Here we go boys. The Flyers took to the ice yesterday at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. I know this because I saw an interview with Claude Giroux (as you know my favorite player) on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com after the team’s Tuesday morning skate. Even though I am now a “blogger” my mom still will not let me skip school to watch the Flyers practice.
Giroux said some interesting things but one thing really made sense to me. I was probably more upset than anyone when the Flyers weren’t able to get Shea Weber this summer; especially since I know he wanted to play in Philadelphia. But Giroux talked about the shortened schedule and how they will be playing 3-4 games a week. He said that the Flyers will have a huge advantage because they did not make many changes during the off season. Other teams who have new players will have to get used to playing with one another, lines will be mixed up and new guys will have to learn the systems of their new teams. Not the Flyers. Most of them have played in Europe or with the Phantoms so they are in shape but more importantly, they know each other and have played together. It also looks like the Flyers will have some great leadership on and off the ice as well. Stay tuned for my post later on Giroux wearing the C.