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‘It’s not easy right now': Flyers drop to 1-7

Oct 17, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers made franchise history on Thursday, but for all the wrong reasons.
On Thursday, the Flyers fell 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and are now off to a 1-7 start to begin the season. It’s the worst start to a regular season in franchise history, as per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“It’s not easy right now. We’re struggling to create an offense,” Flyers goalie Steve Mason said afterward.
“I’m just trying to make the saves I need to make and be patient and eventually it will come.”
The Flyers will now have the next six days to reflect on their current situation. They don’t play again until next Thursday, when they host the New York Rangers.
Making matters worse in this one is veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen left the game and did not return due to a lower-body injury.

  1. curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    As a pens fan what’s not to like about that game. Fleury played great. Malkin and Crosby both got a goal and assist each. They escaped without any injuries. Everything you’d want in a rivalry game on the road. For the flyers I thought raffl was the most dangerous forward out there tonight. I know giroux got the assist, but he was invisible 5 on 5. Mason seems to be playing real good right now, but the true test will be how he plays when his team decides to start scoring. Thanks holmgren! I love watching your team. #3 in spending last in standings. 8 NTC/NMC out of 23 roster players. Bravo. Even if they fire him, like they should, he will haunt them with those contracts.

    • govtminion - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Kind of reminds you of Toronto a few years ago- team is awful, lots of money being spent but no results, and no ability to make changes because half the team has NTCs. Kind of sad, really- I hate to see history repeat itself like that.

      • fbothharbaughs - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

        Anyone think Giroux is still “the best player in the world”? Other than Philly’s recently deposed coach?

      • bobhpine - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Listen. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Giroux really is elite to them. Whether they actually believe that Crosby is terrible, I can’t say. Even as dumb as most of them are, I think deep down they know that to be false.

        To these Philthy fans “Elite” means letting your team finish 11th and miss the playoffs (and not even really contend for the playoffs for a full month in a 3.5 month long season). Elite means- of course -never winning a cup (it’s Philly after all, 1975). Elite means letting your team get off to the worst start in its 46 year history (1-7). Elite means getting zero goals and three points in the midst of said worst start. Elite means having excuses. Elite means injuring yourself while playing golf (HA!).

        They just have a different set of values in Philthy.

        In Pittsburgh, Stanley Cups, scoring titles, MVPs, etc. these things define “elite.” Giroux has none of those things. Crosby has all of them.

        But hey, remember that one time the Flyers and Giroux beat Crosby and the Pens in the playoffs (never mind ’08 and ’09 when the Pens handily beat the Flyers and went on to actually WIN a Stanley Cup). Remember how awesome that was, Flyer fans?

        You should. Go youtube it. Watch it over and over again. That’s all you have.

      • basedrum777 - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

        Giroux has never gotten 100 pts in a season.

  2. 950003cups - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Flyers are upset?

    Cry me a river

    At least you have a damn win! try being 0-4-3

    DEVILS HAVE NO WINS!!!!

  3. esracerx46 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    ROFLMAO. Im sorry but that acronym pretty much sums it up.

    • bobhpine - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      To these Philthy fans “Elite” means letting your team finish 11th and miss the playoffs (and not even really contend for the playoffs for a full month in a 3.5 month long season). Elite means- of course -never winning a cup (it’s Philly after all, 1975). Elite means letting your team get off to the worst start in its 46 year history (1-7). Elite means getting zero goals and three points in the midst of said worst start. Elite means having excuses. Elite means injuring yourself while playing golf (HA!).

      They just have a different set of values in Philly.

      In Pittsburgh, Stanley Cups, scoring titles, MVPs, etc. these things define “elite.” Giroux has none of those things. Crosby has all of them.

      But hey, remember that one time the Flyers and Giroux beat Crosby and the Pens in the playoffs (never mind ’08 and ’09 when the Pens handily beat the Flyers and went on to actually WIN a Stanley Cup). Remember how awesome that was, Flyer fans?

      You should. Go youtube it. Watch it over and over again. That’s all you have.

  4. ducksk - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Where are the steak eaters saying Claudette is in Sids league in talent and deserved the $.? He’s not close. There is Sid and everyone else. Man up and admit it.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Maybe you and Cindy would like to be alone swapping spit in a nice candlelit bubble bath?

      • hawkeedawg - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:30 AM

        Still calling the best players in the league by female names…. there goes your credibility. Isn’t it past bedtime for Grade 4 kids?

      • drone501 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:19 AM

        giroux the best player in the world. lmfao. did he suit up?

      • joey4id - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        It’s not fair to kick Giroux when he’s down. No way this guy is better than Crosby, and no doubt Giroux will find his game. He’s a much better player than he’s showing, but, he’s not in the same category as Crosby. Don’t even try to go there

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:01 AM

      Yeah we should definitely take Giroux outta the leagues elite category cause he’s havin a rough start in his first few games of the season. Cause he has done nothing to prove he’s one of the top 5 centers in the league. You’re the type of half ass fan that only looks at someone’s stat’s instead of watchin to judge them. Not that you would know what talent looks like though.

      • hawkeedawg - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:32 AM

        “You’re the type of half ass fan”, yep, that sums you up pretty good.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

        294 points in 341 games is not elite. Those are giroux stats. Crosby on the other hand has 679 points in 477 games. That’s elite.

      • jpelle82 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

        he had one good season, he was healthy he had linemates that were producing, a veteran future hall of famer with him and a bunch of young promising supporting cast. then it all fell apart, hartnell hasnt been the same, jagr moved on, and the promising young talent around him has come back down to earth. an elite player would thrive despite the adversity, he would lift his team up…giroux hasnt done it. he’s 25 years old now…elite players like crosby and ovechkin had harts, ross’, lindsays’, richard trophies by the time they were 25. giroux just isnt in their class, its a fact, he’s not even a point per game player. time to face the facts.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        Over The last 3 years is when he became one of the top centers in the league. He’s over a point per game in regular season and playoffs, do the math. He’s one of the best two way centers in the league. Remove your Pittsburgh blinders and your realize it. Anytime the top players in the league are mentioned, his name is always in there. I know It hurts you pens fans to admit it.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        Have you seem giroux defensive plays the past 2 years. Last year he was a -7 and this year he’s a -5. He was directly responsible for the game tying goal against the Canucks, and he’s been terrible defensively even before that. You sir need to remove the blinders. Best 2 way center hahaha what a joke.

      • whiskytango333 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM

        Giroux is not named Crosby, Malkin, Stamkos, Datsyuk, or Toews. So therefore, Giroux is not a top 5 center in the league.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

        If you knew what plus/minus was then you’d understand that being on a team that has been a defensive nightmare last year and this year completly effects that. He can’t rack plus’ up when his team is letting in to many goals and scoring none. To be only a -5 on the team he was on last year is damn good considering how bad they were. It’s funny that you tried to use a -5 to dispute he’s a horrible center. John Tavares must be such a horrible center since his career +\- is -39. You should start watchin hockey instead of googling players stats and judging them off that.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        Did I not mention specific poor defensive plays. Such as the Canucks goal. It’s not just +/- your right. I just thought I would slow it down for you, because with the statement you just made, putting giroux in the category of Crosby towes datsyuk (the best) etc, it’s obvious you don’t know what 2 way hockey means. Keep pumping giroux tires buddy it will help lessen the blow of such a bad year that lies ahead.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

        You would think a top 5 two way center in the league would have more then just a video game cover, which was voted on by the fans, to show for it. A hart, art Ross, selke , Ted Lindsay , something , anything.

      • c9castine - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

        I thought giroux was pretty goodj when he was first called up for the flyers a few years ago and played against us. Still think he is pretty good and while he isn’t playing his best right now. He still is not an elite player. He’s a second tier player. He doesn’t belong in the Crosby Stamkos malkin datsyuk conversation

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        I never boasted about either Crosby or malkin being a top 2 way player. Nice try. Although Crosby is quite good, especially on board battles.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        You actually did when you mentioned Crosby with teows and dats as the top two way players and your other fellow pens fans have Malkin and stamkos thrown in there with the best two way players.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        Meant in the category of top 5 elite players in the league. No where did I say top 5 two way players. You need to calm down and read.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

        Ok actually I’ll give you that one because I can see how that can miss interpreted. I’ll admit I was wrong there. Crosby is real good defensively though but he’s elite offensively. Giroux is neither.

    • macgrubie - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      it never ceases to amaze me how butt hurt pens fans were by a coach calling his player that. Simply incredible.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        I must of missed the years Crosby and Malkin won a selke. I guess the same could be said about there defensive play huh.

  5. fantasyhockeyinformation - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    How long until Holmgren goes? I feel like this topic has been under discussed compared to some of the other “spotlight” items.

    • joey4id - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      End of the season depending on where they finish. I don’t think there is any value of letting him go during the season. Unlike firing a coach firing the GM will have no to little impact on the players.

  6. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    My first thoughts from this game was how dead and lifeless the Flyers crowd was for most of it. Honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard a Flyers crowd that dead. Even with the goal they scored the crowd didn’t seem too enthused. Times are rough if your a Flyers fan and player. Giroux is a horrible Captain! He’s been non-existent all season long for them but yet hell get top money next year…yeah that’s laughable considering he’s the “Best In The League” per a fired head coach and some moron Flyers beat writer *COUGH* Sam Carchidi.

    Onto the BETTER team in Pennsylvania…it must’ve been like adding salt to the wound when Crosby scored the third goal of the game. Sid the Squid sure did his part in helping to perform a bully beat down on the Flyers…and that’s also having to deal with the half-hearted Crosby Sucks chants-per Sam Carchidi on his Twitter feed. The Pens looked great tonight. Sending Maatta back to Juniors is going to be a tough decision…he’s looked great all season thus far in my view. Niskanen has been solid all season long with his +10 rating which it would be hard to trade him away due to the cap. LETS GO PENS!!!

    • letsgopens8771 - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:47 AM

      If there is a trade coming, Deryk Engelland or Simon Despres will be the bait. With how well Ollie Maata and Robert Bortuzzo, there’s no room for them on the blue line. You saw Engo play forward yesterday (?!??) because Dan is trying to raise his value. Niskanen has been solid. Looking like this will be his best year. Sid is on fire and hopefully stays healthy. Flower played oit of his mind, hope he does that in the playoffs. Pens are in good shape and a great game all around. Flyers are entering their dark ages and they’ll have fun at the bottom with the Devils, who are also going to miss the Playoffs this year.

      • letsgopens8771 - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:48 AM

        With how well Maata and Bortuzzo are playing, sorry.

    • girouxed - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM

      Crowd was definitely not dead. I was at the game.

      • c9castine - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

        Dead. When you were alive it was either booing or pens fans cheering for goals

  7. blomfeld - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING !

    and Lord knows, you people are ‘seriously’ tough ! … so keep it in perspective Flyer friends and remember that it’s still early days … you now have a full week to rest & repair, so make the most of it and just be ready to give that ‘smarmy-faced’ fur trapper the surprise of his life next Thursday eh ? … alrighty then, be good and stay true … and don’t ever say that we Kings aren’t looking out for you ! :)

    • pxland - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM

      Always awesome.

  8. hubeydubeydoo11 - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Just makes you wonder if philly or the sabers get last this year?! i was thinking the flames all the way but seeing philly choke pretty hard off the start and seeing buffalo be below their already low standards you gotta wonder who will be 30th. My money is on the flyers…

    • hubeydubeydoo11 - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:42 AM

      I guess you couldnt really leave the devils out either though? they might make it out of last because of their OT an SO losses though

  9. drone501 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    you were whammied.

  10. flyeredup - Oct 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Craig Adams is out scoring Giroux despite a lot less ice time. Sigh. Simmons -4, Brayden -3 last night. Great getting these AHL hacks for Mike Richards Homer. NOT!

  11. dirt2013 - Oct 18, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    The Flyers played the first two periods like they are trying to get a coach fired.Someone should tell the players that has already happened or are they going for another coach this year?

  12. laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Well this basically sucks.

    I just shake my head……..can you send an entire squad down to the AHL????

    Gonna be a long season i’m afraid

  13. girouxed - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Wow people are eating this up right now. All these pens fans seem to forget that their mighty team was eliminated by the flyers and “the best player in the world” who was essentially the captain once pronger left. To say he is a horrible captain is shortsighted. (oh and they seem to forget how the pens where swept by Boston last year.)

    Come back down to earth Pittsburgh, PLEASE.

    • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      Is it that bad that you have to go back to a playoff series 2 years ago? Yea the pens got swept in the conference finals last year, but hey they made the playoffs. Did giroux’s team? You know your team sucks, and the flyers do, when fans have to bring up things that happened years ago to feel better about themselves. You probably watch that shift where giroux knocks down Crosby then scores in the playoffs over and and over again don’t you? Giroux was a -3 last night, Crosby +2. Giroux has 3 points in 8 games. Well you see where I’m going with this. Giroux sucks, flyers suck. Admit it. The facts don’t lie.

      • girouxed - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        You really have some twisted vendetta against Philly dont you? And it is that bad lol. And youre right the facts dont lie Pens got beaten by the Flyers and then got SWEPT by Boston. WOHOO Yay pittsburgh. ANd the year before that the Pens beat Philly blah blah goes on and on

      • girouxed - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        And you know how Pittsburgh got so good right? Becasue they sucked for years and then they got Crosby and Malkin becasue they sucked for years.

        The circle goes round and round buddy.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

        Don’t worry it looks like your team will have another top pick this year. Maybe in 3-4 years you can trade him for a Luke schenn type player. The circle does go round and round, but Pittsburgh likes to introduce Stanley cups into their circle. Three to be exact, which are all more recent then the last one Philly has ever seen. To quote the great Ed snider “we don’t need no damn culture change, the culture is fine”. Haha this is fun.

      • jpelle82 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        well then you should be excited about the lottery this year, since it goes round and round. holmgren will probably find a way to screw that up for you too though. cant ever be worse than the forsberg for lindros debacle though right, at least you cant blame that on holmgren.

      • macgrubie - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        bahaah, did a pens fan just make a joke about other teams getting top picks in the draft?

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM

        Haha yea. That’s because when we do draft high we don’t make a pick then refuse to give them time to develop and trade them for an even worse player. I love holmgren. Never change.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        Way to be humble in victory……classless jerk.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        Hey laxman you do realize that your fan base chanted “Crosby sucks” well before any “let’s go flyers” chant last night. I’m the classless one. Haha ok. I’m enjoying my favorite team beating their top rival in spectacular fashion. That’s all.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        Curious…..you’re still a classless jerkoff who enjoys rubbing it in.

        Sad

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 4:57 PM

        I’m not the one name calling on a forum here buddy. I’m just laying out facts that you obviously can’t handle. Try not to take it all do personal. The season will be much more enjoyable for you that way. 1-7 hahahaha. Captain giroux 3 points hahaha.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        I enjoy calling you a classless jerk……..it please me.

        Almost as much as watching Boston sweep your club last season.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Well then you surely can understand the joy i take in my favorite team helping put the flyers in such a poor position in the standings. Better get ready to root for whatever team the pens play in the postseason. That might be the only highlight you flyer fans have this year.

    • jpelle82 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      good teams get beat in the playoffs, it happens. you should know all about it considering its been almost 40 years since the flyers haven’t been eliminated in the playoffs.

    • aso513 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      You seem to forget ’08 and ’09 when the Pens eliminated the Flyers and went to the finals both years and actually WON a cup. You need to wake up, you won a playoff series then got bounced in round two. You are just dopey.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        You need to realize that none of you weren’t around for that Stanley cup to see it cause your fan base is completely unloyal. I don’t pretend that I saw the flyers last cup win but atleast I am a loyal fan that got to see the flyers go to two of them even though they lost. Your last cup was only 5 years ago and you can’t even say ya saw that. It shows how long you’ve been fans considering you can only go back a few years worth of reagular season and playoff series wins and not even realize that the flyers own them in wins.

      • footballfan - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        That’s funny, I remember the first 2 Pens Cups quite well..

      • whiskytango333 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        The real question is whether you were even alive for the Flyers last cup win.

        We’ll see how packed the Wells Fargo arena is by the end of the year with all those “loyal” Flyers fans.

      • aso513 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        broadstreetsbaddest88 what are you talking about? You are a simpleton.

  14. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Apparently you can’t read or you would of gathered that info in my post. Flyers are consistently in the top 4 in attendance every year win or lose. Your pens aren’t even in the top ten ever even in a winning season. You won the cup and still couldn’t break the top ten in attendance. Don’t even get me started on the attendance when you were losing all them years. Do your homework your realize how bad your fan base really is

    • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      We have a smaller arena then some others, but we do have 291 consecutive sell outs right now. Hahaha your bringing up attendance to feel better about this flyer team. So sad.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM

        You should try reading to considering I didn’t bring it up your pens buddy did. How can you have all them consecutive sellouts but yet not even be top ten in attendance even with a smaller arena and winning but yet we can with alot bigger arena and bad season last year and this year. The statistics don’t lie look it up.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Look it up. It’s a fact. We have 291 consecutive sellouts going into Saturdays game against the Canucks. Maybe it’s 288 but you get the picture.

    • aso513 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Actually, Pens averaged 101.4% capacity last season and the Flyers averaged 101.3%, so there is that you dope.

      http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2013/sort/homePct

  15. obamareallysucks - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    flyers suck. bunch of limpwrists in the city of retards. no wonder you morons keep electing libturds.

    • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      Please stop teasing, your not being very nice.

  16. joey4id - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Flyers fans here on PHT have been known to be arrogant and obnoxious. Sure is strange that they’re hiding and not standing up for their team now. Unless they all switched their allegiance to the Pens. :-)

  17. thephillyfanclub - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I don’t normally comment but I couldn’t help myself, alright pens fans we get it, they aren’t very good right now, it’s early can they turn it around, maybe, but I don’t see it happening. It seems as though you are happier that the flyers are 1-7 than the pens are 6-1, and that’s just kinda….funny. I’ve said this before and ill say it again, only Stamkos and malkin have more points than G over the past 2 seasons, and I know, I know, Crosby was out for a while with his frequent headache syndrome. And if being third in points over the past 130 plus games isn’t elite, I’m not quite sure what is, even the immortal Sidney Crosby has gone through these kind of slumps. So take it easy, 75 more games to go, anything can happen, and when Crosby and Malkin get old and they suck again and you guys aren’t going to games anymore or commenting on Philly articles, because I hate to break it to you, penguins fans, that is the stirling reputation that you have built up over the years, we loyal flyers fans will always be here through thick and thin always watching our team no matter how good or bad we are, because that is what us flyers fans do we support no matter what and unfortunately for you that is something we will always have over you. But good luck in the playoffs ill thoroughly enjoy watching fleury do his best bryzgalov impression in the playoffs, oh wait he’s actually worse than bryzgaloz in the playoffs, maybe and this is just wishful thinking, when they get knocked out by a defensively sound team, Crosby and malkin will have a pillow fight and Malkin will catch Sid with a pulse pounding pillow punch and Sid will be out for another 2 seasons, once again just wishful thinking.

    • whiskytango333 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      What you’ve just said… is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…

      • thephillyfanclub - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        Actually everything makes perfect sense, all of that summed up, pens fans are fair weather, flyers fans are not, G is elite and he simply in a slump, it’s early anything can happen, fleury sucks, and then a simple light attempt at humor of how soft Crosby is, I’m sorry that you couldn’t understand it, maybe ill dumb it down for you next time.

      • aso513 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        Phillyfanclub what is the Flyers sellout streak at?

      • aso513 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Flyer fans will start getting respect when they drop this idea that they are the greatest fans ever, you aren’t. You cheer for a team that hasn’t won since 1975, congrats. I remember a Penguins team that had Dick Tarnstrom as it’s leading scorer. All teams fans stop showing up when the team is bad, just look at the Flyers recently and Citizens Bank Park this season. Philadelphia fans have and always will think much higher of themselves than they actually should. You all are not special so get over all your jealousy and enjoy your overrated “superstar”.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        Aso513………..sell outs ????????

        Get a life

      • thephillyfanclub - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:41 PM

        Hey Aso, the flyers at 1-7 currently have an average attendance of 19,699 which is above the 6-1 penguins GRAND total of 18,530, your a jackass, don’t believe me go to espn.com

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

        Seriously phillyfanclub you do realize that 18,530 is legally amount of people allowed in the console energy center at one time right? Their is no way that you are that stupid. I told you that we have had 290 consecutive sellouts and your only comeback is we can jam more people in our stadium then you. The lack of intelligence never ceases to amaze me from flyer fans.

    • curioustraveler13 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      You would think an elite player would have won a major award or trophy. Nope just a video game cover voted on by the fans. Sorry giroux is not elite. He peaked with a hall of famer on his wing and is now just fading away. Giroux doesn’t even average a point per game in his career. Elite isn’t judged from a small sample size it’s judged based off consistency. Giroux hasn’t consistently done anything yet.

    • tk1966 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      I haven’t commented on here in well over a year, and usually just log on to get a laugh out of the idiotic things that people say. But in this case, I felt compelled to comment.

      the phillyfanclub said
      ” It seems as though you are happier that the flyers are 1-7 than the pens are 6-1, and that’s just kinda….funny.”

      What is funny is this is coming from a Flyers fan. The same fan base that would rather cheer against their opponent with childish and immature chants of “Crosby Sucks”, than to cheer for their own team. You ought to be calling out your own fans before spewing insults at other team fans.

    • thephillyfanclub - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      your max capacity is 19,758 so i dont know where the numbers are being botched, or who’s messing up but the fact is the pens and flyers both have an average attendance of over 100% and you morons are trying to act like we dont show up, or are going to stop.

    • thephillyfanclub - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      This is actually my favorite stat of the day and i think that it should finally shut you idiots up, back in 06′ 07′ when the Flyers set a franchise record for lowest point total in a season our average attendance was 98.9, good for seventh in the league that year(very low for the flyers) and the pittsburgh royalty, still shaking off that bankruptcy scare, with an impressive total 0f 105 points, averaged a whopping 96% good for 18th in the league. Always good to see you guys making it out to a game of hockey game eh. Make sure to pack up those terrible towels, ya dont want to forget those, eh. Bunch of pluggers.

  18. bobhpine - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    To these Philthy fans “Elite” means letting your team finish 11th and miss the playoffs (and not even really contend for the playoffs for a full month in a 3.5 month long season). Elite means- of course -never winning a cup (it’s Philly after all, 1975). Elite means letting your team get off to the worst start in its 46 year history (1-7). Elite means getting zero goals and three points in the midst of said worst start. Elite means having excuses. Elite means injuring yourself while playing golf (HA!).

    They just have a different set of values in Philly.

    In Pittsburgh, Stanley Cups, scoring titles, MVPs, etc. these things define “elite.” Giroux has none of those things. Crosby has all of them.

    But hey, remember that one time the Flyers and Giroux beat Crosby and the Pens in the playoffs (never mind ’08 and ’09 when the Pens handily beat the Flyers and went on to actually WIN a Stanley Cup). Remember how awesome that was, Flyer fans?

    You should. Go youtube it. Watch it over and over again. That’s all you have.

    • laxman1944 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      Bob………PLEASE stop cutting and pasting your same old tired crap.

  19. jimeejohnson - Oct 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    No matter how bad the Flyers are, there will always be the cheesesteak!

  20. kastout11 - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    For the record, Giroux never claimed to be the best player in the world. It was a comment made by a coach after Giroux knocked Crosby on his but, and subsequently scored a goal to eliminate the Penguins.

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