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[b]Anatomy of a Hockey Buzzard:[/b] [img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/JHRIV/hockeyaccident12_edited-2.jpg?t=1191607046[/img] [i]HockeyPuckusBuzzardus[/i]: a fascinating species of modern day hockey fan often found in their native habitat of the HockeyBuzz site, www.hockeybuzz.com. When not chasing, discussing or arguing rumors, they are known to frequent...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:nagITiFfeAvPsM:http://images.cnhi.zope.net/images_sizedimage_180211403/lg[/img] [b]You know you're a hockey fan if:[/b] * You know all the words to "O Canada"...in French...and you're American * You hear "Prince of Wales" and you immediately discount the guy with big ears, perk up thinking Bettman might actually get one rig...
[b]You know you're a HockeyBuzzard if:[/b] * You reset your company homepage to [img]http://v4.hockeybuzz.com/images/blacklogo.jpg[/img] and [u]don't care[/u] who sees it * You think...Separated at Birth? - Gary Bettman [img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:r5LmuTSaO8RFdM:http://www.backinblue.com/files/images/capt.stk10412140104.penguins_blues_bettman_stk104.jpg...
For those who have not read [b]B.D. Gallof's[/b] insightful, well written and absolutely dead on blog - do yourself a favor and read it. [u]It might be the best piece you read all year.[/u] Here is a link to B.D.'s blog [url]http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=567&post_id=2810[/url] ************* [u]The Emperor has no clothes...[/u] B.D.'s writing inspi...
[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...
"[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...
[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 -...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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 ...
[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...
[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][/...
[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 ...
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...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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 ...
[u][b]The Overtime/Shootout Loss - Time to Lose the Point and Win [/b][/u] [b]The Good Old Days[/b] Take a walk with me back to the days of clutching and grabbing, the days of actually being able to clear the crease and the horrid days of ties in hockey. Two teams played 60 minutes, fought hard, left their blood on the ice and end up tied. Overtime. In this in...
[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...
[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...
[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...
[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...

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