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Old 10-17-2007, 08:01 PM   #136
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I heard the Flyers were doing well, though really no one I know in Philly follows hockey anymore.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:09 PM   #137
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I heard the Flyers were doing well, though really no one I know in Philly follows hockey anymore.
They have a very good and exciting team. If people in Philly don't follow the Flyers now they soon will be because I think they'll go far in the playoffs, if not this year but in the next year or two.

Daniel Briere has really helped out the team so far this year and had some highlight-reel type goals.



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Briere is very very skilled with the puck. The new NHL was made for guys like Briere (and Michael Nylander etc), smaller guys who really couldn't play their games before the obstruction fouls started being called.

I know I'm getting excited about the Flyers (but I'm all the way down here in Florida so...) The best part is they're really a young club with guys like Gagne & Richards, Umberger etc.
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So, as a goalie, you DON'T play to stop the other team from scoring any goals?

Yeah, one would think that's the point.
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So, as a goalie, you DON'T play to stop the other team from scoring any goals?

Well, of course, you do try !!

But, I've NEVER seen a goaltender be that much of a 'perfectionist' where they could do that on a consistent level.

I guess that's what makes a 'shutout' so-ooo spectacular and amazing.
Or you could think every netminder would be able to accomplish it, if it was that simple.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:30 AM   #141
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Wow, Bob Hartley got fired...that was quick.
Here's the actual story ... there's also a podcast interview on the Thrashers website.




Thrashers Make Coaching Change
Atlanta Thrashers Oct 17, 2007, 1:13 PM EDT


ATLANTA (Oct. 17, 2007) -- Bob Hartley has been relieved of his duties as the Atlanta Thrashers head coach, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell.

“This is always a very difficult decision to make, but we feel that this is the best thing for our team right now,” said Waddell. “We thank Bob for his service over the last four-plus seasons, but we believe that a new approach is necessary to get the club back on track and compete at the level we feel we are capable of.”

Hartley, who was hired as the franchise’s second head coach on Jan. 13, 2003, posted a 136-123-32 record during his tenure in Atlanta and led the Thrashers to their first-ever Southeast Division championship last season. Prior to his time with the Thrashers, Hartley guided the Colorado Avalanche from June 30, 1998 to Dec. 19, 2002, where he posted a 193-118-48 record in 359 regular-season contests and captured the Stanley Cup in 2001.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:23 AM   #142
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Bob Hartley is a terrible coach and GM. The Cup that he won with Colorado was more so because he had a killer team than anything.
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Ok, wtf is up with Detroit still being in the Western division after all this time?

They play San Jose tonight, in San Jose, which I'm guessing has a start time of 10:30.
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Bob Hartley is a terrible coach and GM. The Cup that he won with Colorado was more so because he had a killer team than anything.
Yeah, and that does NOT put some speculation any further at ease, when most Wolves fans are in fear right now that Atlanta may think of possibly pulling Wolves coach, John Anderson, to go coach the Thrashers team.

Because the Wolves are Atlanta's AHL affilliate, what's even more pathetic is we're all wondering how many of those players MAY get called up to the NHL to help try and get the Thrashers outta their slump.

Some of the original Thrashers players have commented that there's only 5 veterans besides a few new younger players on the team. They feel it's necessary to communicate, help each other out and work together as a unit ... BEFORE they will see better results. Obviously, that is NOT happening at the moment ... they all feel unorganized since they are struggling as a team.

So, the guess is that since the Wolves are 2-0 right now ... they can afford to dismantle their affilliate team to help benefit in the Thrashers favor. The Thrashers are the ONLY team in the NHL without a win, who have lost 6 games straight in a row. Also, because all the losses have come in regulation, The Thrashers don't even have a point. It's just a sad situation for the team and losing their coach isn't the easiest manner to further accept.

GM Don Waddell had this to say of the coaching change...

“This is always a very difficult decision to make, but we feel that this is the best thing for our team right now,” said Waddell. “We thank Bob for his service over the last four-plus seasons, but we believe that a new approach is necessary to get the club back on track and compete at the level we feel we are capable of.”

Hopefully, that thinking will help The Thrashers quest in coming back. I just hope they leave the Wolves alone ... otherwise, it could become an even bigger mess for Chicago's AHL team.
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I have a question, where is sergue federoff? I remember him being the star or detroit along with a few others... i remember that no one would be able to him him hard because he was so fast..
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I have a question, where is sergue federoff? I remember him being the star or detroit along with a few others... i remember that no one would be able to him him hard because he was so fast..
With the Blue Jackets
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I have a question, where is sergue federoff? I remember him being the star or detroit along with a few others... i remember that no one would be able to him him hard because he was so fast..
He spent a couple of seasons in Anaheim and now he's in Columbus.

Oh, and it's Sergei Fedorov
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Ok, wtf is up with Detroit still being in the Western division after all this time?
It's ridiculous that Detroit and Chicago are in the west, but I guess the NHL wants some classic teams in that conference. I guess it's good business, but it'd be awesome if they were in the east with TO, MTL and the Rangers. Olde Tyme Hockey and shit.
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It's ridiculous that Detroit and Chicago are in the west, but I guess the NHL wants some classic teams in that conference. I guess it's good business, but it'd be awesome if they were in the east with TO, MTL and the Rangers. Olde Tyme Hockey and shit.
I'd say it's even more ridiculous that Nashville is in the West.

I guess they have to balance the conferences out, but damn it must cost an extreme amount for travel for Western teams compared to Eastern teams.
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I'd say it's even more ridiculous that Nashville is in the West.

I guess they have to balance the conferences out, but damn it must cost an extreme amount for travel for Western teams compared to Eastern teams.
No kidding. Take a look at the Atlantic Division, for example. The New York Rangers play eight of their road games within the New York metropolitan area (against the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders). The remaining road games in that division are against Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, both less than an hour flight away.

In fact, for most teams in the East, road games within the conference are at most a 3 hour flight, with Montreal/Ottawa-Miami being the longest trip.

It's ridiculous when compared to the Western conference.
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