
by CantSeeColors
MiD wrote:
Rogers Pancreas wrote:*sigh*Gudas... why, man? Just... why?

because asshole from coaching staff send him pass in Couts path

Yeah, gudas was looking the other way doing some other drill. Not his fault

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

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:56 pm
by Konecny HypeTrain Captain
Gudas turns his head to the right but it's pretty obvious he didn't see Couturier.

CantSeeColors wrote:Time for a Morgan Frost emergency recall. Let's get weird.

I can get behind this. If I kill both of our "goalies" can we throw Hart in the cage?

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 am
by Konecny HypeTrain Captain
I can imagine what half the team was thinking when they heard that loud noise "Fuckin Radko"


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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:32 pm
by vonbonds
Image

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:18 pm
by FlyHigh
Watching Manning get dusted in the neutral zone and then completely screw up on that PK goal...not great Bob!

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:23 pm
by Hovercraft
Flip two giveaways on his first shift and Manning is useless.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:32 pm
by Sweet Dee
I don’t know which one of these teams I hate more right now.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 pm
by FlyHigh
Not that everything is his fault, but Elliott has been flat-out unable to make any kind of timely save outside of Game 2, that puck has to stay out.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:34 pm
by Hovercraft
After 5 minutes of dominant play by the flyers, Elliot can't make 1 save....

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:41 pm
by DeadPhish
We will see if now is when they give up, or when its 3-0.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:31 pm
by FlyHigh
Dunno if I’ve seen a team flat-out quit like this for quite a while, yikes, feel bad for the folks that bought tickets.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:19 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
As it stands, we're going to lose 65 games of Brandon Manning, 39 games of Taylor Leier, 19 games of Matt Read, 17 games of Mrazek and 81 games of Filppula this upcoming offseason. And that's without getting into the rapidly expiring contracts of Lehtera (62 games), MacDonald (66 games), Elliott (43 games), and Neuvirth (22 games). So, as far as on-ice personnel goes, we have plenty of room for improvement.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:44 am
by Hovercraft
I'm so tired of seeing Macdonald on the blueline for us. I would love it if we waived/got rid of Manning, Macdonald, Flipulla, Lehtera, Read, Elliot, Gudas and even Simmonds at this point. They bring nothing positive to our lineup.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:19 am
by FlyHigh
Saw someone say that Brian Dumoulin is who the Flyers think MacDonald and Manning are, which pretty much sums it up.

Still a little taken aback by last night’s game, obviously they shouldn’t have been favored, but they just gave up in the 2nd, that was painful.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:33 am
by Hovercraft
FlyHigh wrote:Saw someone say that Brian Dumoulin is who the Flyers think MacDonald and Manning are, which pretty much sums it up.

Still a little taken aback by last night’s game, obviously they shouldn’t have been favored, but they just gave up in the 2nd, that was painful.


They had those 3 or 4 shits in a row where they looked incredible but they didn't score and then Sanheim made a bad pinch and Elliot couldn't make the save on the 2 on 1. Team was dead inside after that, and then died again after the Simmonds slash on the PP.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:19 am
by jester
Hovercraft wrote:I'm so tired of seeing Macdonald on the blueline for us. I would love it if we waived/got rid of Manning, Macdonald, Flipulla, Lehtera, Read, Elliot, Gudas and even Simmonds at this point. They bring nothing positive to our lineup.


Simmonds remains a very good PP player, and an effective energy guy. But he's never been great at even strength.

Gudas needs to play a slightly lower role, and I assume Manning is gone after this year. The big problem is that neither Morin or Myers got the season they were hoping for.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 am
by Hovercraft
jester wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:I'm so tired of seeing Macdonald on the blueline for us. I would love it if we waived/got rid of Manning, Macdonald, Flipulla, Lehtera, Read, Elliot, Gudas and even Simmonds at this point. They bring nothing positive to our lineup.


Simmonds remains a very good PP player, and an effective energy guy. But he's never been great at even strength.

Gudas needs to play a slightly lower role, and I assume Manning is gone after this year. The big problem is that neither Morin or Myers got the season they were hoping for.


I am curious to see what kind of injury Simmonds is nursing, but he just feels very expendable with Patrick and Konecny moving forward. We could cash in for some picks or young players before he wants a 7mil+ deal.

Provorov and Ghost have been pretty awful this series. Hopefully they can grow from it.


This is just too Hak:

Just leave Patrick there or put Giroux at C. Don't promote someone who was already in over his head as #2C... Patrick was one of our only players who game out to play yesterday.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:05 pm
by Rogers Pancreas
Hovercraft wrote:
jester wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:I'm so tired of seeing Macdonald on the blueline for us. I would love it if we waived/got rid of Manning, Macdonald, Flipulla, Lehtera, Read, Elliot, Gudas and even Simmonds at this point. They bring nothing positive to our lineup.


Simmonds remains a very good PP player, and an effective energy guy. But he's never been great at even strength.

Gudas needs to play a slightly lower role, and I assume Manning is gone after this year. The big problem is that neither Morin or Myers got the season they were hoping for.


I am curious to see what kind of injury Simmonds is nursing, but he just feels very expendable with Patrick and Konecny moving forward. We could cash in for some picks or young players before he wants a 7mil+ deal.

Provorov and Ghost have been pretty awful this series. Hopefully they can grow from it.

Acquiring more depth, and more experience (for everyone) should help out in that regard. They should also be split up to allow coaching to better utilize match-ups.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:10 pm
by Hovercraft


Maybe we can score a couple goals next game and only lose a close game tomorrow?


Also looks like Sanheim is being scratched for Hagg.

Pairings in practice:
Hagg-Ghost
Provorov-Macdonald
Manning-Gudas


1 bad pinch gets Sanheim scratched, Looking like an AHL player every night keeps Manning in the lineup.

Forward lines:
Giroux-Flip-Voracek
Lindblom-Patrick-Konecny
Read-Lehtera-Simmonds (Fugly line)
Raffl-Laughton-Weal

Hak's personnel decisions are laughable.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:38 pm
by FlyHigh
This really highlights my biggest issue with Hak. As good as he is at some things, if you watch the first 4 games of this series and go "Travis Sanheim is the problem", I honestly question what you are seeing.

I mean, if you have guys that won't make Sanheim's mistakes that are actually good at other things, then go for it, but Manning/Hagg/Macdonald are not those guys.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:48 pm
by Hovercraft
Sanheim has been on the ice for 1 goal against all series, and it was that bad pinch last night that Elliot let leak through him. I'm all for Hagg getting some playing time, we could use his physicality but it should 100% be Manning who comes out first. He looked like a peewee player on the PK last night flailing his stick around.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:05 pm
by jester
Hovercraft wrote:I am curious to see what kind of injury Simmonds is nursing, but he just feels very expendable with Patrick and Konecny moving forward. We could cash in for some picks or young players before he wants a 7mil+ deal.


I don't think Simmonds is going to get anything close to 7M if that's what you're saying ...

I think they should think long and hard about moving Simmonds this offseason if they can swing a Schenn type deal. Patrick's effectiveness with the first unit (small sample, admittedly) definitely makes him expendable. This is particularly true given the already stated point that his value primarily derives from the PP, and we could theoretically upgrade ES play (and have a bit more money to play with in free agency).

On that front, I am curious how aggressive Hextall wants to be ... and whether a big upgrade on D is something they will consider. Do you go after a Karlsson in a trade? Eklund (for whatever he's worth given his lack of filter) is saying he heard the King's may consider moving Doughty for a haul. Depending on the type of deals either might want in extensions, it may be worth it to bring in a high-end stud to take a bit of the burden off Provorov ... and helped by the fact that Ghost is on a pretty friendly extension.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:13 pm
by Hovercraft
jester wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:I am curious to see what kind of injury Simmonds is nursing, but he just feels very expendable with Patrick and Konecny moving forward. We could cash in for some picks or young players before he wants a 7mil+ deal.


I don't think Simmonds is going to get anything close to 7M if that's what you're saying ...

I think they should think long and hard about moving Simmonds this offseason if they can swing a Schenn type deal. Patrick's effectiveness with the first unit (small sample, admittedly) definitely makes him expendable. This is particularly true given the already stated point that his value primarily derives from the PP, and we could theoretically upgrade ES play (and have a bit more money to play with in free agency).

On that front, I am curious how aggressive Hextall wants to be ... and whether a big upgrade on D is something they will consider. Do you go after a Karlsson in a trade? Eklund (for whatever he's worth given his lack of filter) is saying he heard the King's may consider moving Doughty for a haul. Depending on the type of deals either might want in extensions, it may be worth it to bring in a high-end stud to take a bit of the burden off Provorov ... and helped by the fact that Ghost is on a pretty friendly extension.


Maybe 7mil is an exaggeration but Simmonds will likely get ~6mil. Looking at Lucic, Ladd etc as recent UFA deals for power forward types. I think we can definitely get a Schenn type deal from a western conference team for Simmonds.

I hope Hextall at least asks about Karlsson/Doughty. Every single GM should at least entertain bringing in guys of that caliber.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:22 pm
by vonbonds
Hovercraft wrote:
jester wrote:
Hovercraft wrote:I am curious to see what kind of injury Simmonds is nursing, but he just feels very expendable with Patrick and Konecny moving forward. We could cash in for some picks or young players before he wants a 7mil+ deal.


I don't think Simmonds is going to get anything close to 7M if that's what you're saying ...

I think they should think long and hard about moving Simmonds this offseason if they can swing a Schenn type deal. Patrick's effectiveness with the first unit (small sample, admittedly) definitely makes him expendable. This is particularly true given the already stated point that his value primarily derives from the PP, and we could theoretically upgrade ES play (and have a bit more money to play with in free agency).

On that front, I am curious how aggressive Hextall wants to be ... and whether a big upgrade on D is something they will consider. Do you go after a Karlsson in a trade? Eklund (for whatever he's worth given his lack of filter) is saying he heard the King's may consider moving Doughty for a haul. Depending on the type of deals either might want in extensions, it may be worth it to bring in a high-end stud to take a bit of the burden off Provorov ... and helped by the fact that Ghost is on a pretty friendly extension.


Maybe 7mil is an exaggeration but Simmonds will likely get ~6mil. Looking at Lucic, Ladd etc as recent UFA deals for power forward types. I think we can definitely get a Schenn type deal from a western conference team for Simmonds.

I hope Hextall at least asks about Karlsson/Doughty. Every single GM should at least entertain bringing in guys of that caliber.

Both the Lucic and Ladd deals are seen as disasters. He starts next season at 30 years old. I dunno..I think he doesn’t get as much as you’d think and if he does it will be a bad deal.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:37 pm
by Hovercraft
vonbonds wrote:Both the Lucic and Ladd deals are seen as disasters. He starts next season at 30 years old. I dunno..I think he doesn’t get as much as you’d think and if he does it will be a bad deal.


Yeah which is exactly why I think we should avoid giving him a long term deal. He will 100% get a raise over his current 4mil salary and big power forwards decline very quickly once injuries pile up.

Simmonds has been a warrior for us and a big guy in the community but if he's not needed on the PP, he's just a defensive liability on the ice. We're better off investing his potential salary in a good 3rd line C or defensive help.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:55 pm
by vonbonds
Hovercraft wrote:
vonbonds wrote:Both the Lucic and Ladd deals are seen as disasters. He starts next season at 30 years old. I dunno..I think he doesn’t get as much as you’d think and if he does it will be a bad deal.


Yeah which is exactly why I think we should avoid giving him a long term deal. He will 100% get a raise over his current 4mil salary and big power forwards decline very quickly once injuries pile up.

Simmonds has been a warrior for us and a big guy in the community but if he's not needed on the PP, he's just a defensive liability on the ice. We're better off investing his potential salary in a good 3rd line C.

He’s supposed to be a great guy. I think that will make it that much tougher for Flyers management to walk away from him as you’ll have a lot of youth flowing through the next few seasons with your deep prospect pool. I’m assuming you guys keep him.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:12 pm
by Hovercraft
Maybe he's willing to take another team friendly deal to hang around, we'll see. I know I'm down a rabbit hole but I'm just frustrated with the state of the team and the on ice performances.

More Hak idiocy :Image

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

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:50 pm
by FlyHigh
Tbf I don't think Manning-Gudas is necessarily a bad 3rd pair (though the stylistic mesh is somewhat odd), but they aren't guys you want to be leaning on in a PO series, particularly if you're gonna bench guys that are younger/better.

Re: the point about bringing in defensive help, I don't think it makes sense until you feel good about your goaltending. I mean, even if the Flyers played a lot better in the series, not sure if they're in a different spot if Elliott plays like this.

Think you have to give Myers a shot next year and see what you have. I mean, right now, Provorov is a 1, Ghost is a 2/3, and Sanheim looks like he has 2/3 upside (though needs to clean up his D game of course). If Myers also falls into that 2/3 range, there might not be a pressing need to bring in a marquee guy.