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Flyers head coach answers your questions submitted on Twitter

Tuesday, 05.27.2014 / 2:00 PM / News
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Flyers head coach answers your questions submitted on Twitter

"I do at times think about that. I think the line is missing the physical element a little bit if we put Read up there and not have Hartnell or somebody else. I think that line with Giroux and Voracek, the way they skate and handle the puck, you need a guy in there to bang bodies and get to the net. I don’t see enough of a net presence and physical aspect on that line."

"Well I still think we need to improve defensively. We have to cut down on the goals against. Whether it’s staying out of the penalty box, not giving up as many power-play goals or just different areas to become a better defensive team.

The other area we need to improve is that we need to have the puck more than we do. I think that we made good strides in keeping the puck and being a puck-possession team, but we can get better."
 
"It’s just on my own. If I want to call somebody at any given time I will, and I will contact the players and see how their summer is going with their training. I do stay up on their training in the summer and stuff like that."
 
"There are a lot of stats out there that are very helpful and we have people working for us that break these games down and give us some real good information on puck-possession and how much time we’re spending in our own end, how much time we’re spending in the neutral zone and things like that. It really helps us improve and get better."

 
"That’s a tough question because I’ve been in hockey a long time now so I really don’t know."


"I would say Bob Probert. I had a lot of fights with him. I can’t remember how many, maybe  eight or nine – he’s tough. He was a big tough guy."
 
"Well, I think both but as a coach you really have to be a hands-on coach. I think that you have to make sure you know what’s going on in your room and how it’s being run by the players and if they’re doing the right thing. I’m a hands-on coach, I’m a coach that talks to the players, but I do let them handle things on their own, but it has to be done the right way."

"Speed and power. It’s a real fast game today. There’s nobody out there that really can’t move and skate. The puck is so important nowadays. When I played, it seemed like it wasn’t that important, but today you have to have the puck and you have to be fast."
 
"I don’t know if I was surprised by anything. The one thing I did learn going forward is stick to what you believe in and keep pushing in that area. Don’t change, don’t go back-and-forth. You do have to make adjustments with your team and you do have to listen to your team, but I think your philosophy, what you believe in, you just have to keep pushing forward and keep going and it’ll turn around for you if you stick to it and you’re positive."
 
"I not really involved in the Draft as a whole. We have scouts for that, but where we pick, we’re going to take the best player available, so I’m not sure if it’s a D-man or forward, but I think we have to take the best player available and that’s what our philosophy is."
 
"Everybody’s got a chance, that’s the way you look at it. I don’t think you can come into camp and say, 'Well, this guy’s not gonna play.' Everybody comes into camp and it’s equal. They’re on the same playing ground and they’re going to get an opportunity to get looked at. They’re good players whether they’re ready or not it’s up in the air still."
 
"I don’t think so. I think taking your best player out of the middle is a mistake."
 
"I would say Montreal was my favorite team as a young kid because where I grew up we only had a couple channels and Hockey Night in Canada was the only time I could really watch hockey and Montreal was always on there. Guy Lafleur was one of my favorite players, but it changed when I got a little bit older. I started watching the Flyers and Bobby Clarke is probably my favorite player."
 

"I think that we’re going to be better. Our start last year wasn’t very good and we played catch up all year. This we’re going to come into camp. We’re going to be better off with the way we’re going to run camp. We’re going to be ready to go and have a good start to the season and it’s going to make things a lot better.
 
I think our team has improved a lot last year, but it’s got to get better and that’s our job as coaches to make these guys better."

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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