Author Topic: Philly Girl's Phantasy Corner: 2012-13 Flyers  (Read 615 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Philly Girl

  • *ProFSL Gold
  • All-Star
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 845
  • Bonus inPoints: 0
    • :PHI:
    • :PHI-NFL:
    • :PHI-NBA:
    • :PHI-NHL:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
  • Fantasy Sport: :NFL:
Philly Girl's Phantasy Corner: 2012-13 Flyers
« on: November 04, 2012, 09:31:00 PM »

Will Wayne Simmons and the Flyers play this season? / Courtesy of USA Today

I am beyond frustrated at the NHL as a whole and Bettman needs to go. Now, as the Flyers are my first love I will always be a fan but overall this whole ‘lets strike every time a contract is up’ philosophy is not working and will not work. Sigh…Despite this, I am really excited to see what this team is made of.  Last off-season I scratched my head at the Flyers’ dealings only to be pleasantly surprised that the Execs knew more than I did at how the team would shape up. Last year they far exceeded my expectations despite the heart-wrenching losses at the end.  This off-season I once again found myself confused at times by their deals but overall am excited to see where this leads. Granted we tend to get rid of players who, the following year, hoist Lord Stanley for another city (ok, that was just one year and I may still be slightly bitter) but overall they made me a believer again.

Note, I started compiling this at the end of August, tried to wait out the lockout and just couldn't sit on it anymore. I need some hockey in my life!

What we have:
  • C Claude Giroux – one of the premier players in the NHL
  • RW Wayne Simmons signed a 6-year extension worth about $4m/yr.  Begins 2013-2014 season as he is in his last year of previous contract. He had a career high 28 goals last season, playing in all 82 regular season games.
  • Scott Hartnell signed a 6-year extension worth a reported $4.75m/yr. Hartnell also had a career high in goals last year with 37 (16 of which were on the powerplay – 2nd in the league), 67 points, and a team leading plus-19.
  • Head Coach Peter Laviolette had his contract extended and is hoping to lead the Flyers to an Atlantic Division title – quite the accomplishment.
  • The Schenn brothers, Luke and Brayden. While I think Brayden is the better of the two and am still bitter about the trade all together, Luke brings much needed depth to our defense at the moment, especially as a right-handed shot.
  • C Scott Laughton, first round draft pick, signed to a three year entry-level deal.
  • Off-season acquisitions LW Ruslan Fedotenko (back for another stint with the Flyers) and D Bruno Gervais (the second right-handed shot on D )
  • D Marc-Andre Bourdon signed a multi-year extension
  • Matt Read, Sean Couturier, Danny Briere, Ville Leino, Jake Voracek

What we DON’T have:
  • Matt Carle signed with Tampa Bay in July.
  • In a summer shocker, Shea Weber signed with Nashville in July instead of the Flyers when the Predators matched the Flyers offer of $110m.
  • Andrej Meszaros had surgery in August to repair his torn Achilles tendon, which we know from Ryan Howard, will most likely have him off the ice for 6-8 months.
  • Andreas Lilja had hip surgery in August and is expected to miss at least the first two-three months of the season. Of course, if we have a season at this point he may be rehabbed in time!
  • Zach Parise and Ryan Suter despite offers from the Flyers, both signed with the Wild.
  • James van Riemsdyk  was traded to Toronto in the Schenn deal and Jaromir Jagr with the Dallas Stars

What we don’t know:
  • Chris Pronger, is still struggling with post-concussion problems from mid-December, 2011. Will he be back and if so, when?
  • How much leeway will the Flyers give Illya Bryzgalov this season? Yes, he has a hefty 9 year, $51m contract attached to him, but will money be enough to keep him in goal if he does not perform? Flyers management, primarily Ed Snider, has proven that he would be willing to take a loss or cut personal ties to win a championship, why would this be any different? Look at past goaltenders Bernie Parent and Ron Hextall. While forever engrained in every Flyers fan’s heart, when they didn’t cut it in goal they were sent packing only to return and retire as a Flyer. If Bryz doesn’t cut it, who will? At some point, the Flyers clearly are looking for a “Dominator” goalie to invest in.
  • What else does Paul Holmgren have up his sleeve to create the right mix and defensive depth for the Flyers this season? He is an aggressive GM and I’m sure there will be a few more surprises to come – when allowed after the lockout.

I'm really hoping I get some answers to the questions above and am able to see how this team plays together...we'll see...  >:(

 :soapbox:
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 12:59:54 PM by ProFSL »
"They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there." —Mike Schmidt, Hall of Fame third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies :PHI:

Offline CRS245

  • *Senior Staff
  • MVP
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 30324
  • Bonus inPoints: 27
    • :PIT:
    • :PIT-NFL:
    • :Blank:
    • :Blank:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
    • ProFSL
    • Buy me a beer
  • Fantasy Sport: :MLB:
Philly Girl's Phantasy Corner: 2012-13 Flyers
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 11:05:58 PM »
Carle and Pronger are big losses to the D. Who knows though; maybe the time off will help the older vets?  This lockout is a shame.

Hat trick for Bettman - 94 - 04 - 12

Offline CarolinaCubbies

  • Rookie
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 91
  • Bonus inPoints: 0
    • :CHC:
    • :CAR:
    • :CHI-NBA:
    • :PHI-NHL:
    • :NorthCarolinaState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
  • Fantasy Sport: :Racing:
Philly Girl's Phantasy Corner: 2012-13 Flyers
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 11:23:53 PM »
Big Flyer fan here... This team could do it if healthy and hot at the right time.  It's a shame there is no season to find out!

 

Forum Search


Quick Profile

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

ProFSL Fantasy Sports

* Chat Room

Refresh History
  • fantasyboi: vols, replied
    Yesterday at 11:16:08 PM
  • Brent: Now I'm on a PC.  Easier to deal.
    Yesterday at 11:16:24 PM
  • VolsRaysBucs: Copy that fantasyboi, posting it up now!
    Yesterday at 11:17:58 PM
  • fantasyboi: sounds good
    Yesterday at 11:20:06 PM
  • indiansnation: Brent I'm looking to trade in btl u up for it
    Yesterday at 11:21:25 PM
  • AdamBombs: :BAL: are overdue for a deal in MB2
    Yesterday at 11:24:45 PM
  • VolsRaysBucs: Posted Fantasyboi [link]
    Yesterday at 11:30:16 PM
  • indiansnation: Holy crap cavs as of today sign three players to a total  of  230m dollors
    Yesterday at 11:30:21 PM
  • VolsRaysBucs: Adam, have we tried to match up yet :CHW:?
    Yesterday at 11:30:37 PM
  • indiansnation: Shump,love and thompson
    Yesterday at 11:31:08 PM
  • AdamBombs: Not since before the season i think
    Yesterday at 11:32:13 PM
  • indiansnation: Fantasy boi are u looking to move anybody in busch
    Yesterday at 11:34:10 PM
  • fantasyboi: ya but im very tight cap wise. kinda stuck til next year
    Yesterday at 11:35:00 PM
  • VolsRaysBucs: take a look if you have a minute and let me know if you see anything
    Yesterday at 11:37:25 PM
  • indiansnation: Fantasy you looking over your team will send u a pm  in a few minutes with a offer
    Yesterday at 11:40:40 PM
  • indiansnation: Fantasyboi
    Yesterday at 11:40:56 PM
  • fantasyboi: sorry internet is taking a dump
    Yesterday at 11:43:49 PM
  • AdamBombs: Pick 1-4 available in MB2
    Today at 12:00:41 AM
  • redbeard82: Adam - PM
    Today at 12:02:10 AM
  • themarksman13: Indians, mail
    Today at 12:03:21 AM
  • indiansnation: Fantrasyboi pm
    Today at 12:10:41 AM
  • indiansnation: Therm kontas I want
    Today at 12:13:01 AM
  • scottnva: trade committees are getting to be more and more of a joke o=around here, why not just process them on fantrax and forget this TC nonsense
    Today at 12:13:06 AM
  • Brent: lol @ the Lakers.  Pitch doesn't work to land big FAs.  lol
    Today at 12:13:30 AM
  • redbeard82: Adam - Back
    Today at 12:14:05 AM
  • VolsRaysBucs: can I ask what league Scott?
    Today at 12:14:27 AM
  • redbeard82: Or just use some kind of a procedure where the commish flags a trade for the TC to look at if necessary?
    Today at 12:14:29 AM
  • scottnva: BTL for one
    Today at 12:15:00 AM
  • redbeard82: I mean I've got one vote on a trade that's been up almost 3 days now in BLB despite linking it in here and asking many times...a little frustrating
    Today at 12:15:08 AM
  • Scalious: BTL is need of 2 TC memebers for one
    Today at 12:15:22 AM
  • Brent: Usually the TC is the problem.  I've thought about removing the TC from NFLC.
    Today at 12:15:36 AM
  • Scalious: So when a trade includes one of them. Its just 4 guys Max. Alex does need to vote though. I see him lurking
    Today at 12:16:09 AM
  • scottnva: if i volunteer can my alter ego vote?
    Today at 12:16:13 AM
  • Brent: lol, forgot I was on the BLB TC.
    Today at 12:16:29 AM
  • redbeard82: Please vote Brent! :)
    Today at 12:17:09 AM
  • Scalious: I hate being on a TC. Always get crapped on..
    Today at 12:17:09 AM
  • redbeard82: mine is buried under like 15 posts right now lol
    Today at 12:17:21 AM
  • redbeard82: Brent - back
    Today at 12:18:21 AM
  • indiansnation: Scalcious I do it in btl
    Today at 12:23:56 AM
  • indiansnation: Brent add me to NFL tc I'm in it everday
    Today at 12:25:36 AM
  • indiansnation: Nflc
    Today at 12:25:47 AM
  • redbeard82: Brent, Adam - back
    Today at 12:40:53 AM
  • jblum: Astros sweep the AL Champs
    Today at 01:29:53 AM
  • jblum: With Draymond Green's reported signing, NBA MVP Stephen Curry becomes the SIXTH-highest paid member of the Golden State Warriors.
    Today at 01:54:50 AM
  • fantasyboi: bad luck on signing is all
    Today at 01:56:20 AM
  • indiansnation: Anyone on here in armchair looking to trade
    Today at 01:58:25 AM
  • Jonathan: Kings gave up Stauskas, who was draft #8 a year ago, for pick 47 and 60 in past draft???????
    Today at 02:07:24 AM
  • fantasyboi: hes white
    Today at 02:08:34 AM
  • jblum: McLemore was always better
    Today at 02:09:21 AM
  • patjossom: See my pm Ajm?
    Today at 02:34:59 AM