I'm of the mindset set now that we've made the playoffs, we've kept the streak alive, we're not expected to go deep, now is the time to start playing for the future. We need to get these kids in the lineup to get them some valuable playoff experience, as well as potentially give us a better shot at winning. I'm okay with Mantha playing big minutes down in Grand Rapids, if that's what management believe is the best for his development.
Sooo many times agreed to this. The all so important streak is alive let's play the kids.
yes, they don't have experience but guess what you don't get playoff experience by not playing! The vets are close to the end of their careers, the transition had to start now sink or swim with them!
I don't know why this staff is so reluctant to let the kids play it just doesn't make sense, guess the Wings would have send down McJesus or Ekblad too
All I can say is there aren't enough words, pictures or videos to sum up how much joy I've been having watching this guy make other NHLers look like beer league players for over a decade now. Also loved the way he conducted himself, Pasha could make you look stupid and flatout amateuerish but he never ever did some over the top celebrations, sometimes it looked like he would just prefer to go back to the center ice win his faceoff and do it again without making a big deal about it.
Pasha you will be missed, all the best in Russia and hopefully you'll bei n the HHOF one day god knows you deserve it.
Prayers and condolences to all the whole Snider family.
I think the guy has been a tremendous owner, the Flyers basically had a blank check each and every year. Probably the biggest Flyers fan ever. Not only did the Flyers lose a great owner I think the whole hockeyworld has lost a great hockeyfan and an even better person.
Owners who aren't in it for the quick buck or to increase the "franchse value" by making business first decisions are the best owners one could hope for, as we've seen firsthand with Mr. I.
Unreal. Are these old farts drinking on the job? Why on earth would you throw one of your top prospects under the bus like that? Did Mantha get with his daughter? A lot of these guys are gonna wind up playing next year and he certainly gives us a better chance to win now than Andersson. Not everyone on this team can be a two way player that sacrifices offense to play D. The team needs someone that can score goals and they need it bad.
Maybe Mantha is too big, too young and scoring too much. I mean, every other team in this league would clearly take the upcoming superstar Anderson over Mantha just makes sense.
Also I think it's ridiculous that this organization is constantly throwing him under the bus why draft him in the first place if you don't like the guy? Such a weird situation
Such a touching and well written article thank you for posting this. Atta boy Pasha is not only gifted with magiclike talent the guy is also one tough SOB, fighting through this injury and then still coming back and still being the best player on the team, hats of Pasha, hats of.
In my mind the guy has done more than enough for this franchise and I would love to see him play one more year but guess what? I would love it even more if he doesn't have to use his phone in order to get in touch with his wife and doughter. Honestly after reading all of this I'm very happy for him and it's even further proof that the guy should have been the captain.
Hopefully the fans are giving him a minute long standing ovation whenever the last game in the post season will be. Thanks for everything Pasha, will be such a sad day seeing you lace em up one last time.