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Flyers send leading goalscorer McGinn to AHL

Oct 25, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

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Despite leading Philadelphia in goals this season, Tye McGinn was sent to AHL Adirondack on Friday.

McGinn, 23, is tops among all Flyers with three goals in just four games played. While that might not seem like an overly impressive figure, it carries weight when you consider the Flyers have just 13 goals all season — so, to put it another way, Philly just sent 23 percent of its total offense to the minors.

The reason for McGinn’s demotion is because injured forward Scott Hartnell is ready to make his return on Saturday against the Islanders. Hartnell suffered an upper-body injury on Oct. 11 and has missed the last four games.

In an interesting twist, Philly chose to keep 24-year-old Austrian rookie Michael Raffl up instead of McGinn. Raffl skated on the club’s top line Thursday with Vinny Lecavalier and Claude Giroux, recording one shot on goal.

It has to be said that McGinn has gone silent after his early scoring binge. He’s failed to record a shot over his last two games despite playing on a line with Brayden Schenn and Jake Voracek, a spot Hartnell will fill against the Isles.

  1. ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    lol was reading the facebook comments from Flyers fans about this. it’s a unanimous decision that Holmgren is a moron.

    • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      You think… in less than 6 hours he traded Richards & Carter, and signed Bryz…..

      • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        yeah but that wasn’t a unanimously agreed upon bad decision til the Kings won a cup and the Flyers missed the playoffs. nobody likes this move, not even Mrs. Holmgren.

      • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Ugh! Was see? No! :-)

      • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        i’m confused, Blomfeld

      • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Wow! Dang! I wish I was half as funny as blomfeld…. 😦

      • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        come on man, you’re the only 2 handles (i believe you had one or 2 more that i haven’t seen in a while) that overuse exclamation marks and emoticons and you’ve been doing it since the lockout lol. a few of us have caught on.

      • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        Hey! Think what you will….. Ain’t Blomfeld at all, and I only have this handle. I was going to load up on exclamation marks and emoticons…..

    • c9castine - Oct 25, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      He is a moron. I woulda kept raffl over this guy though too. That being said hartnell is a waste and money. Im sure hes gonna help his team be more disciplined

    • mcphillthy - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      Let’s send mcginn down….i wonder why our record is 2-7……. Hmmm….. When does Hexy take over? I’ve grown tired of homer

      • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 25, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        This is not the GM’s decision……The Chief will state who he wants in the lineup!

  2. curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    haha they keep a guy like rinaldo, and send down their team leading goal scorer. Classic Philly move. Never change.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      do you EVER shut the hell up about Rinaldo? i think you want his dick

      • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        PLEASE do not copy paste Rinaldo’s stats from wikipedia again.

      • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        What about from :-)

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        hes such an integral part of the team its hard not to talk about him. Not sure where the NHL would be without a player of his particular “skill set”.

    • ntvd7 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      He can be an effective player if he doesn’t take penalties

      • flyerspsu - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM

        which he hasnt for a year now, i.e. hes been a real effective player for some time now dishing out punishing hits every game while drawing more penalties than he gets

      • mcphillthy - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        Rinaldo is a beast. Let the haters hate. If he was dishing out hits for their team they would be on his dick. Hell, some of these people on here from other cities are already on it.

    • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      Crosby couldn’t hold Zac’s jock.

      • joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

        Zac couldn’t hold Crosby’s pay check…..

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

        You talking about the league leader in points. hahaha you flyer fans are too funny. Hows that 8 million dollar captain of yours? Talk about leading by example. Taking bad penalties, committing turnovers. Your lucky the flyers faced a ECHL goalie last night, and won despite fraud giroux best effort to hand the game to the rangers.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        Take a lesson…..if you want to catch the prize winning trolls.

        You merely use the right bait.

        Caught me a biggen

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        Caught or got owned?

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        Got owned???

        Ok……I got owned…

        Good one……now hurry along and get to 5th period English

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        Be honest Curious are you and pittrulz in the same home room??

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        Haha your comebacks are so predicable and childish. I seriously love flyer fans.

      • docvegas - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        i happen to be a flyers fan, but man you need to get real. crosby may be the best forward in the nhl and your saying he cannot hold rinaldo’s jock. lets be honest, the whole flyers team could not hold crosby’s jock or anything else

    • jsanimal2103 - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Rinaldo has the biggest heart and the most motivation this year. I just wished he was able to be a good goal scorer. I wouldnt be shocked if he got onto the power play line. As for Claude, he was good when he was hitting players now he just stops short and skates past them. I believe if he starts hitting again he will pplay better.

  3. thailer35 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    That should help.

  4. bleedingteal4life - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Good work philly, way to level the playing field 😛

  5. kdickson53 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I’m not sure what pissed me off more, the author not having his facts right in the article (the Flyers play tomorrow night, not tonight. Do some some research.) Or the lack of hockey sense by any of the comments on this page. Tye McGinn scored 3 goals in 2 games, might I add that they 2 goals were chip ins. Anybody could have scored those goals it was nothing special. Other then those 2 games McGinn has been a complete non factor for this team (as the author pointed out McGinn hasn’t even registered a shot in the last 2 games skating on the 2nd line. Kudos) which is pathetic. Raffl has earned a spot in the lineup with grittyness and hustle. He has shown he belongs in the NHL and even earned himself top line minutes and looked as if he belonged. Hopefully, Raffl is here to stay as he has shown he deserves it. People see 3 goals in 2 games and just jump to conclusions that this guy is an all star caliber player. He (just like Hartnell) can not score on his own he must have good line mates. If he stayed with the team and skated on the 3rd or 4th line he would most likely finish the season with less then 10 goals. Please, just look a little more into it before you jump to conclusions.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      so you’re telling me you’d rather have Jay Rosehill on the Flyers than Tye McGinn?

      • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        not to mention the fact that McGinn is young and the Flyers SHOULD be looking to get him some minutes on their team. It’s an unstated (really, I don’t see how this isn’t talked about more) fact that the Flyers are about as weak on LW as they were at defense last year. they gotta do something, and getting McGinn some more experience is that something…. or, you know, send Meszaros out for one.

        by the way, I missed why Mesz was scratched last night. anybody, is he hurt?

      • kdickson53 - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        Neither one of them should suit up tbh and I agree with you there, Jay Rosehill may be the worst player in the entire NHL. Their lineup last night looked good, just put Hartsy where McGinn was and it is not a bad lineup. The goals will come.

    • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      “anybody could of scored those goals, it was nothing special”. Yet no one is scoring for the flyers. Good analysis man. Not sure how you don’t have a job with the team yet.

      • cofran2004 - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        this…. this made me laugh. good stuff man, and I completely agree.

    • bgrillz - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Complete non factor…kind of like Philly has been all season. Send em all down!

  6. pxland - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Flyers win a game and decide they are too talented so they send a decent player down? Is that what’s going on here?

  7. hockeyfan28 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Scottie Hartnell caught lightening in a bottle in a contract year after that the mans been totally useless except for his propensity to pop up once in awhile with his news anchor girlfriend

    • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      I’d “pop up” with that chick too.

      • hockeyfan28 - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        Yeh she ain’t bad the guys become Phillys version of Dave Clarkson

  8. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Moves like this are why this number keeps growing: 14,032 Days and counting

    • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Settle down rim job…….what exactly has your club (win a cup) done in the last 4 years??


      So until the raise it…… have zip…..nada……nothing…..

      AND don’t come back with Flyers winless in last 1,000 years……it’s way over done at this point.

      But i’m quite sure you’ll come back with your usual crap.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        haha you criticize the last 4 years of his team then end it with, “but don’t tell me what my club hasn’t done in the past 40 years”. Pot meet kettle?

      • steelpenbucs87 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        I agree that even as a Pens fan the 1975 talk gets tired…

        With that being said they don’t have ‘nothing’…. they have four straight playoff appearances, an ECF appearance, and the best player on the face of the Earth to go with a roster and system full of talent.

        The ultimate prize is to win a cup – you’re absolutely right – but to say that the Pens have ‘nothing’ is as blanket and baseless a statement as all the Pens fans parroting ‘1975’ over and over.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Exactly my point curious……Thank you

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        Well i’m not going to sit here and rattle off playoff/cup appearences as you said the cup is all that matters.

        40…..4……..all the same my man.

        What have you done for me lately.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Rulez (lol) is now trying to dazzle us with his math skills after not knowing 4 pts is greater than 3 pts last night. Good job kiddo! See how paying attention in class today helped you out.

  9. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    @laxman1944 I’m sure you do a fine job of holding his jock already

    • ibieiniid - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      nah that’s curioustraveler’s job.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        Not even going to ask why you want envision me holding someone’s jock. Freak.

    • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Ouch…..that one cut deep.

  10. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Looks like someone got his big boy pants on @laxman1944

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Says the 5th grader @pitZZpenZZruleZZZZZ

    • antmel30 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      I got one word for curious and pittpensrule. It’s called girls go find some and fast. You need something better to do than troll this site. I’m sure Crosby and Malkin won’t mind playing it with themselves I think it’s about time you guys experienced a rub and tug then maybe I wouldn’t have to see your names on every post about flyers. I promise once you experience the clam Crosby and malkin will be an afterthought.

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        hahaha i do just fine thank you. Just so you know its possible to do both! Even at the same time! Ill let you use your imagination there.

      • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Sid and Geno??………doesn’t Sid get jealous??

  11. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Your sarcasm is too funny @laxman1944

    • laxman1944 - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Thank you, it comes from years of field work.

  12. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Hey look BROADSTSREETMEATBEATER finally showed up

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Typing in all Caps…Mark of the stupid.

  13. jhuck92 - Oct 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    It’s obvious he’s getting the job done when Giroux, Voracek, Hartnell and others aren’t. Even if they are chip-ins, he’s putting work in and going to the dirty areas. This move makes no sense.

  14. President Charles Logan - Oct 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    They win their 2 game of the year and all these “fans” come out of the woodwork lol

  15. tru2joelu4eva - Oct 26, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    this is, without question, the worst pht comment thread ever, and i am glad to have been a part of it. so when is giroux gonna start being as good as crosby?

    • hockeyfan91 - Oct 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Remember after that one magical season that Giroux had when some people started saying that he was the best player in the NHL? Now I’m pretty sure the Flyers would love for him to start playing like the best player in the ECHL. That would be an improvement over what he has shown this year.

  16. jimw81 - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    must be a ‘culture’ decision.

  17. hockeyfan91 - Oct 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    The Flyers sent someone down to the AHL? The way they have played this season, I thought the Flyers were the latest AHL franchise.

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