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  1. The announcement will be of Rod Brind'Amour retiring and being moved into management. That is my guess
  2. So far he is 1-0 with a hat trick. It will be interesting to watch that is for certain. I'm curious to see how the chemistry between Mo and Staal will be. This is a big change for Mo as well. He didn't seem that involved through the interviews I've read. I'm sure he was engaged to an extent but it seemed like JR made the suggestion and left it up for Brindy to decide.
  3. [quote name='carteretcaniac wrote: RedSox-n-Canes']I was completely devastated and blown away by it! I mean why would they take the C from the guy who was basically the worst player in the league and honestly should have been playing in the AHL? How can any player who gets more than 5 minutes of playing time and a above -20 ever speak up in the locker room and guys actually be inspired enough to listen? I don't know how this team or the fans will ever move forward. Poor poor poor Brind'Amour. He will never have that awkward feeling of speaking up and telling a player what to do on the ice when he actually can't do it himself. Such a shame. REALLY? Come on. Brind'Amour is probably excited about getting the monkey off his back. Could you imagine being a LEADER on the ICE and in the LOCKER ROOM when you are the worst player on the team? I would think that would be very difficult and frustrating. This move should have happened before his injury. RESPECT??? We gave him a FULL SEASON of UNLIMITED time on the ice to regroup and get back to speed. During this time he let our team down night after night after night. At the beginning of this season as well. I think Rod has pushed his limits within the organization and he should be thanking his stars that he didn't get placed on waivers at the same time. Rod may have deserved better from the Canes' organization. What he does not deserve is the manifest ignorance and disrespect shown here. This may be your opinion, and you are free to express it. The glory in people being able to express their opinion freely is they show how ignorant and shallow minded they are, or show how thoughtful they are. You clearly displayed how thoughtful you are....that makes you just as ignorant and shallow minded. There's a lot of fans on here bashing other players. That doesn't make them ignorant, especially when they pay to watch their favorite team play all the time. Maybe you should admit that you have a man crush. Otherwise start replying to every post doing the same amount of bashing about other players.
  4. Basically we have been buried by an avalanche of Rod's inadequacies. I don't think one person has posted anything NEGATIVE about Rod the person. He is a class act but he is far from Gretzsky or many HOF players yet we have treated him like he has had multiple 100 point seasons and won the cup by himself. We have shown him a lot of respect and given him more opportunity to overcome age than what he deserves. He is clearly not an NHL caliber player anymore yet he was still a Captain. To me I think it would be VERY difficult to lead any team from the BENCH. He can mentor as Alternate captain. It boils down to this. When the team is down in the dumps you fire the coach which we did. When you hire a new coach you fire the captain and make some trades. That's part of the game. Giving Brind'amour the opportunity to make the decision was very respectful.
  5. I was completely devastated and blown away by it! I mean why would they take the C from the guy who was basically the worst player in the league and honestly should have been playing in the AHL? How can any player who gets more than 5 minutes of playing time and a above -20 ever speak up in the locker room and guys actually be inspired enough to listen? I don't know how this team or the fans will ever move forward. Poor poor poor Brind'Amour. He will never have that awkward feeling of speaking up and telling a player what to do on the ice when he actually can't do it himself. Such a shame. REALLY? Come on. Brind'Amour is probably excited about getting the monkey off his back. Could you imagine being a LEADER on the ICE and in the LOCKER ROOM when you are the worst player on the team? I would think that would be very difficult and frustrating. This move should have happened before his injury. RESPECT??? We gave him a FULL SEASON of UNLIMITED time on the ice to regroup and get back to speed. During this time he let our team down night after night after night. At the beginning of this season as well. I think Rod has pushed his limits within the organization and he should be thanking his stars that he didn't get placed on waivers at the same time.
  6. [quote name='Faceoff-ch1 wrote: RedSox-n-Canes'] You use "devastating" injury as his reason for struggling the past 2 seasons.I don't believe you were actually paying attention to his efforts onthe ice before his injury occurred. Rod was struggling way before theinjury. There are a LOT of players who have had the very same injury asRod and came back successful. Rod was slow before the injury. If youlook at his numbers the year of the injury and compare them with Cullenwho was injured as well. You will find that Cullen out performed Brindywith half the time on ice along with a lot of other players being heldback. I admire your loyalty but its time to face reality. Rodhas been bringing this team down for 3 seasons. He may have pride butthe only thing Brindy must be thinking....is how can he get moreopportunity to increase his value as a possible trade. Forslund wasprobably thinking the same thing when he made his comment. ActuallyI am not. I am simply providing justification for why I think Rodhimself might not come to the conclusion that he is done and he hasbeen for two years. I am in no way defending his play with thesecircumstance. As I said in my previous post - I wanted him gone asof last year. But to continue with that reasoning - he did win theSelke just 9 months before the injury. Yes, he was starting to slowdown in 07 but he had 51 points in 59 games played that year prior tothe injury (Matt Cullen had 49 in the same number of games played). How many players would do that and think the end isnear? All I am saying is athletes of this caliber sometimes have ahard time admitting it's time to walk away because they tend to thinkthey can get it back. Their pride makes it tough, see Brett Favre. By the way - how many players have had that injury at Rod's age and come back to great success? Just curious. I know that you were taking his stance on the situation The year that Cullen and Rod had similar stats if you noticed Rod had 1,324 minutes and 1,576 shifts to Cullen's 995 minutes and 1,240 shifts. That is a big difference in opportunity yet Cullen still produced just as much. My point was that Rod was being given a lot of opportunity and holding other players back. He didn't deserve to be on the 2nd line that year and we proved that when he went down. Our team drastically changed. You asked how many guys have had that injury at Rod's age? I remember Karl Malone tearing his ACL and MCL. Several NBA stars have had the surgery and recovered successfully late in their careers. This isn't regarding ACL surgery but as far as complicated rotator cuff and elbow surgery tops the list in sports. Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez, Glavine and Smoltz all had major arm surgery late in their career and came back successfully. They didn't throw as hard but came back knowing they had to be more consistent and perform in a different role. I don't think you can compare Brindy's situation to Farve. Not even the same caliber of athletes. I think Rod has gone down hill and was given hope by a big contract of opportunity that has proved to be a mistake.
  7. [quote name='Faceoff-ch1 wrote: remkin']Brind'Amour has had far more time on the top lines to show what he can do than anyone else would have gotten. It has in my opinion led to the result of this season. He has been given far more time than he should have. He actually started to deteriorate before the injury, so it should have been no surprise that he wasn't better after the injury. The 5 minutes of ice time, 4th line and press box duty are part of helping him "realize" it on his own. At some point it is not going to be about making sure that Rod feels like he is getting a chance. He has had an extraordinarily long career. At some point it has to be about the team. Once it is, we will start winning again. For now, this season has been sacrificed at the feet of the old timers (throw A. Ward in there too), might as well let them play the string out, again, we need the loses. But there should be an explicit agreement: we will give you more minutes this year, but you retire at the end of the year. Let's plan a big Rod Brind'Amour day April 3rd or 8th. Send him off right. I think it is much easier for us fans sitting in the seats watching make these assessments than it is for a veteran of Rod's caliber to do it. These guys have a lot of pride. While you think he should be getting the signals, I can easily see him, or any player, having a hard time admitting it to himself. My point is not about what he should and should not be getting in ice time, my point it is from his perspective. I guess being stubborn myself I can relate. John Forslund even mentioned the "not being given a chance to come out of it" on the aftermath Friday night. If he is thinking it, it is quite possible that Rod is thinking it too. You use "devastating" injury as his reason for struggling the past 2 seasons. I don't believe you were actually paying attention to his efforts on the ice before his injury occurred. Rod was struggling way before the injury. There are a LOT of players who have had the very same injury as Rod and came back successful. Rod was slow before the injury. If you look at his numbers the year of the injury and compare them with Cullen who was injured as well. You will find that Cullen out performed Brindy with half the time on ice along with a lot of other players being held back. I admire your loyalty but its time to face reality. Rod has been bringing this team down for 3 seasons. He may have pride but the only thing Brindy must be thinking....is how can he get more opportunity to increase his value as a possible trade. Forslund was probably thinking the same thing when he made his comment.
  8. This is why I don't understand management. Here we have Whitney who at one time has worn the "C" and we have Staal who is the Franchise player having a discussion with the coaches. My question, where in the heck is Rod Brind'Amour the CAPTAIN? Why hasn't he stepped up and said - guys I'm passing over the C to another player? We need that vocal leadership on the ice and in the locker room. I'm not saying it should be on a certain players jersey. I'm saying it should be taken away from Brind'Amour. He is wasting our time and money. I noticed Brandon Sutter had 13 min last game and was able to get an assist and +1. Rod had 11 minutes and NOTHING. Sutter needs and deserves more ice time.
  9. [quote name='remkin wrote: Satchel-ch1']Just saw on the Hotstove on Hockey Night in Canada, that teams have called about Pitkanen and Rutherford said he's not available. According to Elliotte Friedman, Rutherford also is planning on re-signing Whitney, not trading him. Friedman said these two statements and pretty much nothing else because they were wrapping up the last minute of the segment. I am sure that Pitkanen is part of the core and won't be going anywhere. Cole for Pitkanen was one of JR's best trades. As to Rutherford planning on re-signing Whitney, suuuuurrrre he is, posturing. I am amazed that Whitney is doing at his age, but time catches everyone, just ask Brind'Amour. Whitney is one of my favorites, but barring a no trade clause issue, he is already gone. Rutherford made a mistake with the Brindy contract. I think it was the Honeymoon effect after winning the cup that clouded his logic. In regards to resigning Whitney, this is a tough call. I think he is probably one of the best weapons in the NHL. He is small, quick, smart and vocal. He is easily overlooked as the biggest threat because of Staal yet he out produces everyone on the team. You take Staal out of the line-up and the opposition focuses back on Whitney allowing players like Sutter and Cullen to step up and produce. He brings balance to our team. Rutherford will resign him but he will do it with caution. Whitney has witnessed the Brind'Amour debacle and I'm sure he doesn't want to have to experience that as well. Therefore, I have faith things will be handled correctly. THE SYSTEM: I do hope that both Rutherford and Mo will learn from this season and will put more faith in our system. We have young players with talent that have stepped up their play at the NHL level. Keeping vets can be very detrimental to player development and that is my only concern with resigning Whitney. Boychuk and Bowman both have a lot of skill and we should give them more opportunity than what we already have.
  10. His leadership is falling off because he has lost his confidence. You give him a new team...new responsibilities and challenges...he would rise to the occasion. We could place him on waivers to dump some salary. Rod would do awesome there.
  11. Well X-Ray....was it not negative enough for you to see?
  12. Philly does have some locker room issues from what I read. Bringing in a new coach with a new system then having to deal with the locker room drama creates big obstacles. Sounds like to me this is a good fit for Brind'Amour. In fact, I don't think there is another player in the NHL that could make such an impact to the Flyers current situation. Think about it. Philly loves Rod (history with organization) Philly hired Lavi - Rod understands and can command Lavi's system Rod is a good leader with veteran presence - Fans would have confidence in him - this would boost Rod's confidence His presence in the locker room would be positive Rod's current play has been poor due to his speed and age - would do better under Lavi's system More minutes for Rod - Positive shift in locker-room - Support from Fan's This would be a great deal for both teams.
  13. Maybe its just me but this is how I view Leighton. He seems to have the ability and tools to be a good NHL goalie but is very inconsistent. He hasn't really blossomed and I think there are several reasons for this. 1. Management obviously doesn't have confidence in him (like they do with every rookie) because Cam plays a ton of games without a break. That would cause any player to lose confidence in himself and also tense up when given the opportunity. Happens a lot to players. If a coach doesn't have confidence in you then neither will your teammates and before to long you stop believing in yourself as well. OR 2. Leighton is timid and doesn't have the mental make-up at the NHL level. During his window of opportunity he happens to get sick and injured. That is either bad luck or fear of failing. I'm not saying he is faking it but his inconsistency on the ice seems to lead one to believe that he is afraid. I'm thinking that Leighton would be better off on another team in the AHL. That way he will have to rebuild as a player and mentally to prove that he can compete at an NHL level.
  14. -19 for your opinion-5 for being a Duke Fan The team should not sacrifice for one guy. Yes 1 guy can plague a team. We saw what happened against the Pens. We played awesome.
  15. Guys don't forget. We have Brind'Amour for 1 more season and JR said his contract will play out. We won't pick up another forward unless we trade some dead weight.
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