just about EVERYTHING they do. I'm amazed how folks here don't see the sobering irony in all these ex-Flyers winning the big prize in yet another city!!! My God, the ex-Flyers who have won a Cup after leaving tells me how incompetent the Flyers organization is, especially in light of the fact that they have had almost unlimited resources and many chances (6 Finals in the last 38 years) to win. Boston and Chicago ended their many decades long droughts, non-hockey places like Tampa, Carolina, Anaheim and now LA have won in the last 12 years, but not the floundering Flyers. Rivals like the Tankers, NJ, NYR have also won. Doesn't that make even the most trusting and understanding fan realize that something is very wrong here????? You are kidding yourself to think this team is on the right track, not with the inbreed clowns running this ship.
I am very happy for Gagne and Hextall to finally win a Cup and despite my mixed feelings for Richards, he is still a winner in all hockey circles and this puts the topping on his young career. He was blessed to be sent to a team that didn't need him to be the #1 player. Shame the Flyers didn't know that when, after the first year or two, it was clear he was a very good player, but not a captain. Bet Simmonds and Schenn have mega-mixed feelings this day considering they missed a chance to win something they clearly won't here.
Carter is another story and that lucky-assed punk finally learns to lift a puck a few teams too late for us. Is it good coaching (something the players in this city have precious little of) or just a late developer? Who knows, but seeing these ex-Flyers win just a year after their departure should be a wake up call to all fans who think the management of this team is on the right track. Love how some of us here think all is good and the forwards here are good enough to win despite their horribly inconsistent work ethic and incredibly bad defense and psycho g-tenders.
Think Homey is the right GM? Signing Jagr and weak Carle are good moves, huh?? More money thrown away. Look no further than Lombardi (who the Flyers let slip away), but I just shake my head as they continue to think that the organizational inbreeding has them on the right road. Not sure who is worse, the Eagles, Flyers or now the Phillies.
Posted on Jun 12, 2012, 7:28 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52