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#21 Joe Mac

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:09 PM

How do we, as fans, "be concerned about our own performance"? Even if the Devils were 0-8-0, I'd take delight in the Flyers misfortunes.

Rumours are floating around about Pat Quinn coming in, which would be great... we'd still have someone in management to focus our distaste at.


I heard the name Keenan bandied about.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:22 PM

I wonder if they'll look into Neil Smith as GM

Hitchock is worthless as coach now, his players barely tolerated him in the trapcrap era. Overrated from the very start.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:31 PM

I wonder if they'll look into Neil Smith as GM

Hitchock is worthless as coach now, his players barely tolerated him in the trapcrap era. Overrated from the very start.


Hitchcock will be re-hired by this time next season.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:40 PM

Hitchcock will be re-hired by this time next season.


well sure, there will be vacancies and he can ride the cup ring for a while. Doesn't mean he's any good, but he's probably better than somebody like Therrien, Gallant or Gretzky.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:57 PM

Imagine if Vanderbeek reacted like this after our start last season. I mean Lou has made some questionable moves. Definate panic move, but Philly hasn't done anything in over three decades and firing Clarke is about 10 years overdue. I really hope this somehow becomes the "Bobby Clarke Curse" and they go from not winning the cup to not making the playoffs for years to come. I hate that team, and it's fans, more than anything. They deserve all the failure they get.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:35 PM

This news takes the sting out of the 8-1 loss.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:15 PM

This news takes the sting out of the 8-1 loss.



Not really, but at least it distracts the media from our pathetic performance.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:29 PM

So, when will they announce Esche as the new GM?


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

Pretty predictable but I echo what Has said about Hitchcock. This wasn't his fault. He was given a bad team especially on D. He'll be back.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:48 PM

I saw some of the details of the press conference. Clarke spoke and did take some of the responsibility for the mess. Sort of. But here's the thing that just shows you he had to be told to resign. You know it wasn't voluntary. He said he was burned out and actually hadn't been making any of the decisions for a while now (he wasn't clear how long a while was) and that, in fact, he couldn't bring himself to make the decisions necessary to be a GM in the NHL anymore.

Basically, what he said was that Holmgren, who is taking over, had been calling the shots and he hadn't been doing anything but yes, it was his fault. HUH???? Anyone who really believes this, raise your hand. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller??? Bueller???

Snider said he had launched an 'investigation' after the 9-1 loss and that Hitch had lost the team and that's why he was fired.


Yeah sure, so I guess we can blame Holmgren for tossing the offer sheet to Kesler? :rofl:

Investigation? :blink: How exactly did he investigate, by asking the players' opinions on the coach and GM? :P

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 06:08 PM

I think it's interesting they chose Stevens over Terry Murray. Steven was the Phantoms coach for the past few years and won the Calder Cup with Carter, Niittymaki, Umberger ect...

This tells me he is no interim coach and the Flyers are going to go young. So I expect all the major veterans over 30 traded or waived, including Forsberg, if he waves his no trade.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 06:35 PM

I think it's interesting they chose Stevens over Terry Murray. Steven was the Phantoms coach for the past few years and won the Calder Cup with Carter, Niittymaki, Umberger ect...

This tells me he is no interim coach and the Flyers are going to go young. So I expect all the major veterans over 30 traded or waived, including Forsberg, if he waves his no trade.


I sincerely doubt this. The Flyers have never been a team to do this and I don't expect them to do it now. There's really no reason to - the team is profitable as is, they still have a shot at the playoffs.

They won't be able to get rid of Derian Hatcher or Mike Rathje - they may choose to buy one out at the end of the season, but no one wants either of these players. A lot of the other vets will be UFA at the end of the season, Forsberg included. A guy like Sami Kapanen could be moved - but it's too early in the season to start waiving guys left and right.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:03 PM

Hitch should have never shaved the mustache, after he did that it all went downhill.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:09 PM

I think it's interesting they chose Stevens over Terry Murray. Steven was the Phantoms coach for the past few years and won the Calder Cup with Carter, Niittymaki, Umberger ect...

This tells me he is no interim coach and the Flyers are going to go young. So I expect all the major veterans over 30 traded or waived, including Forsberg, if he waves his no trade.



Well, Murray once coached the Flyers before during the Lindros era and made that regrettable quote during the '97 Cup Finals making reference to "a choking situation." He was promptly fired after this by Clarke.

Maybe it's better that the Flyer opted for a new voice. It might just work.


SC, Hitchcock without the mustache was just really weird.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

So, when will they announce Esche as the new GM?


Not quite the current backup goalie but it looks like they may go after Ron Hextall for the new GM position.

Already there are whispers suggesting that former Flyer Ron Hextall has been targeted, and time is required for him to consider the role and sift through the legal complications that would exist if Hextall tried to jump from the Los Angeles Kings back to Philadelphia.


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:08 PM

No surprise there seeing how Hextall = God in Philly.

When did he go to LA? I thought he was the Flyers top scout.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:21 PM

No surprise there seeing how Hextall = God in Philly.

When did he go to LA? I thought he was the Flyers top scout.


When Dean Lombardi left to take the GM job in LA before this season, Hextall went with him to be Assistant GM.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:21 PM

No surprise there seeing how Hextall = God in Philly.

When did he go to LA? I thought he was the Flyers top scout.


He went in the summer I thought.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:32 PM

Oh OK, so it was a recent move then.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:13 PM

Hitch should have never shaved the mustache, after he did that it all went downhill.


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