Saturday, July 4, 2015

Berube demands discipline from Flyers

Irony of ironies: The new coach of the Flyers is putting his foot down and demanding that his players play with more discipline and stay out of the penalty box.

Berube demands discipline from Flyers

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Irony of ironies: The new coach of the Flyers is putting his foot down and demanding that his players play with more discipline and stay out of the penalty box.

It’s ironic because the guy doing the demanding, Craig “Chief” Berube, finished with the seventh-most penalty minutes (3,149) in NHL history.

Berube is frustrated by the Flyers’ last two losses _ a 2-1 defeat to Phoenix and a closer-than-it-looks 5-2 setback in Detroit.

The Coyotes scored the game-winner while Zac Rinaldo was in the penalty box.

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The Red Wings scored three power-play goals, which was the difference in the game. (Detroit’s final goal was an empty-netter.)

After the latter defeat, Berube was justifiably pleased with the Flyers’ excellent five-on-five work, but livid that they gave Detroit seven power plays.

“We have to stop taking penalties,” said Berube, whose 1-5 team has managed a total of eight goals in six games. “It’s been an issue in this organization for too long. It’s got to get better, and we WILL get better because of the style we want to play and (with better) skating, you won’t take as many penalties when you’re moving your feet. The hooking and holding and dumb penalties have to be eliminated.

“They’re unacceptable.”

The Flyers lead the NHL in two dubious categories: most minor penalties (39) and most overall penalties (45).

They get a chance to show more discipline Tuesday when they host Vancouver, and on Thursday when their bitter rivals, the Penguins, visit the Wells Fargo Center.

Ex-Flyers watch. While the Flyers have a total of eight goals, three former Flyers _ James van Riemsdyk (5), Joffrey Lupul (5) and Jeff Carter (4) have combined for 14 goals.

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