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Well im not sure how many fellow flyers fans this applies to but this is new for me..a season where there is no Flyers playoff hockey. The last time the flyers failed to make the playoffs I was in the third grade and number 88 was my hero. So now that hockey is pretty much over in Philly (even the Phantoms failed to make the playoffs) what do we do? I myself am going t...
bradleyc4 writes...

A Look Ahead

Posted Wednesday | Comments 16
Missing the playoffs for the first time in years, the Flyers need to begin looking towards their future. They've already addressed this somewhat in-season by trading away veterans for younger players and draft picks. They've acquired their new #1 goaltender in Martin Biron, fiesty winger Scottie Upshall and three solid defensemen in Lasse Kukkonen, Braydon Coburn and Ryan ...
kidaloisio writes...

An Empty Spring

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
For the first time in years... For the first time ever, the Wachovia center will be without the thrill and rush that is Flyers playoff hockey. It truly is a sad spring in the Philadelphia area. If anything it makes me appreciate just how good we've been for the past 12+ years. The one thing that makes me excited for next fall is not the core of young guys, or the solidifi...
Funmaster writes...

Who gets the C? - Updated

Posted Wednesday | Comments 5
While it's been agreed that the Flyers indeed need to have an outstanding offseason as far as free agent signings go, they also need to address the vacancy of a team captain. Here in Philadelphia, finding the perfect, long-term, healthy captain has been about as easy as getting Coatsey to make a comment without rambling for 5 hours. Since Lindros took over the role, ther...
In honor of the Flyers 40th Season in the NHL, I decided to research into when Flyers Teams went from a good team to a bad team. The result might surprised you but there is only a four year span from not been in the playoffs and returning to the playoffs. The last time the Flyers missed the playoffs was from 1989-1990 season to 1993-1994 season, in which was the last time ...
I will preface this by saying that, had the Flyers not been the worst team and yet lost out on the top pick, I would not bother to even attempt to find a better method of conducting the Draft Lottery... Also, in this case, it is no major problem in being #2 as opposed to #1. That said: I understand the reason behind the lottery... since 'tanking' games to obtain a major...
flyershockey81 writes...

God, I Hate Buffalo

Posted Wednesday | Comments 14
Who the hell Anointed the Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup winners? yeah i picked them in first round but come on Buffalo, stop already! It amazes how every publication and website has buffalo winning cup and people in Buffalo already going to arena to pick out their spot for indoor parade pep rally. Gee, one year every publication picked flyers win the cup and the got sweep...
Funmaster writes...

Free Agents

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
Here's the deal, who do you want the Flyers to get? Give me your top three forwards and defensemen. If there is someone you want to aquire but they aren't a free agent, then what would you trade for them?
CreaseCop43 writes...

Wachovia Center Experience

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
I was at my first Wachovia Center Flyers games this weekend. What a great venue for hockey! Even though the Flyers were out of it, the fans were relativley high spirited. The Saturday game against the Islanders was a stinker for 55 minutes, but Finnegan's Wake took my mind off of it. Sunday against the Sabres was more fun. The fans and the game were very entertaining....
ladynic writes...

Welcome one and all

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
HI everyone and welcome to my blog. I sometimes have brilliant things to say and sometimes I just muddle on through. Right now I am suffering through hockey hell; my Flyers not being in the playoffs. I have moved onto my secondary and tertiary teams the Preds and the Flames. I am just glad to have Center ice and be able to watch playoff hockey. I hope...
bradleyc4 writes...

July 1, 2007

Posted Thursday | Comments 15
This is a very important day for the 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers. A very, very important day. July 1st is the first day that unrestricted free agents are free to sign with the team of their choice. GM Paul Holmgren and crew will have gameplan ready to go, but it could easily be blown up within hours. Going into next season, the Flyers most important areas of need are a ...
Same crap different day, with a few suprises. Trade the 2nd overall and a prospect like UMBERGER or RUZICKA to San Jose for PATRICK MARLEAU. SJ wont be able to resign him in a year anyways. If that doesnt work, I would have preferred DATSYUK but hes gone so i guess go for GOMEZ. Try and Sign SAMI SALO, hes what we neeed for the PP. also go after a 3-4 guy like RIVET (is ...
that's why they call Philadelphia the best fans in hockey
exlund writes...

What to do with the Tweeners?

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
It seems to me one of the major challenges the Flyers have will be determining what to do with certain players who are, at this point, "tweeners"...guys like Ryan Potulny, RJ Umberger, Dimitri Afanasenkov and Stefan Ruzicka. They aren't really muckers and grinders who should be on checking lines. They have scoring talent; but they may not be ready to take on the role of ...
bradleyc4 writes...

July 1, 2007 (part two)

Posted Friday | Comments 4
On Thursday, I took a glance at the list of possible free agent centers who could don the Orange and Black for the '07-'08 season. Here's a look at the defensemen (the Flyers other main need): [b]Kimmo Timonen [/b](Nashville Predators) - The first thing that jumped out at me when researching Kimmo was his age - 32. Are the Flyers willing to give a four or five-year de...
ladynic writes...

Wearing other jerseys

Posted Saturday | Comments 8
Philadelphia Flyers are my team. They have been my team my entire life and will continue to be the team I love with the most passion. Any sports days at work where they allow you to wear sports apparel I come in sporting something Flyers. Even this year which was such a long year for Flyers fans I proudly wore my orange and black. I do have other teams I love as I...
I was a very young kid when the Flyers were winning their Stanley Cups as the Broad Street Bullies. I do remember the team, but was not as versed in the sport. They were still my Flyers, but, as much as I love those teams, when I think back on my youth, I recall more fondly the mid 1980's Flyers teams. By 1980, the last finals run of the original Bullies teams was on. B...
I thought the "NEW NHL" is supposed to bring offensive explosion to the NHL but someone forgot to tell the Minnesota Wild. I looked at the roster of the Minnesota Wild and i found their is great offensive gifted players on that team including names like Demitra, Parrish, Carney, Gaborik and White. These players can score over thirty goals in a season but they are handc...
I watched the Flyers 40th Anniversary DVD to see Ron Hextall's emotions, and have in me feelings rekindled that I had over the entire period that he was with the Flyers... That exuberance that he displayed epitomized what being a Flyer actually means... He, along with Bob Clarke, acted with the raw emotion that I would like to see in every Flyer, every game, every year. ...
first it was Scott Hartnell then it was Alexander Radulov and now it's Colby Armstrong. Suspend Colby Armstrong for the rest of the series to send the message that the dirty plays wont be accpted in the NHL. the blows to the head have to stop NHL isnt do crap until someone is left Paralyzed on the ice......
In a recent article entitled "How to Rebuild the Flyers", Hockeybuzz blogger Tim Panaccio give his breakdown on the Flyers offseason outlook. In the piece he says the following in regards to Flyers young defensman Joni Pitkanen: "They also desperately lack a No. 1 defenseman. [i][b]Joni Pitkanen should have been able to assume that role by now.[/b][/i] Yet his inabil...
I must admit, I am new to hockey. I started really watching hockey after the lockout. I always did like the sport, but never new how the game was played with the rules and such not and found it very hard to follow that puck on the tv. About seven years ago I met this lady, who this June will become my better half, who is a BIG flyers fan and, once we were able to afford...
seriously, people need to take a very,very deep breath about the McLennan slash. come on, real hockey fans will tell this used to happen all the time. I remember Ron Hextall jabbing the forward infront for position to see where the puck. Hextall did slash players and faced the consequences. He would a) face the player (thats call players policing themselves or b) get a fin...
I love to hear Chico Reish brag everytime about how brouder is the greatest goalie since rice bread and when he broke Parent solidified Marty as the greatest goalie is total BS. After going to one of my favorite website, www.flyershistory.com and looking at the both seasons, i came to the conclusion that Marty record is a total fraud as Barry Bonds breaking Home Run rec...
flyershockey81 writes...

What a friggin joke

Posted Monday | Comments 2
I thought game 7's in the stanley cup playoffs were decided by the players? that third period was an embrassment to nhl. call after call was hooking or holding. my god, even the Dave Strader was confused if There was a pentaly when Turco was pulled at the end of the game BTW, Trevor Linden did a nice job on the hook(which was a pentaly) before scoring the game winni...
CBJ09 writes...

Wanted: GM without the ego

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
Well, the job's open. Who wants it? There are a slew of potentials, even a few that have been vocal (Craig Patrick, Bob Clarke). Ownership will begin the interview process within the week, and hopefully now that some teams have been eliminated, the search can be narrowed. Dave Taylor from LA and Craig Button, formerly of Calgary, are rumored to be the front-runners, and th...
Due to your constant comment about our defence killing us, I thought I would actually have a look at some stats to see if the is validity to your tirades about our blueliners: Vancouver Name Pts. TOI +/- Pims Bieksa 0 24 -1 16 Krajeck 0 15 -1 6 Mitchell 1 ...
ladynic writes...

It is a hard time of year

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
I love NHL playoff Hockey. The first round was fabulous. I have 2 games a night every night to watch at least. There were quite a few teams that I like playing. The 2nd round is not so easy of a thing. Less teams I enjoy. Less hockey. The other night both games were on at similar times. There was no 2nd game to stay up and watch. Plus it does get harder to...
Here is my recap of the current chart listings for UFAs: [b]sim[/b]- no, can't skate, inconsistent effort [b]laaksanen[/b]- no- I'd rather have the uncle [b]gelinas[/b]- no- too old to help a team that probably won't make the playoffs. waste of $$ [b]white[/b]- maybe [i]if [/i]he is a good f/o man, but he looks like marty murray redux [b]markov[/b]- probably not goi...
I wished NBC cut into the Rangers-Sabres game to show that Barbaro. that game was god awful. from the miss goal and on top of that the miss hooking call on that play. to phantoms calls Today was an embrassment for NHL. I cant believe two referees on the ice can't make the correct call on ice. I never saw a game inwhich the calls were slided to the Gaybres. Sabres are...
Since the flyers are out of the playoffs and i love to look at stats after games and after brilliant jobs by the refs in yesterday's games i decided to look at one stat that should be alarming. THe Amount of Pentalies called in a playoff game [b]27 Power Plays called in Two Playoff Games[/b] The refs are carrying out buttman's message by continue to call the phantom ...
flyershockey81 writes...

Sympathy for a Sabre

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
Boy, i cant argue with the NO-Goal Call against buffalo. that was a goal. this is a disgrace for NHL on so many levels that i cant explain. NHL needs to replace those overhead camera with HD cameras. BTW, Lindy Ruff should be embrassed for himself foR that tirade after the game instead of doing infront of the media and make ass of himself he shouyld done infront of...
flyershockey81 writes...

Let's leak a new jersey

Posted Thursday | Comments 6
this what i love blogging. you get to leak crap before the public see it up close In this case, let's play a new game, leak 'New NHL' jerseys. Today's Team, Dallas Stars [img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Chazberg/starsnewunis.jpg[/img] if you want to play along, just take advice of the almighty words of Dr. Gregory House "Well, Google It!"
Here is the phone number for Vs. to get them to the hockey games in HD! 1-877-VERSUS-ON 1-203-407-3613
This is my last blog and comments on this site that is a probably a hack job for nhl office....... This was a great game until overtime. you gotta to love the 'New NHL'. The refs decided this game on phantom hooking cals that Bettman and his thugs order the refs to call all the time. on top of the idea of taken sudden death OT out of hockey because media members are ...
last night blog was a blog of frustration and being pissed off at the sport i love. plus i had little too much too drink last night in celebatation of cinco de mayo, which explains about everything for last night. Sorry if i oftened anyone. For now on, im only blogging on the finals, Flyers and Ripping gary bettman to help make a change in this league and I’ll release...
Everyone is ripping me for the negative tone about "New NHL" but i want to let the number finally to back up my arugment themselves. these are attendence figures from games this season that are based on number of tickets distributed, not people attending. THe Actual attendance is lower. Btw the number ever lie...... Mar-6 2007 Col @ Bos - 11,707 F...
In years watching hockey this might be the best final four teams left in the NHL playoffs in YEARS. So lets start out West [b]#1 Detriot Red Wings v #3 Anaheim Ducks[/b] Detriot has been playing great hockey and beat a physical Calgary team and a bottom feeder team in san jose. The ducks beat up on wild and kim johnsson's head. They also had a great series against...
quacker912 writes...

Flyers Offseason.

Posted Wednesday | Comments 4
Lets keep this as straight up as possible, the Flyers have work to do in the offseason. I'm no NHL analysis, but only a hardcore Philadelphia fan since I knew what sports were. With a disappointing season under the belt, it's one of the first times in my recent memory that I have been so excited about the offseason. Lets get started... [b]Current Situation[/b] [u]Fo...
This article im about to share proves part of my therory this league is a)this league is in trouble, b) Bettman still doesnt get it and c) proves that causal fan still doesnt care about NHL Can’t Follow The NHL http://media.www.thetowerlight.com/media/storage/paper957/news/2007/05/10/Sports/Heatin.It.Up.Without.Espn.Nhl.Playoffs.Become.Distant.Afterthought-2898728.sh...
flyershockey81 writes...

Been there. done that.

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
i love it on VS coverage that they say that buffalo fans invented the idea of having fans partying outside while during game. Well they are wrong. If you buy this dvd http://www.amazon.com/NHL-History-Philadelphia-Flyers/dp/B000M7XR7Y/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-4451391-1782410?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1178840045&sr=8-1 and any flyers fan will tell you that the flyers fans wer...
groome16 writes...

Hockey Diehards

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Originally sent to Ek for the My Blog bit and since I wanted to share - --- Why I am a diehard hockey fan: 1974, Flyers, Stanley Cup, Bobby Clarke. I was 4. The Flyers were in the Stanley Cup Finals. The moment came, that moment that every sports fan lives for, that moment that seals a lifelong fate, that moment that takes your breath away and stays with you f...
Gee, Lindy Ruff is a brilliant coach after all......
I love youtube. it has everything you want as a hockey fight fan. i want to share my top #10 fights on you tube #10 Cam Neely TKOs Lindy Ruff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDt8pgmsfV0&mode=related&search= your're not a hockey fan if you dont like cam neely
There is a choking situation in Buffalo.... [img]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/jimmywhite81/choking_1.jpg[/img]
Well, I haven't posted a Flyers off-season thoughts blog, yet, so I figured to combat my insomnia, I'd offer my two cents. Right now, in goal, things seem pretty much set. Martin Biron is the starter. I expect him to play as many as 60 games. Antero Niittymaki, coming off a brutal season, will be the back-up. Biron was a breath of fresh air, on and off the ice, after co...
You have a third period full of questionable penatlies that won't be called in real hockey game and their Network dumps their sorry asses for horse race. it goes to show how popular NHL is really is and how screwed up this league is.
Congrats to Sens. You deserved to Win. You destory and expose the sissies the buffalo sabres are made of. This series proved that old style hockey still regins in the sport i Love. Someone needs to Bettman that phyiscal play is still apart of hockey...... [b]For my Fellow flyers fans let the debate begin.......[/b] [img]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/jimmywhi...
After reading the passinate blog that TIm Panccio wrote about the hack job by NBC. Maybe TIm and other NHL writers start addressing the real problem in this league.. Gary Bettman There is only two writers who openly goes after Bettman on his mistakes and that guy is Larry Brooks of New York Post and then Toronto Sun NHL Writer Al Strachan. Al Strachan knew fr...
this was proved by sports blog Sports Media Watch http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/ this tv rating going back to 1995. add this to bettman brilliant work as the Commish. did anyone notice the differnece one final game between two top market teams in 1997 vs. rest of the games of the following years? [b]1995[/b] 3.2: New Jersey at Detroit, Game 1 (Saturday, Jun...
Mike Rathje. there is a name i havent heard for awhile in flyerland. In all seriousness, i know Mike is trying the hardest he can to come back and play for the orange and black but i think it's time for flyers to buy him out or he has to retire. I met Rathje once, he is a great guy and a great heart for the game but it's decsion time for him......
Well, we have come to the last 7 games of the 2006-2007 NHL Year. Two teams are on the edge of the top of Mountain. From the east we have Ottawa Senators and from the west we have Anaheim Ducks. Both teams defy what Gary Bettman wants the NHL to be a passive, Euro league. Lets recap how both teams got to the finals [b]Ottawa Senators[/b] In the first round, ...
As i am coming home from the jersey shore from the memorial hoilday on monday, i will start to watch the final 7 games of the the 2006-2007 NHL Season. I finally give NHL credit for something.... i'll give them credit for scheduling the first game of stanley cup finals on memorial day night. the reason i will give them credit for scheduling the first game against b...
doing this on the fly... ...no gm in their right mind is going to set the precedent and go after an RFA the caliber of a player such as thomas vanek. bob clarke did this last year to test the waters with a team and gm he has rarely dealt with. i think from that reaction we saw and the spotted history of 'rfa robbing' that it is most definitely not going to continue on ...
bradleyc4 writes...

The Tragically Hip Flyers

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
At work today, I was listening to several of The Tragically Hip's (I still haven't purchased "World Container" yet!) albums and reminiscing about my first Hip concert experience last month at The Chameleon Club here in Lancaster, PA. It's a small, dark, smoke-filled box that can hold about as many people as the local Tim Horton's in downtown Toronto. But the magic they ...
flyershockey81 writes...

Kicking MOtion Goal

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
i wonder if that was buffalo or any usa team in the same exact situation would they called it a goal? dont nhl offical know how easy to revoke a usa passport
if the league is going to be consistant in handing out suspendsion in regarding to blows to head, why wasn't Chris Neil suspended for his head shot in third? Maybe because Ottawa is a team from Canada or maybe this done to by the league that desperatly needs as much prime time exposure as possible to gain any attraction it can, and is going to do anything it has to to g...
"It's a joke. It's a joke. It's been going on the whole series and the whole playoffs, that's a joke. Not one of those calls whether it was against Anaheim or against Ottawa was a penalty....they were bad calls and it's ridiculous at this point of the season that you have referees making these kind of bad calls....missing dives, making calls that aren't even penalties...Ra...
From the team's website: http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=316734&page=NewsPage&service=page John Stevens, who took over for Ken Hitchcock last season, will have some veteran NHL players serving as his assistants next season. Joe Mullen, who until this past season was the all time leading US born goal scorer, and Jack McIllhargy, former Flyer, will be his assi...
Flyskippy writes...

Beyond Hockey

Posted Friday | Comments 10
When my wife and I heard that Roger Neilson was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, we were saddened because we really enjoyed his spunk (and flashy ties). Like us, Roger was a born-again Christian and that shared faith was refreshing to see in a sport regarded as something less than holy amongst many of our peers. When we met Roger some months before, I was proud to have him...
[url]http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20070609_Flyers_hold_on_to_Jonsson.html[/url] According to Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer and HockeyBuzz blogger Tim Panaccio, the Philadelphia Flyers are expected to re-sign goaltender Antero Niittymaki this weekend. Niity will serve as a back-up to incumbent Martin Biron, acquired at the trade deadline from Buffal...
im bored. tv during the summer sucks full of repeats and reality tv. i found myself watching wrasslin tonight, inwhich i thought was pretty entertaining. i wish there was something to talk about related to hockey. why cant July 1 come any faster? how is everyone holding up before July 1?
Based on Ek's list of who's the best available, I'm forecasting where each player will land this summer: #1 Centers 1. Chris Drury (7.5M) - San Jose. I think they'll sign Drury and trade Marleau. Anaheim already has McDonald and Getzlaf as their top two centers and the Kings have Kopitar and Cammalleri. 2. Scotty Gomez (7M) - Atlanta. Gomez centering a line of ...
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predjoe writes...

Bye Bye Kimmo and Hartnell

Posted Monday | Comments 2
Hartnell and Timonen are gone. The Preds have traded the rights of All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen and physical winger Scott Hartnell to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a first round pick. Well...all those in Nashville hoping the Kimmo would retire a Predator are a bit disappointed in this deal. For me I am bummed to see Scotty go. Word was that he was a ...
...but Paul Holmgren has just shown how bad of a GM he is. He has drastically overpaid for Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell. Hartnell, 24, has a great deal of potential, and when he was drafted was pegged to be a captain some day. But in the last two years that has faded away, and he's had numerous head-on collisions with the coaching staff, and most of the locker room ...
FlyerPhan7790 writes...

Let the fun begin

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
It's been something that I have been meaning to get to. That first blog post here on MyHockeyBuzz needed something special, a real kick in the pants to get things going. After yesterday's dramatic twist from Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, it looks like summer could be one of the most memorable ones in recent memory for the Flyers organization. Sure, the Flyers picked up Peter Fo...
It seems that the Predators-Flyers deal, much like the one at the deadline, has opened up the flood gates. Eklund has stated in his blog that the phones are ringing off the hook. Today and the subsequent two days will be quite exciting for many fans. Expect the unexpected unless it involves Bryan Berard. -------------------------------- And now for the second batch of FA...
Im so sick reading from blogs and message boards of other teams complaining what my Philadelphia Flyers did before July 1. Can someone please point to me in the CBA where it says where no transactions cant occur before UFA period begins? please? People should be bowing themselves to Paul Holgram for what he did. He took a page out of the Bob Clarke School of Gm by...
In my analysis, yes it was. The Flyers want to be competitive as quickly as possible. Making this trade and signing these two guys, both of whom fill vital needs, sends a message that this team is going to do what it takes to ice a winner. Philadelphia is suddenly a much better team on paper, and still has $9mm or so in cap space and only one restricted free agent of an...
With rumors of a possible three way deal floating around that would see the Flyers deal away Joni Pitkanen and receive Raffi Torres, supposedly to clear up cap room to sign a UFA center like Scott Gomez or Daniel Briere to a massive free agent contract, I needed to blog and just get this much off my chest after a couple days of contemplation. I still am not a fan of get...
well the 2007 draft is over and free agency is just around the corner... waiting is the hardest part
I think the Flyers have done exceptionally well so far in terms of positioning the team for future success. Paul Holmgren & co are looking like geniuses; but right now the team is entering a most critical stage of this "restructuring", where the next couple of moves will largely determine the fate of this team over the next several years. One of these moves will likely be ...
During "Crazy-Time" last summer Flyers GM Bob Clarke approached Ryan Kesler and made an absurd off to the underachieving restricted free agent. The offer was for a one year deal at $1.9 million dollars, to a player that had far from met any expectations and seemingly could not put the puck in the Pacific Ocean if he were standing on Honolulu Island. Don't get me wrong, ...
Sunday at noon, the NHL will start an orgy of money tossing. Clubs from New York to Edmonton will be looking to add that big name to sell extra tickets, find that last piece to a hopeful Stanley Cup puzzle or simply upset their fan base, like in the case of Toronto's John Ferguson Jr. That brings me to my point. Paul Holmgren, GM of the Flyers has already added two key ...
It was on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, the last time flyers played in the 2006-2007 season. That was also the day inwhich Flyers GM Paul Holmgren had the task to rebuild one of the storied franchise teams in the history of nhl from misery of being th laughing stock of NHL into one of the glourous Franchises in all of hockey. Paul has succeded through many test such...
Monty Python continues to amuse me. However, I shall write about what every other blogger on this website is most interested in: the free agent mania that swept the hockey world yesterday. I will talk about the big deals (ie Gomez, Briere) but my focus is on the smaller names. Briere (PHI)-This was an interesting move by Holmgren. Especially the length. After seeing Rick...
duxown writes...

Free Agency Blah Blah Blah

Posted Monday | Comments 3
Free agency this year is like a hike. You either stay on the trail or you can go into the bushes and risk stratching and clawing your way to where you want to go. Once you're on the trail you're locked in and once you're in the bushes you get lost and are locked in as well. The trail really represent the lucrative contracts that have been handed out to the Drurys and the B...
Ok, we're only in the very early hours of July 3rd here, so this is very preliminary. I have been messing around with line combinations since the Briere signing was announced, and intensified that following the Lupul and Smith additions. So far, I remain very happy with the maneuvers of Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko. Here's a quick glance at what could be the opening ...
As I sit here, at 4:30 in the morning, not being able to sleep due to numerous reasons, I search my feelings on what has happened over the last 40 hours. "Marketplace, marketplace, marketplace"... I hear it over and over in my head. It's like a bad dream. I have tried, without much success, to look on the positive side of things when it comes to the Sabres situation. As I ...
murdoch writes...

Time for a break flyers fans...

Posted Thursday | Comments 8
...for i am pretty much 'hockey'd' out. pretty happy with the agressiveness of the flyers this year. but it is hard to get too excited for what seems like a case of deja vu. this is not the first time the flyers have gone out and signed half of the free agency market. but hey, i cannot complain. for ten years they have been an extremely successful franchise and i have ...
jarhead writes...

What about the enforcers?!

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Look around the internet at different hockey sites and notice all the UFA mumbo jumbo. Sheldon Souray this... Chris Drury that... I'm a big fan of the enforcer types in hockey, so why not blog them? They deserve the attention, so here we go. The Boston Bruins wasted no time in pitching an offer to former Ducks winger Shawn Thornton. The 6'1 209 pounder from Oshawa, ...
[b]Jason Smith : A Steal for the Flyers?[/b] July 7th 3:42 PM: Last week, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Joni Pitkanen, Who is a young defenseman who racked up 43 points last season, and Geoff Sanderson, Who is considerably one of the fastest players in the NHL, He racked up 29 points. The Flyers acquired Joffrey Lupul, Who most Edmonton fans believe was a very bad acq...
With the additions of Briere, Uphsall, Lupul, Hartnell, Timonen, Smith, Kukkonen, Coburn, Biron since last season, have the Flyers put themselves back into the playoffs? [b]Gagne-Briere-Knuble[/b] With the additions of a dynamic player like Briere to take the place of Forsberg, does the Flyers first line have chemisty problems? or does Briere step in and fill...
[b]What additional moves would you like to see the Flyers make?[/b] With the additions of Briere, Uphsall, Lupul, Hartnell, Timonen, Smith, Kukkonen, Coburn, Biron since last season, have the Flyers put themselves back into the playoffs? [b]Gagne-Briere-Knuble[/b] With the additions of a dynamic player like Briere to take the place of Forsberg, does the Fl...
[b]Le Affaire Du Vanek[/b] As we all know, Thomas Vanek signed a seven year, $50 million offer sheet from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, which was matched in about 13 second by the Buffalo Sabres. The surprise is not the offer sheet, the player, or even the amount, really. The surprise is the team making the offer and the reaction it elicited from the Sabres front o...
This is an interesting topic I got into a great discussion about with some guys in Tim's blog. The Flyers money situation after this season... I know its early but bare with me its pretty intriguing to me... Players Under Contract Offense- 8 Players at 24.137 cap hit Gagne, Briere, Knuble, Upshall, Lupul, Hartnell, Kapanen, Eager Defense- 5 players at 16.305 cap ...
Sunday, January 11, 1976... in the height of the Cold War, and the midst of the battle for the supremacy of the Hockey World, the Soviet Army Team visited the Philadelphia Spectrum to take on the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Flyers in the final game of what was billed as 'Super Series 76'... They were undefeated, and their co-touring lesser talented team were only defeate...
Links http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157600720204954/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy3OyB4VZPQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opC6wKLcoVc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMnv7rm-Ws There is no video from the first session due to battery conservation. 10 am Group 45= RJ anderson, 58= Oskar Bartulis, 61=Josh Beaulieu, 51= Freddie Cabana...
This is an interesting topic I got into a great discussion about with some guys in Tim's blog. The Flyers money situation after this season... I know its early but bare with me its pretty intriguing to me... Players Under Contract Offense- 8 Players at 24.137 cap hit Gagne, Briere, Knuble, Upshall, Lupul, Hartnell, Kapanen, Eager Defense- 5 players at 16.305 cap ...
With the past few weeks the NHL has seen some outragious signings. There have been questions about how healthy is the NHL and is the new CBA working? We will know the answer about the CBA next year if the salary cap stays around the same and the teams that spent alot of money with long term contracts(Flyers, Avalanche) will not have the cap space to spend next year. Explai...
nyghtflyer writes...

The ultimate 180

Posted Tuesday | Comments 3
Well, Since it seems, for now, that all is said and done in Philadelphia, I think it's time for me to get my fingers to work and get my first blog out in QUITE some time. And what a better time to get one out while the world of hockey is dead, the Selanne to Philly rumors have quieted, Sid the Kid has signed an nice extension, and Sheldon Souray is still out of his mi...
As a fan of the Colorado Avalanche since they moved to Denver, it's easy to know why I hold a special place for Peter Forsberg. How can I forgot Forsberg missing the entire 01-02 season only to return and become arguably the best player in the playoffs? Then there's the magic that Forsberg captured along with Milan Hejduk in the 02-03 where he won the Hart Trophy and helpe...
smacklby writes...

My Apologies And My Flyers

Posted Thursday | Comments 4
My apologizes to anyone I ever offended with offensive language. I have used offensive language with some posters, especially if annoyed by the post posted by the poster. But, even so, I always tried to keep it in a fun format. Although, I understand, any offensive language can always be taken the wrong way, and have been annoyed by it, myself, when others have directed...
mayorofangrytown writes...

My Hockey Mom

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
So, it’s Wednesday and I’m thirty minutes into an hour commute home to get to my son’s first street hockey game of this summer season. He’s coming off a winter where he played two separate seasons of inline hockey and went to a skating camp to prep him for ice hockey this winter. I tell you this so that you understand that he’s equipped to play, the money’s bee...
There are a number of things that are currently annoying me and since misery loves company I thought I’d share them. The Nashville Predators. Yes, they are a hot stove topic. I feel sorry for the fans in Nashville. They seem to be working so hard and getting no where. If you look at the current landscape it makes you wonder exactly what they would have to do to keep t...
My first blog. A person smarter than I once claimed that evolution does not produce a better species - it merely produces a different species. EK mentions in his description about himself the joy he felt when he could watch the Flyers on PRISM when he was growing up. I confess I am fully capable of getting nostalgic - but when I read that I did smile a bit because...
murdoch writes...

New NHL UFA Balancing Act

Posted Monday | Comments 2
many fans, bloggers, gm's etc are worried about the spending spiraling out of control. but i feel they are wrong... ...the over the top mentality the flyers and rangers had this july 1st is going to cause a counter-reaction for the remaining gm's this season. i believe we will see more the likes of joe thornton and iginla type signings by the time the new year hits. ...
PhillyOff-Ice95 writes...

Flyers Mini Camp

Posted Tuesday | Comments 5
This is my first blog. Last week I spent 3 days over at the Flyers practice rink to watch some of their mini camp. I just needed a hockey fix in mid July and this was perfect. I spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday over there. Wednesday and Thursday were all drills and your typical hockey practice. Friday was a scrimmage between the two groups. New Flyers asst coach...
sschut40 writes...

What Should the Leafs do?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 4
Well, it appears pretty simple to me. However, I'm not the General Manager. The Leafs lack depth at right wing. Plain and simple. It's time to bring in a top line right winger to complete the trifecta. Blake, Sundin and ............. Hejduk (4m) and Svatos (1.2m) are obviously being targeted by the Leafs management. After hearing Giguere today, commenting on possib...
With over two months till the season starts, and then 8 more until it ends, its impossible to try and guess the final standings. But, with over two months till the season starts, and nothing else to do, its fun. The following is my prediction, based on the current lineups and my opinions and thoughts about the game. The atlantic division (in addition to being the one ...
Even though it's still early, and there's still quite a few moves that need to be made-or should I say will be made-here's a quick look at a few guys that I see as being on the spot in Philly, and a few who might be gone.... [b]On The Spot[/b] 5. Joffrey Lupul. Lupul is basically an offensive player. He doesn't play defense, isn't a great skater and doesn't use ...
Even though it's still early, and there's still quite a few moves that need to be made-or should I say will be made-here's a quick look at a few guys that I see as being on the spot in Philly, and a few who might be gone.... [b]On The Spot[/b] 5. Joffrey Lupul. Lupul is basically an offensive player. He doesn't play defense, isn't a great skater and doesn't use ...
With all the action in the Northeast (Edit - Atlantic), it's going to wind up being a very interesting year. I suppose these would be some of the bigger questions on one's mind at the moment: Will the Rangers actually benefit with Gomez and Drury? Can the Flyers make a move up the ladder? Will the Penguins be able to rally behind Fleury? Has Guerin warranted...
Yo I'm TonyBazz. I've been watching hockey religiousally for almost 20 years now, and I'm a diehard Flyers fan. My earliest memory of the Flyers is the 87 Cup Finals where we played Edmonton and went seven games and Ron Hextall won the Conn Smythe trophy. I remember I had this little Gretzky doll and I was beating the crap out of it the whole series. I remember when we...
I am a Flyers and a hockey fan. I have been a hockey fan in a town where the Philadelphia Eagles have a death grip on the hearts, minds and sports talk radio souls of our area. Heck, even the Phillies and 76ers (ban) - who are just god awful - get more airtime than the NHL. There are those who say that hockey doesn't matter, save for a few towns in Canada, and that th...
According to the team's website, the Phantoms have signed veteran goalie Brian Boucher to a contract. No terms were released. “Brian is a good goalie who will add depth to the organization and solidify our goaltending situation,” said GM Paul Holmgren in making the announcement. Boucher is a decent insurance policy should Antero Niittymaki or Martin Biron falter or...
Some random thoughts as I get ready to hit the open road later this week: [b]Was the lockout a waste of time? Did I miss a year of hockey for nothing?[/b] I am a Flyers fan and I will lay that out first. I love that they signed Danny Briere for a long time and for huge money - because that is what it took to seal the deal. That being said, I do wonder if that lost y...
After Jason Smith got traded there was one big question. Who will be the Oilers Captain? That is a question that probably won't be awnsered until training camp starts in September. With Jason Smith playing in Philadelphia now the Oilers don't have captain, now the obvious choice for captain WOULD HAVE been Ryan Smyth but he is no longer in Edmonton either so I thought I wo...
Since July 1st there has been much discussion regarding the signings of Chris Drury and Scott Gomez by the New York Rangers. It is true that Gomez and Drury are both very talented hockey players but it is also true that they were overpaid by the Rangers. This begs the question: Was it worth it? The Rangers needed to add (or resign) two free agent centers in the of...
ThePhillyPhlyer writes...

A NEW ERA!

Posted Friday | Comments 8
Philadelphia, PA. July 27, 2007 The puck drops in just over Two Months! Our Fly Guys begin a new season October 4th. ARE YOU READY? I AM! Last Season was a mess. From an opening night shut-out disaster against the in-state rival Penguins (4-0 in Pittsburgh) to a General Manager hanging it up to the firing of a Hall-of-Fame Caliber Coach to the injury woes to...
Yeah, this doesn't have anything to do with hockey, but I did wear a Hockeybuzz hat to the theatre, so that will have to qualify. Not only that but BluesFan44 demands a review. After much personal anticipation-I have been a Simpsons junkie since the days of the Tracey Ullman Show shorts-I finally got to see a feature film dedicated to my favorite yellow folks and their ...
ThePhillyPhlyer writes...

What if...

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
[b]Rumors are ABUNDANT![/b] RJ Umberger and Denis Gauthier seem to be the pieces most likely to be traded by the Flyers. If you're listening to rumors, Ed Jovanowski is available and Phoenix is actively looking for trade partners. Would the Coyotes trade Jovo for Umberger and Gauthier? If you're listening to rumors, Peter Forbser and Teemu Selanne want to play ...
First off how is it that Kevin Lowe has single handedly destroyed the financial system of the NHL. He signed a young kid with a lot of potential to an inflated contract for sure, but he needed to to get the kid out of LA. Brian Burke can cry all he wants, but he lost this time. I would say his 4 million signing of an old injured maligned player who never was a star in this...
doormat247 writes...

The Death of Depth...

Posted Friday | Comments 10
I've heard plenty of voices over the past few weeks say that the salaries are spiralling out of control again and that the salary-cap really doesn't mean anything anymore. Obviously, this isn't entirely false inspite of what many fans of my Edmonton Oilers will tell you. Obviously as a whole this won't affect the salary cap as the cap is tied to league revenues. What thi...
nyghtflyer writes...

The Tale of Two Cities

Posted Friday | Comments 4
Growing up with a passion and a love for two teams is harder than just one! My father grew up in Montreal in the era when the Canadiens were known as the flying frenchmen and were basically unbeatable. I was born in 1978, and hockey came into my life I would say right around 1982 when I was old enough to talk and enjoy what was being shown to me. This was the time that...
I will preface all of this with the fact that this is my first attempt at a blog and also that while yes I am college student my grammar is terrible. But since training camp is about a month away and trade rumors are becoming few and far between, I have decided to give my analysis and predictions of each division over the next few weeks to be capped off with my playoff pre...
[i]With all of the big new contracts signed this year, there are a lot of players with big shoes to fill. There are a lot of players with a new responsibility to be "the guy" for their respective clubs. There are a lot of players that need to step it up this season and show why they were worth the big bucks that their teams threw at them. So which players are actually...
When I look at the Flames' first month in the schedule I at first think it's a touch one until I start looking at the months following it and realize they're all tough. The season starts out on Oct. 4 against the Flyers and their newest additions, I'd be very surprised if the Brier/Gagne line isn't extremely pumped for that game. This was the worst team Philly fans have ...
[i]With all of the big new contracts signed this year, there are a lot of players with big shoes to fill. There are a lot of players with a new responsibility to be "the guy" for their respective clubs. There are a lot of players that need to step it up this season and show why they were worth the big bucks that their teams threw at them. So which players are actually...
Ok, so everybody else is writing a blog now, so I guess i'd better do one too so everyone knows how I feel about the upcoming season. I guess the best way to describe my feelings about the upcoming season is to say that I am cautiously optimistic. I am very happy about the additions that Homer made and despite what anyone says, I don't think he overpaid at all. He paid wha...
[b]how did I get here?[/b] (Thank you David Byrne) Good question. But first we have to look at where we came from. How bad were the Flyers last year? Let's just say, that on many nights the Delta Dental Ice Girls would have scored shorthanded. I know many of you know these figures, but for those who do not, here are some of the lowlights: 22 wins. Only 10 win...
In the past, the Eastern Conference's most feared division was the Northeast division, which consisted of the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Boston Bruins. However, due to an eventful free agency, the division of [b]Devils, Penguins, NY Rangers, Islanders, and Flyers[/b] are going to be extremely tough to beat....
Although I don't doubt a single division is capable of locking down 5 of the 8 playoff slots, I tend to think even if so it wouldn't be the Atlantic. Last year, all but the Flyers made a show in the playoffs. The Devs and Pens each finished well up in the standings, while the Rangers and Islanders just slipped in towards the last week of the season. The hardest part...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Philadelphia Flyers

Posted Monday | Comments 4
Let me start this blog with one thing... START THE SEASON!!!! The Flyers as we stand now have made tons of great moves to improve their team. Whether you feel they overpaid for players or whatever the case may be, their team right now is a complete 180 from last season, if they click. The additions of Briere, Hartnell, and Lupul really add great depth and skill to ...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Philadelphia Flyers

Posted Tuesday | Comments 9
Let me start this blog with one thing... START THE SEASON!!!! The Flyers as we stand now have made tons of great moves to improve their team. Whether you feel they overpaid for players or whatever the case may be, their team right now is a complete 180 from last season, if they click. The additions of Briere, Hartnell, and Lupul really add great depth and skill to ...
dagley writes...

The Lindros Factor?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 17
[img:left]http://images.sportsnetwork.com/hockey/nhl/allsport/toronto/lindros_eric2.jpg[/img]The key question is truly, can all 6 ft 4 240 pound Eric Lindros still be the deciding factor in sixty-minutes like he was from 92 to 99. Lindros collected a considerable amount of attention, rightfully so. In the 95/96 season he collected 115 points (47G, 68A), the year previous h...
The great [b]Sir Winston Churchill[/b] once wrote about Jeff Carter saying, he is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Ok...so he was actually writing about Russia during his radio address in 1939; BUT, he [u]could[/u] have been writing about [b]Jeff Carter[/b]...couldn't he? This young man, of only 22 years old, was born on January 1, 1985 in London, On...
flyershockey81 writes...

41 days of HELL

Posted Friday | Comments 8
It just seems like it was yesterday when the philadelphia flyers ended their 40th anniversity season in hell. Since then it seems like it all but heaven for flyers and their fans. 41 more days until we all can say "Game On"
Rangers sign Drury and Gomez! Rangers re-sign Shanahan! Rangers re-sign Lundqvist! Well, you get the idea... Everyone is talking about the moves that the Rangers have made in the off-season. And granted, they do play in the biggest media market in the United States, so that alone will get you lots of press coverage. But no one is talking about their rival 2 hours d...
"Always do everything you ask of those you command." -George S. Patton, Jr. As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of General George S. Patton, Jr. He was a true leader in every sense of the word. He was a fearless warrior, a surprisingly thoughtful philosopher, a tortured historian with many former lives, a sometimes unstable egomaniac and an incredibly brillian...
szandor writes...

Yin & Yang

Posted Monday | Comments 2
Yin and yang, up and down, good and bad, a GM's job is full of contrast. A GM needs to manage winning now without losing in the future. For Philadelphia's Paul Holmgren this is no different. Last year with our beloved Flyers finishing last in the NHL Homer was tasked with getting the Flyers back on track fast without hurting the future of the franchise. Did he do it? ...
flyersfan2 writes...

forsberg update

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
On monday forsberg met with the flyers management in the philadelphia area trying to work out a deal with forsberg that would maybe bring him back to the flyers and keep them under the cap and there is still a possibility that umberger or gauthier can be traded to free cap space.
"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends we're so glad you could attend come inside, come inside" Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) wrote those lyrics in 1973 - I was 5 - and embedded themselves in our rock and roll consciousness with a 29 minute 37 second exclamation of 1970s progressive rock. Yeah...ok. You are likely saying, "What in the name of R...
ladynic writes...

Count down to Camp

Posted Saturday | Comments 12
I don't know about all of you but I personally am itching for NHL hockey action. Flyers rookies open camp 9/8, a week from today. That doesn't sound long but right now it feels like an eternity. I am so anxious to see what this retooled team will look like on the ice. On Paper it looks awesome, but how long will it take it all to gel and run smoothly like a well oi...
For those of you who took the risk of adding Teemu Selanne to your hockey pools, you must be wondering, will he retire? Or will he come back for more with the Anahiem Ducks? According to some websites, he has been encouraged to keep playing in the nhl from some old friends. I think Eklund mentioned that Philadelphia was interested in him. Personally, i don't see why he ...
The days are getting shorter, the school buses are freshly cleaned of last year's spitballs and awaiting a new crop of young troublemakers...umm...students, and another Flyers season is but mere weeks away. The near miraculous transformation from worst in the league to potential playoff spot is almost complete. The depth and breadth of the changes that occurred at the en...
[i][b]*warning - Please check any kneejerk reactions at the door - this is all in good humor*[/b][/i] I was thinking about the very clever way the Dallas Stars used billboards/bumper stickers to get a new and funny message across to their current and potential fans. I thought it something that the Flyers might want to take to heart and show the fans that they are excit...
[img]http://www.axisglobe.com/Image/2005/10/23/KGB/KGB_Symbol.gif[/img] [b]The KGB -Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti[/b] KGB. When I think of those three letters, I think of the darkest, most insidious element of the former Soviet Union's Communist regime. The "Committee for State Security" was the secret police, intelligence and security branches cobbled togethe...
szandor writes...

Same Old Song and Dance

Posted Friday | Comments 3
Throughout the years there have been many things required to become a hockey player - stick, puck, ice, and the ability to speak in cliches. This is a skill that is taught at a very young age. Only with years of training and practice can a person truly master this art. This was clear today in a transcript of Thursday's media conference with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. The...
ladynic writes...

9/9/07 Flyers rookie camp

Posted Sunday | Comments 9
Side note I felt that the vertical strip on the socks make the Flyers look like imperial storm troopers. HEre look and compare. The storm Troopers http://www.flickr.com/photos/lil_munki/1352823284/?addedcomment=1#comment72157601938696529 Rookie camp photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157601938292851/ VIDEO!!!! (warning it takes time for youtube t...
Heart. When you hear the word, perhaps, the first thing you think of is that organ beating inside your chest. You also might think of that hard rocking, but IMO god-awful, girl band comprised of the sisters - Ann and Nancy Wilson. Sorry, not a big Barracude fan. When I think of the word "heart," I immediately think of it in relation to organized sports. Not ...
groome16 writes...

Rumblings and Bumblings

Posted Monday | Comments 9
Summer is over - Hockey is upon us and it's time for me to pipe in with my rumblings and bumblings about what I have seen and heard throughout the summer silly season and beyond. The NHL has had an interesting summer, to say the least, and there is a lot to bumble on about. So without further ado: [b]Buying and Selling and Selling and Buying[/b] Nashville had a buy...
[b]http://flyerflies.com/blogs/The_FlyerFly/?p=13[/b] Finally, the first real sign that Flyers hockey is returning has arrived. The Philadelphia Flyers rookie prospects have congregated at the Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. for a mini-camp that is scheduled to stretch until Wednesday. The Flyers rookie squad will take on a group of rookie prosp...
mayorofangrytown writes...

Flyers Forecast

Posted Tuesday | Comments 9
I tend to be pessimistic but hopeful. I can see the Flyers getting off to another bad start but not being non competitive like they were last year. The team made a lot of moves after February, some I like, some I like less, some seem to come with question marks. [b]The Forwards:[/b] I wanted them to sign Drury but they ended up with Briere so I was a little disappointe...
Buts16 writes...

Where did the Hound Dog go?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 6
Anybody else sick of player nicknames these days? The good old days had Flyers with colourful names like Battleship,Hound Dog,Big Bird,Moose and The Hammer. That is great stuff, the fans could relate and loved the players. Now nicknames consist of adding a y to the end of everybodies name…..BORING. Who needs Jonesy or Richy or Marty? Not me forget it, lets have some ...
mayorofangrytown writes...

A Day in the Life

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
I'm reposting this since it originally was lost behind the scenes and I think it will speak to the Hockey dads out there. So, it’s Wednesday and I’m thirty minutes into an hour commute home to get to my son’s first street hockey game of this summer season. He’s coming off a winter where he played two separate seasons of inline hockey and went to a skating camp t...
Number23 writes...

ATTENTION Flyers fans!!!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 6
Hey, Flyers fans! I'm looking to get a group together to go out and watch the Home Opener on Saturday night, October 13th (naturally, that's if you're not already going [i]to[/i] the game). In these early stages so far, it's [b]me[/b] and my wife, [b]jsaquella[/b] and his wife (my wife's sister, btw), and [b]steal_your_faceoff[/b], with the possibility of siblings an...
After getting my daily dose of hockeybuzz.com I go on the official Flyers home page to check up on news in flyerdom and I stumble on this. http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=336967&page=NewsPage&service=page Apparently to open up camp the flyers are running a round robin torny putting all the vets, and prospects on 4 different teams to foster team pla...
[img]http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2007/07/briereallstar_0701.jpg[/img] "On Friday, September 14 at 10:45 a.m. at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey, the Flyers and Phantoms will unveil their new Reebok home (black) and road (white) jerseys." I am going to pick up my white, away Briere Jersey at 9am and hopefully have pictures up on...
I got to the Flyers Gear Zone at the Bank Building at 8:35 this morning and politely and nicely bugged the manager until she let me in (I was the only one crazy enough to be there early....oh and the 2,000 women packing the Wac from the "Women of Faith" conference. It was not pretty. I was the only guy within sight.) The Manager talked hockey with me and she finally tol...
Last year the Philadelphia Flyer's were the worst team in the NHL. They went through some major shake ups from the front office to who was on the ice. After a drubbing at the hands of the Buffalo Saber's, Bobby Clarke said he was to burnt out to run the team. When Clarke found the door it did not hit him on the way out, it hit Ken Hitchcock who got fired the same day Clark...
9/16/07 Flyers camp The links of course.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602046504581/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVuxUNcM1gc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHcp_xthv6M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgMw6QsG07w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf22qswElo8 First I want to thank Hockey buzz’s own Steal your face off, the young man w...
[img:left]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:rbDOhlS0_FrI2M:http://www.amazing-christmas-ideas.com/images/birds-beads-full-tree-big.jpg[/img] [img:right]http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p3288909th.gif[/img] With all the proper religious respect due my brothers and sisters of other faiths, seeing a scrimmage with real NHL players was like walking down the st...
Buts16 writes...

The Good,Bad and the Kopitar!

Posted Tuesday | Comments 8
Remember my last blog I said Bell will not suspended, just ignore that comment. Led Zepplin is playing a concert Nov 26th, how cool would that be. 20 million have registed for tickets already, I guess a lot of people think it would be cool. I guess this Tiger Woods guy is pretty good. I think Britney Spears is on a fast track for Playboy, what a trainwreck. The...
Well folks, after seeing the new RBK Edge jerseys live and in person i give them a very solid thumbs down. Fashion aside (and very few of the uniforms that did change changes for the positive) these things are so flimsy and rip so easy that every fight from now till they are fixed will come down to who can tear his opponents jersey faster . Even if they don't tear they are...
Every end of August brings the excitement of the opening days of NHL camps everywhere. The smell of the freshly zamed ice, the first cut made in the ice by the powerful skates of NHL players. But, when camp opens everyone makes predictions. Now I understand they are just predictions but come on people, are they really necessary? Predictions for the new season start afte...
9/20/07 Philadelphia Flyers training Camp Report Pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602089563404/ Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zp2Ni3fJAA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNErUHwUCw4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPsav4zr42w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELVUQ0kBWWg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6TzCgIS60 ttp://www.youtube.co...
It is time for the third edition in my series of blogs about the new NHL jerseys. For those who still have not seen the all new jerseys: http://www.fartfignewton.com/rbk_edge/ For those who missed Parts 1 and 2: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2499 Next up is the Atlanta Divisi...
[img]http://images.sportsline.com/images/nhl/logos/NYR.gif[/img][img]http://images.sportsline.com/images/nhl/logos/NJ.gif[/img] Rangers and Devils. Two of the most hated franchises in hockey to many Philadelphia Flyers fans. If the sound of those two names echoing in your ears doesn't excite you as a Flyers fan - then it's over and you might as well keep walking towards...
sirwin31 writes...

Preseason Translation

Posted Friday | Comments 2
With the struggles of the Calgary Flames during their first three preseason games, I wondered if this was a sign of things to come as opponents would say, or simply false results caused by a lack of a full veteran roster, as many Flames fans would like to believe. Do preseason results translate to regular season success? In th 2006-'07 season, the Eastern Conference pr...
9/21/07 Flyers training camp report First let me apologize to Mr. no number on the helmet I just learned as I write this that you are Rory Fitzpatrick. I apologize for calling you Nate Guenin. Pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602101960908/ Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4OoSXi8Ls4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsJIE9a5MTQ http...
Watching the Flyers/Rangers game today, there were a couple of things that stood out to me: 1: Sami Kapanen looked good tonight. If he continues to play the way he did tonight he could be one of those 3rd line guys for the Flyers that makes the difference in the post season. 2: The Rangers power play looked terrible. 0-7 tonight, I'm hoping that they have yet to find...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_storm-clouds-oly1739_blog.jpg[/img] [b]Riders on the storm[/b] After a terrible performance against the Senators, the Flyers were looking to ride out the storm and rebound by heading into a tilt with the New York Rangers. In fact, they brought their own storm to Broadway. OK...I know, the Flyers 5-0 shutout win...
I've chosen a spot to meet to watch the Home Opener October 13th: Champps 25 Rt 73 S. Marlton, NJ I figure we'll meet up around 6pm, to get ready prior to the drop of the puck. I'm also thinking of doing this again on Saturday, Oct.27, for the road game against Boston!
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:JeEvEAeZYd1vtM:http://www.geocities.com/mattreigns/Westerns/goodbadugly.jpeg[/img] Translated from Italian it actually reads The Good, the Ugly and the Bad. Linguistics notwithstanding, Clint Eastwood's performance in the starring role in this 1966 spaghetti western, directed by Sergio Leone, is [u]far and away[/u] the best West...
mob_slapman writes...

In Case you forgot:

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Just in case people forgot who Steve Downie is. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Fidlin/2005/10/31/1286377-sun.html Interesting to see that the guy doesn't even make it to the regular season before he fully establishes himself as a gutless player at the NHL level. Very dissapointing to see rookies potentially destroying the career of the veteran players in the hop...
TheStig writes...

Head Shots

Posted Wednesday | Comments 8
I was disgusted by hearing Steve Downie left his feet to hit Dean McAmmond, I was even more disgusted when I seen the hit on Sportscentre. Dean McAmmond skating behind the net, turning the corner to head up ice, some argue he had his head down, and Steve Downie charges across the ice, leaves his feet to take him out. McAmmond was turning the corner, weather or not he had h...
Bleed Blue writes...

The HIT - Sens/Flyers review

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
Took in the FLyers-Sens game last night. *YAWN* pre-season hockey is less than desirable. Even the kids trying to earn roster spots did themselves no favours last night. Nycholat fit in on the Sens blueline without any problem, he is clearly ready for a roster spot. I would say it comes at the expense of Schubert. I cannot imagine any sens fans complaining about tha...
Before moving to the Top 10 list, I wanted to comment on the events that occured last night in the Flyers/Senators pre-season game. The injury to Dean McAmmond is on the minds of all hockey fans, as it should be. The hit by Flyers prospect Steve Downie was unconscionable and flat out wrong. Irrespective of what Colin Campbell does, Downie should - and will - be punish...
I want to take a slightly different look at the recent furor at headshots in the NHL. Do I think they should be minimized? ABSOLUTELY! Do I think they can be completely eradicated? No, I dont, they happen, this is a fast game played by fast men but just because something is a head shot doesnt mean it should automatically be grounds fro a suspension. Hell anytime a big d-ma...
[img:left]http://hfboards.com/imagehosting/2020946fabb71c7c52.bmp[/img] I cant believe the outrage over the Downie hit. if people want to be outrage, watch the game before making a call. Before the "hit", Scuburt hit on downie was alot worse than what Downie did. Where was everyone crying when Neil did to Drury last year? Where was one when Colby Armstrong did it FI...
[quote=TheTiny]If you watch the video replay you will see that his feet don't leave the ice untill there is contact. Shoulder contacts the head and then Mcammond's head hits the boards. It is also 0.6 seconds after Mcammond passes the puck, Downey also cannot see that he doesnt have the puck. Mcammons head is looking where he passed and doesn't see Downey coming. By today'...
Since the issue seems to have overtaken all else in the hockey world in terms of importance and exposure, I figure the Downie hit is as good of a play as any to spark my first commentary on hockeybuzz. First off, due to some frustrating technical problems with the NHL Center Ice Online package, I was unable to see the hit live, but I did listen to the audio feed from th...
Just read something interesting on TSN.com in the Article about Dead McAmmond talking to TSN. ([url]http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=219333&hubname=nhl[/url]) [quote=Sens Headcoach John Paddock]"I think for the good of Steve Downie. He needs to be suspended for a long time. We were cheering for him the last two christmas times (World Junior Championships) and h...
Number23 writes...

Lupul day-to-day

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
According to Holmgren, a sprained wrist: http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=338418&page=NewsPage&service=page
flyershockey81 writes...

FREE STEVIE DOWNIE!!!!

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
He's being hung on the woodshed by hypocrites on this site and hypocrites around the nhl
i must say, it felt like 8 months for the flyers preseason to start, and now it is almost over. which brings the flyers to their next decision....after downie of course...the captaincy. all fingers are pointing at gagne at this point. and the team hass clarified it will have a captain in place by game 1 in calgary. but is this really a smart move? albeit i am just a bi...
For all those fans out there who have watched Flyers fans fire back over and over with ludicrous accusations, I apologize. As a Flyers fan, it pains me to see what is currently going on not only with Steve Downie himself, but with other Flyers fans. On one front, I am proud to be a fan of the organization because I can see how the fans here rally together and will defend t...
degroat writes...

Balancing Passion and Reason

Posted Friday | Comments 6
I figured since everyone else was talking about Steve Downie knocking Dean McAmmond into next week that it was time to throw my take on the incident out there. Why? Because I think a lot of people are letting their passion get in the way of reason, like they often do when incidents like this happen in sports. There’s no question that when you see something like thi...
In the past week we have had a front row seat to see how the current review committee, and Colin Cambell, determine player suspensions. We all saw the hit, the coaches responses, player responses, media input, public outcry, etc, etc etc. Its a long, and flawed, system that in the end determines a punishment which is usually met with and equal amount of approval and displ...
As a general rule, I am done with making predictions as they pertain to the world of sports. This offseason, I had a blog titled, "Ryan Smyth [b][i]WILL[/b][/i] Remain an Islander." I also predicted that the New York Mets would once again run away with the National League East Title. (Ugh.) On the demerits of these two statements alone, I should be permanently banned from ...
Buts16 writes...

Flyers predictions for 2007-2008

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Here I am On the road again There I am Up on the stage Here I go Playin’ star again There I go Turn the page That chorus could not ring more true. Last year was the worst season in Flyer history, then this pre-season we had the Steve Downie drama, it is time to turn the page. I’m not going to tell you the Flyers are going to win the Cup, I’m n...
I think that the folks at Yahoo sports are Steve Downie Supporters. He got an assist and served alot of penalties for his team. I have to say I am pretty impressed. http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore;_ylt=AkzFjbn_.pbbZfYgk1IrCKp7vLYF?gid=2007100403 Philadelphia 3, Calgary 2 Preview - Box Score - Recap - Highlights 1 2 3 Total ...
Just listening to the Avs vs. Sharks game - and Mr. Paul Stastny has 1g 4a in this game, while having a hat trick on opening night, which brings him to 8points in 3games. And i got him in 3 of my Fantasy Teams :-) I knew this kid would rock this season, and i also did believe he would have a fair shot at the 100 point mark - but this much improvement and absolute domina...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Philadelphia Flyers

Posted Monday | Comments 3
I have to open up with.... WHAT A GOAL BY BRIERE!!! Absolute playmaker. What positives and negatives do we see so far? Positives... The top line has looked absolutely amazing in my eyes. For the most part dominate the ice during 5 on 5 situations and when the three are on the PP together they create tons of opportunities. This line is going to be AMAZING to follow...
Seeing Philadelphia come back to Vancouver is like seeing a old girlfriend you used to date in high school. At first you are like " Oh god !, there she is." She always wants it to be the same as it used to be like, but it never is. Things change, people grow apart. That annoying laugh that I ignored because "Having a Girlfriend" in Highschool is just the thing to do...
VANCOUVER - If the Philadelphia Flyers were looking to build momentum off their time atop the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, they couldn't have asked for much more. That is, of course, unless you count Jesse Boulerice. Danny Briere wrote himself into the record books in just his 3rd game with the team with his goal and 2 assists, and Mike Richards added the fin...
Number23 writes...

What went right for Philly

Posted Thursday | Comments 4
A few things overshadowed by the momentary idiocy of Jesse Boulerice: -[b]Mike Richards[/b]. A career-high 4-point night (2g-2a). His smooth backhand pass to RJ Umberger put the first nail (second goal 13 seconds after the first) in Vancouver's coffin, and he slammed it shut with a goal 2 men short. This could be the game that establishes Richards as a go-to guy. -[b...
[b]It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..[/b] Much like the French Revolution, about which Charles Dickens (apparently I cannot use the word to properly denote the author's last name) wrote the above famous first line of [i]A Tale of Two Cities[/i], the Flyers are in a state of radical change and turmoil. The new regime is intent on successfully erasin...
murdoch writes...

hey canada...

Posted Thursday | Comments 7
...i understand that certain flyers players have been taking liberties with your canadian teams' players. but lets not fly off the handle this time around like with the downie incident. campbell needs to address this just like he did downie and give him the 20 game 'benchmark' suspension. but just remember, when chris neil, ryan malone or darcy tucker take to dropping ...
He damn well shouldn't be. That is for sure. I cannot even believe what I saw last night. A fourth line plug, who isn't even really good enough to be called a plug, cross checks a skilled player in the face. Ryan Kesler did not see it coming, there was no reason for it (Boulerice says that Kesler took a run at Randy Jones...ya...ok...), he didn't have the puck, and he ...
Jon Jordan writes...

Attention: Isles

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
First off, everything I said yesterday and earlier on in the year still applies ... I am still wildly optimistic about this team. Losses happen. Even 8-1's happen. But this "post-Ranger game" thing ... it's gotta stop. And it's gotta stop [i][b]this season[/b][/i]. Why? Because when you muster up a solid game like last night's 2-1 win over your [i][b]hated[/b][...
[img]http://boredplanet.com/img/enemywithinisles.jpg[/img] The Isles flew out from LI the other day on a high. A 3-1 record, their only loss outplaying, outshooting, but not out scoring Washington and Kolzig. Everyone was happy, everyone was chipper. But then something happened on the way to Toronto. A transporter malfunction seemed to come into play, and the plan...
Every once in a while you see a photo and you think...man, I have seen that person before. When you put the face with the other photo and you get that lightbulb moment...you have "Separated at Birth?" For example....let's start with Wade Belak, since everything is his fault anyway. [img:left]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_1300.jpg[/img][img]http:/...
Every once in a while you see a photo and you think...man, I have seen that person before. When you put the face with the other photo and you get that lightbulb moment...you have "Separated at Birth?" For example....let's start with Wade Belak, since everything is his fault anyway. [img:left]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_1300.jpg[/img][img]http:/...
Every once in a while you see a photo and you think...man, I have seen that person before. When you put the face with the other photo and you get that lightbulb moment...you have "Separated at Birth?" For example....let's start with Wade Belak, since everything is his fault anyway. [img:left]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_1300.jpg[/img][img]http:/...
Every once in a while you see a photo and you think...man, I have seen that person before. When you put the face with the other photo and you get that lightbulb moment...you have "Separated at Birth?" For example....let's start with Wade Belak, since everything is his fault anyway. [img:left]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_1300.jpg[/img][img]http:/...
phi1671 writes...

Boulerice gets 25 games

Posted Friday | Comments 0
As reported and begged for by the majority of the media and fans Jesse Boulerice received a 25 game suspension. He will start the suspension immediately. The Flyers have the home opener and the buzz around the players and the fans are truly electric. With their win versus the Canucks earlier this week, it shows the team is ready to compete this year. Something t...
People thoughts on Flyers after Third game of 2007-2008 season "I guess you're right. But the issue in these situations is about making the punishment fit the crime as opposed to making the punishment fit the criminal. If Daniel Briere had done this (OK, so he'd have had to get up on a box to take off Kesler's head as Boulerice did, but let's imagine it for a moment), w...
just look at colin campbell's quote from his transcript [b]COLIN CAMPBELL: No, I'm not concerned. They've always had that image that dates back to '72 when they were nicknamed "The Broad Street Bullies." If you look at the time that I've been associated with the National Hockey League doing this job, with discipline, I don't recall -- I think I've had a couple of player...
Where is Weller Suspension? that’s right the refs got it wrong giving him an match pentaly Where’s Tootoo’s Suspension? I didnt happen nhl still holding a grudge against the flyers all these years.....
ladynic writes...

10/13/07 Flyers Practice Report

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602398807368/ Ok well, the Flyers decided to practice earlier then what was posted on their site (which is a normal thing when it seems I am going to practice) When I got there is was practice for standing in front and tipping it in and various other mini stations among the last few. Then it got to be Fitzpatrick, Upsh...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
The Flyers need to get their act together, Boulerice deserved 25 games and I hope he doesn’t play for the Flyers again. Jim Basillie will end up buying the Preds, this will be good news for Canada and bad news for Kansas City, in the long run this will benefit the NHL, not sure if Bettman can figure that out. I still can’t get over the Bills Cowboys game from Mon...
As most of you already know, Jesse Boulerice was suspended for 25 games after his crosscheck to Ryan Kesler's face a couple days ago. The question is, was it enough? By terms of Chris Simon getting the same sentence last year, yes, it's a perfect punishment. But by terms of Steve Downie getting 20 for an unnecessary hit on Dean McAmmond, Boulerice should have gotten...
ladynic writes...

10/13/07 Flyers vs Islanders

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
First I need to thank a ton of people. A shout out to all the Flyers fan Club folks I saw tonight. Very good to see all of you as always. Theresa that was a great story and an awesome experience for you. The Fly Fan, Radoran, Hockey Fan as always a pleasure to hang out. Free Downie! My new neighbors for seats very nice to meet you all. The guy at the back the ...
lyricsninja writes...

Boulerice waived

Posted Monday | Comments 0
At this point I will say good riddance to this guy. He has been trouble from day 1 and I think will continue to be trouble. People may argue the same about Steve Downie, however I will counter with Downie's ability to put pucks in the net. That's the reason Downie may still see the light of the NHL, but Boulerice may not. All in all, I think this is a good waive for the Fl...
"[i]Atlanta, Jersey and the Canes[/i] are only a few days away, and the recruits of the [i]2007-08 Flyers[/i] are salty. They are ready to eat their own guts and ask for seconds." - [b]Full Metal Jacket[/b] OK...so maybe Stanley Kubric doesn't know the first thing about hockey or the Flyers first homestand of the season. But the abovementioned quote, narrated by Matth...
Yeah, I'd like to see Jesse Boulerice waived and gone from the Flyers. Nothing against the guy personally, but when you attack another player in the manner he did, you have no place in my NHL. However, the Flyers now have a bit of a injury crunch, with Ben Eager and Scottie Upshall hurt, and they needed to recall a winger to fill in. Since Boulerice and the also suspend...
I've seen the replay of the Weller Tootoo dust up about 15 times at least. Here's my opinion for what it's worth and I've been throwing it around since the Sutton hit and no one's paid me a dime. The Tootoo hit was at least as bad as the Downie hit. Both hits were against a guy coming around the net and not paying attention but Downie stopped skating at the blue line, ...
[b]"I love the smell of napalm in the morning...it smells like....victory" - Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore [i]Apocalypse Now[/i][/b] [b]Napalm in the morning[/b] If you were to walk into Bank Building in South Philadelphia today, it would would have a peculiar odor...no not stale beer or rock hard pretzels...but of the scorched remains of the bird with the genus Toxostoma -...
i'm jsut wonderin' if i tyr and post a blog and reely have not much to say, but have a good name, then what r the odds of this here bloggy gets a posted. since noneof my others seam to make it to the front paige, i thought i'd give this a good ol' hockey try. Heer goes.......
This is the first pivotal game of the year. The one I pointed to on the schedule when it came out and said, “That game is going to speak volumes for the team early in the season.” The Devils come in 3-3 after winning last night in Pittsburgh. The Devils are six games into a season starting nine game road trip due to the fact that their new arena won’t be availabl...
One year ago, the governments of the Philadelphia region were discussing adding Prozac to the water supply to keep unhappy Flyers fans from jumping off the Walt Whitman bridge as the team staggered to a 1-8-1 start on the way to a 56 point season. Now a year later, much is good about the Flyers. -Trade Deadline pick up Martin Biron has been providing good to excellen...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:BV9zNSpOHjtBHM:http://www.nook-market.com/bizzazz_s/rolling-stones_tongue.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_hanson2.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_NEW_JERSEY_DEVILS_LOGO.jpg[/img] [b]Please allow me to introduce myself[/b] Hi...no I'm not the Prince of Darkness, Lu...
People who know me will tell you without hesitation that I go into a slow burn very quickly. My temper is typically not of the yelling and screaming variety but more of an uncomfortable confrontation. Nothing gets me going faster than unmitigated stupidity. That’s what I encountered last night at the Flyers-Devils game. Some important things to know before we get into...
ladynic writes...

10/20/07 Flyers practice Report

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Thanks number 23 good to see you again. Jsaq nice to meet you as well. Pictures first http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602559859286/ Video 2nd Clip1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhiV3sN1rhY Clip2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-YhFC2yG3M I was ontime for a change for practice only because I arrived @ 9:50 and the Flyers got on the...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_canes.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_flyersbackground.jpg[/img] Wow...What a game. No clever song titles, no catchy movie lines, no historical or literary references. This game needed none of that. I know the season is still in its infancy and frost hasn't yet been on the pu...
First what a great night. Flyers did not play their best but they managed to win. The first and third periods were good. The 2nd period was horrible, just absolutely horrible. I was glad to see that it didn't continue in the third. I liked that Stevens changed up the lines a bit. I thought Hartnell had a really physical game tonight. I thought Lupul also was very ...
sstrang writes...

The Origin of Team Names

Posted Monday | Comments 6
What made the person or persons who own the Philadelphia and New York franchises to name their teams the Flyers and Rangers respectively? What possesses you to call your team the Lightning or the Canadiens? Let's start with the some original six teams, some that still might have some meaning. [b]The Montreal Canadiens:[/b] Canadiens represented the nationality of th...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:XHhsrz2CNko4HM:http://outdoorlife.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/05/gator.jpg[/img] [b]Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know[/b] No...not the entirely forgettable 3rd album by "Dead or Alive" or the bumper sticker that is perennially placed on the back window of many pickup trucks, just below the gun rack. The phrase was ori...
Number23 writes...

A Tale of Two Cities...

Posted Wednesday | Comments 10
The two cities in question being Philadelphia and New York--more specifically, their Flyers and Rangers. [b] [i]"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."[/i][/b] Okay, it's not really either, because it [i]is[/i] still early in the season. But, from the vibes you get from each team's fans, you could certainly believe the sun shines on the Flyers while t...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_florida_panthers_1994.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_tampa_bay_lightning_1993.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_781.jpg[/img]...oh my The 6-1, Atlantic Division leading Flyers take their game, from the homey confines of South Philadelphia, on the road fo...
Deke2194 writes...

Hero and Zero: Week 3

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
I missed week 2, so this one will cover the past 2 weeks. HERO: Martin Biron Posting 4 wins (2 of them shutouts) in 4 games, Biron was an easy choice here. Stopping 140 of 143 shots during the 4 game stretch, the Flyers are making some big time noise in the Eastern Conference, with Biron providing A+ goaltending to aid the cause. He is leading the league with 6 win...
All good things must come to an end, even the Philadelphia Flyers 5 game winning streak. But the Flyers had to try to defend that streak largely without the services of star forward Simon Gagne. The Flyers began their season-long 8 game road trip by visiting the Florida Panthers, but Olie Jokinen and Gregory Campbell made sure that the Flyers did not continue their winni...
Through the first 8 games of the season, Kimmo Timonen has been the solid defensive presence the Flyers hoped for when he was acquired just ahead of the opening of free agency. But it's safe to say that Timonen wishes he had this one game back. A late miscue in his own zone led to an errant pass attempt to Danny Briere and a turnover that eventually ended up in the Flyer...
murdoch writes...

Riley Cote Must Go...

Posted Friday | Comments 10
...i didn't happen to find the knuble penalty as influential on the game as the riley cote holding penalty. cote, and all 4:01 of playing time, decided it necessary that he go aggressively into the offensive corner and make an impact on the game. leaving his brain most likely somewhere in philadelphia, took a terrible penalty while the team had momentum, but was unfort...
I have finally come to accept the "new nhl" rules.... I'm ok with it. The penalties in a game are always going to be second guessed... but the only thing i ask is that they call te same play for both teams... if the call the game even then fine. The thing that shocks me is how much the penalties are changing from game to game. Thursday night against Tampa, i thought tha...
I'm sitting here in Uniondale talking about life, liberty and blogging with my fellow blog-boxer in Kevin Rosenblatt, who has an excellent blog http://islandersoutsider.blogspot.com as the Islanders Outsider. We are commiserating on our career paths, which are a lot alike. Word has come down on Boston's Patrice Bergeron, who was hit from behind by Randy Jones from Phil...
groome16 writes...

Jones.

Posted Sunday | Comments 12
Randy Jones. Good. Young. Talented. Aggressive as any normal hockey player, not overly aggressive, but not afraid of contact either. Now. What happened. Was this the same as Jesse Boulerice and Steve Downie. No. Not today and not any day. This did not have intent from what I saw. This was a bad hockey decision made in the flow of the game. The puck was near...
phi1671 writes...

Bruins and Flyers

Posted Sunday | Comments 10
I watched the hit. I saw the replays over and over again and I am not of the opinion this was a dirty hit. On the contrary, I thought was a clean hit gone bad. A Clean Hit gone bad? Yes, when are the players who are being hit make the necessary adjustments and protect themselves? Too many times I've seen the player being hit turn the backs to the player coming in so t...
phi1671 writes...

Jones and Bergeron

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
I watched the hit. I saw the replays over and over again and I am not of the opinion this was a dirty hit. On the contrary, I thought was a clean hit gone bad. A Clean Hit gone bad? Yes, when are the players who are being hit make the necessary adjustments and protect themselves? Too many times I've seen the player being hit turn the backs to the player coming in so they c...
WHERE IS Volchenkov's suspension? [img:left]http://www.genericorp.net/~count/gorilla/gorilla-vs-mcammond.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/jaberwock21/avatar.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/jaberwock21/captfc13bb01f95f4230b20e45ee47e5eae.jpg[/img] WHO'S NEXT? [b]Free Jones!!! Free Boulerice!!...
Randy Jones was handed a two-game suspension today by Colin Campbell. While it may not be the number of games everyone wanted, this is probably the right suspension. While I don't think that Randy Jones was in any way trying to injure Patrice Bergeron, he does need to be a little more cognizant of the possibility of injuring him in that situation. I am sick of reading a...
http://flyerflies.com/blogs/The_FlyerFly/?p=26 Outrage. Disgust. Disappointment. Pick any other similar adjective and slap it into a description of how alot of hockey fans are feeling toward the Philadelphia Flyers these days. You will probably get alot of people to subscribe to that way of thinking. Why? Of course, it has to do with the recent rash of ugly hit...
http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/7387584 Share the blame. Nice read.
[img]http://boredplanet.com/img/greatpumpkin.jpg[/img] [b]The Great Pumpkin, Gary Bettman[/b] A Thumb-in-Mouth Commentary B.D. Gallof Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. For it is another season of hockey. Despite the NHL's pigeonhole into the depths of Comcast's outhou...
phi1671 writes...

Habs and Flyers

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
As I sit here and watch this game, no matter what the Flyers do, its going to be a no win situation for them. Case in point was the 2nd goal by the Habs. It seems as though Chris Lee must be also be a French Hab too since he cracked under pressure when it came to giving a penalty to Briere. I've never seen a bunch of head hunters against one guy because he would not s...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/blacklogo.jpg?t=1194045859[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_capitals.jpg[/img] This is a [u]statement[/u] game. [b]Period[/b]. The Flyboys were solidly outplayed by a more determined, grittier team that spent too much time in the Flyers' zone. The Flyers spent too much time in the box ag...
http://flyerflies.com/main/recaps/07-08/07-11-02.html Before the opening of the regular season, Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Stevens decided to give the alternate captain title to 3rd year center Mike Richards. Stevens is certainly not regretting that decision early in the Flyers season. Richards brought the Flyers out of a 1st period funk by winning a ...
The purpose of Flyers practice today was test my new camera and figure out what I needed to read up on in the manual. Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hF7or4FOQo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkBq3p8Dt3w Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157602918250862/ So the report is kinda lacking one because I left well before practice would hav...
The schedule for the flyers this week is ROUGH. Tonight they have the the Rangers away, Wednesday Pitt away, Thursday Devils away and Saturday Pitt at home. These are enormous games... (even though it is only november). These divisional games are worth 4 points and more that that they are a chance for our VENGEANCE. Last year was embarrasing. We lost games, season ser...
[b]What's Wrong with Marty?[/b] I could not agree with Tim Panaccio more...the Flyers are getting beat much worse than the 1-0 score would attest. They look slow, they are getting beat to pucks and are losing the battle of heart and desire. You cannot coach desire. Likewise, it is not easy to just flick a switch when things are not going well with your team when the ...
The Rangers recorded their fourth straight win by beating the Flyers by a score of 2-0. Last week's "player of the week", Henrik Lundqvist recorded his fourth shutout in 14 games this season and helped the Rangers improve to 7-6-1 on the season. The Rangers completed a six game homestand in which they went 5-1, the only loss coming at the hands of the Maple Leafs. Tommorow...
Its a sad day for me! Even with all the people who dont like Lindros for what he did not wanting to play for the Nordiques. I over looked that aspect and respecting him as a player, person and somewhat of a childhood idol. I played hockey growning up in the late 80's and 90's in Los Angeles and Gretzky was about to be traded to the Kings. I choose to look up to Lindros sin...
It only seems fitting for the once labeled "The Next One" to have his retirement go unnoticed after all of the troubles Eric Lindros experienced in the NHL. As a Flyers fan, I believe that it's quite sad to see Eric go out this way--just last week I had scoped Youtube to find any tape on Lindros, back when he was with the Flyers, back when his future looked so bright. ...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_Penguins-1.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_PHI_161.jpg[/img] [b]Break on through to the other side...[/b] With all due respect to [b]Jim Morrison[/b], alive or dead, he could not have envisioned those words applied more aptly than to the Flyers' effort tonight versus a Pittsburgh...
Flyers win 3-1 in Pittsburgh last night. Good win for the Flyboys, who had dropped four of their last six games. I unfortunately was dead tired last night and missed most of the game, however I was fortunate enough to see them take a two goal lead on some very STRONG forechecking. The way the team played when I got the chance to see them last night was much like how they w...
Simply terrible. The Flyers entered the Prudential Center last night hoping things would be different now that the Devils were no longer playing in the Continental Airlines Arena. Yet, the woes were much the same as the Flyers were dropped by the Devils 4-1. It wasn't much of a game after the first period. Flyers took the lead with Mike Knuble's deflection off Richards...
predjoe writes...

Lindros A Hall Of Famer

Posted Friday | Comments 7
So I went to check TSN.CA's ([u]http://tsn.ca/nhl/[/u])NHL page and they have one of their polls up there. This time is asks the simple question, "Is Eric Lindros a Hall of Famer?" As of this writing the results are a lopsided 71% no to 29%. I took some time to break down the numbers that Lindros posted in his career. Games Played 760 Goals 372 Assits ...
ladynic writes...

VOTE FOR MIKE RICHARDS!!!!

Posted Friday | Comments 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRCmReg2Ms4 Ok all I think the Flyers made a mistake in not including Mike Richards as one of the Flyers for the All Star game. The folks they picked absolutely should also be there but I think Mike should have been named to the ballot as well. I am campaigning to get Mike Voted in. Please watch and remember to Vote next week Mike Ric...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_stealiebear.jpg[/img] [i][b]What a long strange trip it's been...[/b][/i] OK...I have to admit, I've been saving that one for a special occasion. [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/tiedieflyers.jpg?t=1194640911[/img] As Jerry and the boys stated in their rock anthem [b][i]Truckin'[/i][/...
Flyers99 writes...

Home Jersery's

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
I was watching the Sabres and the Maple Leafs last night on NHL network and I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. A Home team wearing the traditional white jersey's. After seeing this I asked myself why did the NHL ever change the home team colors? I used to be able to turn the TV on and immediately know who the home team was and where the game was being played at. Why...
phi1671 writes...

Pen vs. Flyers

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
2 and 0 versus the Pens this year. Have the Flyers gained any respect from the Pens, namely from Crybaby Sid? I don't think so. You have to wonder when Malkin and Sid get hit if their desire is still there. I would venture to say no it's not. I've never seen two players shy away from contact as quickly as these two players and turtle the rest of the game. Begging...
ladynic writes...

11/10/07 Flyers vs Pens

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
I have a report to type up too but here are pics from tonight's game and today's practice. I haven't updated the practice pics yet but take a look. Right now I am off to bed Flyers have practice tomorrow I plan to attend. Game http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603075918863/ Practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603067689185/ ...
KGBflyers10 writes...

Flyers Defeat Pens 5-2

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Big win against the Pens for the Flyers. After a lackluster performance against the Devils, the Flyers came out and took a 3-0 lead--shutting down [b]Malkin[/b] and [b]Crosby[/b] for most of the game until Malkin got a nifty pass from [b]Ryan Whitney[/b], which beat Biron badly. Although the Penguins had two power play goals, they were only 2 for 6 and were shut down prett...
According to Forbes the Leafs are worth $413 million. The Flyers at 6th overall are worth $244 million and at the bottom of the barrel are the Nashville Preds at $143. I wonder if the Sedin twins ever switch jerseys during a game and pretend they are each other on the ice, that would be awesome. Basillie offered over $200 million for the Preds and the NHL forced the ...
[img]http://boredplanet.com/img/returnoftheking.jpg[/img] http://new.wavlist.com/movies/093/aod-hailking.wav Garth Snow hemmed and hawed when he had to figure out a solution to his horde of defensemen at the start of this season. Bryan Berard sat for days waiting as the season started, and all he could do is practice on his own dollar as the Isles looked f...
OK It has been a busy couple of days. Here are all the links todays and yesrterday's practice pics are not updated with who is in pics and titles as of the time I am typing this report. Pics 11/10/07 Practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603067689185/ 11/10/07 Game http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603075918863/ 11/11/07 ...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_PHI_161.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_Penguins-1.jpg[/img] [u][b]Peco Perfect[/b][/u] [u][b]PECO[/b][/u] [img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:kcwzRy_DHguSQM:http://www.handhonline.com/images/PecoEnergy.jpg[/img] For those of you not familiar with the Delaware Valley of Penn...
[b]Pain[/b] The Merriam-Webster's dictionary describes the word as follows: [i]noun[/i]: acute mental or emotional distress or suffering. We all know the feeling of missing the nail and hitting your thumb with a hammer. We all know the feeling of stepping on a child's toy with an armful of groceries and ending up looking at the ceiling with a swollen ankle. Ya ...
B.D. Gallof writes...

Three the Hard Way

Posted Tuesday | Comments 3
In the summer of 2005, the Gallof boys took a roadtrip to the city of brotherly love. I have been to Philly several times, almost going to college there, but neither of my siblings had ever been there. As we walked the streets on a July 4th weekend, cigars clasped on our maws, looking for a bar with Magic Hat #9 on tap, some local Philadelphian blue-collar man looked at ou...
Yesterday the Islanders found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They were on the road and actually played a game for the second time in a week. All scheduling jokes aside, the team wearing the white sweaters seemed like a very different team that became very used to wearing those home navy blues. At home in those close battles with division rivals you saw the Isles ...
Scottie Upshall plugged in two goals, and Marty Biron stopped 24 shots as the Flyers roughed up the New York Islanders in more than one way. The Flyers remain undefeated at home this year going 6-0. Once again the Flyers look fantastic in their transition game. I really haven't seen a bad transition game so far this year, maybe with the exception of the Devils game. ...
[url]http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_tal...columnists/darren_dreger[/url] A quote from the piece: [quote]It's believed the Flyers would like to add a more defensive minded forward to their mix, a player capable of shutting down the oppositions offensive threats. Carter could be the bait to get just such a player.[/quote] Someone please tell me this is wrong. For some time, ...
ladynic writes...

11/15/07 Flyers vs Rangers

Posted Friday | Comments 7
I got last minute tickets to the game and went down. I didn't see Jim Dowd's goal but I heard the goal horn as I walked into he building. I took it as a good sign but maybe it wasn't. The Flyers played really well from the end of the 2nd. I think that what I did see of the first it was pretty even. In the 3rd period going 4 minutes or so with no whistle was wi...
Videos Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jeFGKuVBU Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwMMnWW2fYs Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603221328745/ First It was nice talking to everyone today at practice. I hope we can hang out again sometime. Thank you to all the players that stopped for autographs and pics post practice. Gam...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Flyers needs

Posted Monday | Comments 15
With all the trade talks around the blogs, I started to think about what kind of needs the Flyers have right now, its very interesting. -We are currently tied at 9th in the league for goals for with 3.00 per game. -We are currently tied at 10th in the league for goals against with 2.58 per game. -Our PP is ranked 8th in the league at 20.9%. -Our PK is ranked 9th in t...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603245022363/ First let me say that the NHL fan Clubs rock. The Flyers fan club is one of the best there is out there. They always have a cool guest. I learn a great deal at these meeting and the people in the club are absolutely terrific. I missed the start of the meeting due to traffic once I got over the bridge i...
This is a David Letterman-esque list of the best and worst trades in Flyers history-at least in my opinion. I hope you enjoy and have some ideas of your own. Many, many, many thanks to living hockey encyclopedia Bruce "Scoop" Cooper, who provided a lot of the details on these trades. [b]The Best[/b] 10. [i]Traded Serge Bernier, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Lesuk to the ...
Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603264955732/ Vids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLpqeIUytBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zAjanmeYpk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX41d5aQI_U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z5TkzW9pwc I got there VERY early! There was open hockey for kids with their parents. It looked fun. Zamboni goes out the t...
I am going to break this down into three parts: 1) Flyers 2) NHL 3) Non-Hockey. [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_PHI_161.jpg[/img] [b]25 points and at Thanksgiving[/b] Who saw that coming? [b]Mike Richards[/b] - natch. Mr. Everything. 2nd on the team in scoring (23pts), leading in goal production (11), 5th on the team in +/-, tied with Cob...
By Jsaq and Number23-AKA H&B Olde Tyme Hockey After doing a Flyers trade history review and analysis, I decided to tackle their entry draft record. Needless to say, it was a bit more difficult, so I enlisted the help of fellow Buzzard Number23. We are brothers-in-law, sort of a white trash version of the Gallof boys. Anyhow, we decided to do this a little bit differ...
Before I get into my thoughts on the Sabres, I have to comment on the hit from Scott Hartnell on Andrew Alberts. Once again, another Flyer hits someone from behind. I dont want to call the Flyers a dirty team because I really dont think they are. But once is enough, two is pushing it and three tends to become a trend. I didnt think the hit on Patrice Bergeron was that b...
ladynic writes...

11/26/07 Flyers vs Bruins

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
Thank you Bob, Joe and HF absolutely wonderful time. Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603311911309/ I actually made it to the game on time no warm-up pics but I heard the whole anthem from my seat. Flyers looked absolutely terrible from the first bit. Then the glass broke It looked like the way the glass broke in front of me a warmups last y...
eleven24 writes...

The Snowball amid the Firestorm

Posted Wednesday | Comments 8
Like a misbehaving toddler, a Flyers player is once again sent to the timeout chair. This time it is Scott Hartnell, and he gets 2 games to think about what he did - which is quite convenient because while he's thinking, he can read the scribblings on the wall left by Randy Jones, who occupied the same chair just a month earlier. And just like Randy Jones, Hartnell can...
Elchrisco writes...

'Canes vs. Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Here we are again folks... Hurricanes vs. Flyers... It's remarkable to think that for all the trades between these two teams in the past, only Rod Brind'amour, Justin Williams, and Sami Kapanen remain. Now, with all do respect to Kapanen, who has transformed his game and is an excellent player in his own right, looking back I would wager to say that Carolina got th...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

SUSPENSIONS

Posted Wednesday | Comments 11
I am not here to say that the Flyers should not have received the suspensions they have received. I am fine with the suspension. My problem is the inconsistency within the league with suspensions being handed down. Why does a player need to be injured for a suspension to be handed down? Downie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=322zqTkL0-c Phaneuf: http://youtube.com/w...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_hurricanes.jpg[/img] The Flyers entered North Carolina in their own stormy turbulence, having sandwiched stellar performances against these same Hurricanes and the powerhouse Ottawa Senators with head-scratching, maddening and inconsistent performances in losses to lesser lights Washington and Boston. The Flyers re...
eleven24 writes...

Getting the Goat

Posted Friday | Comments 3
The sound is very quiet, but it is there. As he pulls his purple and orange jersey over his head, surely Denis Gauthier curses the salary cap and Gary Bettman while his face is shrouded in the fabric of the Phantom. How could he not? The 31 year old Gauthier, a veteran of 489 NHL games under his belt, is riding the buses of the AHL because his $2.1M contract didn’t fi...
Elchrisco writes...

The League Thus Far...

Posted Friday | Comments 2
And so we're approaching December.... The teams have established themselves as to where they sit in the league, where they need to improve and so on... one thing that has been very noticeable is just how incredibly inconsistant almost every team in the league has been thus far with only Detroit once again showing the constant and consistant poise it has for essential...
ladynic writes...

12/1/07 Flyers vs Stars

Posted Sunday | Comments 4
First my Thanks to HF, thank you again for the ticket! Second Thanks to Erica! You Rock! that was fun tonight have to do it again next time for Phantoms and Pete Zigoni. Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603352542933/ Tonight was just sad to watch. The first period they came out good. It looked like this was going to be the I will call the ...
Not too much to say about last night's Flyers-Stars tilt in South Philadelphia, except that rookie Dennis Tolpeko was the only Flyer that seemed willing to give a full effort on every shift. Riley Cote also will likely be the fifth Flyer suspended this year, after leaving his feet to toss a high elbow with three minutes remaining. To his credit, Cote called the hit "st...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/lights.gif?t=1196695011[/img] [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_pfanim1.gif[/img] [u][b]The Twelve Days of Flyers' Christmas[/b][/u] In line with this season of giving, the Flyers' Elves decided to get decked out in their Holiday finery, complete with alternating black and white jerseys and and...
I know it may seem like I'm ragging on the Flyers, but it's kind of hard to ignore it when they are [url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=224272&hubname=]getting a suspension handed down every other game[/url]. The newest culprit: Riley Cote for his head-shot on Matt Niskanen of the Dallas Stars two days ago. Now I haven't seen it yet, so I'm not gonna BS my way throug...
And hear we are, just over a week after the 5-1 loss to the Coyotes. A week ago we had newspapers and radio shows picking out who was going to be the new GM of the Leafs as everyone had assumed his days were done. Since then the Leafs have picked up 5 out of a possible 6 points and for the time being it seems as though that is all but a distant memory……For now. ...
Now that the Flyers are officially "on notice", it's time for the team to do one simple thing...circle the wagons and play smart. They have to develop a thick skin, because a lot of asinine things are being said by fans and the media. They have to avoid being goaded into situations that led to things like the Boulerice cross check on Kesler. They have to contain their ...
[b]MORE OBSERVATIONS PHILADELPHIA ON NOTICE GIVE ME A BREAK[/b] The other day when the NHL put Philly on notice, it really made me laugh. I mean, who are they kidding? Come on, they love every minute of this! They love publicity, whether it is bad or good. Is the NHL really upset with Philadelphia? Or are they rubbing their hands with glee? Seriously, you reall...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_Ozzyblizzard4iz.jpg[/img] Yes...The Blizzard of Oz is back. [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_osbourne-ozzy-photo-ozzy-osbourne-6.jpg[/img] No. Not as a semi-coherent "reality star" with severe parenting issues. [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_Ozzy-Osbourne--C1...
I rouse you to do your All Star ballot duty and vote today for your Flyers. The Flyers hive http://www.flyershive.com/ Is asking all Flyers fans to take time to vote 100 times today for the All-star campaign. Not just for the Flyers on the ballot but to write in Mike Richards. Spread the word and vote!
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_thapple_bitecopy.jpg[/img] Thoughts from the NHL Store - A Bite Out of the Big Apple [b][u]What a weekend[/u][/b]...took the train from Philadelphia on Friday morning with my parents, wife, 9 year old daughter and 3 year old little man to head to the Big Apple. We had planned months ago to stay the weekend, see ...
Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603423360618/ Vids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edI2HZoA8jU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA8MTv5kCl4 First thanks to Kristin, It was very nice to meet you. It was cool trying out your camera today. I hope my pics that I took with it come out good. Ok Practice today Nitty 1st one out 10:15 To...
Last year, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins owned the Flyers. Dennis Lemieux didn't even have to ask Joe McGrath to see that. The Pens won all 8 meetings and Crosby scored almost at will. Well, this season, the story has been different. The Flyers have won the first two meetings, and Crosby has not scored a goal. Crosby has been largely frustrated, especially in the last...
I know this is late boys and girls but better late then never. I had my own hockey tonight which delayed me posting this.... Vids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBRgrmKOCYg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYRG0EOu8R8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHBNl5-ngWs Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603431244452/ Typical pregame skate. Lig...
More at http://pensburgh.blogspot.com I'd be more accurate doing a fight recap than a game recap. The Flyers destroyed the Penguins tonight by the score of 8-2. Both Joffrey Lupul and R.J Umberger were in competition with one another to see who could get the most points. Each got a hat trick on the night for the first time since 1985 that the Flyers have had two ha...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

The Hated Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 9
It has been clear that the Flyers are simply hated around the league, but last nights game completely sealed the deal for me. The VS announcers of the game were 100% biased to the Penguins. The hit Eager has on big bad George was 100% legal, he came in with his arms but Laraque had his one arm up and Eager actually came up underneath Laraques arm and drove his own arm into...
murdoch writes...

How Soon Penguins Fans Forget...

Posted Wednesday | Comments 9
...the 8-2 blowout last year by the Penguins where Sidney Crosby had his hat trick. or the 8-4 beating we took where Crosby had 1 goal and 5 assists. so we can clamor over stevens sending out the #1 PP at the end of the game, but the penguins deserved what they got as soon they started messing with our goaltender. what stevens did was in retaliation to that. th...
When the Flyer's have received suspensions this year I have not gotten to upset becuase 2 of the 5 have been deserved. Then last night I realized that hockey is a tough sport and the the commissioner and Collin Campbell need to calm down on the suspensions. Las night Sidney Crosby tripped Biron, and he tripped him from behind and Biron was not ready for it. Biron could hav...
[quote]“ There's no way to defend all the fighting and foolishness to a non-hockey fan. The NHL has worked hard to steer the game away from the professional wrestling atmosphere and emphasize the skill and the speed that really make the sport fun to watch. But a night like this has a certain, hard-to-justify appeal to those of us who grew up watching Bobby Clarke and ...
It's great when your team hands out an old fashioned ass-whompin'. It's better when they do it to a division rival. It's even better when that rival is loaded with hypocritical, whining clowns. The Flyers utterly destroyed the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in South Philadelphia. The line of Mike Richards, Joffrey Lupul and RJ Umberger combined for ten even strength po...
pffan10 writes...

Power Plays in Pennsylvania

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
It's no secret that winning is the gold standard by which hockey teams are judged. Winning ensures jobs and bigger contracts for players, coaches, and management; winning builds the fan support and, in turn, the ticket revenue that drive the business of sports. Teams that don't play to win are running on borrowed time. This fundamental concept makes Michel Therrien's ...
[b]Holy Schnieky![/b] [img]http://cdn.nhl.com/images/logos/75/phi.gif[/img][img]http://cdn.nhl.com/images/logos/75/pit.gif[/img] [b]Wow[/b]...words can hardly begin to describe what happened at the Bank Building. Coming into last night's tilt, the Flyers were a dreadfully inconsistent team searching for some home-ice answers; while the Penguins were the team on a ...
Those nine words from Mike Richards caused his agent, Pat Morris, to take a phone call from Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and throw the bruising former winger for a loop. Morris asked Holmgren for a fifteen year deal that would allow Richards to retire as a Flyer. Fans who have watched Richards over his three year career can't help but compare the 5'11 185 lb pivot to Flye...
Jon Jordan writes...

Another 10+ Year Contract

Posted Friday | Comments 2
I thought Charles Wang was crazy? I thought this would never happen again? I thought this was "bad" for the sport? Apologies, anyone? I'll wait ... jjordan@islanderfans.com
The Islanders came out last night like it was October. I saw hits. I saw chaos. I saw hard-work. I saw effort. And from it, things happened. Comrie worked the puck, causing a ruckus. Bill Guerin sat at the doorstep with his stick on the ice, at the ready. Bergie was pinballing and driving the Yotes nuts. Trent Hunter was hitting like he wanted to start quoting Ezekiel 25:1...
pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603461988331/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603452728932/ A BIG THANK YOU! to all the wonderful folks I have talked to and hung out with all week. I have had a great time and I hope you have too. Enjoy the pics Theresa awesome hanging out last night post game and today I hope you like al...
B.D. Gallof writes...

I Am Blogger

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
A little blogging piece about yours truly for your Saturday afternoon. [img]http://boredplanet.com/img/iamblogger.jpg[/img] My mother always told me that there would be days like these. Then again, she also told me to wear clean underwear, clean my room, finish my vegetables, remove the cat from the oven, and PLEASE don't run around the house with a live hand gre...
ladynic writes...

12/15/07 Flyers practice

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603463328320/ It was kinda sad for me today. This is the last day I went to practice this week. plus being a game day the skate is optional and only about half of the team skates. It was pretty light even for a game day skate. Todays feature player of the day Marty Biron cause he put on a really nice show for ...
[url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=3hKeVb_G-PI[/url] [url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=IzUPO3fadkc[/url] I had missed this play, having had to head down to section 201 to join my fellow Blog Boxers. I had watched the game from seats in section 302, slapped inbetween the second-coming of Rosanne Barr, complete with Lee Press-On nails, and an updated version of Thelma and Lou...
. . . then here are some stats you may wish to contemplate. - In 2006-2007, R.J. Umberger at minus-32 had the lowest plus/minus rating in the league. This year he and Randy Jones are tied for first in that area with plus-9. - Second worst plus/minus rating in the NHL last year: then-Edmonton Oiler Joffrey Lupul (minus-29) What a difference a year makes! - People...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Flyers cap issues?

Posted Monday | Comments 7
2008/2009 (based on www.nhlnumbers.com) 1) Briere- 6.500 2) Richards- 5.750 3) Gagne- 5.250 4) Hartnell- 4.088 [b]5) Knuble- 2.80[/b] 6) Lupul- 2.312 [b]7) Kapanen- 1.250[/b] 8) Upshall- 1.225 9) Tolpecko- .400 1) Timonen- 6.333 [b]2) Hatcher- 3.500[/b] 3) Coburn- 1.300 4) Kukkonen- .875 1) Biron- 3.50 2) Nitty- 1.225 Total- 46.305 The current RF...
ladynic writes...

12/18/07 Yotes @ Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603494308688/ OK My report needed time for reflection. I have lately found it hard to be in the Christmas spirit and I decided it ties back to watching my favorite team not play well. They have these flashes of absolute brilliance. Then it looks like something from a horror movie. Taking periods off is not an optio...
For the past few days there has been a lot of speculation of what will happen to Chris Simon after his stomping on Jarkko Ruutu in a game against the Penguins last Saturday. The vast majority of feelings out there have been that of a suspension for the rest of the year and possibly a lifetime ban. Personally I would have lobbied for the lifetime ban, but I would have se...
Jsaquella writes...

Ugly Loss, Good Trade

Posted Wednesday | Comments 12
Last evening the Flyers dropped a 3-2 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes, after leading 2-0 late in the second. The Flyers had three costly defensive breakdowns that ended up in the back of their net. That is what happened, but it sells the Coyotes short. This is an excellent young team, full of resiliency and they skate like the wind. The most surprising thing was the amo...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/lights.gif?t=1198113250[/img] [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_santa_waving_cool.gif[/img] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/lights.gif?t=1198113250[/img] [u][b]The Season of Giving[/b][/u] Yes, yule log is on the fire (whatever a yule log is), the numerous fruit cakes fro...
This is the time of year when you see all those warm and fuzzy homecomings. People returning to their roots and where they used to call home. But the most intriguing homecoming may come in Buffalo on Friday night. Daniel Briere and Martin Biron still consider themselves Buffalonians. They maintain a strong presence in the community with their charity work off the ice. B...
I've been a hockey fan all my life. Regardless of who is playing I always enjoy a good hockey game (raise your hand if you watch the IHL All Star Game) but with the recent Chris Simon incident (see video above) I have begun to question if the game has always been like this? As a fan of the game I know that coaches put out enforcers at certain times knowing that they a...
ladynic writes...

12/22/07 Sabres @ Flyers

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603524484029/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDsRha3P_VU Well I will say That in tonight's game I ran the full gamut of emotions. I was happy I was sad but in the end I was left with heartfelt disbelief and disappointment. The Flyers were absolutely competitive tonight. I watched a ton of games last year where aft...
[b]2008/2009 [/b] 1) Briere (6.500) [i]through 14/15 UFA[/i] 2) Richards (5.750) [i]through 19/20 UFA[/i] 3) Gagne (5.250) [i]through 10/11 UFA[/i] 4) Hartnell (4.200) [i]through 12/13 UFA[/i] 5) Knuble (2.800) [i]through 08/09 UFA[/i] 6) Lupul (2.312) [i]through 08/09 RFA[/i] 7) Kapanen (1.250) [i]through 08...
Maxim61 writes...

Whiney Flyers' Fans

Posted Monday | Comments 0
WE ARE TOUGH...LET US PLAY THE GAME...LET THE PLAYERS POLICE THE GAME... then we hear... Look what they did...give them a suspension...why me? WHYYYYYYYYY...???? In the latest reach for getting someone else suspended, Flyer fans lead by one Tim P accuse Max Afinogenov of 1.) slew footing and 2.) kicking Scott Upshall. If you are an objective hockey fan, you can ...
NYHippo writes...

Waiting for another win

Posted Monday | Comments 0
What will it take for the Flyers to win another game? While it seems like they are playing hard, they are making ton of mistakes. I guess you can't continue to win if you are getting out shot every week. Am I wrong or have we gotten out hit two games in a row by the Sabres!
CAFlyersfan writes...

A Christmas Blog

Posted Tuesday | Comments 3
Hey Everyone, This is just going to be a quick Christmas blog. I just wanted to take a second to wish all of my Hockeybuzz friends a healthy and happy Christmas. I hope you all get a chance to spend the day with your families and really enjoy the day and remember what it's all about. Take a moment to think about how lucky you are to have all of the gifts in your life th...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/xmas_tree_2-AGOL.gif?t=1198596924[/img] Best wishes of peace, love and joy to you and yours on this Christmas day. May Santa bring you all the tip-ins, 5-holes and roof shots your heart desires!!!!!!!!! [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/happy_holidays2.gif?t=1198596976[/img] Go Flyers! SYF ...
Couldn't believe it a Thrasher Jersey for Christmas... what a wonderful gift! You see in Canada you can't find that much Thrashers stuff at local stores, NHL.com or Ebay.com are really the one way to get something like this. One of my Christmas wishes fullfilled, then I got to thinking there are so many wishes that I would love for my Thrashers in 2008, why not make a li...
ladynic writes...

12/27/07 Leafs@ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603566437633/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ4H2IcbDwc The Flyers came through with my Christmas presents. I got a win and Scott Hartnell's autograph. Thanks to Theresa and Brooke as always great hanging out with you guys. I thought the Flyers came out really strong. It seemed like Stevens was trying to mat...
ladynic writes...

12/31/07 Flyers practice

Posted Monday | Comments 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603592730604/detail/ Thank you to all the folks I talked to today. That was great fun hanging out. As I was driving to the Flyers practice facility I look in my Mirror and I have a Flyer behind me. Then at the red light there were 2 more Flyers one in each direction. I then pass another one coming. Never have had ...
Iron MIke writes...

Panthers...Like Jekyll & Hyde

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
The Florida Panthers start 2008 on the road, and that may actually be a blessing especially with their play of late. They blew a glorious opportunity with two home games recently that if they had won would have put them in a tie with Carolina for the division lead, and would have them in the 6th or 7th spot in the eastern conference. The game against the Canadiens was ...
The first 20 minutes of tonight’s game vs. the leafs has brought mixed emotions for flyers fans. The flyers have scored only one goal in the last two games but thanks to Newmarket native Steven Downie and Jeff Carter some offense has been produced. Just under 10 minutes into the game Downie notched his first National Hockey League goal; he looks pretty comfortable play...
NYHippo writes...

What a great win

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Nitty did a great job withstanding a 54 shot Toronto onslaught. I liked to see Downie scoring a goal but the shot to Blake was classless. He really needs to think.
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
My weekly blog, you may enjoy it. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ It's on a Flyer website but it's more about hockey in general, enjoy.
I have been slacking with the blogging thing with the holidays and all but that’s done and over with and I’m back! So when I last posted the Leafs were on a bit of a winning streak and all was looking good in Leaf land. My how things changed! Over there last 10 games the Leafs are 2-6-2 four points out of a playoff spot in 13th in the east. For those who see the ...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_airplane3animated-1.gif[/img] [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_800px-Flag_of_Puerto_Ricosvg.jpg[/img] Just returned to the States from 6 lovely days in San Juan, PR. [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_1686.jpg[/img] My wife, Kids and I decided that, after two weeks of f...
Ive been unhappy about a lot of calls going against the Flyers this season, and didnt agree with the Hartnell or Jones suspensions, but Flyers fans lets face it; Downie is a goon. Scrums like the one that occurred in the game against Toronto happen often. Sometimes punches are thrown after the whistle resulting in penalties which I feel is an appropriate repercussion...
Jon Jordan writes...

Downie Doesn't Get It

Posted Monday | Comments 26
Steve Downie may have avoided a suspension for his sucker punch on Toronto's Jason Blake on Saturday night, but all eyes will continue to be on him each time he laces up the skates for some time to come. His antics in the infantile stages of his NHL career may just be the tip of the iceberg. If he keeps it up, his run as a pro may end up being over almost before it even tr...
FlyersAreBackk writes...

Downie? Hollweg? BS.

Posted Monday | Comments 33
Can someone please explain to me why we have heard nothing about Hollweg killing Horcoff into the boards the same night Downie punched Blake in the eye? Why have we hear absolutely nothing about the league "investigating" him like they were Downie? Is it because Hollweg doesn't have a record of this stuff? We all know that can't be it. He has a long wrap sheet then Downie....
hockeygenius writes...

Downie Hurt Himself

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Look, like it or not, Toronto is the center of the hockey universe. Everything is blown out of proportion. Downie's action made for good air time, both on the the TV and written. That creates preasure on the league to "investigate" to at least curtail the media buzz the punch created. That punch however, damaged Downie's reputation with his peers far more than Blake's face...
Bob Clarke recently had a few choice comments about the latest Steve Downie tempest in a teapot and, of course controversy followed. Clarke said that he "loved" when Downie punched Leafs forward Jason Blake in the face earlier this week, because Blake ran his mouth about Downie when he was suspended for his hit on Ottawa's Dean McAmmond in the preseason. "Blake was a...
they showed the 99 flyers leafs series on nhl network last nite. kinda where the hatred started between the two teams. the call on leclair was definitely a penalty. but you don't call it in the deciding game with 2 to go. it was a weak way to end a series. the flyers should have had the opportunity bowing out like men and playing the last 2 hockey minutes of the season. ...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_PbI3.gif[/img] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/thAppleArtcopy.jpg?t=1200060237[/img] Wow...words can hardly describe the effort and the result of last night's game in the Big Apple. Flyers give up two quick goals to ...hmm...let's see. Perenial All-Star Jaromir Jagr? Nope. First part of the ...
Number23 writes...

Ten Burning Questions...

Posted Friday | Comments 4
I thought the entire hockey world had its eyes on [b]Steve Downie[/b] to see what he'd do next... Where's the widespread media coverage of his 3-game point streak (2g, 2a), including his long saucer pass to spring [b]Scott Hartnell[/b] on a breakaway for his hattrick goal against the [b]Rangers[/b]? Who's worse: [b]Panthers[/b]' GM [b]Jacques Martin[/b], or [b]Panthers[...
Flyers lose a heartbreaker in overtime against Boston. Niittymaki played the puck wrong as he tried to stop a breakaway, and it was simply too easy for Ward to put it in the net. However, let's look at the positives from the game. Flyers come back from two in the third period. How? Simple. Momentum was on the their side. It all started with the Downie line, and Jason Sm...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Sunday | Comments 2
Weekly thoughts and predictions. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ enjoy
ladynic writes...

1/13/08 Flyers @ Caps

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjvoyJDRj0 Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603706311538/ Thank you to The Flyers Fan Club for Today's road Trip it was rocking! Thanks to my Dad and everyone who went on the trip that was so much fun. Thanks to Julie for coming down to say hi. I left my house @ 7am to pick up my Dad and be at th...
Like they all say, a win is a win and that's what counts. For the Philadelphia Flyers, today's win is just that: a win. Mike Knuble scored two goals in the first period, and Mike Richards scored the eventual game winning goal on an exceptional play by Steve Downie whose come along very nicely in recent games (more on him later). Jim Dowd, and R.J. Umberger also scored f...
Jsaquella writes...

Foppa Doppa Doo Dah

Posted Monday | Comments 15
Well, according to the master of all things European hockey, Bill Meltzer, Peter Forsberg will be skating at full tilt within two to three weeks and says this is the last chance for a comeback. Forsberg's name has bounced around a bit, but all indications are that he will rejoin the Philadelphia Flyers if he decides to continue his NHL career. Assuming that comes to fru...
From Freddy Meyer's [i]Witt-esque[/i] crunch on Jason Spezza to Rick DiPietro's near-miss empty netter, that was as complete a hockey game as the Islanders have played all season. Of course, Ottawa fans and Islander haters alike will protest that the Sens were coming off a highly emotional contest against the Detroit Red Wings the night before and that they were without...
BlueBloodPat writes...

Around the NHL

Posted Monday | Comments 2
Just thought I'd round up today's top stories; Scotty Bowman came out today and said that he has no plans on leaving Detroit to join the dysfunctional Maple Leafs should they shake up the front office. As we all know, Bowman appeared in an interview on Hockey Night in Canada this past Saturday where he spilled the beans about MLSE. He said that the MLSE board of direc...
Let me first start by saying that this is my first blog, so if it sucks I apologize. I am a die hard Flyers fan, and am thrilled at the prospect of Peter Forsberg signing with the Flyers. Even at 70% I love watching Forsberg at work, and the excitement that I get personally from watching him step on the ice just about every other night is why I am excited about the possi...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_banner8.jpg[/img] Sometime after the end of last season, after the Ducks had hoisted Lord Stanley's hardware, the Flyers braintrust sat down and tried to come up with a slogan to re-energize the hockey faithful of the Delaware Valley. Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko had just pulled off one of the most tremendous...
Stevens may say there isn't a goalie controversy, but his actions continue to show otherwise: I say there is one because last week the "hot goalie" line worked for Stevens to play Nitty. But the team has had a few days off which inherently has broken Nitty's rhythm so the slate is basically clean right now. Both goalies gave up 4 goals over the weekend, including a fe...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_079074991201LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img] [b]Any given Sunday...[/b] With all due respect to Oliver Stone, while that phrase obviously related to football, it rings true in all professional sports - with hockey being no exception. On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. [img]http://s228.photobucket.com/al...
[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603738534916/[/url] First I want to thank the Flyers organization for hosting the event tonight. It was awesome. The opportunity to get to meet the whole team and get things autographed is a huge thank you and it is much appreciated. Thanks to all the folks I hung out with Tonight Erica, Brooke, Karen, HF, Sharon...
For anyone who follows sports or goes to concert on Long Island, they have suffered. It’s not that Nassau Coliseum is a bad place. Just an arcane relic to another time and place. We can sit in its cold embrace and shiver, and then tell people, well its a piece of old time history. But let's be real. It's time for something new. When Charles Wang took over the Isles, he s...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I'm a little Cantankerous today! http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ I enjoy your feed back.
[i]"No time for love, Dr. Jones" - Short Round, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom[/i] What's more important that Hilary beating back Obama in Nevada. Or Romney taking another for the Republicans. It is that I make my return to the Isles Blog Box to kick off 2008. Ok, not that stupendous. But, throw me a bone here. I met Jon Jordan, our Tampa Bay blogger and fe...
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, word around the league is that the Flyers are gaining interest in Sundin and it's speculated that Holmgren may be willing to move Jeff Carter and a 1st round pick for Mats Sundin. My Take: At first glance, this is quite a shocker as Philly is one of the deepest teams down the middle with Briere and Richards in addition to C...
TheMike12 writes...

A Whoopin In Philly...

Posted Monday | Comments 8
Well, again not too much to say about last nights game, I said earlier that if the Sens put the same effort on the ice as they did against Tampa, they would get spanked, and they did, 6-1 to a very good, very hot Philly team. Dont be fooled by the shot count in the game, the Sens outshot the Flyers, but this game wasnt even close, all the shots were perimater shots and no ...
[b]Some interesting Flyers stats for the month of January thusfar:[/b] * 7-1-1 in the Month of January * Biron is 2-1 while Nitty is 5-1 * Flyers have been outshot 303 - 268 * Outscored opponents 38 - 23 * Combined, the Flyer goalies have a 2.56GAA while they have a save percentage of .9240 * Opposing goalies are giving up an average of 4.22 goals per ga...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNGaMeCjnqo http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603765387115/ Hi everyone sorry this is so late. I was with friends who have people visiting from Finland and I felt it more important to be social. I got to the game last night early. I wanted to say hi to all my friend going into the Phantoms. I did not go to the Pha...
[img:left]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_dragnet_logo.jpg[/img][img:right]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_dragnet.jpg[/img] While not everyone was around to watch the television show [b]Dragnet,[/b] most everyone has likely heard of Sergeant Joe Friday (played by Jack Webb) and his signature line, "Just the facts, ma'am." Since the...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_2000yard.jpg[/img] Tom Lea, a gifted artist and World War II correspondent for [i]Life Magazine[/i], painted a picture that is famous not only for its stark portrayal of battlefield stress on an American Marine during the battle for the island of Peleliu in 1944, but also as a foreshadowing of what we know today as ...
mnflyer writes...

Flyers Future

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
How nice is it to be a Flyers fan nowadays? At the All-Star break last season, the Flyers were sitting with 27 points and in the midst of a January where they accumulated four points - yep, four. The O&B were well on there way to the most futile season in the franchise's history. Oh, how times have changed. So far, 2007-2008 has seen our club return to - at th...
ladynic writes...

1/24/08 Pens @ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603792558331/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrmanMIMZu8 Thank you to my hockey team"hell if I know", HF, Rad, The Finns, Theresa, Brooke, Kristin, Sharon's Husband and Dad and anyone else who came to say hello. It is so awesome to see so many people. I got to the game with great time. I parked over by the 11th...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 3
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Some hockey Pool advice and some crazy quotes and ideas.
exlund writes...

Mark Gage Needs Help

Posted Monday | Comments 1
I thought I had seen it all when it came to people making biased comments regarding the actions of Philadelphia Flyer, Steve Downie, but Mr. Gage, it seems, has raised the bar when it comes to prejudice against the notorious rookie. In his recent Blog [url]http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?blogger_id=102[/url] , Gage concludes that Downie actually went so far as to fak...
Thank you, Bill Guerin ... I've been yapping all year long (for years, actually) about how just getting into the playoffs should [i][b]never [/b][/i]be [i][b]any [/b][/i]team's goal. Ties may be gone in the NHL, but mediocrity is also about as satisfying as kissing your sister, so the analogy remains. While I [i][b]am [/b][/i]grateful to have the Islanders qualifying fo...
If you had to pick one discussion topic this season that gets hockey fans talking, it would have to be suspensions. And no, I am not referring solely to Flyers fans (although we would certainly apply). Colin Campbell has made headlines all season long in deciding how and when he chooses to dole out his form of justice. One word pops into my head when I look back on Mr. ...
ladynic writes...

1/29/08 kings @ Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 4
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603818156314/ Thanks to everyone who stopped to see me, Txted, called and I saw after the game. Shout outs to Julie, Sportsnut88, Rad, JSF, Brooke, Karen, and Theresa Thanks to Kristin for letting me go with you. That was very fun and I hope I laugh as much on Thursday night. I called into Buzzcast on my way to th...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:WRTGGbGdEuc9dM:http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/packer/img/insider/may02/vince522.jpg[/img] "It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner." [b]- Vince Lombardi[/b] First off, I hate foo...
ladynic writes...

1/31/08 Rangers@ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 5
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603832119151/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-RDO4-r3m8 Shout out to everyone I saw tonight; Theresa, Brooke, Karen, Rad and of course the old friends I ran into by chance. Thank you again to Kristin! It was a bad game but it was still fun hanging out. Ok Flyers faithful I am to blame for tonight's loss. I had ...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Enjoy my friends. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/
ladynic writes...

2/1/08 Flyers practice Report

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603836578690/ Thank you #23 and Mrs 23 was good to hang out with you guys @ practice. Shout out to all the outside peeps. Cote was first one out. Niitty then Kukkonen. The whole team skated today. One slight line change Upshall with Briere and Gagne. Lupul practiced they were mostly using him as 8th D...
Dear Mr Peter Forsberg, Let me first introduce myself. I am the nice lady who smiles and loves to take pictures at Flyers practices and games. I am a Flyers die hard but don't hold that against me. Mr Forsberg, the reason I am writing this letter today is that I would like you to remove Philadelphia from the list of teams that you are considering signing with in t...
B.D. Gallof writes...

The Going Gets Tougher

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
[i]"It's tough. I'm not going to lie . . . Now is a time when we'll see what sort of character is on this team. We'd like everybody healthy and going, but that's not the case. We have to buckle down and right the ship." - Ted Nolan[/i] [i]"There are plenty of teams with guys hurt . . . We have to find ways to win. We can't focus who's hurt. We have to focus on who's h...
[b]Flyers: First Place by a 2 3/8"[/b] Just ask any goalie...the post is part of the equipment. Flyers fans are pretty happy for that belief. The left post of Antero Niittymaki lifted the Flyers into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with 65 points. [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/goalframe.gif?t=1202313344[/img] (Click on...
RDG83 writes...

A Skate Down Memory Lane

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Before the Washington Capitals take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the Wachovia Center, goaltender Ron Hextall will become the 19th player inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Hextall was drafted in the 6th round of the 1982 draft by the Flyers behind superstar goalies like Mario Gosselin, Dave Meszaros, Shawn Kilroy and Dave Ross. In his first year in the NHL...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Islanders - 2/12/08

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
The Flyers need to start taking the puck into traffic and creating offense. The last few games things have been way to fancy in the offensive zone. Also play more physical in the defensive zone. [b]Period 1:[/b] Lines Greentree - Cater - Knuble Cote - Dowd - Kapenen Umberger - Briere - Lupul Hartnell - Richards - Downie Defense Timonen - Vandermeer Jones - ...
Richards18 writes...

Forsberg to Philly

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
First and foremost so this blog makes sense, I fully expect Forsberg to be a Flyer if he returns. There are two glaring signs right now that tell me he knows he is coming back here IF he returns to the NHL. #1 The rumored contract offer is 2 years at $1.3 million per year with incentives, similar to Sellanne's deal. This is not a contract the Philadelphia Flyers would ...
Hockey has always been a very intimate sport. The players humble, the fans knowledgeable, the media low-key. In a way, I almost like that not as many people watch the NHL as other sports, because when I do come across those who are a fan - they know they're stuff. Hockey fans know their sport. In baseball, basketball, and football there are many more casual fans of the gam...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Enjoy. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Any comments are appreciated. Have a great day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603881306439/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFlwc_Hi-5A First Thank you to Theresa for taking me with you today. I enjoyed hanging out. I look forward to meeting up Thursday night. 2nd Hi Brooke, Karen, Sandy, TFF, HF, Flywing15 aka Sharon, Rosanne, Joanne Joanne was in the pic for todays game. Brooke, Theresa,...
I had to rub my eyes when I read Tim Sassone's column at 1:30 this morning. Was it a dream? Was I hallucinating? Had I had one too many glasses of Barolo earlier in the evening? The Blackhawks are serious contenders to sign Peter Forsberg. Checking elsewhere, I read more. Yes, the Hawks have made a strong, multi-year offer for the 34 year-old, oft-injured superstar c...
B.D. Gallof writes...

Feeling Minnesota

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
[i]"I got up feeling so down I got off being sold out I've kept the movie rolling But the story's getting old now I just looked in the mirror Things aren't looking so good" [/i] Here we are . . . [b] Feeling Minnesota[/b] You can almost hear Chris Cornell's throaty growl as you stare at the TV screen or read your morning paper about last night's game. Once ...
So here we are on a gray, dreary, snowy eve. Or as they call it in Buffalo and Toronto . . . [b]Tuesday[/b]. [i]"One game at a time" - Ted Nolan[/i] Ted is being interviewed for a pregame where he is talking about the good things in the last two games. And no matter the doom and gloom, they have played far better the last two. The pressure is on tonight. The colise...
[b]How Long to the point of know return?[/b] [i]I heard the men saying something The captains tell they pay you well And they say they need sailing men to Show the way, and leave today Was it you that said,[b] "How long, how long?"[/b] They say the sea turns so dark that You know it's time, you see the sign They say the point demons guard is An ocean grave, fo...
ladynic writes...

2/14/08 Tampa Bay @ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 3
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603903730908/ First Post Happy Valentine's to all. I hope it was a good day for you. Second Thanks to Anna for coming with me. That was fun we have to go again. Third Shout out to everyone Mr And Mrs 23, Sandy and the kids, Brooke, Theresa and her Brother, Rad, Kristin, Rosanne, and anyone I may have forgotten. ...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Short and not so sweet this week. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ enjoy
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Canadians 2/16/08

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
[b]1st Period [/b] New Lines Tonight in an attempt to get scoring and better defense Hartnell - Richards - Briere Upshall - Carter - Lupul Kapenen - Umberger - Knuble Cote - Dowd - Downie Defense Pairs Timonen - Vandermeer Smith - Parent Kukkonen- Jones Good play thru the first 15 minutes of the period. Nice penalty killing by both teams in the 1st perio...
Inferno31 writes...

Leaf Deadline Plan

Posted Monday | Comments 4
So as a Leaf fan whats one to do, other than speculate on what will occur during the trade deadline? Now I've heard tons of ideas for trades, mostly ludicrous. We as fans tend to overestimate the value of some of our players, and we also tend not to realize the rest of the league knows what position were in, and thats one of weakness. So I figured I'd contribute to endless...
Phigment writes...

Flyers - Lost Weekend

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Well as I said before this past weekend could go a long way to determining the Flyers deals at the upcoming trade deadline. It looks like Hatcher is out for a month, as is Lupul, Gagne for at least that long, and now Downie is out with a "mild" concussion. I know this sounds like crybaby stuff, but when is the NHL going to protect the Flyers players within the rules like...
ladynic writes...

2/18/08 Canadiens @ Flyers

Posted Monday | Comments 0
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603929412638/ First THANK YOU KRISTIN FOR THE TICKETS!!!! Second Shout out to everyone Karen, Brooke, Sandy and the kids, Erica, HF, Sharon, Theresa, and TFF. Third a shout out to the nice gentlemen from Canada who stood outside with us die hards post game. I got there in time for warm ups and we are trying out K...
Jsaquella writes...

Foppa Doppa Do NOT!!!

Posted Tuesday | Comments 6
Now, one day after his agent, Don Baizley, said he's very unlikely to return this year, Peter Forsberg may be returning after all. That is according to Eklund, the host of the site and Anonymous Hockey Blogger. That is not an invite for lunkheads to trash the guy, just referring the name of the report. Anyhow, I am a Flyers fan, and I kind of was on and off the Fors...
Dammit I am MAD! [img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yava-IZbgYkVgM:http://www.mamakk.com/wp-content/cyclops.jpg[/img] THIS was the face when I looked in the mirror. I don't know who I am MORE pissed off at - Marty Biron for letting Spezza shoot a beach ball between his pads or Briere for coming up so small in a do-or-die situation that an elite level player li...
the flyers are getting to the point where they may be sellers with a couple more losses. that's something that will infuriate the fan base all the way up to lukko & snider. there have been so many must games that the term has no meaning any more. [b]this streak and the flyers play of late feels eerily like last yrs futility. [/b] ...OK...now for the part that will ...
The Calgary Flames pulled the trigger on a minor deal today, acquiring defenceman Jim Vandermeer from the Flyers for a 3rd round pick in 2009. I've said for a while now that the Flames need some better secondary D, as I have a distaste for Anders Eriksson and David Hale. To be honest though, this trade is puzzling to me. This is the second straight year that Darryl S...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 9
Have a great week. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Thanks in advance for any comments and opinions.
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Panthers 2/23/08

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Lines Combos Thorenson - Richards - Hartnell Umberger -Briere - Kapenen Upshall - Carter - Knuble Cote - Dowd - Ruzicka Defense Pairs Modry - Parent Smith - Jones Timonen - Coburn Nitty in Goal. Early Thoughts: 1. Want to know how bad things are for the Flyers, a player claimed off waivers is skating on left wing with their top line and wearing the #25 of...
ladynic writes...

2/23/08 Panthers @ Flyers

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603974466895/ First Thank you To Jessica for going with me tonight. It was fun catching up. Second HI to all the Peep, Kristin, Theresa, HF, TFF, Brooke and Karen (thanks for the Phantoms game Updates live from Hershey). Right now I probably should not be typing this blog I made a personal rule for myself that aft...
My Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157603971226293/ Erica's pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickilynn7/sets/72157603977891074/ First THANK YOU! To all the players and their wives. This was a great event. Your time is a valuable thing and it was appreciated that you did this today. Second shout out to all the peeps. Brooke and Kar...
[b]Down the Rabbit Hole[/b] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/morph_neo.jpg?t=1203905441[/img] [i] [b]Morpheus[/b]: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole? [b]Neo[/b]: You could say that. [b]Morpheus[/b]: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is...
For Alex Picard (D) & a conditional pick................. A Potential Sabre gone.................. I think the Sabres could have matched or beat that offer.
steal_your_faceoff writes...

Oh Danny Boy...

Posted Monday | Comments 3
Wow. I am just speechless, and that is not a common occurrence. What a game! It is a shame someone had to lose...but I am glad it was not the Flyers. If you get a chance...read some thoughts from this morning...[url]http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=4461&user_id=3682[/url] First, kudos to the Buffalo Sabres. They played a hell of a game and I thought we w...
Flyers quiet on Tuesday... Were in talks with Buffalo about D Brian Campbell and the Islanders about Ruslan Fedotenko, notable among other possibilities. Holmgren balked at both because the price was too high and confirmed both asked for Jeff Carter in return. Being that Holmgren kept Carter, you figure he wants to sign the kid in the summer. Campbell would have fit a s...
ladynic writes...

2/27/08 Flyers fan Club meeting

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604001443823/ First Thank you to the Fan Club. Tonight's meeting was first rate as always. Second Thank you Mike Richards! Tonight was very enlightening and entertaining. Mike Richards talked to the Fan club for about 30 minutes or so. He was asked a variety of questions. Everything from his thoughts on deadl...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 6
As usual thanks for reading. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Have a great weekend.
We, for the most part, are on the final turn to the yearly horse race of the NHL. This is where either riders and horses pick it up, or fall away into the pack. Right now, the Isles are fading into the pack. The Flyers had their tough spot a couple games back. A freefall that has them climbing out with now 3 straight wins (i should have been clearer in my yesterdays bl...
Now that we are almost through three seasons of shootouts, I think we'd all agree that the novelty has worn off. The question is: do we want them as part of our game? The Eastern Conference standings are very close, and much of that can be attributed to the 3-point games and shootout wins/losses. We can discuss whether or not overtime losers should get a point at anothe...
"Vulgare proverbium est, quod nimia familiaritas parit contemptum" [b]Familiarity breeds contempt[/b] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/crystal_ballcopycopy.jpg?t=1204518503[/img] It doesn't take a medium or a seance to know that coming away with points on a nightly basis during the final six weeks of regulation games is of paramount importance. The...
[u][b]Don't blame Marty Biron for this one. [/b][/u] Yes, the Flyers are a walking MASH unit. Yes, John Stevens has had to patch lines together with duct tape and bailing wire. Yes, Biron has issues with stopping breakaways and in shootouts. All of the above are true. But the simple fact of the matter is this: [b]The Flyers defense stunk out the joint toni...
groome16 writes...

Numbers?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
I have been following something over the last few years that I am sure that few have also seen or paid attention to, but something that I find interesting in an obscure and potentially meaningful way. When you look at sports leagues, what do players tend to care more about then salaries and winning? Most care a lot about the number on their backs. Some do not seem to ca...
950FlyGuy writes...

BRIERE out Thursday vs. TB

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
The Flyers have Danny Briere officially listed as day to day with the right shoulder sprain suffered when he crashed into the boards in the 2nd period Sunday against the Rangers.... But after seeing Briere myself after Tuesday nights game and talking to a couple of people close to the situation, I feel confident to say Briere will definitely NOT dress tomorrow night agai...
I can confirm the report that Modry has a torn labrum in his left shoulder... because Modry told it to me following the game at the Garden on Sunday... It also appeared in the AP piece from Ira Podell who was in the hallway with me He said he will get surgery on it at the end of the season and will play through the pain right now but it is bothering him. (Not that its ...
groome16 writes...

Is this team a failure?

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
[b]fail·ure[/b] [i](fāl'yər)[/i] Pronunciation Key n. [i]The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends One that fails The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short A cessation of proper functioning or performance Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission A decline in strength or effectiveness.[/i] The defin...
The great thing about the internet is your opinions have a time stamped track record. It’s easy to look at events after the fact. It takes someone special to precog events before they happen. That’s why I should be the next hockeybuzz.com blogger and have decided to throw my two cents into the ring. Here’s the proof . . . . for the most part: [b]DRAFT JVR/SIGN ...
You can probably see where this is going but bear with me. I beg you. Recently we've had some issues with blown calls. Serious issues and seriously blown calls. The one with Detroit and San Jose was unfortunate, admittedly, but let's be reasonable; one point will not lose them the President's Trophy. It will take at least two. But I digress... The incident in Atla...
As we enter mid March the Toronto Maple Leafs have once again put together a run that has seen them tease their fans with the thought of playoff hockey in 2008. Since February 2nd The Leafs have managed to put together a run of 10-5-0-1 and as of the end of play tonight sit six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot with thirteen games left to play. With that b...
ladynic writes...

3/6/08 Lightning @ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604063921785/ Shout out to everyone: Thank you Candy for coming to the game HI Dek and David so funny you guys were behind us. What are the odds? Brooke and Karen that was so fun Theresa and Her brother a pleasure as always awesome you got the Upshall puck Kristin good observations and thanks for l...
I am just going to throw this out but do you think Carter wants to sign here. In the this past stretch where injuries have run rampant though the lineup Carter has been asked to play huge minutes in various different roles. If Richards doesn't get hurt its more then likely Carter would be relegated back to 3rd center status and get the minutes and linemates of a 3rd line c...
Rob McGowan writes...

The Lucky 13?

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Once again the Islanders sit in 11th place, nine points from last in the East, and only five points away from a playoff spot. Tonight they play a Flyers squad that has only won four games in their past ten, but holds onto that 8th seed in the east that the Islanders have set their desperate eyes on. All of this just leads me to one question. [b]Can anyone figure this te...
This is my first attempt at any type of blog here on HockeyBuzz. I've been a long time reader of the site and read just about every thing posted here. I've been wanting to do game previews and recaps for awhile now and I have finally went ahead and did it! I hope you enjoy it and I hopefully I can improve in the future. A more graphical version can be found on my n...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604079013986/detail/ First THANK YOU SCOTTIE UPSHALL second Thanks gang was good seeing everyone IE Sandy and the kids, Theresa, Rosanne, Steve and Joyce. Ok I am not an autographs signing person with the exception of team events where I can get a few players or the carnival where the proceeds are for charity. I had ...
Last week, the Isles went to MSG and brought back a hard fought win. It was probably their biggest win of the season due to the timing, rivalry and issues on their plate. It was a win in which we hoped would be the impetus to changing the gut-wrenching inconsistent mess they turned into mid-season. Well, on Saturday night, they managed their biggest loss against a team ...
This is a in depth look at what Flyers are signed, which are free agents, who should be back, who should not and who might be trade bait. First a quick look and synopsis of who is signed and under contract for next season-and who have a realistic shot at NHL service with the Flyers in 2008-09. Forwards: Danny Briere, Simon Gagne, Scott Hartnell, Mike Knuble, Sami Ka...
No love lost between these two teams and that is evident from the jump. The Flyers withstood a vicious barrage from the hometown Leafs as a stellar Marty Biron swatted aside 13 Toronto shots. The Leafs threw the kitchen sink at the boys and they held their ground. Resurgent Scottie Upshall scored an even strength goal - his 12th - at the 13:26 mark of the first on...
The NHL playoffs race is heating up, folks. With just about twelve games remaining left for the Philadelphia Flyers, crunch time has arrived. After a terrible month of February, in which the team went on a ten game losing streak, the Flyers have bounced back slightly and remain in the playoff picture. However, their play has become severely inconsistent, and although ...
[img]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y287/thewirewool/Grateful-Dead.jpg[/img] Jerry and the Boys - 1971 at the Palladium [i]Trouble ahead Trouble behind and you know that notion just crossed my mind... [/i] [b]Trouble Behind:[/b] Ugh. The notion that crossed my mind with about 11 minutes left in the 3rd period of last nights' Flyers/Leafs tussle in Toronto ...
Willie Wilts writes...

LEAFS: Captain Of The Ship

Posted Thursday | Comments 9
Yes Mats is still with us in Leaf land. Yes he invoked his no trade clause at the deadline. Yes Mats Sundin will be back in the blue and white next season and yes it will be with a no trade attached to the bottom of the contract. There is no reason to believe Sundin will retire at years end with or without a playoff appearance by the blue and white express. This stea...
Let me start off by saying I like John Stevens a lot and I think he is a promising young coach... But when you look at the Flyers struggles this season and factor in the personnel that was brought in, it seems that the philosophy is flawed and/or the message is not getting through. Either one of those explanations starts with the coach. A team can take a night off her...
Alright, so with 10 games left in the season and Sundin possibly on the shelf for at least one game, this is how I figure things will come down. I have read the predictions. Everyone thinks the Leafs will miss, all be it slightly, but still miss the playoffs for a franchise first 3rd straight year. I believe the common oppinion is a 9th place finish. CBC is cancellin...
The Flyers are the most confusing team in the NHL this season. They can line up and play many different styles of games. They can score on the rush. Their Powerplay is incredible. They are physical. They win on the road. Then they can become a team that cannot generate any shots. Or clear the puck form their own end. They give up tons of goals late in periods. T...
I have been told that Richards in all likelihood will return to the line-up Saturday afternoon in Boston for the Flyers... Richards has said he is 90% sure he will play but what I'm being told is more like 99+% Not sure about line combinations but I would think it probable that he rejoins Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul as he has worked well with both of those guys in...
Hey. Whatsup? I'm mostly writing this blog as amusment for myself because I am sick today, and my Satelite is broken. I'm going to predict the standings for the rest of the season, for the whole East, using my magically new-developed formula called guessing with prior knowledge. Here we go! Winners in bold OT loser in italics [b]Devils [/b]Avalanche [b]Sa...
Kukkonen fans rejoice.... Lasse will be in the line-up today... Obviously Hatch not in the line-up after going off early yesterday in Boston... He is having an MRI done today and I should have an update sometime in the 3rd period. Marty Biron will start today... surprising move considering his record in the back end of consecutive days played (0-4 4.66 goals against and...
phi1671 writes...

Fire Someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Sunday | Comments 6
The Flyers recent game is nearly over and quite frankly I don't really care to know if they win or lose. Yes, I would love for them to mount a comeback and I still have faith. But, what I don't have faith in is the coaching staff. Management yes but coaching staff no. I just don't understand how a team can come out so flat in the last 20 games of the season. They ...
Here's the quick hits awhile as I head for my flight back to Philly.... Biron now is 0-5 , 5.95 GAA 822 SV% on the back end of playing on consecutive days... Hatcher is done for the regular season with a fracture in his right foot Umberger gone for 2 weeks with left knee sprain Holmgren mentioned coaches first in the accountability for this team I'll get i...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/flyersairplane.jpg?t=1205718259[/img] The last week in Flyerdom has been a rough one for fans of the Orange and Black. The team has gone from solidly holding the 8th seed and possibly moving up in the playoff standings to holding on for its life by the thinnest of threads. As the season began to unravel at the hands ...
phi1671 writes...

Flyers Thoughts

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
A few thoughts have crossed my mind as I look at this team from the beginning of the year to now. First thing that sticks out is that I simply beleive the Flyers are still a year away to becoming a top team. I think they caught fire in stretches and it got all the Flyers Fans juiced up, thinking this would be the year of the Cup. Coming into this year, I simply was lo...
They have to stop this free fall tonight. With the tough schedule remaining, no points can be given to teams from the Southeast. With two games left with each of the division (and poor performances against the Devils, Rangers and recently the Penguins) the Flyers have put them self into a position where they must play well and win games against the toughest competition t...
Just a few seemingly random thoughts, [u]as I checked that my heart was still beating[/u], after Niitty made that highlight reel right pad save on Ilya Kovalchuk. Pure magic. #22 - Mike Knuble owes Niitty a drink tonight for hanging him out to dry by leaving a 50 goal scorer alone in the slot with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock. Mike, you almost won "Go...
The Philadelphia Flyers head into the final eight games of their '07-'08 season with a 36-28-10 record, good enough for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. For a franchise that finished dead last in the NHL last season, this would seem like an enviable position. But looks can be deceiving. Before a mild 3-2 victory over a paltry Thrashers clu...
Nice to hear that in mid-March the team finally practices 6 on 5 at the end of the game. With all the new players on this team and young players you would think a coach would practice every situation. I was at a practice early in the season where they spent 40+ working on the new powerplay setup. We can all see the results of this attention to details. With all the late...
fordo975 writes...

A Flyers Miracle

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Eddie Cahill was in the stands tonight at the Flyers game, sitting 2nd row behind the benches. For those of you not familiar with Cahill, you might recognize him as Detective Flack from CSI: NY, Rachel's one-time boyfriend on Friends, or my bet would be you know him as Jim Craig from one of the best sports films of all time, Miracle. I was able to sit next to Eddie duri...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
enjoy http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Happy holiday weekend.
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
enjoy http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Happy holiday weekend.
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
enjoy http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Happy holiday weekend.
Hi Everyone it has been a busy few days. I am doing just one report. 3/19 Fan Club Meeting http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604187799571/ 3/21 Flyers and Phantoms practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604191654583/ 3/21 Rangers@ Flyers http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604201116469/ Here is the link for Erica'...
As the regular season winds down we again see that the biggest issue with the competitive balance in the NHL is not East versus West, but the rivalries within the decisions. This season more than any in recent memory the difference within the divisions when coupled with the division-heavy scheduling is making some teams appear to be more in the playoff hunt than they shou...
ladynic writes...

3/23/08 Islanders @ Flyers

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604220361470/detail/ Thank you Erica! That was fun. Erica's pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickilynn7/sets/72157604228050714/ Shout out to #23, Jsaq, Sandy and the Fly Ladies, Karen, Brooke, Roseanne, Joyce & Steve, Theresa & Caroline and anyone else I may have forgotten. My signs for the night (accor...
B.D. Gallof writes...

Cajun Fried Isles Blog

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
[img]http://boredplanet.com/img/neworleanstrip3.jpg[/img] New Orleans is haunted. They say this as a matter-of-fact. Sure, there is that touristy aura to the French Quarter where drama club dropouts hark silly stories and half truths to Pa and Ma with the kids who have come in from Memphis. That's not the part of the French quarter I frequented. Instead we delved dee...
Pre-game roster notes etc Biron back between the pipes.... Goalie controversy settled? I'd say yes for the most part.... Jones will NOT return tonight as had been hoped... Same 6 defensemen as we have seen. No word yet on any changes up front but I wouldn't think so.... As for the Rangers, Scott Gomez won't be in action as his ribs etc are still bothering him f...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/poltergeistFlyers.jpg?t=1206499452[/img] Just like that creepy little girl, Carol Ann, from "Poltergeist II" said, the Flyers have seriously thrust themselves back into playoff mix with a 2-1 Overtime victory against the Rangers tonight at MSG. Oh, and this one was against Lundy - not the backup. The Flyers very easi...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
Enjoy http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts Have a great Sunday.
I was unable to make the game in the Blog Box. Instead, I elected to watch it with my wife and two heathen Ranger fan brothers at Chez Gallof. We ordered in Sushi. Both my brothers were in the odd position of having to root for the Isles since Philly was right on their tail. Scott seems to feel that the Ranger's best matchup is with Carolina. He might be right, but it gets...
Ok folks I don't have a ton of time until later tonight to post a report. Here are just pic links for now with more coming later. Enjoy Devils Game http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604314558899/ NYC day tripping http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604314620453/ Islanders game http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604...
ladynic writes...

3/31 Flyers practice

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Pics of course http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604329647984/ Alright I talked quite a bit @ practice. So I wasn't wholley paying attention. Participants Coburn Umberger Cote Knuble Carter Jones Richards Timonen Tolpeko Kapanen Parent Briere Prospal Lupul Upshall ...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/hanson2.jpg?t=1207231935[/img] [u][b]You know it's time for playoff hockey when...[/b][/u] * You've stocked up on enough Molson, Export Ale and Labatts to keep the '84 Oilers feeling no pain for the next year and you remember that the Canadian border is over 1,000 miles away but you figure you could still make it th...
Phigment writes...

Flyers - Final Weekend

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Well with two games left, the Flyers are in the mix for the playoffs but have not secured a ticket yet. So what are the possibilities for this weekend. Listen I have my degree in Math, but even I won't list all the possibilities. But, here is what I know for sure. [b]The Good[/b] After the lost season of 2006-2007 where the Flyers were the worst team in the league, ...
groome16 writes...

FLYERS ARE IN!!!!!

Posted Friday | Comments 6
That's it. Now back to your regularly scheduled heart attack!
ladynic writes...

4/4/08 Devils @ Flyers

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604393421367/detail/ First THANK YOU ERICA!!!!!!! I am very glad I got to go to the game. Shout outs to "hell if I know" Sorry gang I didn't come visit. Sandy and the kids. Theresa and Caroline Brooke and Karen, HF Rosanne, Joyce and Steve Joe and Maureen I got to the game as the Flyers came out for warmups...
NYHippo writes...

Downie returns

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I was a big Downie fan, even though he did more stupid things than good things as a Flyer. Can't wait for tonights game to see if the Flyers can return to winning ways or are going to rip off another losing streak. A win against the Bolts would be big.
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I should be happier but whatever. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ enjoy or vent yourself.
Just a quickie - More to come later tonight... [b]* Two consecutive shutouts[/b] against teams - Devils and Pens - few thought we could even beat - let alone hold scoreless! [b]* Timely scoring[/b] from all lines. 7 players with 20 or more goals - only team in the NHL to do so. [b]* Marty Biron[/b] just coming up HUGE! He threw the team on his back and * brought...
Phigment writes...

NHL Playoffs

Posted Tuesday | Comments 13
I am not sure how this happened? The Caps did get hot at the end of the season and they do have a great player to watch. But now all the pundits are picking them by a surprising margin to beat Philly. I even read the Hockey News where they gave the edge in defensemen to the Caps because of Green. Now he has had a nice year, but so did Coburn and Jones for the Flyers. ...
Okay sooo here we go... [b]Eastern Conference[/b] [u]1.Montreal VS 8.Boston - Montreal in 5[/u] Why? Bruins will keep playing dead with the Habs. [u]2.Pittsburgh VS 7.Ottawa - Pittsburg in 6[/u] Why? Pens are too much and the Sens are sucking big time. [u]3.Washington VS 6.Philadelphia - Philadelphia in 7[/u] Why? Flyers played HUGE games at the end of the season...
Flyers(= writes...

Flyers Playoff Birth

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
The Philadelphia Flyers have now achieved their regular season goal, muscling their way into the playoffs on an emotional two-game win streak; but do the Broad Street Bullies have a chance at the ultimate goal? Their first impedance to immortality answers to the title [quote]Alexander the Great[/quote], and boasts astonishing numbers during the tail end of his team’s [qu...
The NHL playoffs are always great for those who actually watch them. Even those would say that hockey is no longer one of the "4 major sports" in America would agree there is nothing quite like the Quest for the Cup. But when talking about showcasing the league's product and consequentially helping the NHL gain market share and visibility in the long run to help the le...
Well the rest was nice, the guys with bumps and bruises had a chance to rest a bit. It has been since Sunday for the Flyers and since Saturday for the Caps. As hot as both teams have been, I am sure both coaches would have liked to start on Wednesday. The long layoff and all the press the Caps and AO are getting might work against them. They are a bunch that really ove...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
As usual enjoy. I would love to hear from Caps fans as it seems I am very popular with them right now. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Have a great weekend. Go Flyers
exlund writes...

Umberger Has a Point...

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
RJ Umberger publicly vented a bit of frustration before game one in Washington on Friday. He commented about being put on the fourth line. [img]http://media.philly.com/images/20071011_dn_g1flye11s.jpg[/img] "I don't know what he thinks because I haven't talked to him," Umberger said, referring to coach John Stevens. "Apparently, he doesn't think I'm good enough. I d...
ladynic writes...

Calling all Rowdies

Posted Sunday | Comments 2
Hello all. I am tired of going into other arenas and seeing things like Alex's Crazy 8's and beagle's dog pound. I am starting my own fan support section. I think you the Flyers faithful you can all be behind what I propose Welcome to Rockin' Riles Rowdies. I know the Wachovia center is going to rock those Caps coming in to the core. Let's show how Rowdy u...
It comes as no surprise that, once again, Pierre McGuire made an appalling and completely ridiculous comment that couldn't be farther from the truth. During the Flyers/Capitals broadcast yesterday on NBC, McGuire was asked if home-ice advantage would be an evident factor in the series. He answered "no" and then proceeded to say that the Verizon Center contained 1/2 Cap...
The Flyers outplayed the Caps in DC for 5 of 6 periods of hockey. This shows what I was stating in earlier posts. The Flyers are deeper and more talented overall today. But this Caps team is going to be really good in a year or two. As long as the Flyers play 60 minutes, they should win this series in 6 games. [b]Game 1[/b] Briere, Prospal and Hartnell dominated th...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_415372974_c73ef1cab6.jpg[/img] Mike Richards scored the first playoff penalty shot goal in Franchise history and broke the back of the Washington Capitals in the process. Mr. Everything skated in, dipped his shoulder, and calmly tucked the puck in the Five Hole of Cristobal Huet to seal the fate of the Caps. Mr. Hue...
ladynic writes...

Playoff Game 3 Caps @ Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
First THANK YOU HF for your parking pass hope London is fun. Parking and traffic were the worst part of this whole night and you saved me big. Second THANK YOU ERICA!!!!!! Great time as always thank you for being a fellow Rowdy. Third YO Drew Rocking Riles shirt is 4-0-1!!!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604565266662/detail/ Shout outs to R...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Caps Game 4 Preview

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
Ok will someone outside of Philly give the Flyers some credit. All I read about the series is how the Caps are not playing well. Here is a hint to the cause, the Flyers are playing very well. If not for a strange 3rd period in Game 1, this series could be 3-0 already. The Flyers are playing "Playoff Hockey". They are hitting, killing penalties and scoring on the power...
950FlyGuy writes...

Go Forth and Prospal

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
Look back at this year's trade deadline and some of the players who were moved. Hossa to Pittsburgh. Campbell to San Jose. Richards to Dallas. Huet and Federov to Washington. Cam Janssen to St. Louis (just kidding). How about if I told you that a minor move at the deadline that went well under the radar has had a bigger impact than any of those? The Flyers have ...
From Ed Moran. I want to make sure I point out that I did not write this piece. "Kimo Timonen will be back in the lineup tomorrow. The Flyers' star defenseman, who was forced out of the game in the last minutes of the second period in the Tuesday 6-3 win over Washington Capitals, said this morning, "I feel fine. I'm happy. I want to play. I want to win. Like I said. I...
Quite simply, Roger Daltry and the Boys from The Who (my 2nd favorite band) asked the question that I want most answered by the Philadelphia Flyers tonight... [i] ahhhh...who *#($*(#)$* are you?!?![/i] [b]Who are you? Orange Crush[/b] [img]http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2008/04/washrichards4.15.jpg[/img] This is the game that decides whether you put your...
Phigment writes...

Playoff only fans

Posted Thursday | Comments 14
I am going to rant here so take a deep breath and here we go. I hate fans and media types that only watch the playoffs or select one play to write about. I live in the DC area and read the Washington Post daily yet there is almost no hockey coverage at all during the season. One game summary article is typical. Very little effort. But now the Caps made the playoffs s...
Anne Hier writes...

Leon Cain't Do It All...

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Gosh, it gets tedious to read the hockey reports in the [i]Sporting News[/i]. The title of a current epistle is [i]Ovechkin falling flat in playoff debut.[/i] Are we watching the same games? Are we reading the same stat sheets? Do the Flyers get no credit for executing well? Frankly, this type of reportage is more an indictment of the flawed mentality prevailing in ...
[img]http://www.icebullshockey.com/chris/nhltol/logos300/phi.png[/img] WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Wow what a game! [img]http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2008/04/Briere4_041708.jpg[/img][img]http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080418/capt.4211769e52574661846cb8cd17dc6ecc.capitals_flyers_hockey_patm105.jpg[/img] Knuble from Carter and Upshall! What a gam...
ladynic writes...

4/17/08 Caps @ Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 4
Ok Post game concourse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHGMkHG0SlE God Bless America Playoff Style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4WCZD0hGBA Link to my pics.... I am too tired to write anything.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604605331533/detail/ Phantoms Playoff Game tonight!
phi1671 writes...

Capitals Vs. Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 2
Inside the Owner's Box: In need of divine assistance Yahoo! Buzz Digg Newsvine Reddit FacebookWhat's this?By Ted Leonsis for USA TODAY Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, who made a name for himself as an executive with AOL, is sending USA TODAY his playoff journal as the Capitals begin their postseason run with a series against the Philadelphia Flyers. Day 8: Th...
Ok here is Ted's Blog in its entirety for today [quote]Day 9: Friday, April 18 What a game— a tough OT loss We arrive at the arena at 5:30 p.m. We mingled with the crowd and then take our seats in the same suite as last game. I note that the fans that were in our face last game are nowhere to be seen this game. And that the Wachovia Center is not playing fight v...
Today the Philadelphia Flyers organization must face the consequences of poking fun at an article that poked fun at their organization. In short the Washington Post is accusing the Philadelphia of Copywrite infringement for passing out a copy of Mike Wise's fan-bashing article. The article was distrubted to fans as the entere the Wachovia center, along with thunder stic...
Wow. That was playoff hockey. I watched the game live, then re-watched most off Tivo because I was way too amped up to sleep. That was what I expected from Washington the entire series. I guess the inexperience took them a few games to adjust. Carter was a beast. Hard to believe that all the offense his group put up while checking Ovechkin. AO got some points, but...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Thoughts

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
Happy Saturday Morning http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Enjoy as usual Go Flyers
The Capitals won Game 5, hats off to them. They were hungrier then the Flyers more often then not. Game 6 will be Monday night. Thoughts... Did Ovie recieve a memo from Sidney to tell him to dive more? For a player will awesome talent its a shame he now has to resort to diving. It takes away from his game and respect all the other players have for him. Eve...
Just returned from the Verizon Center for Game 5 Flyers at Caps. I have some problems with the way people treat other fans at sporting events. I grew up in Philadelphia and have watched the Flyers, Phillies and Eagles since I was 5 years old in 1970. I am a lifetime fan and have watched all these teams through thick and thin. I went to the game today in DC and watch...
The following is my first attempt at a blog. It is a response to an email from a friend of mine, a Senators fan (www.hockeyschlock.wordpress.com - please visit), who asked me how I was enjoying the rollercoaster ride that was the Flys/Caps QF series following the Game 5 loss to the Caps, bringing the series to a Flyers' lead of 3 games to 2. I'm not happy, but I'm not cr...
deadmarsh20a writes...

Busts/Heroes

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Looking at what Danny Briere has done during these playoffs, should we forget about his non-contract worthy regular season? Briere still had points to make a good season but not the season Philly signed him for. Here are his stats this year and last: GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots % 2006-2007 Sabres 81 32 63 95 17 89 9 ...
sm623181 writes...

Message boards

Posted Monday | Comments 0
I think one of the most interesting things to me this year is how much trash people will leave on message boards under various sports site articles. Mostly because their ideas are one-sided and often presented in an abusive matter. Here it goes: ~ Pens fans...Sidney Crsoby is definately a talented guy, no one will argue you that. The reason no other teams will resp...
With the hamstring injury to Mike Knuble, the Flyers' office has told me for sure Riley Cote will be back in the line-up tonight for Game 6 of the Flyers/Caps series. I wouldn't expect much ice-time from Cote, and I'm sure John Stevens will instruct him NOT to instigate things with Brashear or anyone else on the Caps in order to avoid a fight, penalty or anything else w...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Caps - Game 6

Posted Monday | Comments 4
Wow what a letdown tonight was. For the first 30 minutes the Flyers did everything right. Attack, defend, and goaltending. Then quickly the collapse happened. There was no passion in the last half of the game. The Caps beat the Flyers to every puck and out worked them all over the rink. Now the Flyers face back to back nights, a situation where Biron has played poo...
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Wall_clock.jpg/300px-Wall_clock.jpg[/img] 86,400 ticks of the clock before I can breathe again... 86,400 muttered curses as the clock marched mercilessly on...86,400 hopes against hope that a squibber, a deflection off a shin, a seeing eye five holer might turn the tide. Eighty six thousand, four hundred ...
Dear Flyers, Yes, I know typically my rule of thumb is to not post the same night as the game. Things definitely seem different if you put 8 hours of sleep into something. I would agree to that almost everytime. I just don't have 8 hours of sleep and time to write this up. Hey, I will be happy to take some blame on tonight's poor luck. I actually made pre game wa...
[b]Let's get the bad out of the way:[/b] Biron: 0-5, 5.95GAA, .822 save % on the 2nd day when playing back to back days this year (by comparison, Huet over the last 2 years in the same situation is 1-4, 3.33 GAA, .904 save%) The Flyers are 6-6 all-time in Game 7s (all rounds), and for those around before all NHL series were best of 7 the Flyers are also 1-0 in game 3 ...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Caps - Game 7

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
Tonight one of the hottest two teams in the East will be eliminated for sure. The Flyers have failed to bury the Caps in the last two games. The Caps have shown alot of character and fight by outhitting the Flyers in Game 5 and then pulling a great comeback in Game 6 to extend the series. The Flyers must get back to basics. I know it is a cliche, but it is true. Whe...
sm623181 writes...

Game 6 vs. Game 7

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
I gotta say. I've tried to be relatively fair with my opinion of officiating in this series. Despite calls for "the fix" by ESPN, I tried to believe that things would work out somewhete fairly. There was definately time where the games went in the Flyers direction and we took advantage of it. However, I ahd a serious problem with Scottie Upshall's "diving" penalty las...
There is nothing better than a game 7 in the National Hockey League playoffs. It doesn't matter who's playing. I could barely wait until 5pm MTN yesterday for the Habs/Bruins to start and then listening to that crowd and U2 belting out in the background... how could you not be pumped. I'll start with some tidbits from the other series before I touch on the game 7's. ...
icedog97 writes...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The Penguins clinched their series with the Ottawa Senators early with a sweep. There hasn't been a Penguins game in an entire week. All this "down" time has me watching the other series wrap up (GO CAPS and FLAMES in your game 7's) and waiting anxiously for our Round 2 opponent! It also gave me a chance to catch up on what the Pittsburgh Pirates doing these day...
rwrusso writes...

The NHL is a Joke

Posted Tuesday | Comments 43
I must have missed that other mid-playoff presser the NHL held changing the rules. You know, the one where thy told the refs to not call interference. This Caps-Flyers game 7 is a joke. It's one thing to let the players decide the outcome of the game. It's another to let guys start plowing opponents into their goaltender and check guys without the puck. Someone let me...
I don't mean for politics to enter a hockey website, but did anyone else see the irony in tonight's events? 7 minutes after the Flyers beat the Caps in Overtime, Hillary Clinton - who is fighting for a change in the highest office in D.C. - could be seen on CNN addressing supporters in Philadelphia. That group Hillary addressed was a rambunctious bunch. I counted at...
[i](Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupul wins it in OT for the Oilers...oops! Sorry guys...how's Joni Pitkanen doing?)[/i] [img]http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080423/capt.9d330df4d92f4fc39d28413b0ae992a3.aptopix_flyers_capitals_hockey_vzn108.jpg[/img] [img]http://capitals.nhl.com/images/upload/2007/05/dale_hunter0206.jpg[/img] [b]Exorcising the ghost of Dale Hunter:[/b] [im...
What a way to end the series. Lupul who was the only forward that scored for the Flyers all season and didn't have a goal all series long. He looked lost. So tonight he played mostly with Briere and Prospal and saw time on the 1st powerplay unit. The move paid off in the first OT with Lupul tucking in the rebound on the powerplay to win the series. As a Flyers fan, ...
Richards18 writes...

Flyers in 7

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
I want to start off by saying that this Washington team is going to be a force to reckon with for years to come. The combination of Semin and AO is going to be lethal for several years and the young nucleus around them is only going to get better. Just like the Flyers, from where Washington was last year just getting to game 7 in the first round of the playoffs is a great ...
"...The shot from the point by Timmonen...rebound...THEY SCORE...jOFFREY LUPUL!!! AND THE FLYERS HAVE WON IN OVERTIME IN GAME 7!!! They're going to the next round..." Thank you Jim Jackson. Thank you Joffrey Lupul. Thank you Hockey Gods. What a ridiculously suspenseful game. I laughed. I threw stuff at my TV. I yelled at the refs. And I definately jumped ...
phi1671 writes...

Thoughts Game 7/Wash vs. Philly

Posted Wednesday | Comments 12
I'm still waiting to read about how the Washington fans chose to turn their ice rink into a giant trash can. Plus, did anyone see Jeff Carter get hit in the head by some type of cup? What I also can't wait to read or not read is too see if Mike Wise, or the other beat writers for the Caps even mention it. Plus, we also know about the diary Big Ted keeps on USA tod...
You can fill in the blank with alot of names : ~Briere ~Prospal ~Richards ~Lupul ~Kapanen ~Ushall ~Carter ~Umberger ~Knuble ~Hartnell ~Hatcher ...impressive...
1st round I predicted: Montreal in 5 Pittsburgh in 6 Philadelphia in 7 Rangers in 6 Detroit in 6 San Jose in 5 Minnesota in 7 Anaheim in 5 So i got 6/8.. not bad I'd say lol So, here are my 2nd round predictions: [b]Eastern Conference[/b] [u]1.Montreal VS 6.Philadelphia - Philadelphia in 7[/u] Why? The Habs aren't invincible and Flyers battle like crazy....
Xfactorhockey writes...

Round 2 Predictions

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Well, it's probably the most cliche blog a hockey fan can possibly write, but here are my round two predictions! [b]Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers[/b] Both teams are coming off 7 game series, but the Habs have had an extra day off and have home ice advantage. The Flyers will be playing 3 games in 4 nights. The Habs should take games 1 and 2, but I expect t...
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=4704620&page=1 So apparently Sean Avery has decided to work for Vogue. I just keep thinking of him in place of Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada. Ridiculous. More to come on the tonight's playoff matches.
sm623181 writes...

Round 2 Predictions

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
First of all, Let me just say how disappointed in the lack of orginality in these picks : http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs2008/news/story?id=3364125 ...picking the higher seated team across the board...perhaps consider the how each team is playing and then decide... Here it goes: [u][b]East:[/b][/u] Rangers vs. Penguins - This should be quite an exciti...
Well after an amazing first round I'm back with my predictions for the Conference Semis! First off a recap of my first round predictions: (1) Detroit v (8) Nashville---[b]Nashville in 6-Incorrect.[/b] Nashville seemed on a roll until Arnott couldn't deal with the Radulov hit and the OT loss in Game 5. (2) San Jose v (7) Calgary---[b]Calgary in 7-Close but no cigar...
John Stevens will go with the exact same line-up for tonight's game 1 in Montreal as he had for Game 7 in Washington... That means Downie is still in and the defense will remain the same as well (Smith, Modry all the usual suspects)
Anne Hier writes...

Home Dish Advantage

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
When a team wins first place in the regular season, why can't that home-ice advantage extend to even a modicum of home-fan advantage for broadcast start times of away games? Those of you cheering on your teams in the Eastern Conference won't even know what I'm talking about. But for Wings fans, being in the Western Conference and in the Eastern Time Zone results in an ...
I am so excited to watch the 2nd round. I have a feeling that the Flyers are playing with house money now. Getting into the playoffs and winning a round was a realistic goal for this squad after last season. The rebuild job left over 1/2 the team with new faces and making the playoffs made it a total success. Montreal overachieved all year. They were not picked to...
Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory as the refs blew their second Alexi Kovalev related call. The goal he swatted in was clearly above the crossbar, as his stick hit the crossbar on the follow through. I cannot imagine how the refs missed that one? It was a hell of a play, but illegal nonetheless. The second, and much worse call, was on Mike Richards for kne...
I can't tell you how many times that came out of my mouth last night... ...rewind to last round...Brooks Laich hits the puck into the net with a high stick (it was extremely apparent that his stick was aboe the crossbar). I suppose there was some doubt in the call...it was reviewed for quite a bit and then they gave the goal to Laich which was completely baffling...a...
First this is hockey. Calls are made in a split second at real time speed. The penalty on Richards was a clean hit, but the referee was behind Richards, which when seen from that angle, did look like a trip or knee. So that is not what caused the Flyers to lose Game 1. This is no different than the ref losing site of the puck during a goal mouth scramble. The Canadi...
http://cbs.sportsline.com/nhl/story/10793421 Great line during their time. Thought I would pass this along to everyone and like one person already said, I thought Renberg already retired.
...the dumbest thing I've seen/heard in the playoffs so far...i mean this is really up there...booing Jagr? REALLY? When was the last time he played for you. I mean Montreal boos Briere but at least that joke of a reason is in recent history. Jagr left 7 years ago! ...the fans in Pittsburgh could not be more pathetic...it's just proof that they're no better than all...
With Game 2 coming up tonight, I thought I'd share with you all my thoughts on this series, and some contentious issues that seem to be on the front burner with fans. Game 1 saw a bunch of sloppy plays, as well as a bunch of flukey goals. The Flyers 1st was a redirect...by Carey Prices' own teammate! Montreal got a lucky break on Kovalev's shorthanded marker..if he was...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I'm already nervous about the game tonight. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ enjoy Have a great weekend
Marty...Marty...Marty...Marty. Biron outplayed Price tonight. One guy looked a little timid and one guy was dominate. I don't really want to hear any more about Biron not being a number 1 goalie. He has proven that he is one. Umberger, Carter, and Upshall dominated the play when on ice tonight. They were all over the place with offensive pressure and great defensive...
First THANK YOU ERICA! awesome day! 2nd Thank you Brooke and Karen! Come on that was fun wasn't it? Shout outs to Brenda, Jessica, KB, Rad, HF, Lou, Alan and Drew! I knew this would be a long day. Phantoms playoff game 6 starting @ 1pm their last game having gone into 5 OT's . The Flyers playing @ 7pm away in Montreal but a viewing party hosted by the Flyers...
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=361796&page=NewsPage&service=page Dear Therrien, You're full of shit and I'm pretty sure Crobsy knows it. Typical taht he has someone ELSE stand up for him, but really you wouldn't deny it so animately if it wasn't true. Questionable penalty, you won. What's the issue? Everyone knows he dove. ~S I mean really...
The Jackal writes...

Philadelphia, act III

Posted Monday | Comments 9
Everyone deals with those common, plaguing questions that it seems everyone must ask you. We've all got a memory of being stuck at a party (unfortunately, not the fun, alcohol driven college variety) and having 20+ people ask the same question. What did you study in school? What are you doing with your life? Have you seen Uncle Joe's nosehair? At first, those questions ...
phi1671 writes...

War of Words

Posted Monday | Comments 4
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=236048&lid=sublink05&lpos=headlines_main When did Carbonneau become such an angel? Regardless of the situation when you hit someone from behind even if it's from taunting or anything else its a cowardly act. There is always the next shift that you can legally hit the person. Plus, do you really think the league would actually sus...
sm623181 writes...

Out West...

Posted Monday | Comments 2
I'm not sure what happened to the Sharks last night but boy did that get messy. Quite the off game for Nabokov. The game started off very even. Both teams and goalies looked good. I mean the first two periods went that way. But what on earth happened in the third. San Jose just looked tired. Their defense was terrible so I guess you really can't put all the blam...
steal_your_faceoff writes...

Back in Black

Posted Monday | Comments 13
[img]http://acdc.com/bin/galImg/siteFiles/35bff89a78.[/img] I cannot hear those words without thinking of one of the most influential bands to hit the music scene in the mid-1970s and power their way through the mid-1980s with a high voltage mixture of the power vocals of Malcom Young and the screaming guitar intensity of brother, Angus Young. In my mind's eye when I t...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/MainImage.jpg?t=1209430739[/img] EE should suit up because his boys need something. Flyers lead 3-0 end of two. Just amazing how pumped the Bank Building is. It might be the loudest I have heard it - and this is from the VS feed. I am sure it is just deafening in person - JS, #23, EE - please comment on it. The Join...
Great game. Flyers outplayed the Habs for the 45 minutes of the game. Then the penalty on Hatcher gave the Habs life. I thought the call was correct on Hatcher but there should have been on Boullion for hitting Umberger on the knee/thigh with his hip prior to the hit OR fighting with Hatcher after the hit. It should have been 5 on Hatcher and 2 on Boullion. Once agai...
sm623181 writes...

Game 3...Flyers/Habs

Posted Tuesday | Comments 15
Thank god for DVR...because I got to see all of the important stuff... Let me just start off by saying I'm sick of hearing that the flyers are dirty. At the beginning of the season a couple players made some bad decisions. It cost us big time. Game over. We did our time. It's the end, and I don't want to hear about it anymore b/c it's irrelevent. The Flyers are ...
I have more to say but not enough time or inclination. Plus I believe many of the main page bloggers have echoed my sentiments. I will post the video I took later of the booing during hte anthem and the a hole chant to the poor habs fans on the escaltor http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604794732975/detail/
...We all know that "clank". It's the last minute of the game. Your team is down by one. They've pulled their goalie for the extra attacker. It's a jumble of players in front of the net when suddenly the puck pops free and right to the stick of you star. He shoots with just seconds left on the clock. It's almost as if everything is moving in slow motion. "CLANK!" ...
I find the Hitler likes the Flyers video to be offensive and ignorant. How can this kind of crap really be out there? The man was a monster who sent millions to thier death and killed millions more in an attempt to rule the world. Then to use this imagery to portray a hockey teams management and fans. Maybe this is Ok to do in Quebec but i find it offensive and unneces...
The Habs are pressing the PANIC BUTTON - Price on the bench tonight. [b]Gamesmanship[/b] Guy Carbonneau is really trying to get into the Flyers heads. After game 2 it was "Timonen deserved to get sucker punched for taunting" and now after game 3 he won't say who is in goal for game 4. I think that this game is really ineffective since the the trade of Huet to Washingt...
[img]http://www.freefoto.com/images/33/15/33_15_69---Fire-Flame-Textures_web.jpg?&k=Fire+%2F+Flame+Textures[/img] If you can't stand the heat... [img]http://www.chfans.com/photos/junior/Carey%20Price_camp.jpg[/img] Carey Price looks like he will start tonight for Les Habitants. Honestly, that is just fine for most Flyers fans, since it appears throughout the first ...
[b]1st Period:[/b] Panic button pressed by Carbonneau. Going away from Price could be very bad for the Habs. It shows no confidence. What if Halak stinks? Can you go back to Price with confidence? WTF was that call on Richards? Briere is horsecollared and no call - but a boarding call when the guy doesn't hit the boards? Are you kidding me?? People say there is...
millertime writes...

Montreal CHEATED in Game 4

Posted Wednesday | Comments 48
First, let's make something very clear. I am happy for Daniel Briere and Martin Biron tonight. I loved them while they were in Buffalo, and I still love them. They're the type of guys I'm going to follow the rest of their careers, regardless of where they play. Also, kudos to the Flyers in general for coming up big when it mattered most in this pivotal game 4. But.....
Important FLYERS WON!!!!!!! pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604818620488/detail/ Shout out to all the Flyers players who stopped! THANK YOU ERICA!!!!! That was fun! Shout outs to Theresa, Lou, HF, Rad, Erik, Nads, Roseann, Joyce, Bill, Brenda, Sharon's Dad, My drunk seat neighbors in 210A. Video..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i...
...what a game! I must admit after Mike Richards' "boarding" call where the guy didn't even hit the boards...and Kukkonen's penalty for pushing players away from Biron...I was a little bit worried that we were headed down penalty road for a repeat of last game's parade to the penalty box... The Flyer's killed them off though...and despite their obvious frustration with...
I would classify myself as being a news junkie and when it comes to sports, I make sure I get my daily fill from all available sources. What is surprising to me is how fans and media will not give credit to a deserving team. It’s more or less; how lucky the Flyers have been because of the amount of posts that have been hit, how they have been outshot and how they have ...
...I've read alot of complaints on all teams in the playoffs so far. ...Really the only series have serious second round involvement in has been the Flyers/Habs and I can say that there has been some pretty one sided officiating. Montreal has had almost twice as many power plays. Am I to belive that while we were in the lead we were taking careless penalties all game....
Carbonneau isn't the only person showing no respect to the Flyers. The Capitals, the NHL media, and most fans have downed the way the team plays. The Flyers are a team that will allow you to possess the puck in their end on the perimeter. They will even let you shoot, however when they are on their game, you cannot bring the puck into the slot area without severe punish...
Congratulations to the Montreal Canadiens and their fans. You are among the classiest organizations and fans in all of sports! I love that the fans did not boo its team and gave them the heroic but painful send off they deserved - they left nothing on the ice and played with incredible heart. [img]http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a8/fullj.7e7e4d0a099996c6174fcdf3f1c083a...
[b]1st Period[/b] That was a good period. Some random notes. *Fans are starting to boo Richards now too. They should be booing Umberger! Price made a great save on a 2 on 1 versus Richards. *Nice tip-in on the Powerplay. Montreal 1-0 *Montreal is playing physically for the first time in the series. They are hitting consistently and taking the puck between the circ...
[code] [/code] Huet [code] [/code] Price [code] [/code] Fleury After the usual gratuitous 2 Habs pp goals donated on bad calls by the refs (seemed like every game this series), the Flyers took the bull by the horns in game 5 and just plain embarassed the #1 top ranked team of the big bad East. This was a very sweet 6-4 elimination victory against a legacy hockey...
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings for reaching their respective conference finals. -The job that Flyers coach John Stevens has done in the playoffs is nothing short of spectacular. The guy had a team that was supposed to be road kill in round one and navigated it past two teams whose coaches were finalists for the Jack Adams. Since a 39 p...
watching the Montreal - Philadelphia series I have to wonder why can the Canadiens have French language graphics on the ice as well as dasher boards while there are very few if any Spanish language text advertisements in the United States arenas??? In todays marketing 101, Español/Spanish speaking,reading and writing population is skyrocketing, everywhere we go we get ...
...so the results are in...it's the Flyers vs. the Pens.... ...I was pretty thrilled with the Flyers come back last night...very impressive. I think what has been most impressive about these playoffs is the fact that there has been suck a balanced effort for our Flyers. There is only one forward that has played on a regular basis that hasn't scored (Thoresen). Tha...
It's the playoff series the Flyers fans and possibly the players have wanted since the end of the Regular Season. As we all remember back to that final Sunday game in Philadelphia where some media and players insinuated that the Pens threw the game to take the easy route to the Eastern Conference Finals. I would actually have cheered for this if I was a Pens fan, calling...
Rob McGowan writes...

The Annual Underdog

Posted Sunday | Comments 4
It almost seems that every year there is that one team that no one expects to make out of the first round but somehow manages to carry the "Cinderella" title all the way to the Cup finals, and I think we may be seeing that with the Philadelphia Flyers. Two years ago we saw the Edmonton Oilers accomplish this task; finishing in 8th place in the West at the end of the reg...
chipiii writes...

Predictions 3.0

Posted Monday | Comments 7
1st round I was: 6/8 2nd round: 2/4 (I missed the whole western conference) So far, i'm at 8/12... not bad. [b]Eastern Conference Finals[/b] [u]2.Pittsburgh VS 6.Philadelphia[/u] WOW! This is going to be a series, whether it's a sweep or goes to Game 7. If the Pens manage to win you have to wonder just how badly they're going to be beaten up before the win and if th...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I looked it up and believe that the 2003-04 Calgary Flames are the only team to have ever gone to the Stanley Cup Finals by eliminating the 1, 2 and 3 seeds in their conference during the playoffs.... So if the Flyers pull it off against Pittsburgh, which I think they have a real solid shot of doing, they would be the first team in the Easte...
pensfan17148 writes...

Bring on the Flyers

Posted Monday | Comments 6
This is going to be one interesting series. The Flyers are a pretty hot team, right now. Then, you factor in the rivalry between the Pens and Flyers, which will likely elevate both teams, and it is going to get interesting. Biron has been solid in goal and he is not at revered as Lundqvist, but he is someone to pay attention to. Biron has a lot to prove and Fleury has ...
[i]But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need[/i] [img]http://www.poster.net/rolling-stones-the/rolling-stones-the-photo-xl-the-rolling-stones-6212539.jpg[/img] Mick and the Boys beautifully expressed the quandary the Flyers (and Pens) find themselves with a four day layoff until the puck drops to begin to decide the Eastern Conference Champion...
Well now....I've been thinking about this series and reading up on what all the "experts" have been saying and I've made up my mind. I'm pretty sure having the experts vote is the kiss of death anyway...so let them predict away (they are after all, the ones who said Habs in 5). The way I see it, the Pens have really coasted through the playoffs. They haven't been chal...
Well, I for one was surprised how quick each series ended, and really thought that the Rangers Penguins series would have been a bit closer. The San Jose Dallas series did go 6 games after Dallas got a quick 3-0 series lead, with a record 5 games being decided in the extra frame. Well lets get to what is currently at hand. [i]Western Conference Finals[/i] [b]1. Detroit...
[b]Pittsburgh Penguins [/b] [u]Draft[/u] 2006 #2 overall pick [b]Jordan Staal[/b] 2005 #1 overall pick [b]Sidney Crosby[/b] 2005 #62 [b]Kris Letang[/b] 2004 #2 overall pick [b]Evgeni Malkin[/b] 2003 #1 overall pick [b]Marc-Andre Fleury[/b] 2002 #5 overall pick [b]Ryan Whitney[/b] 2002 #234 [b]Maxim Talbot[/b] 2000 #18 [b]Brooks Orpik [/b] 1999 #115 [b]Ryan Malo...
phi1671 writes...

Flyers Vs. Pens

Posted Tuesday | Comments 27
I have a question to all the Pens fans. Instead of sitting here typing about Goalies, Depth, and Scoring touch. I want to know if any Pen Fans believe the Flyers have a chance to win. It will be interesting to read all the responses.
...I'm going to be in Europe from the 9th to the 16th...so i'll be missing the first 4 games of the series. Does anyone know a way I can watch abroad??? Help! I appreciate any ideas.
Where did the Penguins come from? They were awful for a while, so bad that Jagr wanted to leave and was traded in one of the worst trades for both teams in history. Neither team made out well. The only good thing for the Pens in that deal was that they got rid of his salary. So now I am reading what a masterful job of building a team the Pens have done. Ok, I will giv...
flyersfan15 writes...

Flyers-Penguins ECF Preview!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 9
[b][size=22]Flyers-Pens Eastern Conference Finals Series Preview[/size][/b] [img]http://www.azhockey.com/images%20-%20logos/LogoNhlPhiladelphiaFlyers.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.trans-video.net/images/versus.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.azhockey.com/images%20-%20logos/LogoNhlPittsburghPenguins.jpg[/img] [i][b]Schedule:[/b][/i] Fri., May 9, 2008 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia ...
We're down to the final round before the Stanley Cup. The remaining two teams after the Conference Finals will own some minor bragging rights to the East and the West, but the Cup is what defines it all. It defines every injury that was played through; every broken bone, blood gushing wound, any limp or ache: everything. And now we're only 14 games away from it all, at the...
Well now....I've been thinking about this series and reading up on what all the "experts" have been saying and I've made up my mind. I'm pretty sure having the experts vote is the kiss of death anyway...so let them predict away (they are after all, the ones who said Habs in 5). The way I see it, the Pens have really coasted through the playoffs. They haven't been challe...
...Kimmo Timmonen out with a blood clot in his foot...and all of a sudden people go from being extremely hopeful to completely defeated. What is wrong with you people!?! ...I love Timmonen, I really do. He is honestly one of the best defenseman I've ever seen and he has been nothing short of spectacular in the playoffs so far. The main factor that AO wasn't on a scor...
[b]Pregame:[/b] Wow what a blow before the series starts. Losing Timonen is devastating blow on the eve of the big matchup. With all the fire power the Pens have, he was going to have to play 25 to 30 minutes to counteract their attack. Now Jason Smith, is going to have to play more meaningful minutes. I hope his ailments that have slowed him since January are healed....
Good thing I didn't write this last night as I had planned... because the loss of Kimmo Timmonen certainly could have that much of an impact. Was the layoff between the series a bad thing? I really don't think so. Sure the Flyers were on a roll, but so were the Penguins. And with guys like Hatcher, Smith and others who are older and dinged up as virtually everyone ...
We won! Yes Pens Fans, we won the game. It was a very physical game and the Penguins outplayed the Flyers hands down. Fleury was on tonight and played a wonderful game. Malkin had two goals and played a very physical game. At the end, when he was looking at his hand, it was his broken chain and cross not an injury. Crosby's goal was a great redirect off the heel of h...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Hockey

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Enjoy http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Have a great.
[b][u]PERIOD ONE[/u][/b] One of the key problems Philadelphia had was Martin Biron wandering the boards. He coughed up the puck to the Pens more often than he helped his defense, and in fact it cost him a goal which allowed Pittsburgh to tie it at 2. The second area where they had an issue was one of the keys to this series that I said they needed to pay attention ...
To say that the Penguins "powered past" the Flyers in Game 1 is absolutely wrong. Last night was one of those games where "they didn't win it, we lost it." The Flyers certainly can hang in this series based on last night's game. Look at the tape: ALL 4 PENGUINS GOALS resulted from FLYERS TURNOVERS. As I said in my keys for the Flyers to win this series (which can be re...
I need to get this out, but I'm very frustrated from what I've seen many Montreal posters write and other teams posters write. This is NOT some damn fluke. We're missing our best player in Simon Gagne right now. And we happen to have probably the 3 best well rounded lines in the NHL right now and they're only going to get better with Gags back and two of the NHL's el...
[b][u]PERIOD ONE[/u][/b] Once again, the Pens come out with the advantage on the scoreboard, with just a 1-0 lead. It was an interesting period, as we shall see. The last thing the Flyers needed was another defenseman to go down with injury. Already missing Timonen, Braden Coburn was a big minute player, and one who could actually move the puck. Now they are down o...
What an effort by the Flyers tonight. 1 minute into the game their best defenseman goes down with a puck to the face. The other 5 remaining defensemen played hard. They held the top offense around to 0 even strength goals until the costly mistake by 4th line winger Steve Downie costs the Flyers dearly. He had full control of the puck and fumbled it at the blue line, se...
Well, this game was more physical than the last, but the Pens still came out with the win. Crosby, Hossa, Talbot and Staal had the Pens' goals. The disallowed goal looked to be over the line after I saw the replay, when I got home, but the word from Toronto was that it was unclear if the entire puck crossed the line. You canot tell for sure, but it had to have been. It...
I don't [b]think[/b] I am being disrespectful or overly assuming when I say that the odds are that, following a Game 2 loss, the Flyers season will be ending in the very near future. Based on that, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at a specific move that I feel they can make that will do wonders for their future. Ready? Here goes: [b]GIVE AN OFFER S...
Well the first open letter had so much success why not try it again. Flyguys listen I know you can do this. I know you can win. I believe just as I believed this year and I believed you could turn it around last year. Come on this is the rally cry http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2417843353/in/set-72157604565266662/ This is us showing we believe in you h...
[b]Game Notes[/b] The loss of the two top defensemen is key for the showing so far. With Timmonen and Coburn, the Flyers were the underdog, but had a chance. Without them, the Pens are just toying with the Flyers. As the remaining 6 move up to play against better competition, they just cannot get the puck out cleanly. The Pens have to puck forever. I hate to say ...
[img]http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/grossanat/imgs/skullantmax2.jpg [/img] If you listen carefully, you just might hear the sounds of knees jerking in a building in New York City. The powers that be in the NHL are cringing right now at another prime-time, graphic injury to one of its young players, perhaps even a budding star, during its showcase playoffs. [i]Those same p...
szandor writes...

The Sound of Hockey

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
I found an old video of my jazz band days when we played "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. It made me think about this season and post season. Sure I had to shoehorn a couple words in there, but hey I am a drummer not a singer. Feel free to sing aloud. Enjoy. Blood clots in ankles and pucks into faces. Power play gaffes that send Malkin off to the races...
Coburn definitely Out Parent In his place Stevens said probable pairings to start are: Jones/Hatcher Parent/Smith Modry/ Kukkonen which are subject to change as the game goes on based on wear and tear of the older guys or other factors No other line up changes... that means Downie will dress again Stevens is giving him a chance to redeem himself tonight a...
Once again I took notes through the game and provide my opinions on what I saw here. PERIOD ONE Back to Philadelphia we go and the Flyers are down 2 games to 0. It's not how they wanted to be coming home and as this period has gone on, that energizing crowd has been fairly tame. I was expecting to be hearing the roof coming off regularly, and to be fair, the Pens g...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157605049851892/detail/ First Thank you erica! the ride to my car was so appreciated glad you were able to go with me again. Shout out to Roseann, Karen, steph, Joyce, "hell if I know", Drew, Rad, TJG99, Kristin, Julie, Bettina, Theresa, Sandy, Brenda, HF and anyone else I was texting with. I missed the whole first pe...
phi1671 writes...

Why Not Us!!!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 16
Why Not Us!!! It’s a great line. Plus, I think its very fitting for this team. From last year to this year one can not argue that its one of the biggest turnarounds in professional sports. Holmgren did a fabulous job revamping the roster and the Flyers for the first time in several years have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. Now, we see our beloved team...
phi1671 writes...

Flyers Article

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/18965609.html Nice article on how far along the Flyers have come this year and how Holmgren didn't mortgage the future with his deadline deals this year.
pensfan17148 writes...

Game 4: Preveiw

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Tonight is game 4 of the series against the Flyers. The Pens enter the game up 3-0 and tonigiht could be the possible sweep. It will not be an easy game by any means. The Flyers will not go down without a fight, especially at home. Tonight will be a battle with these two teams and such animosity between them, it could get ugly. The Flyers are fightinig to stay alive a...
Make that 3-0 at the break on a sweeeeeeet forehand to backhand chip shot in the crease over the sprawled MAF by Jeff Carter. This young man seems to be beginning to understand how big time a player he can be. He has all the tools - that is no surprise - but his mental toughness and sense of "clutch" plays is really developing. He has all the makings of an elite centerm...
Here there be Flyers. My observations and commentaries on Game Four lay within. [b][u]PERIOD ONE[/u][/b] This is where it all comes down to effort, to tenacity, to energy. The Flyers need to come out quick and they need to control the game from the outset. Anything less and it'll be over quick. And they do just that. Coach Stevens has juggled the lines a b...
First thank you Erica it was another great night and great adventure. 2nd shout outs to Roseann, Bill, Tina, Theresa, Rad, Brenda, Superfan aka Eric, Kristin and Rob 3rd Shout outs to the texting crew Amanda, #23, Jessica, Joyce, and Julie 4th Thanks to everyone who believed http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2493932398/in/set-72157605086813569/ I left work...
[i][b]Game 5 Preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, Memorial Cup, and More![/b][/i] Sure everyone wants to bring this crazy idea about the 33 year old curse of a comeback from 3-0 and how Dallas and Philadelphia are both vying to be that team to do it. The thing I find freaky about the curse is that it was done to the Detroit Red Wings in 1942 by the Toronto Maple Le...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 12
Enjoy my friends. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Go Flyers!
Full set http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157605111684829/detail/ Erica also went here is a link to her full set http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickilynn7/ I arrived at practice really early to wave at the players as they arrived. I had some pictures that I had printed to give to certain players if they should stop but I figured no one really would s...
Once again, and for the final time with this series, my period-by-period take on this Eastern Conference Finals Matchup. [b][u]PERIOD ONE[/u][/b] Philadelphia, for wanting to keep this series going, has begun by doing everything absolutely....wrong. Giveaways in the first two games of this series were killers for the Flyers. Thus far they have turned the puck ...
Phigment writes...

Flyers End of the Line

Posted Monday | Comments 13
First let me state that at the beginning of the year, I figured that this team would start slow, get things moving in December and make a frantic push for the playoffs. If they made it, they would be a stepping stone for the top seed. How wrong I was. This was a team that came together quickly, started fast, had a bad time in February and made a frantic push for the pla...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_penguins-2.jpg[/img] [img]http://insanekillerpenguins.com/db1/00085/insanekillerpenguins.com/_uimages/pic291681.gif[/img] [u][b]Killer Penguins with a Bad Attitude[/b][/u] While I am a little saddened at the way the Flyers went out, they were clearly dominated by a superior team that had a chip on its collecti...
icedog97 writes...

The Red Wings are Scary Good

Posted Wednesday | Comments 9
I have watched a few of the Western Conference Finals games - including the decisive game 6 - and have come to the conclusion, like many other hockey writers and fans, that the Red Wings are a very tough team to beat. In a conference believed to be the better of the two in the league (by just about everybody), the Wings have managed to dispatch of 3 opponents while losi...
VENGEANCE [i]{has to wait for}[/i] NOW! This year the Flyers went through a lot. They started came out hot and went on a 6-1 tear, and from there on the team was very inconsistent. Injuries to [b]Simon Gagne[/b], [b]Mike Richards[/b], [b]Joffrey Lupul[/b], [b]Scottie Upshall[/b], and [b]RJ Umberger[/b] cost this team some scoring punch, and coupled with the teams inco...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157605182417844/detail/ Today was sorta sad. I hate seeing the team leaving for the summer. I know that they had a great season and deserve vacations too but the end of the season is always the hardest day. We had a group of what I will call the regulars out there today waiting for the team as they came out. Many stop...
I have to say, although I was the one who was duped it was actually pretty clever, and I have to admit, one of the better pranks that I've witnessed. And I will have all of you know that I am not as gullible as you will soon think. I actually am typically the one who is doing the pranking. For instance, a few years ago I had my friend who was the back-up goalie for my ...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:KkcU7fWpIVfrVM:http://www.acc-tv.com/images/globalnews/gp_republican_1006.jpg[/img][img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:C9MhQbEeolU42M:http://www.acc-tv.com/images/globalnews/gp_democrat_1006.jpg[/img] As if we've not been inundated enough with Politics already, there is a new issue looming on the horizon in the Philadelphia Me...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Happy long weekend http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ enjoy
[b]Randy Jones will get re-signed for $1.3 mill multi-yr deal.[/b] [b]I predict Hatcher, Smith and Modry all off the books come next season.[/b] With Hatcher retiring/buyout and Smith/Modry leaving as FA's. Big Hatch does have 1 more yr left on his 3.5m contract, but I will go on a limb and point at Rathje to compare. Youngsters Parent and Kuks both played solid in t...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:HQmXbk6cMb30RM:http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs18/f/2007/159/7/2/gasp_by_Grumpylump.jpg[/img] I have the shakes. You know...the tremors, the horrors, shaking delirium. Not from alcohol or anything that mild, I have the Hockey Shakes and I've got it [b][i]bad[/i][/b]. [img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vZgX20_mEq32CM:http://...
ladynic writes...

Flyers night @ the Phillies

Posted Tuesday | Comments 7
I thought this was pretty cool of the Phillies to have a Flyers night. I saw alot of people wearing Flyers shirts and gear (jerseys etc) I got to the game and right as I walked in the Flyers were on the field. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2548096666/in/set-72157605406936564/ Biron threw out the first pitch http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/25472750...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 10
Happy Saturday hooligans. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ As usual enjoy.
[b]The gunslinger strikes again.[/b] In typical Paul Holmgren style, the Flyers acquired defender Danny Syvret from the Oilers for center Ryan Potulny. Hockey is business and this trade was about each team believing that they traded-up to what they think could potentially pay off most for them in the future. [b]From a Flyers perspective, it was just a matter of time ...
Phigment writes...

Summertime and Flyers Notes

Posted Tuesday | Comments 10
After watching hockey games 5-7 nights a week for 8 months, the finals and then the summer are tough on the "Nothing on TV Withdrawl"! It is a little depressing and there is even less to read on the web! This is one of the strangest summers for the Flyers in recent memories. There are some big name players on the market and Philly isn't mentioned with any of them. ...
950FlyGuy writes...

Carter deal NOT done... yet

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Just spoke to someone close to the Carter negotiations... Contrary to rumors out today, the deal is NOT finalized yet, however they are close. "Jeff's first priority is to stay with the Flyers," I was told. Both sides are apparently working hard to getting a deal done before Carter would be eligible to receive offers from other teams on July 1st and I hear that we...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
Happy Saturday. http://flyerflies.com/blogs/Buts/ Enjoy or hate as usual!!! It seems I get more and more who hate the blog each week, I like it.
MrBigglesworth writes...

UFA Defence Short List

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
[i][b]Criteria[/b][/i] Under 35 UFA defenceman [b][i]Legend[/i][/b] Name age ; current salary/projected salary [b]Name[/b] in bold are players I like most to sign w/ Flyers [u][b]TOP TIER over 5mill[/b][/u] [b]Redden [/b]age31 ; 6.5/6.5 [b]Campbell[/b] age29 ; 1.7/6.5 [b][u]MIDDLE TIER 2-4mill[/u][/b] [b]Roszival[/b] age29 ; 2.1/4 Stuart age28 ; 3.5/4 ...
Flyers slated for #27 selection. Previous draft comps.. 2004 #29 Washington Mike Green 2003 #28 Anaheim Corey Perry 2003 #29 Ottawa Patrick Eaves 2001 #31 Buffalo Derek Roy 2000 #28 Philadelphia Justin Williams 1999 #26 Ottawa Martin Havlat 1998 #27 New Jersey Scott Gomez 1998 #29 San Jose Jonathan Cheechoo There is a light at the end of the tunnel! My w...
select Luca Sbisa. This young man is projected to be the replacement for Kimmo Timonen on the powerplay in a few year's time. He is a puck moving, mobile defenseman with good hockey sense and lots of offensive upside. This Swiss Dman, from Lethbridge of the WHL, scored 6 goals, had 27 assists for 33 points lat year to go along with 63 penalty minutes. Sbisa led his tea...
I did a bit of number crunching last evening. The Flyers face an interesting cap situation following day one of the NHL draft. Here's how things stand and what could happen next. Cap hit currently stands at: $50,792,000 Players accounted for: Briere, Richards, Gagne, Hartnell, Knuble, Lupul, Upshall, Giroux, Downie, Timonen, Hatcher, Rathje, Coburn, Parent, Kukkonen,...
The Flyers picked up young NHL D man, Steve Eminger in a draft day trade with Washington. [img]http://dcpages.com/gallery/d/33188-4/16_copy.jpg[/img] The Flyers paid a significant price in giving over a first rounder, the 27th overall pick, to the Caps for the 24 year old, but they did also get a 3rd round pick from them as well. Though originally drafted a...
Everyone knows that Rounds 1 and 2 produce the most NHL caliber players. This blog reveals my personal opinion of the 2008 draft rounds 3 thru 7 sleeper picks... [u][b]Mr Big's Late Round Sleepers[/b][/u] _____round 3 #63 Kings -Robert Czarnik (c) #66 Islanders - David Toews (c) #67 Flyers - Marc-Andre Bourdon (d) #72 Islanders - Jyri Niemi (d) #73 Islanders...
[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/Barrycopy.jpg?t=1214272516[/img] Isn't Barry Melrose, and his wind tunnel tested hairdo, returning behind the bench one of the 7 signs of the impending Apocalypse? I mean, it has to be right after locusts and rivers of blood, right? I'm not quite sure of chapter and verse, but I swore I once read something akin to...
Yesterday the Flyers traded Tristan Grant and a 7th Round Pick in 2009 for 26 year old Defenseman Janne Niskala. This trade is a low risk-high reward deal in my opinion. The Flyers lose a probably AHL lifer and a 7th Round Pick, but gain a defenseman who has loads of international experience and recently had an all-star caliber rookie season in the AHL. With two simple tra...
With the coming of Eminger, I do not expect the Flyers to land a Campbell, Liles or Roszival type UFA. As much as I'd like to think we could get an RFA like Boumeester, I dont see us signing anyone over 3mill. --UFA-- UFA [b]Joe DiPenta[/b] - age 26, 6'4", 220lbs. Shoots Right. 6 points and +3 in 23 games, with 16 PIMs and 5 shots on goal, but he averaged ONLY 11 m...
The Flyers have signed recently acquired defenseman Steve Eminger to a one-year contract. At first I was skeptical about the Flyers trading the 27th pick for a sturggling defenseman and a 3rd round pick. After a few days of thinking it over, it seems like a good deal. Eminger might just need a change of scenery same as Coburn did. This deal is a bold move on Homer's part. ...
Today the Flyers made some minor moves that puzzled many. They traded recently acquired defenseman Janne Niskala to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 6th Round Pick in 2009. I was confident Niskala would be a good #5/#6 for the Flyers as soon as next year, hopefully he does well in Tampa Bay. Basically in the end the Flyers accomplished a two things out of this: 1) Acquiring ...
Today the Flyers have announced the signings of three players: Ossi Vaananen, Glen Metropolit, Nate Currey and Nate Raduns. They also acquired Patrick Hersley and Ned Lukacevic in exchange for Denis Gautheir and a 2nd Round Pick in 2010. Ossi Vaananen, 6'4" 212 lbs, signed a one year deal at $1 million. This signing adds a veteran presence and physical play from the backen...
I think the Flyers are better now, at least on paper, than they were one year ago. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter coming off of up and down seasons, Joffrey Lupul coming in from a dreadful year in Edmonton, a huge lack of mobility and dependability on the back end, a starting goalie that had never seen a playoff game from the ice.... Now, 12 months later, Richards has...
The Flyers have announced that they have come to terms with RFA defenseman Randy Jones. The deal will leave the team with a $2.75 million cap hit and Jones will receive $2.5 million this year and $3 million next year. The contract is a little too much in my opinion, as I thought he should receive $2 million max. This leaves the Flyers with too many defenseman under contrac...
phi1671 writes...

My Two Cents - Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 6
The Flyers continue to tinker with their roster but most of the pieces are already in place. With the addition of Simon Gagne, if healthy, will make the team a lot better. They have already told him that he needs to come to camp in better shape since that could’ve contributed too his one long outstanding concussion that he had last year. The forwards remain strong u...
Gagne-Briere-Lupul Hartnell-Richards-Upshall Giroux-Carter-Knuble Cote-Metro-Downie Timonen-Coburn Jones-Hatcher Eminger-Vaananen Biron Nitty What do you guys think of this projected lineup for next year? Has the team gotten better? Has the team gotten worse? Have we simply just stayed where we were last year? Obviously the lines are up in the air I just thr...
Many Flyers fans who watched all of the free agent and trade craziness in the last few days are scratching their heads wondering why the Flyers have only made a handful of relatively minor moves. The answer is...Addition thru Subtraction ! [b][i]Lets examine how this 'Final Four' team has improved in the off-season thus far...[/i][/b] [u][b]Umberger out ; Giroux i...
Stefan Ruzicka has decided to go back to Europe to play. The Flyers will still retain his rights since the transfer agreement is not in effect. WIth this loss the Phantoms will likely need another forward, I wouldn't be surprised if the Flyers signed one of their prospects in the coming days. Ruzicka is a great AHL player, but never seemed to be able to achieve in the NHL....
Ed Snider announced today that the Flyers have reached an extension with current GM Paul Holmgren that will keep him for another three years. This is a great thing for the team and is easily our best signing of the year. Holmgren has done something that never happens in hockey. Through his great trades and signings he took a last place team to the Eastern Conference Finals...
Today, Flyers forward Patrick Thoreson has announced he is returning to Europe for next season. He will likely end up in Switzerland or Sweden. Before signing with the Oilers he played for Djurgarden and will likely return to play there. He will definitely be in the NHL in two years. He works his hardest on every shift and plays solid defense. If he can learn to bury his o...
With the Rangers prospects progressing with the hand of the coaches,they are also gaining much needed mentoring with veteran leadership. That veteran leadership role will need to be filled in Hartford in the crease. The Rangers moved Al Montoya last spring to the Phoenix Coyotes along with Marcel Hossa. In return the club thought they were getting an adequate goaltendi...
Mid Summer Flyers updates don't happen a whole bunch take advantage. If you read nothing else past this point, know that I talked to Riley Cote today regarding the Cote Carnival and he assures me (and several others) that the Carnival is still on and will take place. Please check the website for updates. The only thing that changed is the organizer of the event. You...
Aside from finishing school and being a free-lance aspiring writer I work at my buddies liquor store part time for some extra cash. We have a "regular" he buys McCormick Vodka, half-pints, daily. And during this past NHL season, knowing we are Flyer fans in the store, he would always ask me and my co-workers "When they gonna bring up Gauthier?" He was so set on it, he thou...
Eric Desjardins has returned to the Flyers after just retiring two seasons ago, not as a player this time, but a coach. "Rico" will be working as a part-time developmental coach. He is expected to work closely with the prospects during the 8-day rookie camp that opens this Friday. With a veteran presence helping the young defensemen the Flyers have like Sbisa and Bourdon, ...
Hey there to all my hockeybuzz brethren and sistren (is that a word? Sure, why not). So, this isn't a normal blog or anything just a call for help. I know that alot of you out there in hockeybuzz-land live in the greater Toronto area, and alot of the others have visited the area. So, my wife and I are making our first ever trip to the Toronto are in a couple weeks and othe...
Forsberg For X-mas, it just might happen. If predictions about Foppa's health stand pat, then he will be ready to get going sometime around the Holidays.The Rangers are currently holding out to see if they can land one more vet to accompany their young talent. Either they manage to pull one big rabbit out of a hat and grab Mats Sundin or bring back Brendan Shanahan for...
I am so pumped for the start of the season. This is always one of my most favorite days during the summer. Here is the 08-09 Flyers schedule. [url]http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?service=page&page=SubseasonSchedule[/url] I would like to take a look at the first month and my initial impressions: Visitor Home Sat Oct 11,...
Team 1260 in Edmonton is reporting that the Flyers have reached an agreement with Right Winger Joffrey Lupul. The deal is rumor to be a four-year extension and Sportnet is reporting that it will be about 4.25 million per year. Lupul finished last season with 46 points in just 56 games. He was on pace for well over 30 goals before an unfortunate collision with teammate Deri...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 5
Happy Saturday Morning http://flyerflies.com/blog/ Have a great weekend.
Shout outs to Karen, brooke, #23, Kristin, Donna, Theresa, Jeremy, Eric, and Erica. They skated these kids very hard. At the end of the whole day several players jerseys were absolutely drenched all the way not in inch left unsweaty. No one really stood out to me as head and shoulders above everyone else. Plus there was alot of skating drills as the Power Skati...
Shout outs to Erica, Brenda, Karen, Julie, Brooke, Theresa, Donna, Bill and Scott Thank you to all the Flyers prospects for a great day. I missed the opening act for this day due to bad online directions. When I got there the players were doing group shots on the beach. I believe they may have gotten done sooner then expected. When talking to Jim McCrossin l...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Happy Saturday Morning http://flyerflies.com/blog/?cat=109 Cheers
Shout outs to everyone. I think I texted everyone who kept me informed all the days I could not go. I hope that I lived up to the expectations. Today there was alot of switching back and forth between rinks. It made the time go much faster so that they didn't have to wait for the zamboni to finish. Today's scrimmage was very high tempo and physical. There wer...
The Law of Unintended Consequences states that any purposeful action will likely produce some unexpected or unintended consequences. These consequences are almost always divergent from the intended result and, often, the polar opposite. Two words uttered by Gary Bettman, in 2004, radically changed the landscape of the National Hockey League forever. This notion plunge...
ladynic writes...

Cote Carnival

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Hi Folks the carnival is on as I reported previously. Tickets are now on sale. Here is the link to purchase the tickets. http://www.cotecarnival.eventbrite.com/ Hope to see you there.
Ok so before Rangers fans panic at the Nedved button understand his invitation is only an insurance policy. In the event that the Sundin train pulls into MSG the club will have to clear cap room. Moving a center like Blair Betts plus to a club like LA who still needs to reach the cap floor is an option. What's attractive to opposing teams is that a few of the Rangers su...
Hope all the hockeyheads are enjoying the off-season... For Flyers fans looking for an update on their team's status, THN's Coach of the Year John Stevens will be on with Harry Mayes and Dan Schwartzman tonight on 950ESPN in Philadelphia... The coach is scheduled to call in at 8:25pm tonight... If you miss it but want to hear the coach's thoughts, the podcast will...
doktordave writes...

Sundin to play in Sweden?

Posted Friday | Comments 6
It is becoming apparent that Mats really isn't excited about any of the choices being offered. One theory is that he'd really like to take a year off and return to a stronger Maple Leafs team - but after the lockout year, he knows full well the uncomfortable truth about being over 35 and being away from the NHL for a year - if you don't stay in absolute top shape, you fac...
tangent_man writes...

HockeyBuzz Anonymous

Posted Sunday | Comments 8
Hello. My name is tangent_man. (pause for 'hello, tangent_man'...) I'm a buzz-aholic. I check my hockey-buzz before I check my email in the morning. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain?? Please help me...
ladynic writes...

8/2/08 Riley Cote appearance

Posted Sunday | Comments 2
Ok so there is not much pro hockey going on right now. This does not mean that there are not still opportunities to see and support our favorite players. Yesterday I went to King of Prussia Mall to see Riley Cote at the grand opening on Skin Industries store. For those of you out of town Flyers fans. King of Prussia mall is one of the largest malls in the United Sta...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Happy Saturday Morning hooligans. Funny how the hockey world works. 10 years ago everybody was a monster like Lindros now the little guys like Kane, Giroux and Gagner are popping up all over the place. Very weird by I’m not a big fan of Corona, just don’t like putting lime in my beer I guess. Now a lime in my rye and ginger, now your talking. Since we are o...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Happy Saturday Morning hooligans. Funny how the hockey world works. 10 years ago everybody was a monster like Lindros now the little guys like Kane, Giroux and Gagner are popping up all over the place. Very weird by I’m not a big fan of Corona, just don’t like putting lime in my beer I guess. Now a lime in my rye and ginger, now your talking. Since we are o...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 11
Happy Saturday Morning hooligans. Funny how the hockey world works. 10 years ago everybody was a monster like Lindros now the little guys like Kane, Giroux and Gagner are popping up all over the place. Very weird by Im not a big fan of Corona, just dont like putting lime in my beer I guess. Now a lime in my rye and ginger, now your talking. Since we are on the ...
Few remember the promise that some scouts saw in this young behemoth when prior to his draft year, he led his country of Kazakhstan to a romp over Iceland in some international game in one of the low level groups. He scored 11 goals, 15 assists in a single game, and with that 6' 5" frame, and his youth, he seemed a sure bet for great things some day in the NHL. Fast fo...
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20017820&BRD=1675&PAG=461&dept_id=18170&rfi=6
I hope all you Flyers fans out there will be supporting this cause. Many of you know my Aunt Died earlier this year from complication due to her MS. This is a cause dear to my heart. Come out and Support Riley Cote as he champions this cause. http://www.cotecarnival.eventbrite.com/ I will post a report with pictures but I would highly recommend supporting ...
doktordave writes...

NEWEST SUNDIN FOOLISHNESS

Posted Saturday | Comments 14
Can you believe it? Good ol' Ek posted that a source (no e-rating)....is suggesting Sundin may want to play for the Rangers so baddly that he'll play for as little as $2 million. [my face is still sore from laughing at this one] Never mind that Mats this week publicly stated that he's still wrestling with whether he want to play in the NHL this year and expects that ...
Video Brenda fighting Riley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbQqG-ulzD8 Pics My Full Set http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157606797506365/detail/ Erica's Full set http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickilynn7/sets/72157606793694253/detail/ ok now down to business. Shout out Sojer, Amanda, Arlene, Brenda, Ryan, Mr Hockey, SuperFan, Joyce, Steve, Rosean...
doktordave writes...

SUNDIN SHOCKER!!

Posted Friday | Comments 7
Though he's a Swedish citizen and never been involved in politics, sources suggest that Mats Sundin has been offered a spot on Barrak Obama's ticket as Vice Presidential candiate. Now we have 6 teams in North America and 1 political party pursuing the vaunted Swede. Sundin apparently has asked for a few days to think it over. Meanwhile, Republican John McCain is rumored to...
phi1671 writes...

Flyers Captains

Posted Friday | Comments 3
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20080829_High___Inside__Spectrum_of_memories.html The invite has been placed and now it falls on the shoulders of Big E. I would like to see him attend because he brought this franchise back from doldrums that it was in the last few years before him.
This merry go round continues with the major question still being: Who will be able to land Mats Sundin? Considered to be the top player in this years free agent pool, Mats Sundin has had not only his agent in a tangle, but the media coming up with all different types of headlines and stories about if and where he might play. In recent rumors that have been stated by TSNs ...
Well as I sit waiting for dinner today on Labor Day I am surfing around looking for hockey news. I don't know if it is just me, but I feel this was the quietest summer of free agency ever. I cannot wait for training camp to start. I want daily hockey news again! I look daily at TSN, Hockeybuzz, etc. for news and see nothing new. Now to my real passion. The Flyers ...
Well as I sit waiting for dinner today on Labor Day I am surfing around looking for hockey news. I don't know if it is just me, but I feel this was the quietest summer of free agency ever. I cannot wait for training camp to start. I want daily hockey news again! I look daily at TSN, Hockeybuzz, etc. for news and see nothing new. Now to my real passion. The Flyers ...
Well as I sit waiting for dinner today on Labor Day I am surfing around looking for hockey news. I don't know if it is just me, but I feel this was the quietest summer of free agency ever. I cannot wait for training camp to start. I want daily hockey news again! I look daily at TSN, Hockeybuzz, etc. for news and see nothing new. Now to my real passion. The Flyers ...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_2231766672_fff7aebf1f.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_376718634_84ebfb0ca3.jpg[/img][img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/letterc.jpg?t=1220497278[/img] What's in a letter? After A and B and just before D. The third letter in the alphabet... [img]http://i228.photobu...
CAPMESS11 writes...

SUNIDN INTERVIEW ON TO 640

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
Here you go. http://www.640toronto.com/HostsandShows/LeafsLunch/Podcast.aspx
ladynic writes...

Jeff Carter @ Skin in KOP

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
Not much of a report here is the link to the pics somehow I only took 17 How wild is that? Players are skating week days only. Go early and watch! I was told they are off ice by 10 am. Camp reports will come in the next couple weeks to watch for them http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157607115800608/
Greetings hockey fans! I'm back from my summer hockey hiatus and ready to get down to the business. I have to say that I'm sick of rumors about Sundin and don't even mention Forsberg. This time of year prompts a lot of speculation which in the end is generally useless. We're coming down to the wire and everyone wants to get their 2 cents in but there are only a few s...
Shout outs to the practice crew Sami it was very nice to make your acquaintance today. On the Phantoms side they did some type of testing today. It looked like the type of things I have seen them do as part of Physicals. The players that were on this side going through things were mostly Phantoms players. The Flyers side of the ice hosted a double feature. Fi...
Gagne-Briere-Giroux Hartnell-Richards-Lupul Upshall-Carter-Knuble Cote-Metro-Asham Timonen-Vaananen Coburn-Jones Parent-Eminger Kukkonen Berard discuss....
Shout outs to my txting buddies for today since it was pretty much just me til rookie camp started. I guess no one paid attention to my report from Friday but the Flyers are skating on their own and the Monday of Rookie on ice campwas no exception. I arrived @ 745 am to see the vets show their stuff. Today's participants were Vaananen, Timonen, Kukkonen, Gagne, Lupul...
panaccio writes...

Cap Moves

Posted Friday | Comments 0
In just a couple of moves, the Flyers have gotten themselves back under the salary cap with plenty of time to spare before the season opens. By putting Derian Hatcher on long term injury, his $3.5 million salary came off the cap. The club began the week at $59.2 million - that includes Steve Downie, Ryan Parent and Claude Giroux, all of whom I have on my pre-...
Jsaquella writes...

The Little Brown Building

Posted Friday | Comments 12
[img]http://philadelphia.about.com/library/gallery/lincoln39.JPG[/img] The Spectrum. The little brown building at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. The home of the legendary Broad Street Bullies. The structure that infected NHLers with the Philly Flu. The place where a blue collar town came to love the ultimate blue collar sport. [...
Buts16 writes...

Fantasy Hockey Pool Advice

Posted Saturday | Comments 13
If you want to win your hockey pool and I know you do then read and remember the following. I won't name the obvious players such as Crosby, OV and the Thornton's of the world as we all know about them. All these predictions etc are based on healthy seasons for the players. Pay attention as some players are for keepers reasons. Players I love Forwards Eric S...
tpanaccio writes...

Camp Opens

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Flyers training camp opened this morning. Two morning sessions here. We asked 5 questions for coach John Stevens coming into today Q- Looks like there are more ice time issues than spots to be won? A - We’ve got some new players, frankly, we don’t know much about. There are some opportunities up for grabs on our team for more ice time, more responsibility....
Shout outs to Erica, Sandy, Amanda, #23, Liz, Jessica, Theresa, Donna, Matt, Mike, Jeremy, Roseann, Joyce, Bill, Eric, Joe, Lou, and anyone else I saw and talked to there were so many today. Special Thanks to Karen and Brooke for my antics during meet the Flyers Today was very very crowded and it was handled very well. The Flyers staff was ultra prepared and I felt...
Ok all. I am having laptop issues so thus pictures are behind in being uploaded and reports are way behind on being posted. Monday when I went to Practice this is what I saw pp unit richards, Knubler, gagne, Briere timonen Upshall, Carter, Hartnell, Coburn, Jones regular lines gagne, richards briere kalinski, powe, Giroux Cote, Downie, Asham Upshall, Cart...
This is the second in a series about memorable moments at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. [img]http://www.dio.net/pictures_misc/a_special_from_the_spectrum_us_38100-3d_vhs_big.jpg[/img] Dio poster On December 11th, 1977, the lowly Cleveland Barons visited the Spectrum and were dealt a severe ass kicking. Flyers defenseman Tom Bladon had the night of his life, scoring ...
ladynic writes...

Flyers Pictures

Posted Thursday | Comments 6
Ok well I think I forgot most of what I wanted to write as my report. Now that I am caught up on pictures you will have many things to look at. 9/22/08 Flyers training Camp the mood here was getting the kinks worked out. There was alot of different drills plus working on some individual things like faceoffs. This was the first look at PK and PP units http://...
I've been trying to figure out an angle to write about regarding the Philadelphia Flyers recently. All the other blogs have their pre-season predictions, training camp reports, and the "pumped up for the hockey season" blog. Trust me, I could write 15 pages, single-spaced, on how excited I am for hockey to be back - this is the stuff I live for. But when trying to find ...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
It's hockey season my friends WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Mike Richards is the new captain of the Flyers, he's young but I love the faith they have in him. I hate when I'm behind a car with a personalized license plate and I have no clue what it says, damn that bugs me. That being said I was behind a van last weekend and the plate said "Goatboy" Who doesn't lov...
First we had the Phantoms. First thing I notice here is none of the D are in black like for the Flyers. D men are wearing Red and Green. Forwards wore either White or Orange. Most of the practices earlier in the week were run by Kjell and Neil. today's was run directly by Paddock. They did pretty standard drills. the one that caught my attention the most had...
thejerseydevil writes...

The Atlantic Division

Posted Saturday | Comments 11
Instead of working on a team-by-team preview for the entire league, I wanted to zoom in a little closer, to the division I'm most familiar with. Arguably the most (if not second most) competitive division in hockey, the Atlantic Division enters 2008-09 with lots of unanswered questions, which I will now attempt to answer. I went through the teams in the reverse order of wh...
So, I lucked my way into a ticket because my sister in law couldn't go and my mother in law invited me, bless her heart! So, I will first admit that this was my first Flyers game at the Spectrum and sadly I imagine it will be my last. But, it was an amazing experience. My mother in law has a good friend who has been a season ticket holder since 1969 and apparently has ...
It was a double does of hockey in Philly yesterday. Both Philly teams won. While I did not attend both events personally I can still hook you all up with pictures from the Spectrum game. Erica's pictures full set http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickilynn7/sets/72157607558870088/ Sandy's Pictures full set http://www.flickr.com/photos/25870841@N07/sets/721576075...
C4LL4W4Y writes...

Atlantic Division Preview

Posted Monday | Comments 4
One of the stronger divisions (and arguably the strongest) in hockey last season, the Atlantic sent four teams to the playoffs, three teams to the second round, and two teams to the conference finals. The scary thing is that the division may have gotten better. [i]Penguins[/i] Division winners Pittsburgh lost Marian Hossa, Ryan Malone, Gary Roberts, but signed vetera...
ladynic writes...

10/01/08 Capitals @ Flyers

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
Shout out to everyone. Before the game the Flyers hosted the season ticket holder BBQ. They had TV's set up so that people could watch the Phillies. I went to the Caps end for warmups cause I was hoping that Either Ovechkin or Green would be playing and I could get some pics of them. No luck. [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2906637934/in/set-7215760...
dpc0300 writes...

Lasse Kukkonen Odd Man Out

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
According to Flyers radio color man Chris Therien look for the Philadelphia Flyers to find a trading partner for D-Man Lasse Kukkonen. With the Flyers already 8-Man deep and negotiations underway with Bryan Berard it appears Kukkonen will be the odd man. Lasse a former captain in the Finnish Elite League never excelled at anything other than being an excellent shot blocker...
phi1671 writes...

Flyers News - Dowd/Berard

Posted Sunday | Comments 3
Berard and Dowd released due to the numbers game. I think Dowd would've helped with his leadership but Berard was on borrowed time.
With the 19th pick in the 2008 draft the Philadelphia Flyers are proud to select... [img]http://info.rsr.ch/xobix_media/images/tsr/2008/swisstxt20080621_9246395_4.jpg[/img] 18 year old Luca Sbisa. Born January 30, 1990...just 24 hours before the first McDonalds opens in Russia. [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/Comradehamburglercopy-1.jpg?...
DucksFan07 writes...

Do You Smell That?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Just a little nostalgia to get you in the mood to enjoy your reading. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjAPoN8qs0Q Can anyone smell that? I'm talking about the mild aroma that is building in Anaheim. I'm hoping the autumn breezes and winter rains can wash it away and renew a freshness. I'm hoping for spring flowers and a summer Cup. However, this aroma has the potent...
mino65434 writes...

High Hopes?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The Philadelphia Flyers surprised everyone last year with a run to the Eastern Conference Finals, and there are a lot of people in Philadelphia who expect more of the same this year. Hell, with the Phillies' season coming to a close shortly (satisfyingly or otherwise) and the Eagles playing awfully at the Linc, the Flyers are going to feel the weight of the city on their ...
More Spectrum Retrospect: [img]http://www.hockeybuzz.com/images/scoop/spectrum.jpg[/img] When you think Flyers goalies, you usually think of the clutch brilliance of Bernie Parent, the grace and stellar reflexes of Pelle Lindbergh or the grit and toughness of Ron Hextall. [img]http://www.hockeyforum.com/photopost/data/2/1974-75_bernie_parent_flyers_with_trophies....
phi1671 writes...

Palin and Philly

Posted Wednesday | Comments 35
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/politics/Palin_to_throw_out_puck_Saturday_night_.html Politics and Sports are mixing again. I am not a fan of this at all. Politics should stay out of the Sports arena. I hope they boo her!!!
Bill Meltzer did a fabulous job describing the game here http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=17111&blogger_id=45 I am not out to recreate that just to share my thoughts and observations. BIG THANK YOUS TO Zack Hill for being very awesome. Scottie Upshall, Scott Hartnell, JS Aubin, Glen Metropolit, Aaron Asham, Steve Eminger, Jeff Carter, Riley Cote...
Paddock had the Phantoms do a pretty aggressive skate for a game day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2929209009/in/set-72157607916870391/ Aubin skated with the Phantoms http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2929208059/in/set-72157607916870391/ Flyers seemed really really loose at practice. That makes me hopeful for the opener. http://www.flickr.co...
Phigment writes...

Game On!!!!!!

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Well finally the Flyers play their first game. I am so psyched to see a real game now. [b]Summertime changes[/b] In hockey so many things change from year to year. Even though the Flyers did not make many big moves and yet there are still many changes. We all know the guys that are gone, I am going to miss Umberger. I think he will become a major force in Colombu...
Let me make sure I've got this straight: Adam Proteau accuses Ed Snider and the NHL of exploiting a high-profile event for political platforms and partisan politics... And then exploits his position as an NHL columnist to excoriate Sarah Palin and the Republican party? Let me state this again, because I need to see this in front of me, in print, twice, just to mak...
Ok I am behind so only one post. Thank you everyone I met or ran into last night at the Flyers games that said they saw my pics or thanked me for writing and posting. I guess I didn't realize how many people read and look at my things. It was greatly appreciated. Flyers game Warmups are starting to be helmet optional. Not sure where this trend started but it...
Phigment writes...

Flyers awful start

Posted Saturday | Comments 10
Right from the start of training camp I have not liked the results of the top line of the Flyers. The trio of Briere, Richards, and Gagne have been great, but the results on the rest of the team have been devastating. Without a third top quality centerman, the 3rd line became bad and thus canceling the depth of the top 9 forwards on the Flyers. I am very glad to see the...
turdperterson writes...

The Flyers Defense

Posted Sunday | Comments 8
Training camp started with the Flyers having a solid top 4 in place: Timonen, Coburn, Jones, and Parent. Yet things changed quickly when both Parent and Jones where lost to injuries for several months. This forced the team to elevate Luca Sbisa from a prospect to the second pairing on defense. Obviously this isn't good. Timonen and Coburn are top pairing material and Sbisa...
With all the Dollars and cents the KHL offers,it makes no sense that the hockey world lost one of its future stars. Regardless of his talents,not a single player should have their life in jeopardy playing pro hockey. With all the hazards the game brings naturally, ( Concussions,puck movement,stick infractions,and skate blades) to fight for your life on the bench seems ins...
ladynic writes...

10/21/08 Flyers Fan Club meeting

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
Full pics set (yes only 11 pictures) http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157608279983830/ Luca was very impressive to me. He handled himself very very well. He gave the group a few laughs too at one point talking about the Old Guys on the team. He speaks 4 languages. He talked about missing his pets and rooming with the Cote's. He was a great g...
There have been many surprises so far this season, and the following is judgement of which occurences are "real" so to speak and will continue throughout the season, and which are abberations and won't last very long: [b]Thomas Vanek will lead the league in goals[/b] This young star is off to a quick start and is the real deal. After scoring 43 goals in his sophmore se...
daanton22 writes...

Dropping the First Puck

Posted Friday | Comments 6
After being a frequent reader of Hockeybuzz for months, I've decided to try blogging a bit about the Flyers as well as other goings on around the hockey world. Just a bit of background information: I am currently playing college hockey in Boston and am in my junior season. I was born in Philadelphia and have been an avid Flyers fan for years. I have spent the majority ...
The Flyers sweep the Devils in a home and home? When was the last time that happened? I bet it was back when the Devils were still a "Mickey Mouse" team. Funny that team we could never beat with the goalie that owns the Flyers, gets beat by a team that hasn't won a game all year. Marty Brodeur never loses to the Flyers until this year, what changed? His mask has change...
[u][b]Oh Atlanta...got to get back to you[/b][/u] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/Little_Feat_-_Feats_Don%27t_Fail_Me_Now.jpg[/img][img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:WeWCWF99sb00fM:https://admin.imodules.com/s/324/images/editor/Thrashers%2520logo%25201.gif[/img] I bet if you listened closely you could almost hear Joffrey Lupul, Mike Knuble, S...
[b]10/30/08 Isles @ Flyers[/b] Shout outs to Erica, Roseann, Karen, Brooke, Jess, Amanda, Matt, Eric, HF, Sandy, Theresa, Debbie, and anyone else playing along with Tim Ramholt got traded for Gratton. Ok I think everyone knows, I have seen the Flyers play the Isles WAY TOO MANY TIMES! For a while I think that was to the only team in my game plan. Erica wanted t...
Favor to ask of you kind folks.... .... for any of you that watched the [b]Flyers/Oilers[/b] game yesterday SNET (I think thats the network you have), apparently there was a part of the pre-game show that had a Flyers' [b]Craig MacTavish[/b] jersey on it. Well, that jersey is mine. MacTavish has been my favorite hockey player since I was eight and...
[img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_TicketPicture.jpg[/img][img]http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/th_poker.jpg[/img] In the days leading up to the World Series clinching victory for the Philadelphia Phillies, websites like StubHug, Ebay, etc... were purportedly selling very good seats at Citizen's Bank Park for upwards of $2,000. I don't...
[img]http://www.frymybacon.com/media/images/articles/article_0138_01.jpg[/img] The year after the lockout saw the comeback of some wild scoring games with the more wide open gameplay. That season saw 11 players break the 40 goal plateau compared to only 3 the season before the lockout. Games played that year had an average of 6.05 goals scored. Unfortunately for fans the ...
Shout outs to Karen, Krisitn, Roseann, Sandy, Jess, Amanda, Matt, Don, Rux, Eric, and all my regulars ;) First the buzgate. I parked in the wachoia lot because I knew I was going to do my normal thing of waiting afterwards. I ran in to Scoop Cooper and walked over with him. I could not believe the set up when I got over to the Buzzgate. The folks organizing this d...
In light of the economic "catastrophe" taking place I thought I'd take a look at which NHL clubs have put their eggs in the most profitable baskets. In the pre-cap era NHL GM's needed to ensure that their payroll reflected the success of their team. For instance, the turn-of-the-century Rangers were a woefully overpaid under-achieving squad, routinely finishing in...
I've been asking myself who would be the best player to be captain and lead the Leafs moving forward, and I have come to the conclusion Scott Hartnell is the man. He is perfect, a gritty full of heart player who can pot you a few points and put slackers in their place. In addition he is under contract for 4 more years after the 08-09 season. The only problem...............
I'll be the first to admit that I've been slacking in the blog department. My last [i]real[/i] blog was back in July, "Addition thru Subtraction" [url]http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=40071&post_id=5648[/url]. Having an 8 month old baby might have something to do with it =) So here we are, about 1/5 of the way into this season, we find the Flyers with a 5-...
Phigment writes...

Shootout Alternative

Posted Friday | Comments 7
After competing for a period of time that is about 3.5 hours from preskate through the end of regulation and OT, NHL players are forced to participate in something that is as far from hockey to decide which teams wins. Hockey is the ultimate team sport requiring 6 players on the ice to perform as one to win a game or score a goal. However, the shootout is nothing more th...
[b][i]Hey you, don't help them to bury the light Don't give in without a fight.[/i][/b] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/2968617770_1c653664b4.jpg?t=1226672183[/img] [u][b]Don't help them to bury the light[/b][/u] 3:51 into the second period, Sid the Kid just buried a pretty powerplay goal on the backhand and the Flyers find themselves down 3-0, ...
ladynic writes...

11/15/08 Stanley Cup in Bucks

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
Shout outs to PFFC volunteers, EK, EO and Julie. This was a great event. Proceeds go to Charity plus it was a long overdue day with Stanley for Bill Clement. Erica and I arrived at noon. This was the line that we were greeted with http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3032289223/in/set-72157609137296854/ It took us an hour and 15 minutes to get through the ...
The Flyers returned to the friendly confines of the Bank Building after taking 5 of a possible six points on their highly successful three-game road trip. After manhandling the Montreal Canadiens, by the score of 2-1 at the Bell Centre last evening, the Flyers knew they were coming home to face the Atlanta Thrashers. Yes, the same Atlanta team they steamrolled 7-0 li...
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SO2YI7taj1I/AAAAAAAAGPU/Ol-yNB9U4CA/s400/phifront.jpg[/img][img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SO2YIwEQXiI/AAAAAAAAGPc/p4RYdVA7Zh4/s400/phirear.jpg[/img] This third jersey is supposed to be unveiled on Friday, November 28th, against the Carolina Hurricanes, and should be flying off the shelves for your Orange and Black f...
polastem writes...

The Goal Whisperer

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The Goal Whisperer Jeff Carter is quietly making a name for himself around the league; in fact, he is so quiet that some teams do not even know it until they play him. His speed and gritty game allows him to stand his guard in front of the net to bang in the garbage goals, and his wrist shot is so powerful that he could zip it past you from the blue line as hard some gu...
Ok two reports on post… 11/16/08 Thrashers @ Flyers My friends and I had some fun with Lupul. We made him these signs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3040202806/in/set-72157609353503805/ This was the reaction http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3039391261/in/set-72157609353503805/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3040230518/in/set-72157609353...
The Philadelphia Flyers have hit a new high when they showed the new 3rd jerseys at their annual "Meet and Greet" with the fans yesterday. If you go on to the Flyers main website, which is www.philadelphiaflyers.com, the first news story shows pictures and video of the new Flyers jersey. Personally I was not expecting this good of a design or color scheme. The color...
I could never understand how teams made bold trades or adjustments when they were on top of the league. When Claude Julien got dumped by Jersey a few days before the playoffs I laughed. When the Rangers moved Mike Gartner to the Leafs at the deadline in 94 I cried ( well a little) . But the truth is sometimes these head scratchers become huge chess moves in capturing t...
[b]Global Markets Down[/b] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/primerate1.jpg?t=1227324887[/img] I'm sure you've read the papers and heard the nightly news. On Wall Street, the Dow hits it lowest levels in 5 1/2 years. On Main Street, U.S. jobless claims hit a 16 year high. From the Great Wall to the Champs d'Elysee, global recession fears send Asi...
Dateline: Last season Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren needs to add mobility to his blueline, so he's shopping for a decent veteran guy who can move the rock and be a responsible two way player. The Flyers are playing well after dropping to last place the year before, and Holmgren wants a good playoff run. The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired GM John Ferguson Jr, an...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers beat Stars 4-3

Posted Tuesday | Comments 4
Well last night, the Flyers got a big win, as they defeated the Stars 4-3. The Flyers didn't play their best game last night, but the only thing that matters is the win. Watching this game last night, I felt really confident that the Flyers could win this game because of the fact that they have been able to win close games lately. This was a game that was going to be close...
Pocono Flyers Fan writes...

Ed Snider "Gets It"

Posted Wednesday | Comments 4
Like most cities in the United States (and I assume Canada), Philadelphia is facing a situation where the available funding for services is being stretched to the breaking point. In this situation, the city faces two choices, either raise taxes or cut services. Raising taxes in NEVER a popular option, and cuts to essential services is always met with public outcry, which...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers Preview- 11/26/08

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
The Flyers look to win their sixth consecutive game as they take on the Hurricanes in Carolina tonight. In my opinion, I think this is going to be a fiesty type of game. The main reason why is that these two teams play each other in a home at home series starting tonight, and the 2nd game of the home at home on Friday, and as we have seen in the past, what happens in the f...
Simon Gagne scored two goals, including an empty net goal as time expired, and the Flyers defeated the Hurricanes, 3-1 tonight. Gags's first goal of the game was a chip shot, as there was a big scramble in front of the net, and Simon got open and scored to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. In the second period, the Flyers struggled a little bit, as the Canes pressured the Flyers...
Obviously, today is Thanksgiving, and it is a day to be thankful for everything. Watching the Flyers the last few weeks or so, there have been a lot of things I have been thankful for. Here are the 5 things I am thankful for: 1.) Jeff Carter on fire- What a season Jeff has had so far. 15 goals, which is tied for first in the NHL this season. He is on fire right now and ...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Notes

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
Wow are the Flyers playing well. They look like they did at the end of last season. All of this without Briere too! I am just speculating here, but if they have to move salary, I think Briere is a possible. Knuble serves a role on the team, as does Upshall. Briere is a scorer and with Carter, Gagne, Knuble, Richards, etc. we don't really need scoring. If that shifty ...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers preview- 11/28/08

Posted Friday | Comments 0
In a matinee matchup today, the Flyers look to extend their winning streak to seven games. This should be a great game for many reasons. Number one, the Flyers are going to be wearing their new third jerseys, which look tremendous. Number two, this is the second game of the home at home. I think this game is going to be a tough, physical game because this is what happens a...
Today, the Flyers lost a tough game by the score of 3-2 in overtime against the Hurricanes. This was a game that the Flyers could have easily won, but Cam Ward just played one heck of a game. You gotta give credit where credit is due. In the second period, the Flyers had numerous opportunities to score against Ward, but he shut the Flyers down. In my pregame blog, I said t...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers preview: 11/29/08

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
After an overtime loss yesterday against Carolina, the Flyers look to begin a new winning streak when they take on the Leafs in Toronto tonight. There are going to be questions heading into this game. Will Jeff Carter play? That's the big question, after Jeff hurt his shoulder awkwardly into the boards yesterday. On Post game live on CSN yesterday, Jeff said he was fine, b...
Once again, the opposing goalie just shuts us down, and in this case, Vesa Toskala was on his game tonight. Unfortunately, the Flyers could not do much against Toskala as they lost 4-2 tonight. The Flyers just didn't seem to have the jump tonight. In some sorts, that is understandable. Six games in nine days will do that to do you. But at the end of the night, you have to ...
others never seem to change. Heading into the Flyers-Lightning game tonight you can start to see trends in the NHL with certain teams. The Flyers trend, dating back through 1st season in the "New NHL", it has been the streaks. They play hard and well defensively for 5-8 games and poorly for the same amount. Last season a hot streak brought the team to first in the NHL,...
[u][b]Holy Schniekie!!!![/b][/u] What a night! With the Orange and Black up 3-1, on two Jeff Carter powerplay goals and one shortie by Mike Richards, the Lightining tie it in third with a missed rebound opportunity put back by Steve Downie, of all people. Then, with 16 seconds remining, Scottie Hartnell pulled a bush-league move of tossing his glove at the stick/p...
NYIsles16 writes...

Flyers: Top 5 Prospects

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
First and foremost, my name is Justin and I am the Atlantic Division Blogger over at IslesNation ( [url]http://www.islesnation.com/justin.php[/url] ) I am a tremendous Islanders fan, however, I enjoy every minute of hockey that I can watch from every team throughout the league. I write very truthful, unbiased pieces of work, whether it be on the Islanders, the Rangers, or ...
Nothing else to really say about this game, so I'll put it into classic bullet point form. The good: Ossi Vaananen had a very strong game tonight. Made the initial save on what turned out to be the Devils first goal. This dude just doesn't make mistakes. Reminds me of a bigger Petr Svoboda. He never gets noticed, just does his job and does it well. Good game also ...
Jsaquella writes...

Wither Biron...

Posted Friday | Comments 10
Back when the 2008-09 season dawned, I was comfortable with Martin Biron as the Flyers goalie. I was content and hopeful that Biron and the team would come to terms on a contract extension that would lock up the entertaining backstop. Sadly, that position has changed. [img]http://stanleycupplayoffs2008.com/Assets/Photos/Biron%20action%20-%20PHI.jpg[/img] I am not...
Richie18 writes...

Jeff Carter for early MVP

Posted Sunday | Comments 6
If you watch the Flyers regularly, you understand how important Jeff Carter is. I certainly understand how important he is to this team. When I mean important, I mean important. The numbers that Carts is putting up this season is over the charts. 19 goals this season, which leads the league. I can guarantee you that nobody thought that Jeff would be leading the league in g...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Notes - December 7th

Posted Sunday | Comments 4
Time to start a lengthy conversation. Is it possible that the Flyers centers of Richards and Carter are approaching the top echelon of dominate players in the league. Unlike Crosby and Malkin, Richards and Carter do not play on the same line ever. Ovechkin and Semin can be considered but Semin is still not a top guy, this pair is all AO - who I consider the best player ...
We're about a third of the way through the season, so I figure it's about time I should issue my opinions of the Flyers (version 2008-09). The Flyers are sitting at 13-7-6. They have points in 73% of games, but only 62% of possible points. They also lead the league in overtime games, a stat that is bad for both my blood pressure and the team's chances in April and May. ...
ladynic writes...

12/8/08 Flyers practice

Posted Monday | Comments 16
Shout out to the practice crew There was not alot of spectators there today but I did notice that there seemed to be a very young news crew doing a story and taking footage of Flyers practice. I thought that was kinda cool. So anyway I always have some story. Go to practice got in my spot and this lady started putting signs up all around me. Then she walked off...
The Flyers completed the most amazing comeback I have ever witnessed in a single hockey game at the Bank Building this evening. Down 5-1 to the Canes, who were using the Orange and Black to mop the ice in the second period, the Flyers came back to tie it in the third powered by Scottie Hartnell's hat-trick. Antero Niittymaki, while giving up 5 goals, make some absolute...
The Flyers look to beat the hated division rival in the Pittsburgh Penguins today at 1pm. After coming back from 4 goals down on Thursday night against the Hurricanes(thank god we don't play em' again), the Flyers definitely better not get down in this game because if they get down, the chances of them coming back are very slim. Everyone needs to remember that we picked ap...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Pens - Recap

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
Don't ever say again that Sidney Crosby is a great player, Malkin either. I just watched those two "great" players go through the motions all day as their collective butts were kicked by a better, deeper, and faster Flyers club. Those two players mailed the game in from Pittsburgh. The team should have save expenses on hotel rooms and left them behind. Other than a few...
The Flyers came out today and had the zip, right from the beginning. That was the key in the Flyers 6-3 victory today over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Obviously, the Flyers have not had great starts lately, but today that was a different story. It had looked like someone lit a fire up their you know what today. I was very, very impressed with the way the Flyers started the ga...
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fFParYYZL._SS500_.jpg[/img] [b][u]December Forever:[/u][/b] [b][i]Dear Flyers' Players. Please don't be too quick to rip the wrapper off your 2009 version of the team calender!![/i][/b] I think if Coach John Stevens had his Christmas wish, it would be to play the rest of the year like it was the 12th month of 2008! ...
ladynic writes...

12/13/08 Pens @ Flyers

Posted Sunday | Comments 2
Shout out to the whole crew at Yesterday's game. I know quite a few of my crew were complaining about the afternoon game yesterday but sometimes it is nice to see the afternoon tilt. As requested I took some video instead of doing pictures... Here is my little bits of video from yesterday's game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SfjaWfUtc4 Anyway I knew it...
[i][b]Thoughts on the Flyers, the NHL, and ice hockey on the planet Earth[/b][/i] Author's note: I've been wanting to start a blog here for quite some time so I'm going to take a shot. The Flyers will be my main focus, but I'm interested in the game itself and all things hockey, so I hope anyone who is a hockey fan will find something of interest within these pages. ...
I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but next offseason is going to be interesting. With the CAP not expected to move much next year and potentially could go down the following year, GMs have to be carful with their money [b][u]Forwards[/u][/b] Next year we have Briere, Richards, Gagne, Carter, Lupul, Hartnell, Metropolit, Asham, and Cote signed to 1-way contracts. ...
The rematch between the Caps and the Flyers will begin at 1pm today at the Wachovia Center. These two teams faced each other in a great 7 game series this past season, where the Flyers won game 7 in overtime on a Joffrey Lupul goal. I'll tell you what, you want to see an entertaining game, you got it right here. Alex Ovechkin and his crew come here to Philly to take on the...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers destroy OV, Caps 7-1

Posted Saturday | Comments 7
Holy Niitty! That is how you describe today's game. Antero Niittymaki made 47 saves, including 25 in the first period, and the Flyers trampled over the Capitals 7-1 today. Obviously, Niitty was the big key in this game, but Scott Hartnell also joined the party. He scored a hat trick in this game, which was his 4th hat trick in the calendar year. After the second goal, the ...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Depth!

Posted Sunday | Comments 4
The resurgence is in full swing. The team that started the season so poorly is one of the hottest teams in the league. Other than the Sharks and Bruins, no team is as hot as the Flyers! Why are they hot? Snipers: Carter, Gagne, Lupul, Richards - not too many teams can boast 4 true snipers. And oh yeah, Briere has missed the entire season (almost) Power Forward...
Shout outs to everyone. This was a big hockey filled weekend. I took in the Phantoms win Friday night over the Lowell Devils, The Flyers win over the Capitals and the Phantoms shootout loss to the Admirals on Saturday. First I know you all want to see Randy Jones http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3121297625/in/set-72157611365592117/ http://www.flickr.co...
Happy Holidays to all of my fellow HockeyHeads out there... I Wish the best to all into the New Year which, for the NHL, begins at the corner of Clark and Addison for the 2nd Annual Winter Classic--which seems like an oxymoron, but I digress. In a very short time, the W.C. has unquestionably become one of the too few highlights for the NHL (regular season) that really ...
This was a disgraceful, very disgraceful effort that all Flyers fans had to watch tonight. It was a total disgrace. The Flyers lost 5-1 to the Blackhawks tonight. The Flyers had absolutely no jump tonight, the Flyers were in their own zone way too much tonight. The Flyers got into Chicago a little bit later than expected because of airplane problems, but that is not an exc...
Man oh man, this was another one of those games where the Flyers just had nothing. This time, it was against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Steve Mason stopped 20 Flyers shots for his third shutout of this season. This kid is really, really good, and he's the future goalie for the Jackets. Nothing against Mason, but the Flyers just didn't have the energy and there wasn't a ton...
[u][b]JayBo to Philadelphia? In a NY Minute![/b][/u] With all due respect to Danny Briere, I would drive the face of the franchise for Homer's 2007/08 off-season acquisitions directly to the airport, speeding past cops on I-95 and waving them on to give me a police escort and give Ryan Parent or Randy Jones bus fare, two bucks for a cup of coffee an old copy of Maxim i...
nreeb21 writes...

My maple Leaf pipe dream

Posted Sunday | Comments 2
This coming June is going to go a long way in telling us true Leaf fans what we are going to get under this new regime. The way that the Leafs are playing they have no shot at first or second in the June draft. Keep in mind that these scenarios take place if the standings were the same today as they would be at the end of the season. Also let me say that in no way do I ...
Neither the Flyers nor the Phantoms had much success this weekend. Both teams lost Friday and Saturday. Saturday looked like both games might end by the same score but The Admirals seemed to turn and burn and the Phantoms ended up loosing 7-2. I have faith that both teams will turn things around. Both teams have injuries to key players and the flu making rounds. ...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers edge Nucks 3-2

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
The Flyers got back on the winning track, as they defeated the Canucks 3-2 last night. I was very impressed with how the Flyers played last night. Unfortunately, one of the stars on the Flyers got hurt way too early in the game. About 15 seconds into the game, Simon Gagne got hurt when Kevin Bieska hit him near the boards. Simon left the game with an upper body injury. Rig...
Well the eastern roster is out and the habs, thanks to their loyal fans have 4 players in the starting lineup (they would have had 6 if it was not for pens fans). Lets look at the 4 players the habs have in the all star game (cant argue with Malkin and sid for starters) # Pos Player GP G A P +/- PIM 79 D Andrei Markov 39 6 23 29 8 18 ...
Jeff Carter scored two goals to add on to his league leading 29 goals, and Marty Biron made 41 saves as the Flyers defeated the Leafs 4-1 tonight. I thought Marty had one of his best performances of the season. Marty made the big saves when needed, and he helped the Flyers get a big win. Obviously, if Marty can keep on playing this way, the Flyers will win a ton of games. ...
A couple of seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins were a team filled with potential. They had young talented players who were learning the ropes in the NHL. What they lacked in experience they made up for in desire and hard work. Almost every game, you could see them gaining confidence...realizing with each day that they could compete and be successful in the NHL. ...
bodiva88 writes...

Flyers Game Day 1/13/09

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
The Flyers (23-10-9), in first place in the Atlantic Division, face a Penguins (20-18-4) team that has fallen to fourth in the division and two spots out of a playoff berth with a dreadful 2-8-0 run in their last 10 games. The Penguins apparently are grasping at straws, sending down a fourth-line role player, rookie Tim Wallace, who was told the team was looking for an...
icedog97 writes...

Now That's More Like It

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Last night a loud exhale could be heard across the Penguin Nation. Finally, the Pens played a game with purpose and determination...and won. There is hope that these guys can right the ship in time for the playoffs afterall. The Penguins adopted a more conservative approach to last night's game, using a variation on the neutral zone trap...it really amounts to a 1...
[img]http://www.geocities.com/psmith25/pics/domi1prob.gif[/img] Bob Probert, Stu "The Grim Reaper" Grimson, Tony Twist, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Tie Domi, Dave Brown, Marty McSorely, Tim Hunter, Dave Semenko, Joey Kocur, Dave "Tiger" Williams...you get the picture. These men were among the most legendary, intimidating forces in the game and could change the momentum ...
[b]Timonen : A+[/b] [i]6.3 mill/yr - signed thru 2012/13[/i] Kimmo is this generations Mark Howe. If he stays healthy, he will outperform his stellar 07-08 season by 10 points. So far this season Timonen leads all Flyers defenders with 28 pts in 42 games (.67ppg). Those numbers rank him 13th overall in the league, keeping stride with elite players like Lidstrom, Campbe...
Simon Gagne scored the game winning goal in the shootout, Antero Niittymaki made 32 saves, and the Flyers defeated the Panthers 3-2 tonight. To be quite honest, this was an ugly game, the Flyers did not play their best hockey, but the most important thing was that the Flyers got the two desperate points that they needed. Obviously, the Flyers have been struggling the last ...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
Hooligans welcome back, lets’ rock. I blog about sports mostly and sprinkle in some music and entertainment whenever possible. So I was thinking if hockey players were rock bands or rock stars who would they be. Ovechkin-Red Hot Chili Peppers He’s everything that hockey players typically aren’t, he’s brash and he’s the King of the NHL, when it comes to tha...
Phigment writes...

Making room for Danny

Posted Sunday | Comments 15
I feel that Metropolit has been a major disappointment. To clear the room for Danny in terms of both money and personnel. I would waive Metropolit. He will get claimed which is fine. The lines will look like this upon Danny's return: Gagne - Richards - Knuble Hartnell - Carter - Lupul Upshall - Briere - Giroux Cote - Powe - Asham Not too bad. I like the new 3...
So the Rangers lose in Pittsburgh, and all you have to do is ask every other team what they think of the officiating when you play SID. It's almost predictable what happens ( sure the pens had some jump) the Pens get the first few spotted. Then when they have a few on the board the Rangers can have a turn . I hate these NBC Games and anything on VS involving NY. It'...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers first-half analysis

Posted Friday | Comments 5
Obviously in any season, you are going to have your up's and down's, and the Flyers went through that a little bit so far this season. The Flyers failed to win a game in their first six games, as they lost 6 games(Sharks twice) to some elite teams. On opening night, the Flyers lost their home opener against the Rangers 4-3, then two nights later, they lost to Montreal 5-3....
Ok All I have the most busy hockey schedule ever over the last few weeks and have seen alot of hockey in the process. First I would like to say my thoughts and prayers are with Garrett Klotz. I am not sure if anyone is aware that he suffered a seizure last night following a fight off the opening faceoff. I encourage everyone who reads this to send some positive ge...
[b]RING of FIRE[/b] [img]http://www.tuthq.com/images/fire-1.jpg[/img] #1 I was trying to think of the best way to do my first blog. I mean, what is a blog anyway? Its a bunch of words on the internet, right? WIKI says [i]A blog, a contraction of the term "Web log", is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, des...
It's about time that the Flyers finally play another game, eh? Tonight, the Flyers will play their first game after the All-Star break as they take on the Florida Panthers. The last game for the Flyers was last Wednesday when they defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3. Tonight's game against the Panthers should be a very interesting game, because these two teams faced off aga...
Last night, the Flyers did not play a good game. They lost to the Florida Panthers 3-2. It was an inconsistent effort, where in the first period, the Flyers had energy and played well. However, the second period was a different story. They gave up two goals that period and they played terrible. Usually, the second period is the period where the Flyers play their best, but ...
Richie18 writes...

Flyers destroy Bolts 6-1

Posted Friday | Comments 3
What an amazing game it was tonight for the Flyers. Unbelievable. The Flyers scored three goals in the third period, as they put a beating on the Bolts 6-1 tonight. Going into this game, I didn't think that the Flyers were going to score six goals against Mike Smith. Obviously, I'm a huge Mike Smith fan, and I would love to see him in a Flyers uniform. Luckily for the Flye...
First of all, I would like to say that I'm not happy at all with the effort and the way the Flyers played tonight. It was as craptastic of an effort that you could ever see from the Flyers. It was a bad, bad game for the Flyers as Chris Mason made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season to help the Blues beat the Flyers 4-0 tonight. Even though the Flyers had 36 shots...
If Philadelphia intends to win the Atlantic Division, much less get a home playoff series...they have to post AT LEAST 14 of the 22 points available in the month of February. Looking at their schedule its possible, but there are some positives and a few negatives that need to be addressed: 1) [i]Philadelphia plays 7 home games in February against Boston, Ottawa, NY Isl...
If you asked some people whether they thought the Flyers could come back from 3-1 after one period of play, they'd think you were crazy. Well the Flyers did just that, by coming back to beat the Bruins in overtime 4-3 today, on a Randy Jones goal. However, Jones's goal was not the cleanest of goals, but it worked very well. Three minutes into overtime, Jones took a wrist s...
Well getting 4 points over the weekend without Richards and Upshall is huge for the boys from Philly. Coming back to beat what has been the best squad in the NHL after being down 3-1 with the depleted lineup should turnaround the team. Then going to Atlanta and beating Atlanta (as Forrest Gump would say).... again to validate the win in Boston was even bigger. If ever t...
Mulder41 writes...

Thinking like a goalie...

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
After a positive response to my last blog, I figured I would take another crack at one. And I decided to pick a topic that was near and dear to my heart, goaltending. Many moons ago, (yes, MANY moons, Lisa), I used to be a decent puckstopper. I used to live for the feelings associated with stopping a breakaway, throwing up an unconventional two-pad stack, a rapid refl...
Many supporters of Leafs Nation have been truly skeptical of the career of Nik Antropov. It went from the Leafs taking him in the 1st Round, 10th overall, when many believed he would be an early second rounder. But he had a very dominant season in the second tier of then, RSL, and so the Leafs went out of their way to make him apart of their future. He went from being #11,...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
Will the real Carey Price please stand up please stand up. What a mess right now, that being said I fully believe he will turn it around. We get hot wings and Cajun wings Wednesday after hockey, I don’t like the cajun wings, I just don’t. The Niedermayers are first cousins with Jason Strudwick. Glen Metropolit has played on 20 different teams in 14 years he’...
Note: Nitty is out with the flu. Hopefully Marty takes advantage. [b]1st Period[/b] Much better start today as the team did not take any penalties and was able to get all lines rotated through their shifts. More energy and better gap control by all units. Carter is a beast. He looks like a more focused Mats Sundin. He takes every puck to the scoring areas! T...
FlyerX writes...

GIROUX AND PARENT RISING!

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
It does not take a genius to figure out how I feel about the Flyers continued youth movement. Just look at my avatar. It has been that way since season’s start, save the removal of Steve Downie after his trade out. I stuck with Claude Giroux and Ryan Parent when they were not with the Flyers and now that they are I am happy as a clam! Why shouldn’t I be? They are both ...
Going into this game, I don't think anyone expected this to be a game where the Flyers just dominate the Rangers in every aspect of this game. However, the Flyers did just that and they dominated the Rangers today in a 5-2 win at MSG. If you watched this game, you saw a Flyers team that just jumped on the Rangers and outplayed them today. The Rangers were terrible in every...
Phigment writes...

Why oh why???

Posted Thursday | Comments 8
From TSN.ca No. 3 - Philadelphia prospect James van Riemsdyk. The University of New Hampshire forward, picked second in 2007, has been linked to Atlanta in a deal that would see a goalie going to the Flyers. No. 2 - Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen is of interest to the Flyers. If Atlanta GM Don Waddell continues to rebuild, swapping Lehtonen for a prospect such as Va...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 9
Steve Stamkos with the trick last week, welcome to the NHL kid. Alexi Kovalev sent home for being Alexi Kovalev. Sending him home won't work, Alexi is a flake you just have to deal with it. Ain't no party like a Kostitsyn brothers party because a Kostitsyn brother party don't stop. Get those two with the Staal brothers and we have trouble. Have you ever hit black ...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Penguins

Posted Saturday | Comments 10
Strange, passionate game today by both teams. There were 2 goals by each team that were flukey. The Flyers scored two goals after the Pens broke sticks. The Pens scored a goal on a play that looked really offsides and the last goal was just an awful play by Biron. My complaint is the FSN announcers. I know the majority of the viewers are from Pittsburgh, but they ar...
As wild and crazy as this game was today, the Flyers had a chance to win this game. Down 3-1, the Flyers battled back to tie the game at 4, but late in the third period, a costly mistake ended up hurting the Flyers. Marty Biron went out of the net, way out of the net for that matter, and misplayed the puck. Sidney Crosby was there to get the puck and score the game winning...
ladynic writes...

Philadelphia Hockey weekend

Posted Monday | Comments 0
HI everyone it has been a long time since I posted anything. Mostly I have barely had time for me then to even get something in writing and up for you guys too. Anyway..... I had quite a full hockey weekend. I saw the Flyers thursday, Phantoms Friday and both Flyers and Phantoms on Saturday in different locations. Then the crown jewel of the weekend was the Flyer...
amerk626 writes...

Atlantic Division Thoughts

Posted Monday | Comments 4
Recently, things have been eventful for the teams in the Atlantic Division on and off the ice. Here are a couple of thoughts I have for each team. I just found out a couple of minutes ago that the New York Rangers have fired Tom Renney. I'm sure most Ranger fans would say the wrong guy got fired, but the way the Rangers have been playing, a change was imminent. Sather h...
icedog97 writes...

Penguins Missing Grit

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
When the Penguins lost Ryan Malone, Gary Roberts, and Jarkko Ruutu to free agency last summer, many observers thought that the team had lost too much grit to be successful this season. Personally, when those players left, I wasn't immediately inclined to buy into that belief...I took the "wait and see" approach. Well, I have waited... and now I have seen... [b]thos...
With both teams fighting for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Canadiens square off against the Flyers tonight at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The Canadiens will line up against a Flyers offense that has been scoring at will as of late, and who will only get stronger with the long awaited return of Daniel Briere. Briere will look to seamles...
After a pair of losses, the Flyers look to be a team needing help and solidification to a number of aspects to their game. And while I won't attempt to make excuses for the two losses, it is actually isn't all that surprising that the Flyers lost. The Flyers lost to Montreal because of a 3 minute lapse in judgement and a couple of crazy bounces. To top it all off, the...
Clarkie_16 writes...

Flyers vs Devils

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Over the last 15 years or so, I cannot figure out why the Devils hold such control over the Flyers. The only constant is Brodeur, and even the shutout today, he was not amazing. He played solid and had a easy shutout. The Flyers looked awful today and totally unfocused with all the personnel moves of the last week. They better get things moving forward soon!
[b][i]It's the final countdown...[/i][/b] [img]http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/n0mem0ry/timebomb.jpg[/img] You can almost hear the screaming lyrics from the 1980s, Swedish glam rock, [b]Mega-group[/b], [i][b]Europe[/b][/i] (??) [u]OK...retraction [/u] How about the one hit wonder group, [i]Europe[/i].(better?) [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...
Slocs writes...

Likely Flyers Moves

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Look for Biron, Lupul, Jones, vanRiemsdyk, some defenseman and picks. Who wants Jones, my thought is Hitchcock in Columbus, especially if we include van riemsdyk, we are likely to get a cheaper, good skating defenseman, with size, still cheap like Methot but they may want NHL ready like Upshall or Asham Lupes only gets traded if we get a big time defenseman back, by...
Mulder41 writes...

Why Carcillo is a good thing...

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
After my last blog about the Flyers possibly getting Pronger and Guerin, it is a wonder I even want to write another blog...but I figure that if I was wrong before, I have to be right this time. What am I right about? Daniel Carcillo is a good fit in Philadelphia. There are a number of factors necessary to truly appreciate the meaning of this deal: 1 - The deal ...
I have to say, when I first read about Upshall (and a 2nd) being traded for Carcillo I was pretty upset. Having given things time to digest, I'm not so upset. While I think the Yotes may have gotten the best of Homer on this one, this [i]could[/i] end up working out ok for the Flyers. While I really loved what Upshall brought to the team and believe he has a higher ce...
Great game tonight by the Flyers. All played well. Biron is showing the form from last season's playoffs. I am not sure why, but the team plays much more as a cohesive unit without Danny this year. It makes no sense. Now my beef tonight is the fighting in the NHL. [b]I love a good fight[/b] however there are two types of fights that I hate and they both occurred ...
And yet, so accurate. I freaking HATE the Flyers. This isn't your garden-variety hate, like your 8 year old who hates peas. It's a deep-seated hatred, as in when the Flyers plane crashes at the end of my block on their way out of Buffalo, I immediately run down to the end of my block to: A....make sure it really happened, and B.....dance on the wreckage. And ye...
I fail to understand how a team with its collective backs against the wall can show as little interest in competing as they did tonight. After their loss at Ottawa on Saturday, where they may have executed poorly but at least battled throughout the game, one would think they would come out fired up for a must win game tonight. And yet, it looked like the Sabres were ...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 8
The Claude Giroux that everybody has been raving about for 2 years has arrived, enjoy Flyer fans he's special. I don't mean special like Steve Downie either! Did you know that Kari Lehtonen's nickname is "The Hamburgler" he use to eat Mcdonalds before every game in his rookie season. Paul Holmgren please trade for the rights to Josh Harding, he is the answer you s...
Clarkie_16 writes...

Flyers Notes

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Good efforts over the weekend. There were two crucial mistakes by the Flyers Sunday in New York. Briere got caught on the ice and could not make the long change. He was tired and took a dumb penalty. Coburn made the mistake by thinking about himself over the team and going for retaliation and he got caught. Random thoughts.... Claude Giroux is a special playmak...
Buts16 writes...

Saturday Morning Coffee

Posted Saturday | Comments 5
I hate 3 point games, I hate them. Why is a 4-1 win regulation worth a total of 2 points but a 3-2 win in OT worth a total of 3? That is just stupid. Some people hate OV's celebrations, I actually don't mind them for 78 games, the 4 games against the Flyers I'm not a fan. OV's Jimi Hendrix burning stick celebration was for his 50th goal, who cares it was fun so chill...
Let me introduce myself since this being my first blog here, my name is Tom and I'm a hardcore Flyers fan, even more a hockey fan. I hate the Penguins with a passion, one much great to describe yet I [b]hate[/b] Sidney Crosby even more. That's a quick little intro to me. As it stands right now, my Flyers are standing fourth in the conference - tied with those pansies ...
MrBigglesworth writes...

Mr Big's Playoff Picks

Posted Tuesday | Comments 9
EAST -------------- 114 Bruins 106 Devils 105 Caps 101 Flyers 98 Pens 97 Canes 94 Rags 92 Panthers ----------------- 91 Habs Bruins vs Panthers = Bruins in 6 Devils vs Rangers = Devils in 5 Caps vs Canes = Caps in 5 Flyers vs Penguins = Flyers in 7 (Yens vs Yoos = YOOS WIN!) Bruins vs Flyers = Flyers in 6 Devils vs Caps = Caps in 7 Fl...
Claude Giroux was the Flyers first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. If you're a Flyers fan, by now, you know who Claude Giroux is.  If you live and die hockey, you know who Claude Giroux is.  If you're just an average fan or you just follow one team without really knowing what goes on around the league, well this blog will let you know who Cl...
[code] Claude Giroux was the Flyers first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. If you're a Flyers fan, by now, you know who Claude Giroux is. If you live and die hockey, you know who Claude Giroux is. If you're just an average fan or you just follow one team without really knowing what goes on around the league, well this blog will let you know wh...
[i]As a quick notation; I’ve never met Keith Primeau, he’s never snubbed me or my child and, as a person, I only know what I’ve seen on TV, read in print and heard on the radio. As far as I’m concerned he may be the most wonderful husband, father, brother, son or in-law on the face of this earth and I have no ground to comment on any of that. This is my view of h...
Now, it’s important that we realize where the Flyers franchise stood in the league. They were on their fourth coach in four years having just embarrassingly dismissed Roger Neilson as he fought cancer. In the summer, Lindros was exiled, awaiting a trade that wouldn’t come for more than a year. The Flyers were tagged as the most dysfunctional franchise in all of sports....
Recchi and Primeau were the only two forwards who had off years, dropping 13 and 25 points respectively. It seemed to me at the time he was taking his frustrations out on what he knew was a lame duck coach who had lost his wife less then six months earlier. He dropped his own failures at Barber’s feet. After he inflicted the damage to his coach and with the stipulation t...
[b]The Legend?[/b] Ken Hitchcock sat in his office and for weeks watched the incumbent Captain of his new team walk quietly by his door. His Captain was a coach killer by his own admission [url]http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/cup/2004-05-13-flyers-hitchcock_x.htm[/url]. Primeau saw the writing on the wall. He was on his way out. A new coach cleaned players like him ...
Its that time of year for Flyers Fans to start the "nail-biting" in regards to our goaltending issues. Biron is INCONSISTENT and cannot be relied upon to stop the puck in the playoffs. When he does make a save he is guilty of kicking the rebounds directly into the slot, resulting in incremental scoring opportunities. Last year Biron was the "X" factor in the Flyers post se...
Richards18 writes...

East Predictions

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
[b]Remaining Schedules[/b] [u]Boston[/u] Doesn't matter they are #1 [u]Washington[/u] TB- Win Panthers - Loss [b]108 points[/b] [u]NJD[/u] Sens - Win Canes - Loss [b]104 points[/b] [u]PHI[/u] NYR - OT Loss NYI - Win NYR - Win [b]102 points[/b] [u]CAR[/u] Buff - Loss (trap game) NJD - Win [b]99 points[/b] [u]Pitt[/u] NYI - Win Montreal - ...
OK, I know the playoffs are around the corner and everyone is all hyped up about that. However, I already gave my playoff picks a couple weeks ago, and,,,, I figure now is as good a time as any to look ahead and give my 2 cents for next seasons lineup, since my predictions came very close last time. Heres whats gunna happen, and, yes, you can quote me this, cuz its mon...
Last year Philly came into the playoff series against the Penguins with the intention of pounding them into the boards on every shift - and it the process - they hoped to pound the life out of Pittsburgh. The result...Pens won the series in 5 games. A couple of years earlier, in a regular season match-up in Philly, Derrian Hatcher pounded on the face of, then rookie,...
EASTERN CONFERENCE #1 Boston Bruins vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens Boston thoroughly dominated the season series 5-1. Montreal is quite banged up. Top defensemen Alexei Markov is going to miss at least the first 3 games of the series for the Habs and no one knows how much they are going to get out of offensive minded Mathieu Schneider. Boston has some young unproven talen...
As we have moved through the season, I've had an eye toward the playoffs with my Flyers and have noticed a few shortcomings which I felt would prevent them from being able to get out of the conference to challenge for the Stanley Cup to be real contenders; [i]not [/i]pretenders as they are now. Don't get me wrong. Coming off of a season where the home team couldn't eve...
Good God, what is happening to the NHL? Suspensions for "sending a message"? This has been part of the game since the beginning of time. What exactly is "sending a message"? The ultimate purpose of every hockey fight is to "send a message". Will fighting result in automatic suspensions? Don't get me wrong, I believe that players that use their sticks as club weapons in...
I have to admit that when Campbell issued a "warning" to the Flyers last season about injuring players I was pretty pissed. The spent the rest of the season paying for it with penalty after penalty. Pretty brutal to put a team under the microscope a month before playoffs. I thought that they were getting too involved but figured it was a one time thing. Needless to say...
Yes folks I do still live. I don't have much time these days to myself much less hockey blogging. Things I know that are wanted..... Pix of JVR as a Phantom http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3419535875/in/set-72157616534644099/ Future Flyers to watch Jonathan Matsumoto http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3419536635/in/set-72157604512865050/ Rob...
No, not that one. I'm not anonymous by choice, just don't have much to say that hasn't been already said or adds any value. But I started a blog to mostly discuss/share my music interests, but wrote down some thoughts and since it was hockey related, I thought I'd post it here. Long time listener, first time caller here. General Thoughts: Overall the playoffs hav...
Stars update. The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin and Crosby have combined for 12 points (five goals, seven assists), while Jeff Carter and Mike Richards have three points (two goals, one assist). I like this stat… It shows the dependence one team has on there star players versus the balance of depth the other team has within their top lines. Agree or disagree? It also r...
icedog97 writes...

Who Complains More?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 44
Crosby or Flyer Fans? Just for fun, I like to read the opposing team's blog and comments during the playoffs. It helps me to get a true hatred for the other team's fans going! I am kidding of course. I have been alive too long to HATE any other team's fans or even any of the other teams at this point...although as players go...Scott Hartnell is tough to like...whe...
Nordic Reign writes...

Inconsistency.

Posted Saturday | Comments 12
That word about sums up the Flyers season. That is the reason why they got the 5th seed when they could have achieved more, and ultimately why they lost this series. They look like Stanley Cup contenders one game, scrubs the next. Jeff Carter. 46 goals in the regular season, 1 in the postseason. The successor to John LeClair, I suppose. They say he was playing hurt, but...
This isn't sarcasm. I truly am a Penguins fan congratulating my hated rivals. The Flyers had a good season and they battled hard in the playoffs. They deserved far better than a first round playoff exit. I hope Martin Biron stays in net next year, and that they can at least keep their blue line intact. Flyer fans may disagree with me, but I think that a little stability...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Needs

Posted Sunday | Comments 24
After watching this team play up and down all year, I am convinced that the team needs a better defined role as forward lines. Richards who was drafted to be the shutdown guy has blossomed into a big time scorer. So now Philly has Carter, Richards, and Giroux down the middle. Too many scorers. They need a shutdown line. A group like Otto, Klatt and Podein that knows t...
As Blair Betts lay on the ice yesterday afternoon, again the Gary Bettman Gestapo neglected to make a legit call in favor of the Rangers. It's become, predictable that the officials will miss a Capital crosscheck to the back of Avery. They failed blatantly in game 4 to rescue themselves as Callahan hit the ice with a trip and 18,000 fans managed to witness the crime. B...
MrBigglesworth writes...

Stuff

Posted Monday | Comments 3
I honestly dont think it matters what happens in the East bracket, [b]the Red Wings are unstoppable![/b]... even by Tim Thomas and the Big Bad Bruins. This is not an easy pill to swallow, coming from a guy whos inlaws are from Michigan, and whos wife's cousin married a Michigan State hockey fanatic dubbed simply as "the Angry Guy". Beckster and I go out there ever year...
Obviously, the main theme amongst these three Atlantic Division rivals is a solid above .500 season that always results in an early playoff exit for the same and different reasons. You could sit here and blame the referees, one player, or injuries, but good teams play through instances like that and overcome the adversity such obstacles present. The Pittsburgh Penguins ...
ladynic writes...

2nd annual Cote Carnival

Posted Monday | Comments 0
This was a really good event and I look forward to going this year. This is for a good cause, to help knock out MS. Here is a link to my pics from last year http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157606797506365/ This year will be August 23rd at Swanky Bubbles from 12-3. I hope all of you Flyers faithful will be able to attend.
Ray Emery. Say that name since Comcast Sportsnet's Tim Panaccio broke the news that it's almost a done deal that Sugar Ray is headed to the Flyers and Flyers fans have recoiled like Dracula from garlic. There have even been people who say the thought of Emery in Orange and Black makes them sick. I am stupefied at this reaction. The Flyers have a history of rolling the ...
Ray Emery. Say that name since Comcast Sportsnet's Tim Panaccio broke the news that it's almost a done deal that Sugar Ray is headed to the Flyers and Flyers fans have recoiled like Dracula from garlic. There have even been people who say the thought of Emery in Orange and Black makes them sick. I am stupefied at this reaction. The Flyers have a history of rolling the ...
Support a great cause and help Riley Cote, of the Philadelphia Flyers, knock out MS. http://cotecarnival.net/ I bought my ticket today. Buy yours and come out for a great time. Pictures from last years event can be found here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157606797506365/
First things first, congratulations to captain Sidney Crosby and his Penguins for winning the 2009 Stanley Cup. Well done, guys, you put on quite a show. It was a hard fought series, right until the final seconds when goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury had to dive across the crease to rob Detroit captain Niklas Lidstrom of a sure goal. Wondering what Fleury was thinking when all...
phi1671 writes...

Thoughts

Posted Monday | Comments 10
Paper Champions Since he entered the NHL, Crosby was destined, anointed, and given the road to the Stanley Cup. As it has been written, he is the youngest captain to ever win the Cup. Bettman has been wanting, and willing this to happen since the day he was drafted. To many this is very sad because the game should be bigger than one person but reality as many of us ...
icedog97 writes...

Final Thoughts

Posted Tuesday | Comments 10
I have read a lot of comments lately...many unhappy "non Penguin" fans out there. A lot of them are angry at Sid for the "Handshake Debacle". Honestly...I think Sid should have been at the front of the line and he wasn't. Shame on him for that. He was clearly too caught up in the moment. Do I think he PURPOSEFULLY skipped certain players...NO. I do think he should...
I consider Holmgren to be a smart guy, and a pretty good GM. Typically, smart people learn from mistakes, and Homer has a biiiiiiggg mistake staring him in the face. Obviously this is his cap managment. So as the title of my blog poses... [b]*** What will it take to obtain JBo, and why would you do it? ***[/b] Before i go into detail, this is a question i ask ...
Acquiring Chris Pronger seals up the back-end for next season. He is exactly what the FLyers missed this year: someone to clear out the middle and score goals from the point. Holmgren paid a steep price but realize that he did it to win now. Luca Sbisa will be missed, but ultimately was deemed expendable when Homer said he had reached a deal with MA Bourdon. Sbisa was proj...
The Flyers mad a big splash today and landed Chris Pronger in a trade. Smart move for the Flyers. Flyer fans will start salivating the moment they hear of this news...visions of Crobsy getting crunched by Pronger along the boards...or Malkin getting hip checked as he tries to cruise through the middle of the ice. Yep...they certainly have reason to think he will m...
Somebody asked me Why I post the Blogs on the weekend when I get no traffic to look at the blogs. I simply responded because I get no traffic to read my blogs anyways :) Now on with the observations of the weekend. [b] The Two biggest trades on the weekend[/b] Mr. Sutter is at it again, as he trades for the rights of JBO, out of Florida, which cost us Leopold an...
Now that the dust and shockwaves have settled from the Pronger trade, now the Flyers must determine how to fill out the roster for 2009 - 2010. The glaring needs at the moment are backup goaltending, a 2nd or 3rd line right wing and a 4th line center who can actually win a faceoff. Compounding the complexity of the situation is the fact that the Flyers are only 4.5 - 5 m...
The Flyers headed into the offseason after a disappointing 1st round loss to the Penguins in the playoffs, perilously close to the salary cap ceiling and looking to add the pieces neccesary to compete with the Penguins in the years to come. GM Paul Holmgren felt comfortable with his forwards and addressed the goaltending position by adding KHL refugee Ray Emery. The Flyers...
MrClarke writes...

Flyers Draft Recap

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
I like the bold move in acquiring Pronger. Many people are saying that Philly overpaid for him. I do not agree in that assessment. [b]What did they give up?[/b] Lupul is an offensively skilled/defensively challenged winger on a team that has 9+ guys that can score. With Briere back Lupuls production is easily picked up since Danny is a much better scorer. Sbisa is...
MrClarke writes...

Free Agency - Day 1

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
I didn't expect much from Philly on day 1. Their big splash was made with the Pronger trade at the draft and quite frankly he was the biggest impact player to move over the last week. Boucher is a great backup goalie can dominate and is a great insurance policy in case Emery is not the goalie he was a few years back. Ian Lapierre is a hard nose tough player that mak...
This is my first blog and I live and breathe flyers hockey so cut me some slack. haha After a disappointing first round exit at the hands of the pens, that saw the flyers get beat defensively and in goaltending, their main goal coming into the offseason was to improve the goaltending and blue line. Like many flyers' fans i was awestruck, angry, and about to start a lynch m...
I conclude the Eastern Conference portion of Off-Season Progress Reports with the Atlantic Division. The Atlantic produced 4 playoff teams and the Stanley Cup Champions last season and once again some of the higher profile off-season moves were made in this division. Here’s my take on the progress of all 5 Atlantic Division clubs to date. New Jersey Devils In: Andrew...
[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2553/3699747582_f2a36b03b9.jpg?v=0[/img] Pretty much sums up what most Flyers fans are thinking, huh?
HI everyone I hope you are having good summers. If you are in hockey withdrawal, I would like to suggest attending your local prospect camp. These camps are generally free to watch. You get to see your future players and new draft picks. Flyers prospect camp as a special event at the Jersey shore. It is called Trial on the Isle. The players split into 3 grou...
Incase any of you WNY or Southern Ontario Flyers or Leafs fans are interested. Bernie Parent is signing autographs tonight @ Sports Collectors corner in the Fashion out let mall in Niagara Falls, NY (USA) here is a link for details. Thought i would pass it on. [url]http://buffalo.craigslist.org/eve/1259975758.html[/url]
HI everyone Flyers prospect camp fell during my busiest week of the summer. I had the pleasure to go Friday and Sunday. Friday the Orange team again beat the very talented black 2-1. Today the black team won in a shoot out care of Mr Dingle. Pat Maroon continues to dominate during this camp. He really is a presence there. Riopel and Morrison did excel...
mcefalu writes...

Briere: Diamond or Dud?

Posted Monday | Comments 1
Daniel Briere has been a member of the Philadelphia Flyers for 2 seasons now. Over the last two years, many Flyers fans have been debating and quarreling over whether or not Briere is a) living up to his contract and b) whether or not the Flyers should deal him. Currently, Briere has 6 seasons left at an average of 6.5 mill on his hefty contract, and many are still wonderi...
mcefalu writes...

Islanders Sign Biron and Tavares

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
So as it turns out, Martin Biron was indeed able to find a home before the end of the off season..... Unfortunately, he found his home with one of the worst clubs in the NHL... Yes, the Islanders are in the middle of a "rebuilding phase," but I, for one, am having a tough time trying to reason the signing of a THIRD veteran goaltender to a team that has less than ade...
Myself, along with many other Flyer fans, are hoping that our boys from Philly will continuously turn on the red light over and over, game after game throughout the upcoming 2009-2010 NHL season. Realistically, what fan of an NHL team doesn't want that? When I make proclamation, "Many Goals for the 2009-2010 Season," I am mainly referring to aspects of the Flyer's ga...
It has been reported recently that the Flyers, along with a few other NHL teams, are very interested in the possibility of signing unrestricted free agents [b]Miroslav Satan[/b] or [b]Petr Sykora.[/b] Both players have offensive skill. Both players have great veteran experience. Both players are getting old... Satan is 34 and Sykora is 32. Both players still have som...
Why is it that the Flyers LOVE taking penalties? In previous blogs, I've already mentioned how I don't like the fact that the Flyers love taking penalties. I'm not sure where the obsession comes from, but the Flyers taking a penalty is just as common an occurrence as Sean Avery proving how much of an idiot he is time and time again. I have also mentioned before how t...
ladynic writes...

I am not the only one wondering

Posted Wednesday | Comments 21
Apparently I am not the only one wondering why the Flyers have not re-signed defenseman Danny Syvret. http://lfpress.ca/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=271224&x=articles&s=knights We have seen that Flyers sign quite a few players in the last few weeks and I think that this article that I have linked above brings up the best of the points. Syvret is ours and we don'...
There is a lot of buzz about the Flyers moving Randy Jones. It makes some sense. He is a pretty big cap hit for a 4-5 dman. That is all well and good. Move Jones, make room to bring in "someone". Rumore has it that someone would be Sykora. A winger. Add some scoring back after loosing Lupul and Knuble. Again, makes sense. Only one problem. If the Flyers move ...
It is a Friday night during the summer and I am watching Sci Fi no surprises there. My ponderance of the evening is player fan relations in the NHL. I think most of you know me. I am one of the diehards that waits for the Flyers players mostly after games but often after practices too. I have a jersey project the jersey is for me and me alone. I intend to frame it a...
Happy August everybody! The 2009 Free Agent Frenzy is a month old today, a month of excitement, frustrations, surprises, and disappointments for the fans of the 30 NHL teams. We haven't watched a live game of hockey since the conclusion of the 2008-2009 season in June, but have been entertained by the Entry Draft, Free Agent Frenzy, and the occasional trade, hiring, or fi...
Phigment writes...

Dog Days of Summer

Posted Tuesday | Comments 6
It sure is a good thing that the Phillies are playing well. I cannot wait for the season to start. I like some of the moves that the Flyers have made, and not as thrilled about others. Recently the signing of Olie who? Why? They have 6 defensemen on the NHL roster, have a few serviceable guys in the AHL. Why add another guy to the mix. I have honestly never heard...
For the record I am still working on my DVR for off season it is at a hefty 58%. Tonight I am catching up on Burn Notice. Most of you know I am the picture girl. I take tons of pictures I love trying to pick out some new thing to try and capture about hockey players on the ice. Famous sets I have are Happy Camper (pix of players laughing or smiling) http://ww...
leafsprospect writes...

The Death of a Prospect?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 10
Not unlike Arthur Miller's famous 1949 script, "The Death of a Salesman", many an NHL prospect has failed to taste success and so falls by the wayside! The summer month of August certainly drains the life out of most talk hockey! Come September we will be gearing up for prospect tourneys, training camps, and pre-season! An earlier start to the regular season du...
the 2nd Annual Cote Carnival is being held Sunday August 23rd @ Swanky Bubbles. As of right now guests are Aaron Asham, Ray Emery and Riley Cote. Admission covers food, drinks and entertainment. There will be player and alumni appearances with the opportunity to receive autographs, and particpate in silent auctions and raffles. A small donation will be required fo...
This Friday I have a caught up DVR accept for ace of Cakes. Amazing what getting injured in hockey tournaments does for your DVR. The last couple weeks I have covered hockey withdrawal and Player fan interaction. I appreciate the feedback you all have given. I love hearing everyone’s stories. The AHL schedule came out this week. I think you all know that i...
Can someone tell me why Brian Propp is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame? He played 16 NHL Seasons, played in 1016 games, 425 Goals, 579 Assists, for 1004 points. In NHL history he has the ,ost points by a left wing in the NHL playoffs (64 goals, 84 assists for 148 points). He played in the Stanley Cup Finals 5 times in those 16 seasons. He is a totally class act that ha...
NU13Flyers12 writes...

Cote Carnival 2009

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Today the second annual Cote Carnival was held at the Swanky Bubbles Champagne Bar to Benefit MS. The day began with a long line in the smoldering sun leaving many Flyers fans hot and sweaty. When the doors opened Riley Cote was waiting to greet the fans after they walked in. Things like that truly show how outstanding Cote is with Player-Fan relations. He is by far th...
ladynic writes...

2nd Annual Cote Carnival

Posted Monday | Comments 2
The 2nd Annual Cote Carnival was a great success. It was a great day and event for a great cause to knock out MS. Words can’t tell the story better then pictures. Full set of pix http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157622000579083/ Ray Emery and Pat Maroon http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3850988266/in/set-72157622000579083/ Jeff Carter and ...
Today was a pretty crazy day for me. At about 2 o'clock my cell phone was going off the hook with text messages about my favorite hockey player, Simon Gagne. These texts lasted for about 2 hours. The first text I got told me Simon had hurt himself at the first day of Canada Camp. As more texts came the story began to further itself that he had hurt his groin. This then ...
I don’t know if any of you have caught this blog series on Puck Daddy’s blog http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy?keyword=5+Reasons+I+Love+Hockey I have been thoroughly enjoying reading why other people love hockey. I will say that it made me think if I had to knock it down to just 5 reasons what would I put about why I love hockey so much. 1. Eg...
September is right around the corner, so it's time to take a look at what the Atlantic Division will look like for the 2009-10 season. This is written with the knowledge that rosters are not completely set, and rumors are still abound about a few of these teams...but comments are made based on how the teams stand right now. Even though nobody paid attention to it last time...
phi1671 writes...

Thoughts

Posted Monday | Comments 8
As the season approaches.... Here are a few things I've been thinking about... Heatley - Don't care. Enough already, trade him to a Russian team. 'Yotes - Don't care, it's stupid at this point. Let's keep a team in the league that is losing tons of money. Sorry 'Yotes fans. Previous Cup Winners - Don't care. It's time for the new season to be upon us. Thi...
CANUCKS The Vancouver Canucks have signed Roberto Luongo to a 12-year $64 million contract, making him a lifetime Canuck. Unless he gets signed as a 64 year free agent - okay that is little sarcastic, but you get the point. Luongo is a lifetime Canuck, and is one of the best goalies in the League. The Canucks have been a very busy team this week, acquiring two vets on t...
Buts16 writes...

Sunday Morning Coffee

Posted Sunday | Comments 27
I have a hockey draft this afternoon and I'm bored this morning so.......... Leafs traded for the Hawks 2nd round pick next year.They now have a 1st,2nd and 3rd for next season. Phil Kessel here is your offer sheet, the Bruins are over the cap I believe so they are screwed. David Tyree nice catch in the Superbowl, that being said best of luck finding a new job. Ha...
In order for a successful season for the Flyers some of the following items must be true [b]Forwards:[/b] Claude Giroux continues to become a star pivot and develop chemistry with Briere. Briere must be healthy and an offensive force that we signed 2 years ago. Richards needs to be more focused on being a shutdown center. [b]Defense:[/b] Pronger and Parent be...
Rookie pictures are still uploading to Flickr here is the link for the vets http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157622202651155/ The Veterans looked very good. Backlund was finally there and we saw his new mask http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3905187223/in/set-72157622202651155/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3905967706/in/set-7215762220265...
I was not able to attend on Friday for Veterans unofficial practice and the rookie game. My friend Sandy did here are the links to her pictures Veterans Practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/25870841@N07/sets/72157622348278282/ Rookie's practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/25870841@N07/sets/72157622348412030/ Winter Classic Jersey unveiling http://www.flickr....
ladynic writes...

9/14/09 Flyers Training Camp

Posted Monday | Comments 1
In my post yesterday I mentioned that I think the Flyers really have the hang of things with training camp here is one of my prime exampled http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3920706599/in/set-72157622247610191/ There was only a fraction of the fans at today's camp session but still a pretty good turn out for a monday. A few people have asked for some details...
[img:right]http://www.nationalsportsbeat.com/images/logos/nhl/Philadelphia_Flyers.jpg[/img] [b]PREVIEW( my attempt at a bill blog)[/b] Hopefully the Flyers bounce back from Thursday's debacle in London vs. the Leafs with a strong effort something they have not shown so far this preseason. The for us fans all eyes will be on Pronger and Emery as this is the first time w...
I think the team for game 1 barring injuries will be... [b]Centers:[/b] Richards, Carter, Giroux, Betts [b]Wings:[/b] Gagne, Hartnell, Asham, Lapierre, JVR, Powe, Bell, Briere [b]Defense:[/b] Pronger, Timonen, Coburn, Carle, Jones, Parent, Toleffson. Syvret makes the team if they can trade Randy Jones. He needs to play and would be called up in a long term ...
I am off all week and will have several reports. Goaltending coach Jeff Reese worked all 3 goalies before practice with the help of Braydon Coburn, Danny Syvret, Jason Ward and James Van Reimsdyk. Jeff Reese http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3943210222/in/set-72157622428886754/ Backlund http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3943207356/in/set-721576224288867...
ladynic writes...

9/23/09 Flyers practice

Posted Wednesday | Comments 6
First Kimmo Timonen was not on the ice for today's practice. I am sure the beat writer guys will comment on that Colors Dark blue- Gagne, Richards, Pyorala White- Briere, Carter, Hartnell Orange- JVR, Giroux ,Asham Yellow- Maroon, Ward, Laliberte Green- Cote, Kaspar, Betts Red- Powe, Lappy, Carcillo D Pronger -Carle/Syvret Parent - Coburn/Syvret Jones ...
Clarkie16 writes...

Just one short week....

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Only 7 days until the NHL season kicks off with all the teams in action. I am so looking forward to the drop of the puck as the 2009-10 season gets underway. As a long time Flyers fan, the additions of Pronger, Emery and Boucher has me very excited! I am a firm believer in pecking order within a team. Teams that can maintain their pecking order during the season and...
Clarkie16 writes...

Flyers Season Preview

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
With the homestretch coming for the season, here are some predictions for the Flyers. 1. The Pronger trade will prove to be a great move for the Flyers. He creates the matchup advantage that the Flyers have not had for years. Teams can try to avoid Pronger at home, but they will likely get Timonen as the matchup. Not what they want either. My suggestion is to split...
I don't know that I need to rehash the game. Pre season is more about shaking off the rust and I can't complain too much about scoring goals on the Devils. Maroon http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3952603876/in/set-72157622451556374/ Pronger http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3952599348/in/set-72157622451556374/ Emery http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat...
sdflyerfan writes...

Retribution

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Alright, its almost October and Im eagerly anticipating the upcoming season. To help facilitate my excitement, I decided to watch last years playoffs between the Flyers and Penguins. It was easily apparent the Penguins were targeting the Flyer d-men, especially Timonen, by physically pounding them at every opportunity. I saw Kunitz and Cooke teeing off on the smaller Flyer...
sdflyerfan writes...

October schedule

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Hi Flyer fans, thank goodness its finally October and the 2009-10 season has started. All things are good again now that the hockey season is officially upon us! Im really looking forward to this season as this years Flyers team looks strong enough to compete with the rest of the big boys in the East. In addition, the upcoming Olympics in Vancouver promises to be one of th...
ladynic writes...

9/29/09 Wild @ Flyers

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
Again I don't think that I need to rehash the last preseason game. I am glad that the regular season starts tonight for the league and tomorrow for the Flyers. Here are my pics including Coburn's fight. Poor Coby Syvret http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3970782166/in/set-72157622493273780/ Carter http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3970017143/in/set-72...
It has been too long of a summer with too many questions thrown up. Was trading Sbisa a huge mistake? Can anyone make up for Knuble on the PP? How much of the teams implosion was really the fault of the Goalies? Will Pronger make all the difference? I really don't expect any of these to be answered in the first game. Some may take a couple years to play out (Sbisa)...
It has been too long of a summer with too many questions thrown up. Was trading Sbisa a huge mistake? Can anyone make up for Knuble on the PP? How much of the teams implosion was really the fault of the Goalies? Will Pronger make all the difference? I really don't expect any of these to be answered in the first game. Some may take a couple years to play out (Sbisa)...
What a nice start to the season for the Flyers. But let's temper the parade routes until they play some games in the playoffs. [b]What did I like tonight?[/b] Offense The powerplay was very good. 2 quick goals. It was nice to see Carter and Richards get off to a good quick start. The lines wee a nice balance and stable all night long. Carter centered Hartnell and...
sdflyerfan writes...

Flyers at Carolina: Game 1

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
For those of you reading this, keep in mind I am a fan in the San Diego area, so all of my perspectives are from watching the games on television. Im saving up for the Olympics, therefore will not be able to attend any Flyer games in person this year. Hope you enjoy my take on tonights game: Well the first game is in the books and we in Flyerdom have to be pretty happy...
The Flyers are using the same lineup tonight as game 1 with the same lines and combinations. As a Flyers fan, it is really hard to listen to Mike Emerick and Chico Resch. They are such homer announcers and both have a deep dislike for the Flyers – even though they both were former Flyers. 1st Period I didn’t see the foul on Carter that made it a 5 on 3 for 2 fu...
Well I have to admit, I did not like the Flyers chances in this game given it was the hated Devils IN New Jersey, it was their home opener, and it was Brodeur's 1000th game. Good thing I was totally wrong. After the first couple of shifts, the Flyers settled down and played a solid game overall. [b]First Period[/b] Devils look sharp to start the game. Flyers having dif...
I took the drive this weekend to see the Phantoms new home. It is a classic old AHL barn. It was not a bad place to see a game. Saturday night's game sold out and had a ton of people doing the standing room only thing. Randy Jones http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3983825432/in/set-72157622400203853/ Mormina http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3983773140...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Capitals - 10/6/09

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
Now that was how the game of hockey is designed to be played! Two very good hockey teams that played one hell of an exciting game, it might even have been the best game I have ever seen in October. Since the game was on Versus and many of you missed the game, here are some notes that I saw tonight. Matt Carle is playing with confidence, knowing he has Pronger with h...
ladynic writes...

10/6/09 Caps @ Flyers

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
I think we all know while I could do the game analysis that all of you have rehashed last night's game to death at this point in the day. So let's just do the pictures and call it a day. The most requested pix in msgs to me today Richards and Ovechkin http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3991864276/in/set-72157622415044485/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325...
mslepp writes...

Week 1 Power Rankings: Top Ten

Posted Thursday | Comments 6
Please read and post your thoughts and what you like/dislike or what you'd change. Well, it's early... and it's very safe to say that Power Rankings at this point in time in the season don't mean very much. They're mostly a combination of last year's finish and this year's promise. I like James Duthie's column on TSN.ca about Premature Evaluation, in reference to ju...
Some quick hits: If the Pens, Capitals and Flyers are the elite teams in the Eastern Conference let's make one thing clear... Their defense needs a little work on all the teams. All the teams need to re-shape their defensive schemes unless they want to play pond hockey all year long.
Thursday night was by and far the worst game I think I have seen the Flyer play this season. They seemed very out of sync with each other and the hockey itself. Hopefully that will remedy itself tonight vs the Ducks. Giroux faceoff http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3997211783/in/set-72157622554300080/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3997972484/in/set-721...
I am a fan of breaking the season down into segments and refraining from doing too much analysis outside of those segments. I like the 10 segment system with 8 8 game segments and 2 nine game segments. Makes the marking periods short but also makes for a better chance of getting a true baseline. That said, a newsgroup post that I read was looking at the first four ...
Sorry Im a couple days late on writing this blog. Time has been in short supply lately, but here it goes. First, I have a complaint about Versus. Being a Flyer fan in San Diego, it makes it very difficult to watch the games live. Thank God for the DVR, as I can now see the game when I get home. Usually the time alotted for the game is more than enough as NHL Center Ice ...
Once again these two monster corporations have unwillingly conspired together to stop NHL fans on DirecTV away from watching the Flyers and Ducks tonight. My normal blog has to be postponed from tonight since I couldn't see the game. Thanks again to the people from these 2 organizations for stopping me from seeing this great matchup between these 2 powerhouse teams. ...
ladynic writes...

10/10/09 Ducks @ Flyers

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
I am not here to rehash this game but I will say that it was a shame to have them tie in the final minute and then loose in a shoot out. Person I blame the guy behind me who with 2 minutes left starts yelling "No Shoot out". Game was not even tied at that point. Good Signs for a Saturday game with this one being my favorite then the rest.... http://www.flickr.c...
sdflyerfan writes...

Penguins vs Flyers: Game 4

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Well it looks like the Flyers failed in their first test to see if they can match up with the Stanley Cup Champion Penguins. The Flyers shot themselves in the foot right from the beginning of the game giving up a PP goal to Malkin within the few minutes. Then once they tie the game and get the momentum, it is quickly given away as Stall scores on the next shift. The Flyers...
sdflyerfan writes...

Ducks vs. Flyers: Game 5

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
What started out as a great game ended in a frustrating shootout loss that left a stale taste. It doesnt help that the Flyers have to wait almost a full week before their next game. Here are my game notes: [b] First Period [/b] Good overall period by the Orange and Black as they lead 1-0 off another power play goal by Mike Richards. It is his 6th of this young season a...
mslepp writes...

Week 2 Power Rankings: Top Ten

Posted Thursday | Comments 3
What do you we know so far? Well, safe to say most of us are wondering if some of these teams are contenders or pretenders. The Atlantic Division is going to be TOUGH. Injuries are taking their toll around the league, and Toronto has lost 6 straight; believe me, all of Canada knows the Leafs have lost 6 straight. Should I say it again? The Leafs have lost 6 straight. ...
sdflyerfan writes...

Flyers vs Panthers: Game 6

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
After such a long layoff you had to expect some rust in the Flyer game. Flyers appeared a step behind for most of the night and couldnt execute enough to beat the lowly Panthers. Wish we had another game right away, but the Flyers have to wait another 5 days between games. I would not be surprised to see another similar effort. [b]First Period[/b] Aside from a couple g...
Phigment writes...

Contraction of the NHL?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
I am just making sure that the Flyers were not dropped from the NHL. I have seen 1 game played by the Flyers in the last 11 days! Who makes the schedule for the league and why do the Flyers play the fewest games during October and November every year. At the moment, the Penguins have played 50% more games (9 vs 6) games compared to the Flyers. This means simply that d...
GagneFire12 writes...

First Blog

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Off in the distance…something is eerily descending from the heavens…is that Falcon Heene? Oh no, never mind, it’s actually the sky falling. Six games into the 2009-2010 Philadelphia Flyers season, doom and gloom has reared its ugly head again. Like the vexatious Republican uncle (every family has one), sentiments from outside the...
sdflyerfan writes...

Bruins vs Flyers: Game 7

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Given this game was broadcast on the NHL network and not the Center Ice package, I had to resort to watching the game online. I want to send a special thank you to ustream.tv and slimebox for making the game available online for free. It was good to see the Flyers come out with a much needed win tonight and end the three game losing streak. While the Flyers did not pla...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Coaching

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
It is about time that Stevens started moving players around the Flyers lines. I have stated all summer that I believe that the Flyers should have 3 lines of talented pairs and a banger on each line. My early suggestions were the following: Hartnell – Carter – JVR Asham – Giroux - Briere Gagne – Richards – Lapierre Carcillo – Betts – Powe The banger...
sdflyerfan writes...

Panthers vs. Flyers: Game 8

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Big win for Philadelphia tonight as they get closer to playing a full 60-minute game. For the most part the Flyers were up on their skates and initiating contact while pursuing the puck, however, the Panthers looked like they were just trying to get out of town after the big Richards hit on Booth. [b]First Period[/b] Back and forth game as both teams have several scor...
sdflyerfan writes...

Sharks vs Flyers: Game 9

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Well a disappointing loss tonight to the San Jose Sharks as the Flyers played decently, but not well enough to win. San Jose did a great job blocking pucks and being positionally sound all game, especially in the second and third periods as they limited the Flyer chances. Philly never was able to establish its game and the attacks were quite often of the one-and-done varie...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Caps

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
What a great game. These 2 teams are so evenly matched and so physical that these games are a joy to watch for all fans. The first matchup was a barn-burner with the Flyers winning in OT. Tonight the Caps outlasted the Flyers with a great comeback. It looked like Philly had the game in control with a 2-0 lead. Within 2 minutes the Caps had tied the game and taken cont...
I'm trying to made heads and tails out of the injuries that the Flyers have had already this year. I this will sound like a rant and it very well could be because I'm getting tired of seeing the Flyers constantly have groin and hip problems. Please tell me that the other 29 teams have the same problems year and year out. When do you start looking at the training...
Offense: The Flyers offense has been solid all season. The 5 on 5 scoring is over-rated. In many of the games this year, the Flyers powerplay has scored early and they have been playing the attacking defense for most of the game. Even with the losses of Gagne and Briere, the Flyers roles are clearly defined and that is why they are playing so well. I am a huge believe...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Devils 11-16-09

Posted Monday | Comments 0
The Flyers played another really solid, smothering effort against another top team in the Eastern Conference tonight. The Flyers beat the Devils 3-2. This is the 2nd time these 2 teams have met, with the Flyers wining both games. Against the other beasts of the East, the Flyers have split with both Washington and Buffalo in the early part of the season, and lost the onl...
Phigment writes...

Time for a Change

Posted Sunday | Comments 15
I am not a alarmist on most items. However I think plenty of time has been giving to John Stevens as the coach of the Flyers. I know that there are lots of injuries, but every team has injuries. Perhaps the injuries are the results of the practice schedule, practice drills, or maybe the training regiment. To me all of these items fall under the perview of the head coac...
It’s about time! I agree on the decision to remove Stevens as the head coach. He was virtually mute in the dressing room and locker room. He said the same thing daily after a win and a loss. I am not inside the locker room, but I am positive by the reaction of the team on the ice, that the players felt the same way. I am not a huge fan of Laviolette, but he does c...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Caps

Posted Sunday | Comments 13
What a bunch of crap the call was in the Flyers vs Caps game last night. The game was 1-1 in the first period with the Flyers playing very tentative with the new coach behind the bench. Carcillo was clearly charged and dodged the hit – he retaliated with a cross-check –high stick move; which was dumb as most moves Carcillo makes during a hockey game! So as Bradley p...
Last night the Islanders lost 4-0 to a team that had played the night before and did not return until very early Saturday morning after their flight back from New Jersey. It was also a showdown of Victor Hedman vs. John Tavares, two draft picks that that will be debated for many years to come. It would only be fitting for Hedman to score his first NHL goal when he woul...
phi1671 writes...

Carcillo, NHL

Posted Monday | Comments 15
First and foremost what Carcillo did was stupid. The Flyers just tied the score and the game was getting interesting and he goes out and screws his own team. You don't wait around to fight someone. He deserved all the minutes he got but with Bradley dropping his gloves, he should've picked up something. I've never heard of a 9 min power play. The trade that brought Ca...
It had been leaked on the Internet that Garth Snow is looking to add a mobile, veteran defenseman to the Islanders thin blue-line. If Snow finds a willing trade partner, he might want to add someone with size, grit and the willingness to stick up for his teammates. The Islanders lost a tough one tonight, 6-2 to the Flyers. It's never encouraging to see your team let up ...
mcefalu writes...

Blame the Players

Posted Tuesday | Comments 6
I was a fool to take the Flyers win last night against the Bruins as a sign of hope. A sign that maybe the Flyers would turn things around with the roster that got off to an impressive 12-5 start this season. Oh what a fool I was. Apparently firing Stevens wasn't enough. Towards the end of the losing streak shortly before his termination, I began to think that yes, g...
sreekers writes...

Flyers/Avs Trade Possibilities

Posted Wednesday | Comments 22
First and foremost, this blog is simply to provide a fun conversation as well as enjoying some of the rumors that are going on. It is no secret that the Flyers are struggling, and in the cap era this seems to be the only time that major trades really have any traction. For the most part this also brings about big dealings at the deadline. In relation to the Flyers I ...
ladynic writes...

12/17/2009 Pens @ Flyers

Posted Saturday | Comments 3
Ok I am only home due to snow. I thought I would share my pictures from the game. I had great seats 6 rows off the ice. First signage.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/4197576546/in/set-72157623030117206/ Carter http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/4196800157/in/set-72157623030117206/ Richards http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/4196805085/in...
Oh my…something needs to happen Let’s see what do I see wrong with the Flyers. Richards is a player that does not pass the puck. Carter is a player that does not pass the puck. Giroux is a player that passes the puck all the time. None of them are playing like NHL centers. NHL centers are unpredictable. The Flyers top 3 centers are playing a very predictable g...
tangent_man writes...

The Coach's Next Step

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
Nine games into Peter Laviolette’s stint behind the Flyers’ bench as head coach and the team is a measly 2-6-1, playing the same uninspired brand of hockey that put John Stevens out of a job. Laviolette has come in and done some things differently than Stevens – players are being held accountable at practice for in-game stupidity, for one. Is it helping? Nope. ...
[i]OK, first off: I don’t often respond to stupid trade rumors from other hockey “news” blogs – which I realize is a complete redundancy in terms. But please, stop it with these “Duchene and O’Reilly to Atlanta for Kovalchuk” and “O’Reilly and Liles and Wilson and half the Denver Mint for a couple of underachieving Philadelphia Flyers” rumors. Repeat ...
Phigment writes...

Ship back on course

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
I am being realistic here; I know the Flyers have won 3 games in a row. I am not overly excited yet since they beat Tampa Bay, Carolina, and the Islanders. All of these teams will be in the lottery this coming spring and Carolina scored 3 goals in the last 11 minutes to tie the game last night. But 3 weeks ago these would have all been losses. Here is my take on the ca...
Phigment writes...

The Winter Farce

Posted Friday | Comments 9
Dear NHL, Next time you have a super competitive game without penalties on National TV, tell the referees to keep their whistles away at both ends of the ice. It was really nice to watch the game and I cannot believe still that a penalty for tripping was called on Timonen for diving at the puck and knocking a player down in front of his own net. Then a call is made f...
Why is it that the NHL looks at every goal to make sure it was a good goal, and yet can still miss the application of a simple rule on a “good goal”? This is directly due to the fact that the NHL thinks that its referees do not need the benefit of replay to call the game correctly. I listen to Bettman on his weekly XM Radio show and he states that the game is too fl...
Why is it that the NHL looks at every goal to make sure it was a good goal, and yet can still miss the application of a simple rule on a “good goal”? This is directly due to the fact that the NHL thinks that its referees do not need the benefit of replay to call the game correctly. I listen to Bettman on his weekly XM Radio show and he states that the game is too fl...
mcefalu writes...

Is this a joke?

Posted Monday | Comments 8
My support for the Philadelphia Flyers, a team that was once considered one of the top cup contenders for this season, is slowly waning. After watching a team finish a road trip 4-1-1 where they crushed a division rival 6-0 and then later played another conference rival where they played a terrible first period, pretty great second period and then another terrible third...
Phigment writes...

Flyers vs Tampa

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
Listen Flyers fans, while it would have been nice for the Lightning to move the game up to 5:00 pm so that the Flyers can play before the Eagles game. Don't be mad at the Lightning for saying no thanks to this request by the Flyers. This was a BIG REQUEST since the Lightning were playing Friday night in Jersey and cutting 2 hours between games is a lot especially when th...
Interestingly enough, I found myself reviewing my preseason predictions for the final standings in both the East and the West. In several instances, I was dead on; unfortunately, in others, I was way off. That’s usually the case in these matters. Just for kicks here’s the links to those posts: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=65941&post_id=8516 http://m...
From the Philadelphia Inquirer: [i]An NHL executive said last night that replay officials in Toronto were not given the proper replays by Fox Sports in Pittsburgh on Thursday, when they ruled that Simon Gagne's goal did not count against the host Penguins. Gagne swatted a second-period rebound that Penguins goalie Brent Johnson smothered and appeared to carry into th...
Has anyone taken time to notice how effective Dan Carcillo has been playing? Yes he has taken poor penalties at bad times during important games. Yes he needs better discipline. But he has had a positive impact on this team. When the Flyers were in their APATHETIC fog, Number 13 continued to hustle, finish his checks, and get under other teams skin. LAV even had him on ...
First some of the other topics.... The hit on Pat Maroon if you didn't see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKDeWpc9ah8 Here is the latest article this kid has a great attitude it is good to see. http://poststar.com/sports/article_4f26d346-fc11-11de-9bbc-001cc4c002e0.html Everyone loves Lappy I think that this is your chance to show it. It's all about ...
Phigment writes...

More Pittsburgh Video News

Posted Tuesday | Comments 3
Flyers vs Stars The recent play by the Flyers is the way this team was built to be played. Laviolette has provided the players with stability in the lineup and with some time to adjust to the new system, the players have responded. Tonight they drubbed Dallas 6-3 and the game was not that close. Dallas scored 2 goals in the last 9 minutes to get 3. The Stars look in d...
Let's face it...Penguins and Flyers fans love TWO things... 1) Their respective teams... and 2) to dislike, dare I say hate, the OTHER team/team's fans But in February, both sides will be put into an akward position as the 2010 Olympics open. Both teams fans, of mostly US origin, will have (most likely) their favorite players on the roster for Team Canada - Mike...
Last night was a hoot for me.It was my first Stars game in 2 years.I took in all the stares,comments,and bad goals for my team.I knew it wasn't going to be pretty,and to say I survived is an understatement.Two whole days after the football games had ended,I looked forward to this death wish. I had a sinking suspicion the good guys weren't going to w...
phi1671 writes...

Thoughts

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
Okay many of us have spoken out in reference to Burrows and Auger and althoug Burrow should've have publicly stated his opinion, I still think it was the right course of action. Finally a player stated what everyone else (fans) thought in how a referee could have it out to a player. Its a darn shame the NHL chose to fine the player and not the ref. Oh well... Contrac...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Goaltending

Posted Sunday | Comments 4
The Leighton experiment should end today. Emery was signed to be the number 1 guy, played like the number 1 guy, stole a few games early, and got injured. Leighton played against a series of bad teams, played ok, lots of pucks have gotten through him and missed the net, were stopped by defenders, and the Flyers started scoring goals. When Boucher played he played great,...
[b]Richards vs. The Media[/b] I have to fall on the side of Mike Richards on this one. The Philadelphia media loves to talk negative about all their teams to generate call-in buzz for the sports talk radio fanatics. When the team (regardless of the sport) wins, they are great. When they lose, they suck! I left the Philadelphia area in the late 1980s and I do not carry...
Phigment writes...

Flyers end to homestand...

Posted Saturday | Comments 10
Line Changes: I see that the Flyers are looking for a spark out of a few players on the offense. Other than Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux, the entire Flyers offense has been rotating sporadically around the locker room – but not at a fast enough rate. The defense has chipped in at times at a rate much higher than last year. Of the Flyers 3 centers (Carter, Richards, ...
The Islanders have had Joel "The Wrecker" Rechlicz sitting in the minors but have felt that he needed time to develop his game, as an enforcer, in the AHL before he could be considered as a legitimate NHL fighter. Trevor Gillies, an AHL journeyman, has been playing with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season as well. Last year he played in 30 games with the Albany Riv...
Is There Any Chance for other Eastern Teams? With the massive news today of the Kovalchuk to New Jersey trade, I find myself asking an intriguing question: Are there any teams in the East that can compete with the top 3? Now by top 3, I am not referring to the division leaders in Washington, New Jersey, and Buffalo, I am referring to the Capitals, Devils, and Pengui...
Phigment writes...

Ramblings from Broad Street

Posted Friday | Comments 2
This week I will hit on a few short topics and skip the Flyers game recaps – since they played out West and I was sleeping! I watched the games on TiVo and not the same opinions are arrived in knowing the outcomes. Use of Video Replay: This week I would like to examine the possibility of the NHL using video replay in an expanded role. If you listen to the explanatio...
Phigment writes...

Ramblings from Broad Street

Posted Friday | Comments 5
This week I will hit on a few short topics and skip the Flyers game recaps – since they played out West and I was sleeping! I watched the games on TiVo and not the same opinions are arrived in knowing the outcomes. Use of Video Replay: This week I would like to examine the possibility of the NHL using video replay in an expanded role. If you listen to the explanatio...
The Flyers are struggling to score goals – again. This is due to the simple fact that the Flyers generate offense from a structured team approach, not true offensive talent. The Flyers have only a couple of truly gifted offensive players; Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux, Simon Gagne, and Danny Briere are the only natural offensive players. Players such as Mike Richards, Sc...
Phigment writes...

Flyers before the break....

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
Welcome back to Broad Street, for a weekly look at some NHL topics and a review of the Flyers. This week I will examine the standings as the Olympic break begins after Sunday’s games. I keep hearing how close the standings are this year. If you look back since the inception of the “3 point game” this has been the case. This has less to do with the parity of the t...
NYRSourceCentrl writes...

Updated

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
"SILLY SEASON". Transactions already made: Thrashers Acquire Evgeny Artyukhin from Anaheim for Nathan Oystrick and a Conditional Draft Choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Oilers have dealt Grebeshkov to Nashville for a second round pick. Florida trades Jordan Leopold to Pittsburgh for a 2nd round pick in 2010 Matt Stajan has agreed to terms with Calgary Flame...
Why the media has a bad name: When we last left the Flyers they had just swept back to back home and home series against one of the toughest rivals in Flyers history (the Devils) and then against the Canadians. I have already recapped these four games in an earlier blog. However, since then I have become aware of some comments made on a Montreal newspaper blog site. I h...
Time to end all the speculation….did anyone notice that after Canada won the gold medal that Chris Pronger was shown standing there with his arm around Mike Richards. I thought that the media said that these two players did not get along. They sure didn’t seem like that. This was not just a simple hug between teammates; this was a genuine hug between a player that ...
Phigment writes...

The Boys are Back in Town

Posted Sunday | Comments 3
It is great to have the NHL back in full swing. The games are coming fast and furious and they all mean something. My soapbox for this week is the standings in the NHL. Just like the Olympics the NHL should adopt the 3 point game for all games. A win in regulation is worth 3 points, after 60 minutes the shootout is used to determine the winner with 2 points and the los...
Ferrarimn7 writes...

Almost There.

Posted Monday | Comments 0
That is the sense I get from this Flyer team. Almost there. The offense is starting to play with a greater level of consistency than I've seen for most of the year. It might take some time after the Olympic break for the defensive pairs to gel as a cohesive unit., but it seems like they're getting there. As for the goaltending, I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised...
If the Islanders were looking to make a statement, tonight was the night. If the Isles were looking to prove that they were due for a win on the road as they have lost their last seven road games in a row, tonight was the night. If the Isles really wanted to end a 14-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Flyers, tonight was the night. If the Isles wanted to win in an...
GM Meetings The GM meetings this week were supposed to look at a few issues (head shots, expanded use of replay, and a few other odds and ends) however nothing else got any press coverage except the head shots in the aftermath of the Cooke hit on Savard. This hit was punishable. Cook is a repeat offender, targeted a helpless player from the blindside, and delivered an e...
Frank Krewda writes...

Where'd The Hate Go?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Aside from some fire from defenseman Mark Stuart, I thought I was watching a home video of an eighth grade dance, and not a hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers on March 11. You know, girls on one side of the dance floor, boys on the other, and nary the twain shall meet. There was nothing special about Stuart’s fights with Dan Carcillo and Ian L...
I've noticed frustration seems to be a growing trend amongst Hockeybuzz bloggers. Most of it is probably warranted. The impression I get lately by reading this site is there are alot of teams straight up playing like garbage. So many reads of 'This team has no heart whatsoever", or "Cue the generic post game interview". Don't get me wrong here, I really enjoy the bloggi...
The Bettman Point NHL is not seeing parity in the league at the moment, the “close playoff races” have always existed in the NHL, and the big difference now is that the number of teams involved is increased due to the “Bettman Point”. This is the point that is given to a team that loses a game. Just take a look at the standings and subtract the OTL points from t...
Alright fellow Philly fans. It's time for me to make some rash statements about our favorite hockey club. It's time to make a final prediction for the season and do some speculating regarding roster moves for the summer. First of all, the Flyers have signed another random 3rd string goalie to make a ridiculous attempt at fulfilling sports' toughest position in order f...
It's hard not to get too ahead of one's self when it comes to speculating for the upcoming season, especially when your favorite team falls victim to a string of injuries, specifically a string of injuries to one particular position: goaltending. The Philadelphia Flyers are still in the playoff race. If they continue their play from the last two games, chances are, they...
Frank Krewda writes...

What's In A Name?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
As a child, which was before YouTube , the NHL channel, and massive communication monoliths such as Comcast and Verizon were around, I used to scour NHL boxscores to see who fought in the previous night’s games. I was always excited when a new name began appearing regularly in the box scores. I was always curious to see whether the names of the pugilists read as toug...
It is crunch time in the NHL Eastern Conference – at least as long as the “Loser Point” is still in place. Without the loser point, when a win was a win and a loss was a loss the Eastern Standings would be as follows. Washington 106 New Jersey 92 Buffalo 88 Pittsburgh 92 Ottawa 88 Philly 80 Montreal 76 NYR 74 Boston 74 So Boston and the Rangers ...
exlund writes...

Doing Lines With the Flyers

Posted Friday | Comments 2
No, this isn't one of those scandalous stories with pictures of the Flyers getting wild at parties. Any Flyers fan can tell you that it's been a frustrating year of high expectations and largely disappointing performance from the guys in Orange and Black. A roster full of talent with the scoring consistency of Sami Kapanen (sorry Sami, I love ya but...). One can...
Lets Start off by saying im wrong. I know it not usual, but i dont think im the only one.We all were pretty sure that when the Rangers Lost to the Bruins last meeting that the season was pretty much Over. well they proved me and most fans wrong. By coming back with a bang winning most of there games in the final attempt to make something of the season. So What it comes ...
devils9530 writes...

Let it Go

Posted Monday | Comments 0
I don't know if I am more frustrated with the Devils or the officials from game 3. The Devils were graced with 3 PPs in the first 7 minutes and the PP could have put the game out of reach early, but it only struck once. On the road the first goal is key, but it made no difference in this game because the Flyers always seem to score on the PP when they need it. The Flyers s...
Phigment writes...

Playoff Ramblings...

Posted Friday | Comments 3
I am writing this post in the obvious glow of having the Flyers dispatch the Devils in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Even though the Devils were the #2 seed and had home ice, I felt the Flyers were the favorites going into the series. I picked the Flyers to win the series and didn’t consider it a risky or homer pick. In the last 16 games versus Marty Brodeur a...
Here is a quick player by player breakdown of how the Flyers and Bruins will match up in the second round of the 2010 stanley cup playoffs. [b]Defense:[/b] [img]http://cdn.nhl.com/photos/mugs/8459424.jpg[/img] vs. [img]http://cdn.nhl.com/photos/mugs/8465009.jpg[/img] [u]Chris Pronger vs. Zdeno Chara[/u] Breakdown: Even in their mid-thirties, Pronger and Chara are...
(6) Bruins vs. (7) Flyers [b]Prediction: Flyers in 7[/b] [i]Synopsis[/i]: Both teams are dealing with some significant injuries. The Bruins get Savard back, but lose one of their only pure goal-scorers in Marco Sturm. Meanwhile, the Flyers are still without the services of Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter...both of whom would be first line players on the Bruins. The Bruin...
AJonesy19 writes...

Can the Flyers do it?

Posted Friday | Comments 0
As I said before, Flyers in 7. There would be nothing better for me than to see the Bruins blow a 3-0 series lead and lose in 7 games. Tonight Philly tries to avoid a sweep at home. Everyone saw the beating Detroit gave San Jose tonight, and Philly must have a similar effort if they are going to fend off the Bruins. Prediction for tonights game: Flyers 6, Bruins ...
Phigment writes...

The Bullies

Posted Friday | Comments 7
The Bullies This week I am going to write about the HBO special on the Flyers of the 1970s. This was my team growing up. I spent many nights at the Spectrum watching games live and waiting to get autographs after the game. This group of players is my favorite group of players from any sports team ever! They were fun to watch, super talented, and the nicest guys to kid...
I just gave my retire 31 petition site a nice facelift! Please visit and join the on going movement! We are at 1700 Petition Signatures and Still Going Strong. [url]http://retire31pelle.tripod.com/[/url] [img]http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/465464218/1382369218_l.jpg[/img] Good Evening, Ny Name Is Justin Marion and I am from the Online Campaign Movement t...
icedog97 writes...

Silver Platter

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
People will point to the downfall of the Penguins against the Canadiens and site numerous different reasons for the failure. Halak stole the show Fleury didn't step up Cammaleri could not be contained Crosby and Malkin couldn't score The Habs took advantage of Penguin mistakes The Penguins couldn't take advantage of the Canadien's mistakes The Habs defense stifled...
I can't believe it, but I am actually...just a little...excited to watch the Flyers play tonight. As a lifelong Pens fan, I have been down the "HATE THE FLYERS WITH A PASSION" road more than a few times. Especially in my younger years. Of course, as we get older (and have finally won a series or two against the Flyers)...we supposedly get wiser...and I have learned t...
A microcosm of the entire series in 3 hours The Flyers and Bruins have been battling for almost 2 weeks. However the 3 hours of game 7 told the entire story of the epic series. The entire rollercoaster of emotions was on display in one of the greatest non-overtime game 7’s of all time. 6:59pm: nervous energy as the game comes on. As a Flyers fan I was supremely co...
The Philadelphia Flyers are going to be the toughest opponents that the Montreal Canadiens have faced thus far in this year’s playoffs. That’s not only because Peter Laviolette’s 2010 squad is somewhat reminiscent of the old school Broad Street Bullies, but because they are a team that wins by out-working their opponents and doesn’t rely on raw talents like Ovechki...
AJonesy19 writes...

Flyers Write History

Posted Monday | Comments 0
As I said in my earlier post...[b]FLYERS IN 7![/b] What an unbelievable comeback. To go down 3-0 in the series, and THEN 3-0 in game 7 and to come back and win is just unreal. For the Bruins, it is simply unacceptable. This collapse was truly the worst in the history of all of sports. I don't want to hear the injuries excuse, because the Flyers played the entire s...
icedog97 writes...

Doing So Many Things Right

Posted Wednesday | Comments 4
Watching the Flyers play the Canadiens in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals has made sick. Every goal that has been scored, every save that has been made, each shift that has been played...has taken me one step closer to wanting to "hurl" on my living room floor. As a lifelong Penguins fan, isn't that the natural reaction you would expect from watc...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Grades...

Posted Sunday | Comments 9
More on the Bullies… “Disgrace to hockey….Despicable…To the disgust of hockey purists…a savage spectacle… the bullies would bloody the face of the NHL….“ These are quotes in the first 3 minutes of the Broad Street Bullies special on HBO. Could they be any more disrespectful? The only nice things said about the Championship teams were made by the team ...
ForeverFlyer16 writes...

Mr. Snider

Posted Sunday | Comments 11
Has there been a better 'owner' of a sports franchise in Philadelphia over the past fifty years than Mr. Snider? [i]*He had the faith in the city to learn and embrace a sport new to most of them and went out and found the backing and ignored the risks... And made it happen. *He brought in the right people and for the most part has succeeded to maintain a quality man...
The Flyers are in the Stanley Cup Finals! Congrats to all the Flyer faithful, and even those who had their moments of doubt and pain. Mike Richards is becoming a leader before our eyes. His taking the game into his own hands against Boston, when he demolished Krejci, reminded me of Scott Stevens (only cleaner) on Lindros. As a Flyer fan who was psychologically injured ...
The Winter Classic has been played in the NHL on January 1st of each of the last three seasons. It's a showcase game, designed to spotlight the sport on New Year's Day. Whether its focus is on star players, historical rivalries, or both, the Classic has, thus far, been a huge success for the NHL. In its short history, the Classic has produced an exciting hockey event......
icedog97 writes...

Mike Richards

Posted Wednesday | Comments 7
NHL fans are constantly debating the effectiveness of their team's captains. Let's face it, unless you are in the city that wins the cup (and sometimes even that's not enough), you are likely to find a good number of people who will argue that the current team captain (--->insert your favorite whipping boy here
[b]Analysis of How the Flyers 2010 Were Built[/b] You hear it all the time, build through the draft and let the team grow up together. The Flyers of the 70s and 80s were built this way, however in the 90s they became focused on winning now and built mostly through free agency and trades. This team is built in a very interesting way. All of the star players except for ...
phi1671 writes...

Thoughts

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
Throughout these playoffs, I have read time and time again how this team doesn’t match up with this team and that team has better depth than this team. In the end, it’s the game itself and how it’s played. I for one like to see the game played 5 on 5, I don’t want to have the game tarnished by seeing a winning goal scored on the Power Play. Even if it...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Recap and Offseason

Posted Friday | Comments 10
What a run! I have kind of avoided writing about the Flyers during the 2010 playoffs. I have limited the current content. This team and Chicago were the popular picks to play in the Finals before the season started. The Blackhawks played great all year and deserve congratulations for their season and Cup win! Enjoy the silver Chicago. It is truly the hardest champion...
What a letdown! I am not talking about the result of the finals. I go through this every summer. From October through early June we are conditioned to watch hockey. Almost a game every day and then once we are seriously hooked they start the playoffs and the games get better! Then we get to witness the ultimate an OT goal to win the Cup and the next day we must quit ...
Flyers17 writes...

So Long, Mats.

Posted Tuesday | Comments 3
[img]http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2009/10/matsumoto_phantoms1028.jpg[/img] Jonathan Matsumoto, the leading scorer for the Phantoms last season, has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for pick #206 (Ricard Blidstrand.) Some people may say the Flyers gave up too quickly on Mats. I am one of those people. Matsumoto was never given a chance to prove himself in ...
Flyers17 writes...

Flyers Draft Review

Posted Wednesday | Comments 1
Pick #89: Michael Chaput, C, Lewiston (QMJHL) The Flyers started off their draft by selecting Michael Chaput of the MAINEiacs.Chaput was ranked 81st in The Hockey News Draft Preview. Chaput had a solid season for Lewiston in the Q, with 28 goals and 27 assists in 68 games. He finished 2nd in point and 1st in goals for the MAINEiacs. Chaput put up a good amount of points ...
realtime19 writes...

Why Gange

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I find my self dragging my feet this evening, upon hearing the news that long time beloved flyer simon gange could be traded, has left somwhat of an empty sick feeling in my stomach, allthough i am only saying this as a die hard fan of the flyers and gange (i am sure there are a few teams that would paw at the chance for him). Even though he has had a ruff last couple ...
Hello, My name is Ryan Smith. I am 21 years old and a huge Flyers fan for life. This is my first article writing about the Flyers (and really about anything) so I don't expect much, but I do expect to get better as I go along. [b]Thoughts on the Free Agency Frenzy: [/b] Just before the free agency frenzy began at noon on the 1st of July, it was announced that ...
The Flyers Prospect Camp roster and schedule have been announced. With a few of the Flyers forwards on the trading block look for a young guy to step in as a regular for the big club. Roster Forwards Michael Chaput Shane Harper Ben Holmstrom Dave Labrecque Tye McGinn Luke Pither Brendan Ranford Zac Rinaldo Andrew Rowe Mike Testwuide Eric Wellwood Defens...
RJNSmith writes...

Opinion on Nikolai Zherdev

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
[b]Opinion on Nikolai Zherdev [/b] So Wednesday afternoon I come home from work, and splashed all over my twitter account is the possible signing of Nikolai Zherdev. Immediately I thought of him playing with the Blue Jackets getting 60 points. He could very well be a great addition to our team, and finally someone that could work with the JVR-Giroux line. Although I’d...
Phigment writes...

Offseason Moves and Analysis

Posted Saturday | Comments 10
Welcome to the offseason! What a crazy time since the finals have ended. The season and post season have been written about and then what seemed like the next day the team is being totally rebuilt. So here I will take a look at the moves that have been made so far and what I think should be done the rest of the summer. • Trade of Ryan Parent – A+ for Holmgren for...
So rumor has it that Ilya Kovalchuk may settle for something less then a billion dollars over 2 years. Apparently, the Flyers have shown direct interest in signing this 50 goal scorer. But with cap issues already a problem, this may be a little more difficult then it appears. With Simon Gagne rumored to be on his way out, this will bring the Eastern Conference Champions t...
Cwg-Bobbo writes...

Good Bye Simon Gagne

Posted Monday | Comments 4
When I was about 15, My mom let me cut school. My birthday is on December 20th, and so she let me cut school a day before x-mas break to do my x-mas shopping. After getting gifts for everyone (my brother got socks, Muaha!) We went into Models to get some more hockey sticks. While there, I saw it.... Number 12- Simon Gagne A jersey, sitting on a rack right in front...
killTHEnight writes...

Simon's Lament

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
I told myself I would most assuredly start blogging on hockeybuzz immediately after Ilya Kovalchuk signed on somewhere. I said that yesterday. About three hours before the news actually broke.. so I was unprepared. I figured I would have another week. At least a few more days. I was wrong. My thoughts were there, but they were unharnessed. I knew what I was going to say, b...
killTHEnight writes...

Flyers Prospectus

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
In my Gagne article last night (this morning) I failed to mention my one of my favorite Gags stories. Although, in reality, it just makes me mad. It's only one of my favorites mainly because A: i was right, and B: al morganti was wrong. I remember near the trade deadline a few years back (maybe more than a few), Al Morganti was on Flyers post game live saying that Bobby...
RJNSmith writes...

Looking forward: 2010/ 2011

Posted Tuesday | Comments 10
[img:left]http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/1109/132477360.jpg[/img] So ever since the acquisition of Nikolai Zherdev, we all knew someone on the Flyers was on the move. Eventually, it came down to Simon Gagne, the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers playoff hero. For weeks now, we were wondering when is this trade going to happen? Who/ what are we going to get? Posting on my twitte...
killTHEnight writes...

Flyers Prospectus II

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
I really should have started blogging earlier. I missed out on writing about so much (winter classic, trade deadline, playoffs, and the draft.. for the love of god!!! the draft!!).. but hey, all that means is I get to write about that stuff next season. It's also too late to talk about the Shelley and O'Donnell signings, or the Meszaros trade. But I'll cover that when t...
Once again the league is featuring the Penguins in the Winter Classic. If this doesn't show that Bettman's favorite team is the Pens then I don't know what does. I get the feeling he thinks Cindy is the only marketable player in the NHL because everything he does somehow seems to involve him or his team. I would rather see another Max Talbot "you can call me superst...
I was reading a post a week or so ago about the 10 General Managers your team should want to rebuild your team. Based on the fact that Paul Holmgren took the team that finished dead last in the entire NHL only to take his team to the Eastern Conference Finals the following season only to lose to the stacked Penguins. How does that not make him top 5 maybe even top 3 or b...
It's no secret, the Flyers need an upgrade between the pipes. It's also no secret that the Panthers need a superstar. One way to fill those needs? How about trading with eachother? Here's my hypothetical trade: [b]Panthers Get:[/b] Jeff Carter Brian Boucher Picks [b]Flyers Get:[/b] Tomas Vokoun Michael Frolik Picks Let's look at this from both teams perspe...
Line combinations Here are the lines that I like and why for the start of the season. Now they will change during the year with injuries and hot/cold streaks. JVR – Richards – Carter Hartnell – Briere – Leino Carcillo – Giroux – Zherdev Shelley/Powe – Betts/Powe – Lappierre Here is my rationale. First Briere proved that he is a big producer in t...
[img]http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2008/11/05/alg_brodeur.jpg[/img] Let’s break out the Delorean, dust her off, and put the pedal to the stainless steel floor. We’re cruising at 88 MPH and about to take a little trip back in time to … 2003? Yeah. We’ll go to 2003. When 2003 began, Eminem was on top of the charts with “Lose Yourself”. Eminem would go on...
Check out my post at The Checking Line with predictions for the Atlantic Division for the 2010-2011 season. I'm sure many of you will either see where I'm coming from or completely disagree - and I want to hear it on The Checking Line! Register and leave your comments at the end of my blog! http://thecheckingline.com/blog/rob-mcgowan/new-york-islanders/atlantic-division...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Training Camp Report

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
Preseason Hockey! It’s about time. While I enjoy the summer months, I much prefer to watch hockey and the time from the presentation of the Cup until the season cranks up the next fall is too long for my taste! The Flyers have again reloaded for the 2010-11 season. Holmgren gets a lot of blame for not being patient, but his deals have been solid. So let’s look...
phi1671 writes...

Blind Side Hits

Posted Wednesday | Comments 7
Just a quick hit this morning in reference to the latest blind side hits. Ryan Miller wants the league to send a message to let all the players know that blind side hits should not be tolerated anymore. I applaud his stance on the subject. What I have an issue about is that the league can fine, suspend all of the players but in the end the players themselves have to...
icedog97 writes...

It's Just Not Working

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
If you have read my previous blogs...and chances are good that you haven't...then you will know that I have recently, and frequently, questioned the Penguins aggressive approach to playing hockey. In a nutshell...the Penguins are supposed to take the game to other team...keep the puck in their end...generate scoring chances...and either score goals or cause the other te...
If you go and review film and or notice while watching the games, you'll see that Jeff Carter is cleary more effective offensively when working from the left side versus the right. If you look at what Jeff likes to do on the attack, it's either rush the puck up ice and unleash the wrister or take the puck off the wall or from behind the net, loop around to the circle and...
Phigment writes...

Flyers First Month Recap

Posted Saturday | Comments 2
This blog will be a recap of the Flyers games through October 29 versus Pittsburgh. I have been really busy and have not had time to blog regularly during the first month of the season. [b]Positives[/b] • It has been great to see a couple of forwards pick up with their games that they had in the playoffs. Forwards Briere, Hartnell, Leino, and Giroux have led the Flye...
Check out my latest post at The Hockey Writers as I take a look at the recent four game losing streak that has the Islanders in a slump: http://bit.ly/chvweL Leave comments! -Rob McGowan Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/IslesRM
mayorofangrytown writes...

The Concussion Problem

Posted Thursday | Comments 1
My son is in his third season playing ice hockey. We live is Southeastern Pennsylvania. He started in 5th grade playing Middle School Hockey. While this is the lowest level of organized hockey outside of house leagues it may also be the most dangerous as 5th graders often find themselves lined up against 8th graders. They can find themselves facing competitors four years t...
Check out my latest post at The Checking Line with a preview of tonight's grudge match between the Islanders and Flyers! Register and leave comments!! http://thecheckingline.com/blog/rob-mcgowan/new-york-islanders/isles-will-look-revenge -Rob McGowan Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/IslesRM
This will be a different type of blog. I was on travel this week and only got to listen to a couple of games via internet radio, except last night versus the Islanders which I did get to watch. Let’s look at the 3 games this week. Win versus Carolina: Scott Hartnell dominated and is looking more and more like a top left wing. He scored a couple of really pretty go...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Hall of Fame snubs

Posted Tuesday | Comments 7
Great article today at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20101109_Fred_Shero_deserves_place_in_Hockey_Hall_of_Fame.html?viewAll=y Fred Shero should be a Hall of Fame Coach. Read the article he was truly a pioneer of coaching in the NHL. The only reason I see him excluded is because he was the coach of the Broad Street Bullies. If he won those titles with the ...
Phigment writes...

The Flyers Goaltending Myth

Posted Friday | Comments 2
Over the years that Flyers have had many quality goalies that have put up big numbers. And I am amazed at the speed in which Bob moves and recovers. In the 70s we were blessed to have one of the best goalies in the game, ever. Bernie delivered 2 Stanley Cups. But quite frankly since then it is not like we have had a bunch of bums in the net. Let’s take a look at s...
Phigment writes...

Why Zebras, Why?

Posted Sunday | Comments 5
Why can they not stay out of the game? The Flyers have played three entertaining games this past week. The first game was a great matchup between two red hot teams, Montreal vs. Philadelphia. So guess what happens during a 1-0 game in the second period, the zebras show up and call 19 penalties in the last 2 periods to ruin all the flow of a great game. Next Philly pla...
Quarter Point of the Season The Flyers have played 22 games now this season already which is over ¼ of the season. After watching the play this season here is the lineup that I would like to see sent to the ice by Peter Laviolette. Forwards: Zherdev – Giroux – Carter (this is a scoring line that Giroux could distribute the puck to either wing) Hartnell – Br...
Check out my latest post at The Checking Line with a fun little bet between myself and Mark Trible, the Flyers blogger at TCL, after the Isles lost to their division rivals 3-2 in their Sunday matinee match-up. http://thecheckingline.com/blog/rob-mcgowan/new-york-islanders/orange-and-black-years-end Register and leave comments! -Rob McGowan Follow me on Twitte...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Odds and Ends

Posted Sunday | Comments 15
*** First of all let’s take a look at Nik Zherdev. He is exactly what he was signed to be. Here are the stats to back up my assertion from Philly.com: • Zherdev is averaging 12 minutes, 11 seconds of ice time per game. That put him 554th in the league. • Yet, he was tied for 20th in the NHL in goals heading into Saturday night's games. • He was scoring at a hi...
Phigment writes...

The One Dimensional Player

Posted Saturday | Comments 13
The One Dimensional Player I am confused about the perception of one-dimensional player in the NHL. A forward that is a specialty player like Blair Betts on face-offs and penalty killing is valuable to the team. Coaches love these guys as they block shots and kill penalties. However, these guys are virtually useless on the ice offensively. Yeah they score occasionall...
Phigment writes...

Flyers Midseason Grades

Posted Sunday | Comments 8
Midseason Grades Front Office Holmgren analyzed his team very well after the Finals appearance and filled all the holes very nicely. He moved salary in the Gagne move, he added stability on the defense with Meszaros and O’Donnell. He added offense up front with Zherdev and promoted the well-developed Nodl from the Phantoms. He did however sign a much unneeded Jody ...
meckelangelo writes...

Week 16 Power Rankings

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Feel free to refer ESPN's, TSN's, and CBS's Power Rankings for Week 16, as linked below. If you'd like a much less subjective ranking, however, please continue reading... [url]http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings[/url] [url]http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/[/url] [url]http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/powerrankings[/url] So, last week (Week 15), I took a ...
The Philadelphia Flyers are the beast of the east right now and any team that flies into the Wells Fargo Area gets scared. The Flyers are a very talented team with the likes of Chris Pronger, Jeff Carter just to name a few, nobody ever expected them to make the run they did last season going all the way to a game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final then falling short, to a speedy H...
meckelangelo writes...

Week 17 Power Rankings

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Here are my NHL Power Rankings for Week 17... Please refer back to my last post for Week 16, and a description of the fields... [img]http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j354/meckelangelo/Week17.png[/img] Again, let me know if you have any questions.
Hockeynerd444 writes...

Flyers v Habs 1/25/11

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Flyers are coming off HOT right now. They are coming off a 6 game wining streak and are continuing to show the dominance in the Eastern League. Tonight they will play a minor rival known as the Habs. The Habs are a great team with Gomez and Plekanec. Only one thing might stand in the way of the Flyers coming away with an easy win and that is Price. Price has had a few ...
All-Star Break Time It sure has been a long time since the Flyers have been this consistent for the entire season to this point. For while they would start great, struggle around the holidays and then finish the season. Those down segments of the season would always cost the team a playoff position or seed for the run towards the elusive title. Jack Adams Winner Thi...
Phigment writes...

Rule Changes for the NHL

Posted Saturday | Comments 8
Changes to the Game I read an article from Bob McKenzie and Scott Bowman about some changes that Scott Bowman suggests that the NHL should make. Bowman is a hockey genius and those people that are old enough to remember the Detroit vs. Philly finals, knows that Bowman watched everyone try to stop Philly physically and fail miserably against Lindros and company. So the g...
meckelangelo writes...

Week 18 Power Rankings

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
If you haven't gotten the drill by now, here's some information... I'm doing Power Rankings. However, unlike most websites, I don't pull names out of a hat, or collect votes among "experts". I actually use a system. Mathematics. I'm aware that the hockey analysts of the world love numbers, but seem to hate math. Well... Nonetheless, here are the Week 18 Power Rankings. ...
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It's no secret that the Flyers have played strong hockey at a very consistent pace all season long. Only a few times have the Fly-guys come out flat after a long break or struggled to get their game legs moving during the second night of a back to back pair contests. Overall, they have done extremely well against almost every team in the league, hence their conference lead...
mayorofangrytown writes...

Reflected in the Ice

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
My son’s world is covered with ice. There’s no doubt about where he really belongs. His happiness and sense of self are tied to his time on ice. Nowhere does he show as much aptitude or love. The cold, the skates, the ice, the wind in his hair, the smile on his face… his place is there, on the frozen water with the containing wooden boards. There, he’s more. Mo...
Yesterday afternoons game between the flyers and kings was a well played game and wound up being a 1-0 defeat for the Flyers. I am not concerned with the outcome of the game but a particular call within the game. Entering the last 7 minutes of the game Pronger was hit into the boards from behind questionably. Pronger was square to the boards and hit hard from behind sendin...
mcefalu writes...

Flyers Add Versteeg

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
By now, you've most likely heard about a rather bold move that was made last night by Paul Holmgren in order to add even more forward depth to a skilled Flyers lineup. Homer has been known to make these kinds of moves, which Flyers fans can certainly appreciate as it's obvious how serious management is about winning the cup this year. Flyers acquire Kris Versteeg from ...
Brad Boyes and the Buffalo Sabres proved how much they wanted to win with a comeback victory against the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres rallied for five goals in the final two periods to defeat Philadelphia 5-3. Andrej Sekera and Brad Boyes each collected two points on the day as they continued their hot streaks. Thomas Vanek and Paul Gaustad both had a ...
mcefalu writes...

Flyers at a Crossroads

Posted Monday | Comments 2
The Philadelphia Flyers have reached a crossroads regarding their identity as a team. This identity involves things like purpose, intensity, drive, pop, those types of things all sort of rolled up together. Facing a challenge of regrouping after a 4 game skid, the Flyers, as well as their fans, are looking for answers for their incredibly poor play. Many agree that it i...
mayorofangrytown writes...

Second Chances

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
When I was nine the Flyers won the Stanley Cup. People bought shirts, bumper stickers, soda cans, anything with the Flyer's logo on it. We didn't have a lot of money then. My father was a steel worker and money wasn't just pinched, it was wrung, but I had my eye on something. A glass. It wasn't empty, it was filled by some company with some milk product my father wouldn't ...
As the 4-1 victory against the Edmonton Oilers was the most disappointing win of the season, last night's fall to the Washington Capitals 5-4 in a shootout was definitely the most satisfying loss this year for the Philadelphia Flyers. This entire week, with games against Washington, Pittsburgh, and Boston, is pivotal for playoff placement, and we will all see just how...
It took only a few minutes for Sergei Bobrovsky to establish himself as the hardest working member of this hockey team. Everyone else was essentially a no-show last night. Bob has received tremendous recognition for his ability to bounce back last night against a hardworking Pens team by stopping 30 shots. He has also shown improvement in the shootout, which, despite...
This point in the season is possibly the worst time for there to be any doubt about whether or not the Flyers have bought into Laviolette's system. The Flyers have 7 games left in the regular season. Yes, I agree with many that despite the Flyers recent struggles, they are still in better shape than they were at this time last season, which is commonly accompanied by th...
icedog97 writes...

Playoff Ready?

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Having watched the Penguins "transform" from a team that was likely to beat you 5-4 to one that's more likely to win by a score of 1-0...I find myself asking the question: [b]Is This Team Playoff Ready?[/b] Last year's team headed into the post season, never quite achieving that level of play that many people thought they needed to defend their Stanley Cup championship....
killTHEnight writes...

It's been a WHILE.

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Between school and work and my novel and just blatant laziness, I've neglected my blog. But alas, I'm back. I figured coinciding my return with Michael Leighton's impending return would be a good PR move. Which means some things: --No more will you have to deal with sub-par hockey blogging. --I'm back. and I'm going to stay back. --and... probably most importantly...
killTHEnight writes...

That Awkward Moment When:

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
A first place team plays worse hockey than their minor league affiliate (who've won 28 out of 75 games thus far.) If I'm Peter Laviolette, Leights starts the next two games. As I said in my last post, having him on the big-boy roster, if nothing else, will show Bouchrovsky that: --they are in fact, expendable.. --that there is a reason why an undrafted rookie an...
Thanks to Terry Pegula, 80 former Sabres were in thebuilding as the Sabres were looking to clinch a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. In order to do so, Buffalo would have to find a way to get past the Flyers, who are second in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres were caught standing still as Philadelphia opened the scoring with Scott Hartnell’s 22nd goal...
If there was ever a time for Ryan Miller to come back from injury and earn a shutout, this was the perfect night for it. Miller looked liked the Vezina winner he was a year ago, as he led the Sabres to a 1-0 shutout victory. Patrick Kaleta scored the lone goal of the game and it was all the Sabres would need as they were able to keep the powerful offense of the Flyers o...
mcefalu writes...

Flyers lose Game 1

Posted Friday | Comments 0
The Flyers played one of their best all-around games in several weeks last night. They were hungry for the puck, won a majority of the battles along the boards and played very solid defense in their own end. The forecheck was aggressive and they avoided costly penalties. Bob played the kind of game that the Flyers need him to play in order to be successful in the post se...
Here are some thoughts on the 1st game of the playoffs: The Sabres should not have won this game. There were several factors that gave them the edge they needed to capture home ice advantage in this series. Ryan Miller is back, I missed him. He was the goaltender we saw last season and in the olympics. He was a stablizing presence, coving his angles and not letting r...
All of Buffalo woke up this morning elated after the Sabres stole Game one away from the Philadelphia Flyers last night in the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals series. It was a game in which Philadelphia dictated much of the tempo for the majority of the game, forcing Ryan Miller to stand on his head time and time again in front of a typically raucous, sold out crowd a...
KevinJames writes...

Flyers Even It Up

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
Game 1 of Buffalo and Philadelphia in the 2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals was pretty tedious. In fact, it got downright boring at times. Game 2 was neither. It began as exhilarating, and, at least for Sabres fans, eventually degenerated into something infuriating. The first period took over 51 minutes to complete between a bevy of scrums, ten minor penalties an...
The good news is there is plenty of hockey to be played in this series. The earlier you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up. The bad news is the Flyers have taken control of the series, and have regained their home ice advantage. It was the first home playoff game in the Pegula era and the Sabres had a chance to go up 2-1. Despite the home fans rockin’ ...
KevinJames writes...

Don't Count Buffalo Out

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
I, like many other Sabres’ fans, was disappointed with the result of the team’s playoff game against the Flyers. I was not expecting a 4-2 loss in the third game of a playoff series, especially after the Sabres stole one of the first two games in Philadelphia, bringing home a split. The atmosphere in and outside of HSBC Arena was great. Fans inside were excited f...
KevinJames writes...

Deja Vu, Series Tied at Two

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Remember when Ryan Miller had a dominant 35 save shutout to steal game one? Well, his performance on Wednesday night may have even been better as the Sabres tied the series at two game apiece. It was a must win for Buffalo and they came through. Even though it looked like the Flyers were going to tie it, the Sabres found a way to survive, with Miller doing most of the w...
KevinJames writes...

Miller Quiets His Critics

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HSBC Arena erupted Wednesday night as 18,690 fans rose out of their seats in complete unison, awestruck by Ryan Miller’s phenomenal performance. Chants of “Ry-an Mil-ler, Ry-an Mil-ler” rang out amongst the electric crowd who had once again witnessed brilliance as their franchise goalie stood on his head right before their very eyes. The sound that roared throu...
The Sabres came out and controlled the first half of the opening period, and Tyler Ennis began the scoring spree with a shot that he banked off Philadelphia goaltender Brian Boucher. Just a couple minutes later, Thomas Vanek did the same thing from behind the Flyers’ net and Buffalo were out to a fast 2-0 lead. Fans in Philly were already beginning to turn on their te...
"Sorry Mom, I won't be able to make it this Sunday." A sentence that has today become all too familiar for the mothers of hockey fans all over Western New York. Today is a very special Saturday, not because it is Easter Eve, but because Buffalo Sabres fans are ecstatic following a Game 5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers -- a huge win which puts the Sabres up thre...
dante writes...

Who's Your Goalie?

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
"I'm going to sleep on it, and probably give you nothing," Coach Laviolette said to reporters after Friday's heartbreaking loss in Philadelphia. The assembled crowd laughed, and then someone said, "So it's business as usual, then," which brought more laughter and a confirmation from Peter Laviolette. "Business as usual," he agreed. That statement was in reference to...
dante writes...

Who's Your Goalie?

Posted Sunday | Comments 1
"I'm going to sleep on it, and probably give you nothing," Coach Laviolette said to reporters after Friday's heartbreaking loss in Philadelphia. The assembled crowd laughed, and then someone said, "So it's business as usual, then," which brought more laughter and a confirmation from Peter Laviolette. "Business as usual," he agreed. That statement was in reference to...
What are the Flyers doing??? Hind sight is 50/50 - Yes - but why start Leighton??? I still don't understand why they didn't ride Bobrovsky. Sure he let in a few stinkers but he had one heck of a season. He is young - he is a rookie - why not get him the playoff experience. Will be interesting to see how Bobrovsky's confidence is after being a healthy scratch for t...
killTHEnight writes...

Faith in the Team.

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
I saw a joke the other day on the internet; a bar graph titled: WHEN AN ATHEIST BELIEVES IN GOD. And it showed bars with various categories like: in an argument, running late to work, didn't study, etc... with various percentages. The only category with 100% was 'Watching a Sporting Event'... I feel like, as far as jokes go, this couldn't be truer. I won't get into ...
I know I haven't really spoke up on here all season but I am now. I'm sick of both teams whining about each other. Both teams have been dealt some bad breaks and some uneven and/or make up calls. When it comes right down to it, it doesn't matter. The Flyers can whine all they want about games 1 and 5 and being over penalized but the fact is that they didn't score a...
There’s no reason you shouldn’t be excited for Game seven on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Yes, the Sabres had a chance to finish off the Flyers Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, but blew yet a another two goal lead this season. Flashback to December, when the Sabres were 10 points out of a playoff spot and struggling to string together wins. If you would have told me that th...
Many of us, including myself, have recovered from the devastating loss that took place in HSBC Arena on Sunday evening. From what I have gathered, it sounds like Lindy Ruff and the Sabres are more ready than ever to disappoint Flyers fans on Tuesday night. Derek Roy expects to play, and says he is 100 percent ready. “Its great. I’ve put in a lot of hard work. Its...
I imagine a giant map on a wall in a secret NHL room, probably somewhere near the "War Room" in Toronto where the geniuses gather to review goals (seemingly without the aid of HD). On this map is a representation of a recent national broadcast's viewership. The brighter spots on the map represent high viewership, and you can guess where they are. In between are thousan...
icedog97 writes...

Success and Failure

Posted Friday | Comments 8
Most people will look back at the 2010-11 Penguins season and think the season was a success. Given the well documented injuries to Crosby, Malkin and other important players on this team (Staal missing the first ½ of the season) I would have to agree that finishing the regular season with one of the highest point totals in the team’s history was a true success. I do...
hunsinator writes...