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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:32 PM

TSN.

Does this story provide answers to questions or does it provide more questions to be answered?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:37 PM

They can downplay it all they want, when there's smoke, there's fire and there's enough smoke from this story to make smoke signals...

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Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

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Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#3 P. Marlowe

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

My brothers fiancÚ told me she'd heard somewhere that there were also drugs and a very odd shower scene involved.

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because the outcome is so frustratingly out of their control."
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

My brothers fiancÚ told me she'd heard somewhere that there were also drugs and a very odd shower scene involved.


There's nothing odd about a Devil's 3-way. :ph34r:

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#5 55fan

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

I'm not understanding. They wanted some guys to stop drinking for a month and these guys didn't want to? I don't blame them. I sometimes go months at a time without drinking, but I wouldn't want to be held to it.

And I don't get the shower thing. Did that happen or is that a funny comment? Cuz I laughed and now I'm not sure if I should have.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:43 PM

This has to be the dumbest story I have ever heard. I really think someone has to be trying to make a mountain out of a molehill here. Its not like these guys are party animals and giving the club a bad name. There is no fire here. Heck, there isn't even any smoke here. What we have is someone said something, and the press is taking off with it. To make matters worse, the press isn't even looking at the validity of the story.

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#7 P. Marlowe

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:47 PM

And I don't get the shower thing. Did that happen or is that a funny comment? Cuz I laughed and now I'm not sure if I should have.



Sure it happened. I heard that Carter will have scars for the rest of his life, but they're in a place where few can see them. Flyers' physiotherapist who stepped into the shower inadvertently at the wrong time had to take two months off and he's still regularly seeing a psychotherapist.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

If partying and discipline in the locker room was such an issue for the Flyers,why ffs they've sign Jagr :ph34r:

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

If partying and discipline in the locker room was such an issue for the Flyers,why ffs they've sign Jagr :ph34r:


Because Pronger doesn't want him not on the team?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

Whatever. Whether they liked to drink or not, they were still the best players on the team. I wouldn't want a coach telling me how to live my life either. I bet in time they willl be glad they got traded away. LA will be better than philly next year anyway.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

If you're not partying, you're not trying!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:15 PM

I wonder if Richards will have access to an even more intense night life in LA and if that will really make him lose focus on hockey.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:03 AM

The whole not drinking for a month thing is silly. There's a difference between having a beer or a glass of wine at dinner and getting absolutely hammered the night before a game.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:13 AM

There's nothing odd about a Devil's 3-way. :ph34r:



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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:19 AM

And some people wanted us to sign Upshall . . .

#16 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

And some people wanted us to sign Upshall . . .


Or trade for Carter.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:45 PM

I am surprised at almost everyone thinking it's not a big deal they didn't take part. Obviously people will get wind of a story and it will become a small game of broken telephone, but don't fool yourself there was indeed a story for the wind to blow. When the your new head coach (Laviolette) ask's "team" to take part in a "dry island" experiment there are 2 important things to consider...

... 1- The coach see's an issue (which could be a number of things in this scenerio) and thinks he has a solution through a team building exercise.
2- The Captain and Assistant Captian choose not to take part in the exercise displaying, imo, very juvenile and self righteous attitudes.

If I was Peter Laviolette new to a dressing room and my two top players, not to mention "leaders" choose not to participate, I would have cursed those two f***ers under my breath for sure.

Edited by 13dangledangle, 30 July 2011 - 11:20 PM.

....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

#18 ami

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:58 PM

...Laviolette new to a dreesing room and my two top players, not to mention "leaders" choose not to participate, I would have cursed those two f***ers under my breath for sure.

don't you think, you (if you were Laviolette) should talk to your captain and alternate captain first and then come up publicly with that stupidest idea only if they are in?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:03 AM

don't you think, you (if you were Laviolette) should talk to your captain and alternate captain first and then come up publicly with that stupidest idea only if they are in?


I doubt that Laviolette would have gone for this "dry island" idea if he hadn't tried to talk to Richards and Carter first. I'll bet he tried, and didn't get through, and then tried to send a message - only for Carter and Richards to ignore the entire idea. Sounds like good reason to ship them out of town to me.
QUOTE (thedisappearer @ December 13, 2008 - 10:13AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, we're dogpiling on the goalie sammy Hudler the defense the refs league bias against us coaching now? Ok.

Babcock is lazy and he sucks!

#20 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:41 AM

Part of Dean Lombardi's job description now includes the title of "Baggage Handler".

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

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