a NY team wins the SB, a team that finishes 9-7 wins the SB. Damn it! I swear this is a direct refelection of the complete and utter ineptitude of the Eagles and Philadelphia sports in general. If not for the Phillies, this city would be where players go to die (hear that Breezy, you phucking turd?) Holy Matt Carle, what a horrifying weekend in sports. The Eagles, for decades now, haven't had players that can make the BIG play in BIG games. Add to that an IQ-challenged coach and owner and there you have it.
Now to the other train wreck of a team. It's quite obvious that the NYR are that much better, it aint even close. Defense, goaltending, work ethic, even coaching. Flyers have a long way to go to even be able to compete with Boston or NY. Maybe add NJ to that mix after they bitch slapped us and Pitt this weekend.
It's a shame, but our goaltending situation, continues to be pitiful. One shutout in 132 games, the last 2 years, shouldn't be so revealing, but take a long, hard look at the play of these two and they don't win you many games based on their play. ALL teams have bad games, but when you can't depend on the guy between the pipes to save you once in a while..... Some, including myself, thought Bryz was the real deal, but clearly he is not. He no longer plays behind a defensive-minded team like Phoenix, with a d-man or two who take the body. We're screwed big time in this area, is it the chicken or the egg? I think it's both, non-physical play by the forwards and D with a sprinkling of crippling turnovers leads to exposing the g-tender. Make no mistake that the soft goals are on Breezy, but the lack of support for both these guys is shocking at times. You see what they did to Nashville, they played physical and limited the turnovers. Then this weekend. They are a very inconsistent team who still doesn't get that hard work wins games. I am disappointed to see how they have fallen again post-break. Giroux and Jagr have nothing going now, G had wide open chances yesterday and he continues to struggle. Bad situation, they may get things going again, but our goaltending is nothing short of total disarray. Take note that since that 6-0 Boston loss, they are 10-12 which includes SO losses. Shades of the 2010-11 season are upon us folks.
Posted on Feb 6, 2012, 7:36 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206