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    08-10-2019, 09:28 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    yup. at the very least, it'll be a relief to have a GM that isn't being evaluated for a case study on schroedinger's tanking. <edit> a...
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    08-10-2019, 09:22 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i have to say, i kind of like the look of that. i might suggest a few slight alterations: giroux - hayes - frost laughton - couturier - voracek...
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    08-10-2019, 01:53 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    if you replace ratcliffe with JVR, swap farabee for lindblom and push giroux onto the top line, there's a decent chance you're looking at the lineup...
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    08-10-2019, 01:30 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    there's almost literally nothing that will "make this team infinitely better". hextall was able to sell that ******** to this fanbase while he did...
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    08-10-2019, 01:41 AM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    the difference in quality between pitlick/NAK and boyle is as massive as boyle's wingspan. even if, for whatever reason, you disagree with that...
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    08-09-2019, 01:17 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i think there are a few things to unpack here: .. i agree with you that this isn't our best option. that being said, 82 games is a really long...
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    08-09-2019, 01:51 AM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i'm not sure if anyone has gone back to watch video of kevin hayes since we signed him, but two things that stuck out to me are how much of his...
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    08-09-2019, 01:18 AM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i do see lindblom as a solid 2-way guy; i just don't see enough from him on either end to make room for him in the top-9. i like what he does in the...
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    08-08-2019, 06:09 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    it's because he doesn't shoot the ****ing puck. it's kind of annoying when he's producing points, but it's aggravating as hell when he's going...
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    08-08-2019, 05:58 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    if i was an opposing coach, i'd salivate at the opportunity to get my top line on the ice against those 3. that line isn't fast enough, skilled...
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    08-08-2019, 05:36 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    that right there is called tanking. all the other stuff: not tanking. if he was better at it, he might still be our GM. because hextall was...
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    08-08-2019, 01:05 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    trading schenn was intentional, but the impact it had on the team was incidental. for some reason, i doubt that's the vision he sold to ed snider. ...
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    08-08-2019, 12:24 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    this just isn't true. the flyers weren't "bad"; they were "mediocre". what hextall did wasn't "intentional"; it was "incidental". the reason...
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    08-07-2019, 11:35 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    pulling a st louis seems optimistic given that our division accounts for 3 of the last 4 stanley cup winners, but moving that to the side for a...
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    08-07-2019, 11:20 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    did TOR, NYR and NJD do a full tank? i think that's the literal definition of "rudderless". no, i just think he was bad at the job. to be more...
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    08-07-2019, 12:53 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    2015: 7th worst record -- no major free agent signings 2016: 17th worst record -- no major free agent signings 2017: 12th worst record -- no major...
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    08-05-2019, 04:40 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    but anyway... the point i was making is that this team has more talent and a more complete roster than any flyers' team we've seen since 2011-12,...
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    08-05-2019, 04:25 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    let it be known far and wide that i am here for no reason other than to amuse. you know ...that's worth digging into. as you point out,...
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    08-05-2019, 11:56 AM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    most of this board doesn't see a difference between jori lehtera/dale weise/andrew macdonald/radko gudas/christian folin/michael neuvirth and kevin...
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    08-03-2019, 01:15 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i think what happens in a lot of cases is that wings peak early, so teams have more confidence that their production won't collapse until that big...
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    08-03-2019, 12:52 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    if you look at my recent posting history, i don't want provorov near those minutes, either. provorov played 25 MPG last year. myers played 15...
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    08-02-2019, 09:26 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    yup. karlsson and doughty are getting paid for UFA years; provorov still has 4 RFA years to get through before i'd consider anything close to that. ...
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    08-02-2019, 01:56 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    yeah, sure right. that's what i plan on doing while provorov is on a bridge deal. we turn the team around, and then everyone gets paid. it's win/win....
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    08-02-2019, 01:10 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i'd be happy with this outcome. it might not be the best possible outcome, but it's not a problem. i'd also be happy with this outcome. you have...
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    08-01-2019, 05:31 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    that's great. that means the team is banking a ton of surplus value while he's on his bridge deal. if provorov plays like an 8MM/year stud while...
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    08-01-2019, 04:58 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    no. you do not sign a guy coming off a down year, a year where the team's coach, GM and president got fired, to a huge contract that doesn't even...
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    07-31-2019, 10:04 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    i agree that we have 4 guys who are better/more valuable/higher upside than him, but most teams don't. pionk is a good player, and he's still young...
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    07-31-2019, 07:04 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    schneider isn't their best goalie anymore, blackburn is. not last year, they didn't. agreed. luckily, CBJ and NYI seem likely to take a few steps...
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    07-31-2019, 05:44 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    you cannot maintain excellence without first achieving it, and hextall didn't have the ambition to do that (as evidenced by the continued employment...
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    07-31-2019, 05:32 PM
    steagles replied to a thread Offseason in Philadelphia Flyers
    true, but winning the lottery from the #12 spot isn't tanking. i'm not sure you could have gotten pionk for a 2 and a 3, let alone pionk plus a...
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