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OZZ
23rd June 11, 07:29 PM
Holy Fuck..
This is twice now the Flyers have traded my favorite player , first Rod Brindamour , now Richards.
I guess management really wants to shake things up and were not happy with his leadership.Wearing the ' C ' in Philly can be a daunting task.

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=566903

Japuma
23rd June 11, 10:09 PM
...but now you have Ilya to make up for it...

Feryk
24th June 11, 01:11 PM
Ilya is built to be a Philly goalie. Solid in the regular season, invisible when it really matters.

Schenn is a superstar in waiting without a ridiculous contract. Good move for the Flyers, IMO.

OZZ
25th June 11, 11:56 AM
This deal is a risky one for the Flyers...but it did enable them to pick 8th overall last night at the draft.
More on this later...

OZZ
28th June 11, 09:38 AM
Obviously, the management ( and perhaps the coaching staff as well) didn't like the leadership shown by Mike Richards in this year's playoffs. Jeff Carter was also shipped out..
I think Homer and the boys feel that JVR and Claude Giroux are coming into their own and will compensate for any lost offense.
I expect Pronger to be named Captain.
They did get some decent player's in return and the chance to sign what many percieve to be a top-flight goalie.
But Ilya hasn't done squat in the playoffs and I'm not convinced he is the answer. They also signed him to a 9 year deal - he's 31. That seems a bit much..wouldn't 5 years have been sufficient?
If they are this dead set on making big changes, I hope they get rid of Carcillo as well.

Japuma
2nd July 11, 07:22 AM
Jagr stolen out from under Pittsburgh's nose? I lol'd.

OZZ
2nd July 11, 12:02 PM
Fucking JAGR ?? I was thrown for a loop with that one..he's a handful for the coaching staff, I'm surprised Lavvy went for that one.
The Flyers also let Leino walk..which could prove to be a mistake.

Japuma
3rd July 11, 06:37 PM
HO-LEE FUCK... Caps get Tomas Vokoun for 1 year @ 1.5 Mil???!?!??!?!??! Now that's a fucking steal!

OZZ
14th July 11, 05:49 PM
Here's the latest on Pronger..

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=371660#YourCallTop

Rumor has it hat Pronger and Richards didn't get along very well. I think the fact that he didn't single out the former Captain by commenting on him directly and wishing him well verifies that rumor.
Notice his comments about how the team took a step back after X-Mas? That's a veiled criticsm of Mike's leadership.
Oh well, he's gone now, and I have to start thinking about which Flyers' name to get on my new jersey..

Feryk
20th July 11, 04:30 PM
Pronger is a total dick. If he didn't like Richards, he'd just say so. Trust me.

OZZ
20th July 11, 06:51 PM
Pronger is a total dick. If he didn't like Richards, he'd just say so. Trust me.

I think its more of a case where Richards didn't like Pronger , not the other way around. A lot of people thought Pronger should have been given the 'C' in the first place and I'm sure Richards is probably resentful and a bit jealous. Prongs has been to the mountain and done everything a hockey player can do.
Richards has a gold medal and a major- junior championship - but no Cup ring, yet.
Without the pressure of being Captain and not having to deal with the media in Philly, I think Richards will be better off, actually.

Feryk
21st July 11, 10:28 AM
Prongs is a world class wanker and a cancer in every dressing room he goes into. That's why he didn't get the C.

And yes, I'm still bitter.

OZZ
21st July 11, 11:54 AM
Prongs is a world class wanker and a cancer in every dressing room he goes into. That's why he didn't get the C.

And yes, I'm still bitter.

Get over it, man.
It was his wife that forced him to leave Edmonton..why are you pissed off at him? He got your team to the finals for the first time since the good ol' days.

Feryk
21st July 11, 12:42 PM
I'm pissed because he was STUPID enough to knock up a local media whore. He wouldn't have had to leave if he'd been even a little discreet. Think we could've built a team around him if he'd stayed? Yeah, me too.

Then, after he leaves, he's all 'oh I hated it there, the city sucks'. The city embraced him like a fucking god.

OZZ
26th July 11, 08:27 PM
Here's some more on the whole ' why Richards and Carter were traded ' thing..

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=372507

I tend to believe that Carter and Richards, both young men who didn't get to attend college, were probably partying hard and having a good time off the ice. But that's not neccesarily why the team downhill in the latter half of the season.
If I was in my early twenties and earning the kind of money they are, in a city where they treat you like a king - I'd be getting laid, drunk and laid again. Who wouldn't ?

OZZ
9th August 11, 11:11 AM
More summertime hockey news..

I'm so glad the Flyers didn't resign this idiot:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373449

Sean Avery is in trouble again:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373247

Weber is getting a big contract
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373133

Alexi Kovalev is bolting for the KHL - if anyone gives a shit, which I doubt.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373439

Feryk
15th August 11, 02:39 PM
Best news out of all of this is that Avery is a big enough idiot to shove a cop. He will eventually do something so incredibly stupid that he will be bounced out of the league. Hockey will be better off.

Kovalev going to the KHL isn't a big deal in and of itself, but the KHL bears watching. A lot of Russian billionaires showing up, and they all love hockey. Won't be long before the NHL starts losing marquee guys.