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Bill Meltzer
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Apr 15 @ 9:25 AM ET
Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 4/15/21 @ PIT
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 15 @ 9:45 AM ET
Alright more gutless puke hockey action!
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Apr 15 @ 9:48 AM ET
The flyers should just claim a Covid outbreak and end their season now
wcorvette
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Joined: 10.03.2010

Apr 15 @ 9:53 AM ET
Flyers 5-3
Bob Habib
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 08.01.2020

Apr 15 @ 9:55 AM ET
Typical flyers luck....

The years we get to draft 2nd overall it's a weak draft and we got screwed out of Patrick kane
This year we suck so bad and may get a decent pick but there was little to no scouting done on draft eligible players so most teams are going in blindly...

Why do the hockey gods hate us so much?!
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Apr 15 @ 10:03 AM ET
Hey Bill,
Pretty on the nose summation of the decline and fall of the Flyers season.
It will be interesting to learn how badly Covid effected some of the Flyers. I know that the Rangers had players who were cleared to play who simply were shells of themselves for a long time...Not that that is an excuse for the teams effort, just a thought.

Do you think it is time to A) shut down Couturier if he is risking a more permanent injury? He is a gamer, we all know, but if the team isn't going anywhere, why risk his future? B) Start revolving more of the younger players into top 6 roles and PP1 roles? I know Farabee and TK and Patrick have been getting time, but...It might work to also wake up some of the vets that their spots are not guaranteed.

Just my thoughts. I think that this was a season that could have gone to either a very good extreme or very bad...and we are going to end up somewhere on the bad side of the middle, which isn't great, but at least we got hockey.

Thanks for your great coverage as always.
Dkos
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gritty, PA
Joined: 01.15.2007

Apr 15 @ 10:04 AM ET
Are there any issues with bringing Phantoms up right now? I thought they were on COVID lockdown?
HockeyLifer
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NJ
Joined: 04.23.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:07 AM ET
Thanks Bill, Must be difficult to write about this team these days. I stand by my post from the other day after the Caps game. This team is gutless, with no accountability and no leadership! Been watching this team for a long time and I don’t believe I’ve ever used such strong adjectives to describe them. Unfortunately, I will watch till the end.
SuperSchennBros
Location: Not protected by the Mods...I mean Mob. Take your best shot!
Joined: 09.01.2012

Apr 15 @ 10:07 AM ET
Alright more gutless puke hockey action!
- Just5

HockeyLifer
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NJ
Joined: 04.23.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:09 AM ET
Typical flyers luck....

The years we get to draft 2nd overall it's a weak draft and we got screwed out of Patrick kane
This year we suck so bad and may get a decent pick but there was little to no scouting done on draft eligible players so most teams are going in blindly...

Why do the hockey gods hate us so much?!

- Bob Habib

I agree! I believe in the Broad Street Bullies Curse! We may not win a Cup again until all surviving members are deceased.
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:10 AM ET
This season really showed that this team is stuck in Limbo. Aging Vets that will be way past their primes by the time this team is “ready”. And I’m not sure they really ever get there, we have a bunch of prospects with “potential”, there’s no one on this roster that can be locked in for guaranteed production for the next few years outside of Coots.
StepfordSam
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 02.06.2017

Apr 15 @ 10:11 AM ET
Hey Bill,
Pretty on the nose summation of the decline and fall of the Flyers season.
It will be interesting to learn how badly Covid effected some of the Flyers. I know that the Rangers had players who were cleared to play who simply were shells of themselves for a long time...Not that that is an excuse for the teams effort, just a thought.

Do you think it is time to A) shut down Couturier if he is risking a more permanent injury? He is a gamer, we all know, but if the team isn't going anywhere, why risk his future? B) Start revolving more of the younger players into top 6 roles and PP1 roles? I know Farabee and TK and Patrick have been getting time, but...It might work to also wake up some of the vets that their spots are not guaranteed.

Just my thoughts. I think that this was a season that could have gone to either a very good extreme or very bad...and we are going to end up somewhere on the bad side of the middle, which isn't great, but at least we got hockey.

Thanks for your great coverage as always.

- wbon22


Why would they shut Couturier down? This team isn't mathematically eliminated yet.
Pompous
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Ruskin, FL
Joined: 02.19.2014

Apr 15 @ 10:13 AM ET
If 'Luck is a lady', we have been in divorce court and we are paying for her lawyers.
How much luck has gone our way?
We have had cold bedsheets for a decade and somehow we keep having more kids!

I'm not sure how you break a streak of good chances turning into bad outcomes. The list is lengthy, starting with a blown off-sides call, when I had more hair.

I've been watching this last spate of games at high speed. I don't need to listen to analysis, I don't want to see game summaries. I'm getting down to 30-45 minutes to 'watch' one.
I can't say I don't care. I can say that ripping my eyelids off could be more fun.
I'm in a BDSM world not of my making!!
Quick! Somebody fix it!
cdearth23
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: VA
Joined: 08.06.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:13 AM ET
I am interested in hearing more about the Covid effect. Several people around the team and I believe Laughton (maybe another player) has brought it up that they haven't been the same. I absolutely believe Hayes is suffering from something but I didn't think he was on the Covid list. Not an excuse but interesting nonetheless.
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:15 AM ET
I am interested in hearing more about the Covid effect. Several people around the team and I believe Laughton (maybe another player) has brought it up that they haven't been the same. I absolutely believe Hayes is suffering from something but I didn't think he was on the Covid list. Not an excuse but interesting nonetheless.
- cdearth23

Curious to see how the league handles the canucks situation, end of the season, almost the entire team an outbreak. Do you really have them play in two weeks?
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 15 @ 10:19 AM ET
I am interested in hearing more about the Covid effect. Several people around the team and I believe Laughton (maybe another player) has brought it up that they haven't been the same. I absolutely believe Hayes is suffering from something but I didn't think he was on the Covid list. Not an excuse but interesting nonetheless.
- cdearth23



Every excuse in the book will be trotted out.
xShoot4WarAmpsx
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hamilton, ON
Joined: 06.25.2010

Apr 15 @ 10:23 AM ET
@ClaudeFather

Canucks are playing Friday.
Tomahawk
Seattle Kraken
Location: Driver Seat: Mitch Marner and Phil Myers bandwagons. Not a Leafs fan. Really.
Joined: 02.04.2009

Apr 15 @ 10:23 AM ET
I agree! I believe in the Broad Street Bullies Curse! We may not win a Cup again until all surviving members are deceased.
- HockeyLifer


Dark
aantny88
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Suck it Phaneuf, PA
Joined: 03.14.2008

Apr 15 @ 10:24 AM ET
It really does suck seeing the team have such a seemingly listless attitude far too often this season, however I do wonder how COVID has impacted the players. I've seen reports that players from other leagues that had it are now using inhalers every day when they never had any breathing trouble in their lives. Hockey players are notorious for playing through all sorts of injuries and ailments; the same would most likely hold true for COVID side effects. Is it an excuse/justification for poor play? Yes, but it may be a legitimate one.

As much as losing Niskanen, Pitlick, Thompson, et.al. was, I'm not sure it is the main culprit behind the major downturn the team has experienced.
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Apr 15 @ 10:25 AM ET
@ClaudeFather

Canucks are playing Friday.

- xShoot4WarAmpsx

Damn, skeleton crew?
Lawless18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 06.30.2014

Apr 15 @ 10:25 AM ET
LET'S GO..... ahhh screw it.....
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: The only conspiracy against you is the one preventing you from taking an IQ test, PA
Joined: 03.04.2008

Apr 15 @ 10:27 AM ET
Hey Bill,
Pretty on the nose summation of the decline and fall of the Flyers season.
It will be interesting to learn how badly Covid effected some of the Flyers. I know that the Rangers had players who were cleared to play who simply were shells of themselves for a long time...Not that that is an excuse for the teams effort, just a thought.

Do you think it is time to A) shut down Couturier if he is risking a more permanent injury? He is a gamer, we all know, but if the team isn't going anywhere, why risk his future? B) Start revolving more of the younger players into top 6 roles and PP1 roles? I know Farabee and TK and Patrick have been getting time, but...It might work to also wake up some of the vets that their spots are not guaranteed.

Just my thoughts. I think that this was a season that could have gone to either a very good extreme or very bad...and we are going to end up somewhere on the bad side of the middle, which isn't great, but at least we got hockey.

Thanks for your great coverage as always.

- wbon22



Lol
Keith25
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: DANBURY, CT
Joined: 02.07.2017

Apr 15 @ 10:28 AM ET
if you compare the rosters this should be a blow out win for Flyers.
It is really sad to see all that talent and skill in paper and then see such awfulness in reality.
Hope they play for real tonight!!! Go Flyers go!!!
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: The only conspiracy against you is the one preventing you from taking an IQ test, PA
Joined: 03.04.2008

Apr 15 @ 10:29 AM ET
It really does suck seeing the team have such a seemingly listless attitude far too often this season, however I do wonder how COVID has impacted the players. I've seen reports that players from other leagues that had it are now using inhalers every day when they never had any breathing trouble in their lives. Hockey players are notorious for playing through all sorts of injuries and ailments; the same would most likely hold true for COVID side effects. Is it an excuse/justification for poor play? Yes, but it may be a legitimate one.

As much as losing Niskanen, Pitlick, Thompson, et.al. was, I'm not sure it is the main culprit behind the major downturn the team has experienced.

- aantny88


Can you direct me to any such source? Muchas gracias.
Doc_Sarcasm
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Should of studied Geometry
Joined: 04.28.2013

Apr 15 @ 10:30 AM ET
What's the over/under for Jeff Carter goals tonight?
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