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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...
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. ...
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...
...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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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? ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:JQoW24FMrCAdvM:http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_pictures/grail/large/HolyGrail005.jpg[/img] [b]The National League East as portrayed by Monty Python:[/b] MLB: Bring out yer dead. The Mets: Here's one. MLB: That'll be ninepence. The Phillies: I'm not dead. MLB: What? The Mets: Nothing. There's your ninepence. The Phillies: I'm...
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...
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 ...
Mawn77 writes...

Bergeron Blame

Posted Friday | Comments 3
I have had enough of this talk that somehow Patrice Bergeron is to blame for the Randy Jones hit. This is a case of media members trying to make themselves part of the story. See Don Cherry and his idiotic comments http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hnic/coachscorner/2007/10/never_put_your_head_down_in_th.html. Bob Mckenzie writes that the prevailing opinion outside of Boston...
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. ...
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...
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/ ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Philippe Boucher, according to the Ticket, is out for 3 weeks with a partially seperated left shoulder. He previously had been out with a right shoulder injury. I love Boucher, but if he's going to be out for 3 more weeks how is this team going to be able to get full chemistry before the playoffs? Bad news.
npc902 writes...

Mapleleafs and the Playoffs

Posted Thursday | Comments 4
I am all for the Mapleleafs, and would love to seem them make the playoffs, but it is not going to happen folks, let me explain. Lets consider for a moment that the Leafs win all of their remaining games for a total of 92 Points, now for the sake of argument lets assume all of the remaining teams also win all of their games so we can see how many loses each team will need ...
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...
rwrusso writes...

Classless Philly

Posted Tuesday | Comments 53
You can usually count on one or the other, but tonight we've been treated to both. Classless Flyer players and fans. Not only have the Flyers decided to run Huet every chance they get, but the fans are at their best with a loud and clear @sshole chant. Even Briere has decided to scum it up. And you wonder why Philadelphia sports fans have a reputation. It's hard to res...
Phantoms tied the series up 1-1 Phantoms won 3-0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/sets/72157604623962991/detail/ I know there are just a ton of pics cause I sat in the first row. these are my favorite selections http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2424816965/in/set-72157604623962991/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2425613622/in/set-72157604623...
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...
The Season Series The Habs owned this one in the regular season, taking 8 out of 8 points in 4 games they played. Carey Price recorded his first NHL shutout on the front end of their February home-and-home with the Flyers and stopped 66 of 67 shots over the two games. Philadelphia went 2 for 22 on the power-play in the season series, while Montreal was a better 6 for 25...
mslepp writes...

2nd Round Predictions Recap

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Well, not bad for the first round... 4/4 in the East, but only 2/4 in the West; having picked Anaheim and Minnesota to move on. So I will recap my predictions and update them for the 2nd round! WESTERN CONFERENCE Detroit vs. Colorado... Oh, NBC must love this. I'm sorry to say this series won't have the same guts as the ones in the late 90s used to, but it should ...
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.....
[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...
We enter that time of the NHL season when I am torn. You see, now that the playoffs are winding down, the hockey is getting better and better. The games are more intense, and we're just one step away from hockey's Holy Grail. The downside of all of this hockey goodness? Games are farther apart and fewer, and by this time next month, hockey will be pretty much done an...
[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...
[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...
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...
[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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
phi1671 writes...

Life - A non hockey story

Posted Friday | Comments 3
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080725/NEWS/80725018 You can you tube his last lecture…it’s a great learning experience and hits home… Hello, Too much is said about how serious we take life and here is a guy who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and lived life to the fullest. People like this leave us way too soon but maybe they ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
These are just for fun, and to get discussion going. If you disagree that's cool, just don't bash, as that always seems to happen on these boards. EAST: 1.Pittsburgh Penguins 2.Montreal Canadiens 3.Washington Capitals 4.Philadelphia Flyers 5.New York Rangers 6.Ottawa Senators 7.Boston Bruins 8.New Jersey Devils --------------- 9.Carolina Hurricanes 10.Buffalo...
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 ...
Ok we all knwo the drill , I spin my charming lil roulette , it lands upon a team and I give my run down upon it. Well onto the spin. ......... and we have the Philedalphia Flyers. With out question the flyers pulled off one of the biggest turn arounds in sports history last year. Going from a pathetic 56 point 22 win ending in the 06-07 to a incredible 95 point 42 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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/[email protected]/sets/721576075...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
ladynic writes...

10/17/08 Bears @ Phantoms

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Phantoms lost 5-4 and were out shot by a good bit. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2951710514/in/set-72157608136997054/ It seemed like former Phantom Darren Reid was everyone's favorite target of the night. not even a minute into the game he got pounded by new Phantom Jeff Szwez (I want to be on record that Szwez looks alot like Damon Trebuchet from the soap M...
ladynic writes...

10/18/08 B Sens and Phantoms

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Phantoms lost 3-1. This was the debut of the Phantoms new third Jerseys that are all purple. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2952835251/in/set-72157608155866404/ Game was not as chippy as vs the Bears but it has its' moments. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2953734778/in/set-72157608155866404/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/2952894009/in/...
ladynic writes...

10/21/08 Flyers Fan Club meeting

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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...
daanton22 writes...

Dropping the First Puck

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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 ...
(forgive the non-hockey post my puckhead bretheren) Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Been a long time....since 1980. I wasn't sure I was going to see one anytime soon. I was 12 when they last won it and will never forget Tug McGraw slapping the mitt on his leg as the city went into pandemonium. Fast forward to Brad Lidge as...
[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...
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...
ladynic writes...

11/15/08 Stanley Cup in Bucks

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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 ...
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...
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...
It was a Phantoms type of weekend Shout outs to Brenda, Sandy, Jessica, Cody, Joyce, Karen, Erica, Steph and everyone else who played along.... I had to work Friday that meant no Flyers Phantoms double header for me. I was hoping the Phantoms would again wear their new third jerseys but no luck. The Falcons coming to town meant the return of former Flyers...
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 ...
ladynic writes...

12/6/08 B Sens @ Phantoms

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Shout outs to the Phantoms crew Phantoms won 5-2 Pat Maroon had a hat trick the final goal being an empty netter. He was also the game's first star. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neat1325/3088068533/in/set-72157610839899392/ It initially looked as if the Phantoms were going to run away with this game. Then the B Sens changed goalies and it shifted the momentum ...
ladynic writes...

12/8/08 Flyers practice

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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...
Shout out to the big crew at practice today! Thank you Marty Biron for stopping today after practice! Flyers had an optional practice It was Parent, Powe, Nodl Carle and I am not sure whom else as I stayed with the Phantoms when someone told me that it was not the full Flyers team on the ice. HEre are the couple pics I took of them http://www.flickr.com/ph...
ladynic writes...

12/13/08 Pens @ Flyers

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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 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. ...
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...
[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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Okay I'll admit right away that I have not been able to watch all the games of the post season, but I have seen enough to make me want to write this. We all know by now that the post season is a time when things get ridiculous in the National Hockey League. Emotions are running high, play gets more physical and tempers start to flare. If you thought the officials had a ...
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...
RDG83 writes...

What Message?

Posted Monday | Comments 0
I didn’t need the first few playoff games to learn that the NHL needs some officiating changes and a better policy on disciplining players. I have said numerous times going back through past instances whether it be Todd Bertuzzi or Alexander Perezhogin, that we need consistent strict rules on suspensions. The memo sent out this postseason was that the NHL did not want ...
ladynic writes...

2nd annual Cote Carnival

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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.
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/
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...
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...
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...

Islanders Sign Biron and Tavares

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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...
Phil [i]Freaking[/i] Kessel! Could the Canucks actually have a chance to grab Phil Kessel from the Big Bad Bruins? You betcha we could. We’d just have to be willing to give up a package of prospects (the Bruins can't really afford roster players in their cap situation) starting, but certainly not ending with Jordan Schroeder, for a 22 year old with the potential t...
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'...
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...
DarkKnight08 writes...

Who can do it?

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
If Phil Kessel is indeed dealt over the next 48 hours or so I find myself scouring the Bruins roster to see who actually can "Phil" Kessel's goal production void? I know that Phil has had his droughts in his first three professional seasons, but since his benching in the 1st round of the 2008 playoffs Phil has scored 45 goals in 85 games while missing some time due to t...
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...
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

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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 ...
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...
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/[email protected]/sets/72157622348278282/ Rookie's practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157622348412030/ Winter Classic Jersey unveiling http://www.flickr....
ladynic writes...

9/14/09 Flyers Training Camp

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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...
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 ...
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...

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

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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...
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...
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...
ladynic writes...

10/6/09 Caps @ Flyers

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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...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have started the season as many non Maple Leaf fans would have hoped for losing their first three games with the possibility of making it four when the defending Stanley Cup Champions come to town on Saturday. The Maple Leafs have scored eight goals in these three games but is their any forward on the Leafs that scares any opposing team that faces t...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelynaugh/3092328453/[/img] Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 2 If these two teams were to meet in the playoffs, what a series that would be. This was arguably the most entertaining game of the season for the Buffalo Sabres. Maybe that is exactly what they need to get back to winning ways. After an 8-1-1 start, Buffalo has lost four in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Perhaps the most anti-climatic goal in playoff overtime history, but it still counts. The Chicago Blackhawks had an unbelievable ride to the top this past season and they deserved to win the Stanley Cup. Just a few days later, it's already time to start looking ahead to next season. The NHL draft is only a couple of weeks away, as well as the award ceremony. On June 22n...
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 ...
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...
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...
KevinJames writes...

Atlantic Division Preview

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
New Jersey- The Devils made some great moves in the offseason to already improve a team that finished 2nd in the Eastern Conference last season. The Devils added Anton Volchenkov and former Sabre Henrik Tallinder. Along with those two big defenseman, the Devils also acquired Johan Hedberg, who will backup Martin Brodeur, and Jason Arnott, who is now in his second stint wit...
TPiddy writes...

An Entire (Leaf) Nation Rejoices

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Originally posted at [url]http://www.sportsblognetwork.net/an-entire-leaf-nation-rejoices/[/url] The Toronto Maple Leafs were finally able to exorcise some demons in a thrilling 5-4 come from behind victory over the Nashville Predators at the Air Canada Center last night, and the Leaf Nation faithful collectively breathed a sigh of relief. The Leafs team that started th...
thehockeyguru writes...

Burkes Blunder

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Well things in LEaf Nation are not any better then they were last year, perhaps Burke is still trying to clean up his blunders and the remains blunders left over from Fergie. Burke has done so far what he can to try and help the Leafs win some more games, he has upgraded the blue line and the goaltending, he has dealt player and got players and yes he has d...
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...
Hey, I'm just another armchair GM and fan, but if I'm Calgary's Jay Feaster, I'm really looking to bulk up for a serious playoff push. With the way Calgary have turned their season around since the departure of Darryl Sutter, I suspect Calgary will squeak into the playoffs. And, I’d hate to be the guy to say “anything can happen in the playoffs”, but… ANYTHING C...
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 ...
jzadow writes...

The Early Bird Rises

Posted Monday | Comments 0
It's 6:15 am out here on the west coast, and I'm sitting here with a cup of tea glued to the television flicking channels between Sportsnet and TSN...not much going on so far. But, there have been some key signings over the last couple of days, with Brent Seabrook staying with the Chicago Blackhawks re-signing for 5 years and Chris Phillips is staying in Ottawa re-signing ...
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...
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...
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...
Two nights after a tough 5-4 loss in Philadelphia, the Buffalo Sabres will be taking the ice at the HSBC Arena, looking to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Philadelphia Flyers. Here are four keys to victory for tonight's game in Buffalo: - The Sabres must play better defensive hockey. Sabres' goaltender Ryan Miller has faced...
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...
icedog97 writes...

Who Will Raise Their Game?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 5
Three of the four remaining playoff series are currently sitting at 2 games to none. [i][b]Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington all find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having the NONE part of the expression.[/b][/i] [b]Judging by the way the playoffs have gone so far, none of these teams should be counted out simply because they are down by a couple of g...
Well…… That didn’t end the way Philadelphia Flyers fans had hoped. Swept in the second round by the Boston Bruins. We’ve all read the stories of what went wrong. The injuries, goaltending issues, coach and captain not talking, lack of leadership etc. So instead let’s take a look towards next season and let me tell you what i think. Who will be here? Who won’...
mcefalu writes...

Flyers Culture Change

Posted Friday | Comments 3
As most of us know by now, Flyers welcomed several new players yesterday in lieu of their blockbuster deals which sent former captain Mike Richards to LA and leading goal scorer Jeff Carter to Columbus. Here's my rundown: 1. Carter - The guy has a killer wrist shot. There's no doubt in anyone's mind that his scoring prowess will be sorely missed. Despite the fact tha...
1st Round- 8th Overall C- Sean Couturier-Drummondville, QMJHL Getting Sean Couturier with the 8th overall pick is a steal. Couturier, who was named the number one draft eligible prospect by International Scouting Services in December, is a player who is often compared to Jordan Staal. While he had the most points per game of any player in this draft, 1.66, he might n...
mcefalu writes...

Flyers - Caps Rookie Game

Posted Thursday | Comments 5
After the conclusion of the Flyers-Caps rookie game, several determinations come to mind: 1. Sean Couturier is not ready for the NHL The bottom line is that he needs to add muscle to his advantageous frame. If he can get his weight above 200, maybe even 210, I think we'll see a significant improvement in his battles along the boards and in the corners. There is no do...
I love a shutout win as much as the next guy, but I think we can all agree that the Flyers' 4-0 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight was more about recognizing several standout players for the purpose of evaluating the final roster, rather than the cohesiveness of the team's play as a whole. The good news is that there is a whole lotta upside to the Fl...
[img]http://www.newyoungworld.com/images/Nhl_logo.jpg[/img] [b]Follow me on Twitter @AarifDeenReport please.[/b] Yesterday, the long awaited opening night of the new National Hockey League season finally got underway. Three great games involving six great teams. The Former Cup Champions and the very team they beat. Two of Canada’s biggest teams went head to head...
mfreedman writes...

Player Review: Phil Kessel

Posted Wednesday | Comments 3
It has been over 2 years since Kessel has been traded to the Blue & White, and ever since trade day (T-Day) Phil has been put under the spotlight by fans, media, and alike. I have no interest in evaluating the deal, as it has already been done to death, and the fact of the matter is that all players involved are either too young/inexperienced to play in the NHL as of ...
With Ek reporting that these 4 teams may make a pitch for Bobby Ryan. I figured it would be fun to try and make up their offers, and guess at who would win. [b]Columbus:[/b] There are obvious reasons why Columbus would be interested in the three-time 30 goal scorer, and it is to get this team that Howson assembled out of the basement. Of course, it is goaltending th...
The 1-3-1 trap has been used in hockey for decades. While it’s not the most exciting thing to watch, it shuts opponents down and does indeed give the trappers a chance to win. Guy Boucher knows that. The ugly incident in the Philadelphia game had the entire league talking about the 1-3-1 trap and how Tampa was “ruining the game” and it was “their fault” an...
The game we’ve all been waiting for. It’s game day for the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Normally, this would just be another game, but tonight, things are different. Tonight marks the first match-up for these two teams since the whole 1-3-1 incident. It will be interesting to see what Peter Laviolette does tonight in his own barn. My guess? Ab...
I’d be lying if I told you that I don’t think the Flyers are a good team. They have offensive depth, solid goaltending and arguably the most complete forward in the game (Claude Giroux). I know I’ll get a lot of heat from Crosby fans for saying that, but I really like Giroux’s game. He didn’t burst onto the scene like Sidney did, but man is he ever good. Even...
Phil Kessel leads the league in goals, 2nd in points, and has been everything advertised when brought to the Maple Leafs from the Bruins. Although he has been one of the best forwards in the league if not the best, Leafs MVP award a third of the season is Dion Phaneuf. The Leafs are in a position to make the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons has a huge part beca...
jgross25 writes...

Back on Track

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Is there any question that Claude Giroux is feeling better? With 1 goal and 3 assists in last night’s contest in Dallas, the young center’s play was as fiery as his hair. If you observed the injury to his head last week, you probably started seeing visions of another Pronger-like catastrophe. During the intermission report, Bill Clement gave some insight on knee to ...
The holiday break is already over as NHL hockey starts again tonight. It’s funny how long this holiday break feels when you don’t get to see a game for a couple days. It makes me cringe when I think about a season with the possibility of no playoffs. Thank goodness the golfing is good everywhere that time of year. A little too cynical for the holiday season? All t...
Dare I say it; what a game! This tilt had a little bit of everything in it. There was a great deal of animosity, some great goals, solid goaltending from Garon and a whole bunch more. Like my game preview stated, this shaped up to be one of the best games of the year (despite the lack of chances). Of course, from the Lightning perspective, it helps that we kicked off t...
Victories breed confidence and there is no doubting that this Lightning team is a confident group. Now, with 3 key wins in a row, the Lightning seem to have a sort of swagger that hasn’t been seen all season. Every two points hold so much weight in this league. There is so much parity that you need to make every game count. Right now, the Lightning are doing exactly ...
I will be the first one to admit that I was a little more than miffed at the Russian tender for saying the idiotic things that he did about Winnipeg. Yes, I can understand why he would say those things, but they were unfounded opinions which he later recanted before his first visit to the Manitoba capital city. At the time he made the statements I thought to myself "scre...
It’s been talked about since captain Chris Pronger went down for the season in December, but now the question resonates louder than it ever has before. Who are they going to get? With the February 27 trade deadline quickly approaching, rumors have been swirling as to what the Philadelphia Flyers plan to do to make their promising team a legitimate contender in the ...
andydrmm writes...

When Is Enough Enough???

Posted Thursday | Comments 11
This is, plain and simple, unacceptable hockey from the Buffalo Sabres. I can’t reiterate this enough, but [b]NO LEAD IN HOCKEY IS SAFE[/b]. I don’t care if you’re up by 2, 5, or 20. All it takes is a split second, and boom, someone’s back in the game. Now, certain people on here are blind to this... Let’s just be honest. I can love line combinations too, but...
It’s Hockey Day in America and, you guessed it, the Lightning are not playing. After last night’s hard-fought win against the Capitals, and with a couple of days off, it’s time to take a look at the two trades the Lightning have made so far. Expect a flurry of movement as we move closer to the February 27th trade deadline; it should be mighty exciting..... [b]Re...
When Ilya Bryzgalov signed a 9 year, $51 million dollar contract on June 23, it wasn’t even the biggest Flyers news of the day. The signing of the enigmatic Flyers netminder took a backseat to the trade of Jeff Carter to Columbus and the shocking blockbuster deal that sent Flyers fan favorite and captain Mike Richards to Los Angeles in return for Wayne Simmonds, highly t...
Consistency is typically an attribute that most people hope to have. No matter the subject matter, to be consistent is usually viewed as a positive. That is of course unless you are being consistently, inconsistent. For the Philadelphia Flyers, the one constant for their team this season has been just that. However, not in the way that it sounds. While the team...
As the clock wound down in the waning seconds of the game, the crowd at Wells Fargo Center rose to their feet. It wasn’t an uncommon occurrence on Thursday night, but it was the final time that they had the chance to do so. They planned to enjoy every moment of it. With their Philadelphia Flyers leading the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-0, it proved to be the...
It’s hard to believe that there are only 16 games left in the regular season. This is the point where those on the cusp decide their fate, and those locked in begin to look ahead to the postseason. The Philadelphia Flyers (38-21-7) currently sit in 5th place in the Eastern Conference and will most likely be heading to the playoffs. Despite a drastically differen...
For fans of the Philadelphia Flyers, the last week has been like the world was shifted on its head. With a group who has struggled all year to stifle an opponent’s offense, the fact that the team has recorded three shutouts in one week is an amazing accomplishment that never seemed possible. In all honesty, it was actually kind of weird. To make matters even str...
Earlier this season, the Philadelphia Flyers allowed a lot of goals against. The reasons for this varied depending upon whom you spoke to or read, but the overwhelming majority blamed Ilya Bryzgalov. When discussing Bryzgalov, that too had a diverse set of thought processes as to why the free agent goaltender was struggling. One of the more popular beliefs was tha...
So far this season, the Flyers have struggled mightily while playing during the day. The team’s 3-8-1 record in afternoon games is proof enough of that. Looking lethargic at times, the team’s lack of jump in day time hockey has resulted in sloppy play, which has allowed their opponents to outscore them 49-33 in those kinds of games. Obviously, this is a trend ...
The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the National Hockey League. With star players ranging across every decade that the club has been in existence, the organization has had its fair share of players win a varying degree of individual awards. However, there is one glaring absence. No member of the Flyers has ever won the ...
For much of the season, fans of the Philadelphia Flyers have grown accustomed to high scoring games. With a team loaded with offensive firepower in the form of 10 double-digit goal scorers and four 20 goal or more scorers, it hasn’t been uncommon for the team to unload a barrage of offensive firepower against their opponents. However, those days appear to be in the...
Why would Edmonton trade the 1st Overall pick? The second Edmonton won the Draft Lottery everyone started to compare them to the Quebec Nordiques who also got the 1st Overall pick three years in a row. Quebec would win the Stanley Cup five seasons later as the Colorado Avalanche, guess how many of those 1st Overall picks were on that Stanley Cup winning team. If your gue...
Why would Edmonton trade the 1st Overall pick? The second Edmonton won the Draft Lottery everyone started to compare them to the Quebec Nordiques who also got the 1st Overall pick three years in a row. Quebec would win the Stanley Cup five seasons later as the Colorado Avalanche, guess how many of those 1st Overall picks were on that Stanley Cup winning team. If your gue...
Why would Edmonton trade the 1st Overall pick? The second Edmonton won the Draft Lottery everyone started to compare them to the Quebec Nordiques who also got the 1st Overall pick three years in a row. Quebec would win the Stanley Cup five seasons later as the Colorado Avalanche, guess how many of those 1st Overall picks were on that Stanley Cup winning team. If your gue...
Goaltending rumors are everywhere right now. Speak to anyone in Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Vancouver and here in Tampa and it becomes abundantly clear that this could well be the “summer of the goaltender” in the NHL. Names that come up often have been well documented here and by the mainstream media. You have Schneider, Luongo, Bernier, Harding, Lindba...
For many seasons, the Flyers have always opted for the "quick fix" mentality. Signing a big name free agent, trading away draft picks and young prospects for more established players often on the back end of their career, and relying on high salaried players to get the job done. This strategy has come close to paying off several times. Trading away a huge chunk of the futu...
thebartthe writes...

No Freddy the Fog again!?!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
As usual, Fred Shero was not voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. I certainly am not surprised by this since I don't think they'll ever enshrine Fred into the Hall of Fame. I heard there are some people highly opposed to his enshrinement. I guess it has to do with the whole "Broad Street Bullies" era of the Flyers. I was a small kid at the time and don't remember a l...
First time blogger, enjoy! Follow me on Twitter @PHI_Flyers Everyone under the sun knows that the Flyers have been one giant "swing and a miss" so far this offseason. We let Jagr go (I don't think he is worth the money he is making in Dallas, so good riddance) We let Carle walk to a big signing in Tampa Bay (I know most Flyer fans really hated Carle, but there would be...
Follow me on Twitter @PHI_Flyers First off, in case you didn't hear.. the Flyers sent an official trade offer to the Ducks for Bobby Ryan. Philly would be shipping off Meszaros, Read, Laughton, and a 1st Rd pick in '13. Ultimately, I would be okay with this trade. Matt Read had a great rookie season and I don't see him following in the footsteps of Leino in a product...
dkroll16 writes...

Newly Signed Jakub Voracek

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
Follow me on Twitter @PHI_Flyers Today I thought would be fun to look at a Flyer in depth. I was thinking Danny B, but lets save him for tomorrow and look at the newest Flyer to resign, Jakub Voracek. Before the details come out, just by watching him skate this past year, here is his OBVIOUS pros and cons PROS- very fast, excellent passer, amazing control over th...
msimoes writes...

Buffalo and Bobby Ryan?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The past few days on Twitter have been crazy about the possible moves that teams are making for Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan. The one thing I hate about twitter is you never know what deals are actually true and which are fake. I've heard Philadelphia , Buffalo, and Boston have all made offers to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan, Lets go more in depth on these possible trades. Let...
Follow me on twitter @PHI_Flyers --------------------------------------------------- Okay so I have not blogged in a few days and I thought that it would be fun to blog today about something people could debate and argue for days. First I want to start with players under the age of 23. If you were the GM of the Flyers and could have ANY PLAYER UNDER 23 YEARS OLD, wit...
The 2012-2013 NHL regular season is rapidly approaching and the Philadelphia Flyers have failed to make a major splash in the free agent market for the first time in a long, long time. Since Paul Holmgren took over as the Flyers General Manager in 2006 after Bobby Clarke resigned one month into the season, the team has been a major contender for practically every big name ...
Follow me on twitter @PHI_Flyers ---------------------------------------------- We are only a little more than a month away from the start of pre season action! While there still will be more signings and possibles trades, I thought that today I would make predictions of the Atlantic Division if the season started tomorrow. I will look into the other divisions and con...
First blog in quite awhile for me. But today I am going to be doing my predictions for every notable player on the Flyers roster today. Please note that these are if every player plays 82 games, which will NOT be happening. So give/take 5-10 Goals less! I will also be including the players +/- stat. [u][b]FORWARDS[/b][/u] [b]Giroux[/b]: 30 G, 75 A, 105 P, +13 [b]Hart...
Well, with the look of the Flyers roster becoming clearer as we approach opening day, here are my predictions for how the 2012-13 season will shake out for the Flyers. Will be fun to revisit these in June and see how close I got. 1. Paul Holmgren will sign Michal Rosival to a one year deal in an attempt to fill the hole on defense after the injury to Meszaros. 2. And...
Through seven games so far, the Kings have played far from the level it had been during the Stanley Cup run. There is too much talent for this club to be where it is now. I understand all of the accolades; the team is still hung over, they are not 100% with weary legs playing until mid-June, they have a target on their back and everyone's gunning for them...etc, etc! Pe...
2/4 Maple Leafs 1, Hurricanes 4 Why should I ever get my hopes up on the Toronto Maple Leafs? The blue and white played well against Boston, despite getting outworked and out-muscled in the offensive zone. They did score a good goal that somehow was taken away from them. Chris Kelly plays for the Bruins, just in case you referee's did not know that. Besides the fa...
February 7th [b]Kessel Finally Lights the Lamp with Game Winner; Kings Throw in Towel[/b] [i]Maple Leafs 3 @ Winnipeg Jets 2; Kings 0 @ Nashville Predators 3[/i] While the Toronto Maple Leafs were in the midst of a huge come from behind victory tonight in Manitoba, the defending champion Los Angeles Kings were pretty much throwing up the white flag after two perio...
TalkLeafs writes...

5 Thoughts on Game Day

Posted Monday | Comments 0
#1. The Bryzgalov everyone in Philadelphia expected back in June 2011 seems to have finally surfaced and is putting up solid numbers so far this season (2.27 GAA, .921 SV%). It has been 9 games since Bryz has let more than 3 past him and he has been more solid than the Flyers 5-6-1 record would indicate. On the other side of the ice the James Reimer that Toronto fans saw a...
[b]March 10[/b] [b][i]Thoughts on the 4-2 loss to Boston...[/i][/b] It has been a very busy last few days for me. My 7th and 8th grade basketball teams that I help coach at the middle school where I teach out in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago were playing in a season finale conference tournament, while at the same time Toronto and Los Angeles both played Thursday. ...
The flyers have had a rocky season the whole year, currently in 23rd place and most teams have games in hand on them don't look like they are going in the right direction. They have been poor on defense the whole season, offense has been inconsistent, and 5 on 5 of late has been a struggle. Teams have succeed against the flyers when they played a 5 on 5 game against them. ...
[b]March 24[/b] [i][b]Maple Leafs 3, Boston Bruins 2[/b][/i] Perhaps the Maple Leafs caught a break facing Anton Khudobin instead of Tukkka Rask? Be as it may, Khudobin came into the game with a 6-2 record and a sparkling 2.14 GAA and a save percentage of 92.5%. Toronto also may have caught the Bruins at a good time, as Boston played with some inexperience on its ...
Upon writing this, the Flyers just won their fourth game in a row and sit only two points out of the final playoff spot in the East. Somehow, despite key injury after key injury, this team has been finding ways to win hockey games and very well could find themselves in one of the final playoff spots in a few weeks. With that being said, I want to spend this blog analyzing ...
HBDean writes...

NHL Year End Awards

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
The following is simply a list of my picks for the various NHL awards, not predictions. Hart Memorial Trophy: Alex Ovechkin - Sid the Kid was hands down the MVP for the first 3/4 of the season, but after his injury, it turned into the Ovi Show. If Crosby had remained healthy he would most likely be handed this award, or if Sergei Bobrovsky's Blue Jackets had made the p...
I write this blog while listening to Abbey Road - you know, the album by The Beatles. Starts off with the song "Come Together". Maybe the Leafs need a little bit of that "Beatles" therapy right now. Last night started out well for Leafs' Nation. It was exactly as the pro-Leaf pundits such as myself had predicted: A bold forecheck leading to bad penalties against the...
I have been grieving over this loss for three straight days now. I can't get over it. But, finally, I am starting to understand my pain. Allow me to explain: The Overall Happiness Quotient (OHQ) in the Universe was affected by this game. More so, I would argue, than any other Sporting Event in History. Think about it. When Germany loses in the semi-finals ...
My first blog will be pretty straight forward; I am convinced the flyers will use their compliance buy out on Ilya Bryzgalov. Not too much of a shocker for most, really. For those who do not know, the salary cap is dropping to roughly 67 million in the 2013-2014 season, which poses problems for certain clubs, including the flyers. To remedy this, the NHL gave each team two...
Flyers17 writes...

Flyers Potential Draft Targets

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
For more on the Flyers draft/prospects, follow @FlyerProspects on twitter.[url]www.twitter.com/flyerprospects[/url] With the 11th overall pick in the NHL draft, the Flyers will have a lot of top end talent to choose from. Here are some of the players that might hear their name called by Paul Holmgren come draft day [b]Rasmus Ristolainen, D, TPS, SM-Liiga [/b] Rist...
In the past few days our friend Eklund reported the flyers were the favorites to land Lecavalier. I didn't believe but as the hours past I jumped on board. This is a smart move for this hockey team for many reason. Lets start with the leadership, yes they lost the beloved Danny boy but they gained another former captain whose has won a Stanley Cup. The second is the size h...
Along with possible Clowe and Horton deals to New Jersey and Columbus respectively, TSN's Bob McKenzie also says that Ray Emery will sign with the Flyers shortly after noon eastern today. Complete 180 turn from a few days ago when it was reported that he was close to a contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks. In 29 games with the Flyers in 2009-2010, he was 16-11...
Along with possible Clowe and Horton deals to New Jersey and Columbus respectively, TSN's Bob McKenzie also says that Ray Emery will sign with the Flyers shortly after noon eastern today. Complete 180 turn from a few days ago when it was reported that he was close to a contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks. In 29 games with the Flyers in 2009-2010, he was 16-11...
Last season marks the 1st time the Flyers have missed the playoffs under GM Paul Holmgren (Not Counting his half season after Bob Clarke Resigned). Now we will start off on things that went wrong in the 2012-2013 that lead them to missing the playoffs. The most obvious issue was Defense. First thing is the Defense Core all struggled last season. On most nights you woul...
For more on Flyers Prosects, follow @FlyerProspects on Twitter [url]https://twitter.com/FlyerProspects[/url] [img]http://media.philly.com/images/063013-samuel-morin-600.jpg[/img] [b]1st Round, Pick #11- D, Samuel Morin, Rimouski, QMJHL[/b] With the 11th overall pick the Flyers selected Samuel Morin from Rimouski. Morin is a big defender at 6'6 205, who climbed hi...
Flyers17 writes...

Prospect Profile: Jason Akeson

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
For more on the Flyers Prospects follow [url]www.twitter.com/FlyerProspects[/url] [b]Jason Akeson[/b] [img]http://www.phantomshockey.com/Graphics/Layout/MainStory/Story/Photogallery/akeson3.jpg[/img] Akeson's first NHL goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kROOd0z9--k Akeson is somewhat of a curious case, as he started the season in the ECHL and ended it in the...
[img]http://cdn.rapidmanager.com/echl/files/MarcelNoebelsTrenton1213.jpg[/img] [b]Marcel Noebels[/b] In the 4th round of the 2011 entry draft, the Flyers selected the Tornisvorst, Germany native, Marcel Noebels. Noebels had come over from DEL, German Ice Hockey League, the season before and played for a bad Seattle Thunderbirds team in the WHL. Noebels had a decent r...
[i]Follow [url]www.twitter.com/flyerprospects[/url] for more on the Flyers Prospects![/i] Tye McGinn might be the most NHL ready prospect the Flyers have right now. He may not have as much potential as a Scott Laughton, but he has shown that he is more than capable of playing in the NHL as a 4th liner. He was chosen by the Flyers in the 4th round of the 2010 draft, and ...
Flyers17 writes...

Prospect Profile: Petr Straka

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
[i]Follow [url]www.twitter.com/flyerprospects[/url] for more on the Flyers Prospects![/i] Another free agent acquisition by Paul Holmgren has a chance to prove himself this upcoming year. Petr Straka is a 92 born Czech forward, who was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2010 entry draft. Before being drafted, Straka was coming off a great rooki...
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are approaching quickly. Bitter rivalries, intensity, dedication and honour are just some of the great reasons to be excited for this tournament. I find the roster selection and the thought of all these great stars playing side by side very interesting. Does a team like Canada throw a bunch of offensive players on their roster and...
adgo43 writes...

Playing GM for a Day

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Hey everyone, Right now, the Flyers line up something like this: Hartnell - Giroux - Voracek B. Schenn - Lecavalier - Simmonds Laughton - Courturier - Read McGinn - Talbot - Rinaldo Rosehill - Hall Not a bad forward group right? And the D line up like so: Coburn - Timmonen Meszaros - Streit Grossmann - Schenn Gustaffsson Mason Emery Whe...
Over/Under is a blog series that will analyze players around the league who fall into one of two categories: Overrated, or Underrated. First up is Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers. Wait, isn't he too young to fall into one of these categories? Not whatsoever. Let the analysis being! Sean Couturier, a 20 year old center for the Philadelphia Flyers, is best known...
Short Answer: Nothing. I guess you'll be wanting more than a short answer, though. Especially when someone asks such a common question and responds with such an uncommon, illogical answer. I mean there has to be something wrong with the Flyers, right? There just [i]has[/i] to be. Last night the Flyers opened their season on home ice at the Wells Fargo Center against ...
Peter Laviolette vs. Paul Holmgren I wanted to give myself a few days to process what happened in Philadelphia before I started ranting and raving about the turn of events that transpired this past Monday morning. If you don’t already know, Peter Laviolette was relieved of his coaching duties just 3 games into the 2013-14 regular season. I don’t necessarily think hi...
For as long as many of us can remember, the reputation of the Philadelphia Flyers is that of a big, physical team that won't be pushed around. [b]They will intimidate and impose their will on the competition[/b]. From the top of the organization down, there has been almost a mandate on upholding this reputation. All you have to do is look at the management team/coaching s...
MattBranidis writes...

Kessel the Chemist

Posted Monday | Comments 3
Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs has consistently lead his team with one of, if not the highest points and goal totals since his tenure with the Leafs began. With this information alone you would be hard pressed to understand why then in a fan base so passionate about winning, many remain apprehensive in their support of this 26 year old goal scorer. From the ver...
[b]Flyers dominate Red Wings, win 5-0 [/b] Before the game even started, most would have said it would not have ended well for the Philadelphia Flyers, even with the injures in Detroit. Steve Mason had other ideas and was superb for the Philadelphia Flyers, shutting out the Detroit Red Wings, leading the Flyers to a 5-0 win. Steve Mason made several highlight reel ...
[i][b]The Elusive Finn[/b][/i] Building on the success of the [b]Where's Waldo[/b] franchise and catching on like wild fire across Sabres' Nation is the [b]Where's Leino[/b][b] Drinking Game[/b]. The elusive Finn has been rumored to have made appearances in various Arenas across the U.S and Canada and has accounted for a substantial Salary hit for the Sabres, but can...
[b]April 27[/b] [i]Do the Leafs need a new coach or new Philosophy? [/i] First of all, I do not think that simply bringing in a new coach and continuing with the same exact roster for the most part will pay instant dividends. First, the team needs to decide what it will do with its goaltending situation. Everyone thinks that Jonathan Bernier was a "savior" for th...
Hello all! As an Ottawa Senators fan for the past 20+ years and self proclaimed armchair analyst I would like to share my thoughts on how I believe the team should handle itself in the 2014 offseason. Comments and feedback are highly encouraged! [b]1. DO NOT part with Jason Spezza unless the deal is astoundingly good.[/b] My greatest summer nightmare is the Ottawa Sen...
With a little less than one week until the NHL draft, here are my current rankings of the Flyers prospects before Ron Hextall takes the stage in Philly: [b]1. Scott Laughton (C, Oshawa Generals, OHL) 2012 1st round, 20th overall[/b] Scott Laughton Highlights-[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YEoBOQEsvI[/url] The choice between Laughton and Gostisbehere was p...
I wanted to start this on draft day, but that wasn't in the cards, so I'll take it from free agency on out. I'm going to start with a quick overview of each contracted guy on the roster (and a few on the Phantoms) which will include chances he makes the regular season roster. Then I'll head into moves we could, should and have to make. And then finally, what the roster cou...
Earlier today Flyers GM Ron Hextall released a statement informing that defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his right leg and in both of his lungs. Despite his decline over the last few years and finishing his career on a one-year contract basis, the 39 year-old d-man still plays a crucial role for the orange and black. Maybe even now more ...
More Maple Leafs follies as the 2014-15 season gets off and running here in October! Plenty of new faces, still the same problems... However, let me start with some of the good: The team did make several smart moves in the off-season to strengthen the bottom six. Adding veterans like Mike Santorelli, Daniel Winnik and David Booth (although injured again) brought in a...
Secondary scoring has been the staple amid the Flyers recent two game winning streak. That mixed in with two putrid opponents have allowed this lackluster Flyers team to outscore their opposition by the count of 9-2 to start their 4 game homestand. This may be just what the doctor ordered for a team that has had tremendous trouble scoring of late. Outside of Claude Giroux ...
[b][i]S-N-D & Company Must Address Blue Line Quickly; Trade a Player like Kessel?[/i][/b] Good luck to Brendan Shanahan, Dave Nonis, Kyle Dubas and company, or as I will identify them as S-N-D & Co. from here on out. There is so much work that needs to be done to at least make this Maple Leaf team playoff-level competitive, I highly doubt that anyone can completely figu...
[i]Quick hits from tonight's game in Boston:[/i] • Much better effort, at least in the first forty minutes. At one point the shots were 17-11 before Boston was able to the tie game off two really unfortunate bounces. Bottom line, despite the third period in which the Bruins dominated, Toronto deserved to at least come away with a point, but got two via the shootout. N...
It sure is depressing coming back to the sub freezing temperatures of Chicago, especially from Los Angeles. The same can be said for the Maple Leafs’ current California trip, which has usually been rather successful in the last few seasons. Monday night at Staples Center was truly a great experience however. My seats were just a few rows behind Darryl Evans, Nick Nic...
Maybe the Penguins should stop playing the Flyers in Pittsburgh, because they can’t seem to beat them. Philadelphia is now 13-2-1, 11-1-1 in the regular season, against Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center. Brayden Schenn scored twice to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 win Wednesday night. Philadelphia, with a record of 31-29-17, have already been eliminated from the postseas...
I woke up to a text yesterday morning from a good friend that read, “WHO IS DAVE HAKSTOL?” Admittedly, I had no idea but a mere second later when I opened Twitter I knew he had just become the 19th head coach in Philadelphia Flyers history. In an off-season that is just over a month old for the Flyers, rumors swirled and swirled about former Sharks coach Todd M...
Directly in the midst of the Mike Babcock wildfire, the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to terms with defenseman Yevgeny Medvedev on Wednesday. Medvedev hails from Chelyabinsk, Russia and has been a member of the KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan since 2007. During his eight seasons with the team he was named an All-Star three times and additionally won two Gagarin Cups (KHL’s Stanle...
Over the next few weeks, while the Stanley Cup is finishing up, I'm going to be writing about possible trades that might happen by or on draft day. Many will be suggesting trades on forums, but the perceived value of players is highly contested, even among GMs. A trade is actually more likely to happen when the value of a player is over-or-underestimated. So discret...
The unethical week continued for the Philadelphia Flyers when they signed winger Aaron Palushaj on Thursday. Palushaj (Puh-Loo-Shy), comes to the Flyers after spending the 2014-2015 in the KHL, marking the second time in as many days the orange and black have come to terms with a former player from the league. At 25 years old, the two sides agreed to terms on a one-...
TheKidBigKip writes...

Flyers Options at #7...

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
We are now officially less than one month away from the [b]NHL Draft.[/b] As of right now, the [b]Flyers[/b] currently hold two first round picks, sitting at [b]#7 and #29/30[/b] depending on whether the Lightning win the Stanley Cup or not. While the front office may be looking to shop one of the two, this installment focuses on seven option the Flyers could take with...
KIMMOOOOOOO!! Nothing made me more happier on Monday night than watching Kimmo graciously lift the cup over his head in absolute euphoria. The thing he's been working for his entire life which had eluded him up until now is finally his. He can finally call himself a champion. After a wonderful career in which he was a 5 time all-star (probably would have been a 6th if ther...
KIMMOOOOOOO!! Nothing made me more happier on Monday night than watching Kimmo graciously lift the cup over his head in absolute euphoria. The thing he's been working for his entire life which had eluded him up until now is finally his. He can finally call himself a champion. After a wonderful career in which he was a 5 time all-star (probably would have been a 6th if ther...
Another successful back-to-back series has finished for the Blue Jackets, earning a three of possible four points over a 24 hour span. On Friday night, the Jackets last to the Florida Panthers in a shootout. This loss is the Jackets first overtime loss of the season. The final score was 2-1. For Florida, Vincent Trocheck scored his goal after it hit off Justin Falk...
Roughhouse hockey was key in a huge shootout victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Philadelphia Flyers. The final score of the matchup was 3-2. The Flyers got goals from Jakub Voracek and Scott Laughton. In the shootout, they got a goal from Wayne Simmonds. Other players with points include Matt Read, Nick Schultz, Sean Couturier, and Shayne Gostisbehe...
Roughhouse hockey was key in a huge shootout victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Philadelphia Flyers. The final score of the matchup was 3-2. The Flyers got goals from Jakub Voracek and Scott Laughton. In the shootout, they got a goal from Wayne Simmonds. Other players with points include Matt Read, Nick Schultz, Sean Couturier, and Shayne Gostisbehe...
Roughhouse hockey was key in a huge shootout victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Philadelphia Flyers. The final score of the matchup was 3-2. The Flyers got goals from Jakub Voracek and Scott Laughton. In the shootout, they got a goal from Wayne Simmonds. Other players with points include Matt Read, Nick Schultz, Sean Couturier, and Shayne Gostisbehe...
Roughhouse hockey was key in a huge shootout victory for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Philadelphia Flyers. The final score of the matchup was 3-2. The Flyers got goals from Jakub Voracek and Scott Laughton. In the shootout, they got a goal from Wayne Simmonds. Other players with points include Matt Read, Nick Schultz, Sean Couturier, and Shayne Gostisbehe...
Luke D It is never to early to get excited about the draft, especially if you are a Leafs fan. In 2015, the new-look Maple Leafs clearly showed that they are good at drafting because they went for skill and speed instead of size and grit and traded one of their most overpaid players, (Phil Kessel) for future picks and prospects. The 2015 draft was clearly a success...
The back to back continues for Columbus tonight where they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers, who are looking to get into the playoffs. The Flyers made no moves at the deadline, but did move out Vinny Leclavier and Luke Schenn to Los Angeles in January. The last time these teams played was December 19, 2015. The final score of the matchup was 3-2. The F...
In Philadelphia, the Flyers blanked the Blue Jackets on the second half of a back to back night of game action for this young squad. The final score was 6-0. The Flyers got two goals in each period, and the best player on the ice last night was defenseman Radko Gudas. On the Flyers first shot, which came 3:40 into the game, he passed the puck to winger Michael Raff...
The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off a major comeback upset victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in extra time. The final score of the game was 3-2 in a shootout. Philadelphia had control of the game for most of the time, and scored two in the first 51 minutes of the game. In the first period, Captain Claude Giroux netted his 20th of the season at 11:46; Brayden Schenn...
zjmac writes...

NHL- My Playoff Predictions

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Round One Eastern Conference Washington Capitals v. Philadelphia Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning v. Detroit Red Wings New York Rangers v. Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders v. Florida Panthers Western Conference Dallas Stars v. Minnesota Wild St. Louis Blues v. Chicago Blackhawks Anaheim Ducks v. Nashville Predators Los Angeles Kings v. San Jos...
Moves happen every year with players. New teams appear in the playoffs each year as well. This article will list which playoff team has a former Blue Jacket for all you fans to keep track of at home. Anaheim: Corey Tropp Chicago: Tim Jackman, Artem Anisimov Dallas: Detroit: Florida Panthers: Derek MacKenzie Los Angeles: Jeff Carter, Marian Gaborik Min...
The farewell tour begins for the St. Louis Blues bench boss. Ken Hitchock is coaching his final season in the NHL next year, with the Blues. At the age of 64, Hitch has had quite a successful career, including a Stanley Cup. He won a Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Dallas Stars and the controversial Brett Hull goal. Hitchcock also coached the Philadelphia Flyers when...
[b][b] Match-up – Philadelphia Flyers (3-5-1 )@ Carolina Hurricanes (2-3-1) Road/Home records – 1-2-1 -------------------- 1-0-0 TV –TCN, FSCR Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET Season series - 1-0 Philadelphia; 6-3 in Philadelphia on October 22nd Projected starting goalies –Mason/Neuvirth (PHI) –Unconfirmed v. Cam Ward (CAR) – Confirmed Goals for/against per gam...
zjmac writes...

CBJ- Metro Boomin

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Want some more? Winning!! Sticking with the times. Onto the serious stuff. Hockey. The Metropolitan Division is the best division in hockey. Personally, it's shocking, but is it expected? Last season, the President Trophy winning Washington Capitals came from this division. The reigning Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins came from this division. ...
That seems like common sense doesn't it? After riding high on the 16 game winning streak, the Blue Jackets have lost their past two games. CBJ Post-Game No. 37- Shutout The Blue Jackets winning streak ended on Thursday night to the Washington Capitals by the final score of 5-0. Daniel Winnik opened the scoring in the first period of a rebound attempt that beat S...
The Columbus Blue Jackets held on in a back to back situation to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers by the final score of 2-1 in overtime. In the first period, Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald had a goal waived off by an interesting goalie interference chalk by John Tortorella. The call came with less than two minutes into the first period. The booming slap shot coming f...
Statsking32 writes...

Leafs hold on for 2 points

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
The leafs looked like it was a easy stomp of the wings last night but little did they know the wings would stirm back in the 2nd and almost tie in the thirs but Andersen stayed sharp even thou the D wasnt quite effective anyways leafs take 2 crucial points goodluck against phili tomorrow Go Leafs Go
gipper0073 writes...

At last...again

Posted Monday | Comments 2
“The Buffalo Sabres are a dumpster fire! How can you cheer for that team?” Says the guy who is currently a “die-hard” Tampa Bay Lightning fan…fresh off his two-year run as hardcore Penguins backer. We all know those guys. And while they are seemingly basking in championship glory year-after-year. Johnny Bandwagon will never get to experience the highs and th...
October 18, 2018 The Jackets are in a gritty metropolitan division battle tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers and Jackets are similar and different in a lot of ways. The Flyers and Jackets have young offensive groups, but they Flyers is stronger; they both have elite young defensemen, with the Jackets more prominent, and the Flyers having more in numbers...

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