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"Always do everything you ask of those you command."
-George S. Patton, Jr.
As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of General George S. Patton, Jr. He was a true leader in every sense of the word. He was a fearless warrior, a surprisingly thoughtful philosopher, a tortured historian with many former lives, a sometimes unstable egomaniac and an incredibly brillian...
[b]Anatomy of a Hockey Buzzard:[/b]
[i]HockeyPuckusBuzzardus[/i]: a fascinating species of modern day hockey fan often found in their native habitat of the HockeyBuzz site, www.hockeybuzz.com. When not chasing, discussing or arguing rumors, they are known to frequent...
[b]You know you're a hockey fan if:[/b]
* You know all the words to "O Canada"...in French...and you're American
* You hear "Prince of Wales" and you immediately discount the guy with big ears, perk up thinking Bettman might actually get one rig...
[b]You know you're a HockeyBuzzard if:[/b]
* You reset your company homepage to [img]http://v4.hockeybuzz.com/images/blacklogo.jpg[/img] and [u]don't care[/u] who sees it
* You think...Separated at Birth? - Gary Bettman [img]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:r5LmuTSaO8RFdM:http://www.backinblue.com/files/images/capt.stk10412140104.penguins_blues_bettman_stk104.jpg...
For those who have not read [b]B.D. Gallof's[/b] insightful, well written and absolutely dead on blog - do yourself a favor and read it. [u]It might be the best piece you read all year.[/u]
Here is a link to B.D.'s blog
[u]The Emperor has no clothes...[/u]
B.D.'s writing inspi...
[b]It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..[/b]
Much like the French Revolution, about which Charles Dickens (apparently I cannot use the word to properly denote the author's last name) wrote the above famous first line of [i]A Tale of Two Cities[/i], the Flyers are in a state of radical change and turmoil. The new regime is intent on successfully erasin...
"[i]Atlanta, Jersey and the Canes[/i] are only a few days away, and the recruits of the [i]2007-08 Flyers[/i] are salty. They are ready to eat their own guts and ask for seconds." - [b]Full Metal Jacket[/b]
OK...so maybe Stanley Kubric doesn't know the first thing about hockey or the Flyers first homestand of the season. But the abovementioned quote, narrated by Matth...
[b]"I love the smell of napalm in the morning...it smells like....victory"
- Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore [i]Apocalypse Now[/i][/b]
[b]Napalm in the morning[/b]
If you were to walk into Bank Building in South Philadelphia today, it would would have a peculiar odor...no not stale beer or rock hard pretzels...but of the scorched remains of the bird with the genus Toxostoma -...
Wow...What a game.
No clever song titles, no catchy movie lines, no historical or literary references.
This game needed none of that.
I know the season is still in its infancy and frost hasn't yet been on the pu...
[b]Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know[/b]
No...not the entirely forgettable 3rd album by "Dead or Alive" or the bumper sticker that is perennially placed on the back window of many pickup trucks, just below the gun rack.
The phrase was ori...
The 6-1, Atlantic Division leading Flyers take their game, from the homey confines of South Philadelphia, on the road fo...
This is a [u]statement[/u] game. [b]Period[/b].
The Flyboys were solidly outplayed by a more determined, grittier team that spent too much time in the Flyers' zone. The Flyers spent too much time in the box ag...
[b]What's Wrong with Marty?[/b]
I could not agree with Tim Panaccio more...the Flyers are getting beat much worse than the 1-0 score would attest. They look slow, they are getting beat to pucks and are losing the battle of heart and desire. You cannot coach desire. Likewise, it is not easy to just flick a switch when things are not going well with your team when the ...
[b]Break on through to the other side...[/b]
With all due respect to [b]Jim Morrison[/b], alive or dead, he could not have envisioned those words applied more aptly than to the Flyers' effort tonight versus a Pittsburgh...
[i][b]What a long strange trip it's been...[/b][/i]
OK...I have to admit, I've been saving that one for a special occasion.
As Jerry and the boys stated in their rock anthem [b][i]Truckin'[/i][/...
For those of you not familiar with the Delaware Valley of Penn...
The Merriam-Webster's dictionary describes the word as follows:
[i]noun[/i]: acute mental or emotional distress or suffering.
We all know the feeling of missing the nail and hitting your thumb with a hammer. We all know the feeling of stepping on a child's toy with an armful of groceries and ending up looking at the ceiling with a swollen ankle. Ya ...
I am going to break this down into three parts: 1) Flyers 2) NHL 3) Non-Hockey.
[b]25 points and at Thanksgiving[/b] Who saw that coming?
[b]Mike Richards[/b] - natch. Mr. Everything. 2nd on the team in scoring (23pts), leading in goal production (11), 5th on the team in +/-, tied with Cob...
The Flyers entered North Carolina in their own stormy turbulence, having sandwiched stellar performances against these same Hurricanes and the powerhouse Ottawa Senators with head-scratching, maddening and inconsistent performances in losses to lesser lights Washington and Boston. The Flyers re...
[u][b]The Twelve Days of Flyers' Christmas[/b][/u]
In line with this season of giving, the Flyers' Elves decided to get decked out in their Holiday finery, complete with alternating black and white jerseys and and...
Yes...The Blizzard of Oz is back.
No. Not as a semi-coherent "reality star" with severe parenting issues.
Thoughts from the NHL Store - A Bite Out of the Big Apple
[b][u]What a weekend[/u][/b]...took the train from Philadelphia on Friday morning with my parents, wife, 9 year old daughter and 3 year old little man to head to the Big Apple. We had planned months ago to stay the weekend, see ...
[b]Wow[/b]...words can hardly begin to describe what happened at the Bank Building.
Coming into last night's tilt, the Flyers were a dreadfully inconsistent team searching for some home-ice answers; while the Penguins were the team on a ...
[u][b]The Season of Giving[/b][/u]
Yes, yule log is on the fire (whatever a yule log is), the numerous fruit cakes fro...
The offensive team is cycling the puck deep in the zone, the defenders are forced to react and hope for a miscue...the puck squirts free and the defender banks the puck off the side wall. From the minute the puck caroms off the boards, it looks questionable whether or not it will make it to the end line.
Best wishes of peace, love and joy to you and yours on this Christmas day. May Santa bring you all the tip-ins, 5-holes and roof shots your heart desires!!!!!!!!!
Just returned to the States from 6 lovely days in San Juan, PR.
My wife, Kids and I decided that, after two weeks of f...
If you were to look in the Webster's Dictionary of Hockey for a definition, you would probably come up empty. If you were to ask anyone in the game, they might knowingly smile but likely not cough up to much. Some might. Ask a diehard fan what the Code means and he would likely be able to put some walls around it.
[b]Action and Reaction:[/b]
Wow...words can hardly describe the effort and the result of last night's game in the Big Apple.
Flyers give up two quick goals to ...hmm...let's see. Perenial All-Star Jaromir Jagr? Nope. First part of the ...
Sometime after the end of last season, after the Ducks had hoisted Lord Stanley's hardware, the Flyers braintrust sat down and tried to come up with a slogan to re-energize the hockey faithful of the Delaware Valley.
Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko had just pulled off one of the most tremendous...
[b]Any given Sunday...[/b]
With all due respect to Oliver Stone, while that phrase obviously related to football, it rings true in all professional sports - with hockey being no exception. On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team.
While not everyone was around to watch the television show [b]Dragnet,[/b] most everyone has likely heard of Sergeant Joe Friday (played by Jack Webb) and his signature line, "Just the facts, ma'am."
Tom Lea, a gifted artist and World War II correspondent for [i]Life Magazine[/i], painted a picture that is famous not only for its stark portrayal of battlefield stress on an American Marine during the battle for the island of Peleliu in 1944, but also as a foreshadowing of what we know today as ...
[u][b]The Overtime/Shootout Loss - Time to Lose the Point and Win [/b][/u]
[b]The Good Old Days[/b]
Take a walk with me back to the days of clutching and grabbing, the days of actually being able to clear the crease and the horrid days of ties in hockey. Two teams played 60 minutes, fought hard, left their blood on the ice and end up tied. Overtime.
In this in...
"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner."
[b]- Vince Lombardi[/b]
First off, I hate foo...
[b]Flyers: First Place by a 2 3/8"[/b]
Just ask any goalie...the post is part of the equipment. Flyers fans are pretty happy for that belief. The left post of Antero Niittymaki lifted the Flyers into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with 65 points.
[b]How Long to the point of know return?[/b]
[i]I heard the men saying something
The captains tell they pay you well
And they say they need sailing men to
Show the way, and leave today
Was it you that said,[b] "How long, how long?"[/b]
They say the sea turns so dark that
You know it's time, you see the sign
They say the point demons guard is
An ocean grave, fo...
Dammit I am MAD!
THIS was the face when I looked in the mirror. I don't know who I am MORE pissed off at - Marty Biron for letting Spezza shoot a beach ball between his pads or Briere for coming up so small in a do-or-die situation that an elite level player li...
[b]Down the Rabbit Hole[/b]
[b]Morpheus[/b]: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?
[b]Neo[/b]: You could say that.
[b]Morpheus[/b]: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is...
Wow. I am just speechless, and that is not a common occurrence. What a game! It is a shame someone had to lose...but I am glad it was not the Flyers.
If you get a chance...read some thoughts from this morning...[url]http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=4461&user_id=3682[/url]
First, kudos to the Buffalo Sabres. They played a hell of a game and I thought we w...
"Vulgare proverbium est, quod nimia familiaritas parit contemptum"
[b]Familiarity breeds contempt[/b]
It doesn't take a medium or a seance to know that coming away with points on a nightly basis during the final six weeks of regulation games is of paramount importance. The...
[u][b]Don't blame Marty Biron for this one. [/b][/u]
Yes, the Flyers are a walking MASH unit.
Yes, John Stevens has had to patch lines together with duct tape and bailing wire.
Yes, Biron has issues with stopping breakaways and in shootouts.
All of the above are true. But the simple fact of the matter is this:
[b]The Flyers defense stunk out the joint toni...
The last week in Flyerdom has been a rough one for fans of the Orange and Black. The team has gone from solidly holding the 8th seed and possibly moving up in the playoff standings to holding on for its life by the thinnest of threads. As the season began to unravel at the hands ...
Just a few seemingly random thoughts, [u]as I checked that my heart was still beating[/u], after Niitty made that highlight reel right pad save on Ilya Kovalchuk. Pure magic.
#22 - Mike Knuble owes Niitty a drink tonight for hanging him out to dry by leaving a 50 goal scorer alone in the slot with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock. Mike, you almost won "Go...
Just like that creepy little girl, Carol Ann, from "Poltergeist II" said, the Flyers have seriously thrust themselves back into playoff mix with a 2-1 Overtime victory against the Rangers tonight at MSG. Oh, and this one was against Lundy - not the backup. The Flyers very easi...
[u][b]You know it's time for playoff hockey when...[/b][/u]
* You've stocked up on enough Molson, Export Ale and Labatts to keep the '84 Oilers feeling no pain for the next year and you remember that the Canadian border is over 1,000 miles away but you figure you could still make it th...
Just a quickie - More to come later tonight...
[b]* Two consecutive shutouts[/b] against teams - Devils and Pens - few thought we could even beat - let alone hold scoreless!
[b]* Timely scoring[/b] from all lines. 7 players with 20 or more goals - only team in the NHL to do so.
[b]* Marty Biron[/b] just coming up HUGE! He threw the team on his back and * brought...
Mike Richards scored the first playoff penalty shot goal in Franchise history and broke the back of the Washington Capitals in the process. Mr. Everything skated in, dipped his shoulder, and calmly tucked the puck in the Five Hole of Cristobal Huet to seal the fate of the Caps. Mr. Hue...
Quite simply, Roger Daltry and the Boys from The Who (my 2nd favorite band) asked the question that I want most answered by the Philadelphia Flyers tonight...
ahhhh...who *#($*(#)$* are you?!?![/i]
[b]Who are you? Orange Crush[/b]
This is the game that decides whether you put your...
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Wow what a game!
Knuble from Carter and Upshall! What a gam...
86,400 ticks of the clock before I can breathe again...
86,400 muttered curses as the clock marched mercilessly on...86,400 hopes against hope that a squibber, a deflection off a shin, a seeing eye five holer might turn the tide. Eighty six thousand, four hundred ...
[i](Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupul wins it in OT for the Oilers...oops! Sorry guys...how's Joni Pitkanen doing?)[/i]
[b]Exorcising the ghost of Dale Hunter:[/b]
Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory as the refs blew their second Alexi Kovalev related call.
The goal he swatted in was clearly above the crossbar, as his stick hit the crossbar on the follow through. I cannot imagine how the refs missed that one? It was a hell of a play, but illegal nonetheless.
The second, and much worse call, was on Mike Richards for kne...
I cannot hear those words without thinking of one of the most influential bands to hit the music scene in the mid-1970s and power their way through the mid-1980s with a high voltage mixture of the power vocals of Malcom Young and the screaming guitar intensity of brother, Angus Young. In my mind's eye when I t...
EE should suit up because his boys need something. Flyers lead 3-0 end of two. Just amazing how pumped the Bank Building is. It might be the loudest I have heard it - and this is from the VS feed. I am sure it is just deafening in person - JS, #23, EE - please comment on it. The Join...
If you can't stand the heat...
Carey Price looks like he will start tonight for Les Habitants. Honestly, that is just fine for most Flyers fans, since it appears throughout the first ...
Congratulations to the Montreal Canadiens and their fans. You are among the classiest organizations and fans in all of sports! I love that the fans did not boo its team and gave them the heroic but painful send off they deserved - they left nothing on the ice and played with incredible heart.
[i]But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need[/i]
Mick and the Boys beautifully expressed the quandary the Flyers (and Pens) find themselves with a four day layoff until the puck drops to begin to decide the Eastern Conference Champion...
If you listen carefully, you just might hear the sounds of knees jerking in a building in New York City. The powers that be in the NHL are cringing right now at another prime-time, graphic injury to one of its young players, perhaps even a budding star, during its showcase playoffs. [i]Those same p...
Make that 3-0 at the break on a sweeeeeeet forehand to backhand chip shot in the crease over the sprawled MAF by Jeff Carter. This young man seems to be beginning to understand how big time a player he can be. He has all the tools - that is no surprise - but his mental toughness and sense of "clutch" plays is really developing. He has all the makings of an elite centerm...
[u][b]Killer Penguins with a Bad Attitude[/b][/u]
While I am a little saddened at the way the Flyers went out, they were clearly dominated by a superior team that had a chip on its collecti...
As if we've not been inundated enough with Politics already, there is a new issue looming on the horizon in the Philadelphia Me...
I have the shakes. You know...the tremors, the horrors, shaking delirium. Not from alcohol or anything that mild, I have the Hockey Shakes and I've got it [b][i]bad[/i][/b].
[b]Things to do now that Hockey season is over...[/b]
Now that the Wings have hoisted, dropped and cleaned the chili out of Lord Stanley's hardware, my thoughts wander as to how hockeybuzzards might [i][b]try[/b][/i] to return to being active, useful members of society, assuming they ever we...
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke - British Statesman and Philosopher 1729-1797
Yes, this quote is as common on the WWW as the mistaken notion that the Chinese pictograph for Crisis having a dual meaning of Opportunity. It is easy to espouse and believe in the notion of being an involved, active bystander wit...
Isn't Barry Melrose, and his wind tunnel tested hairdo, returning behind the bench one of the 7 signs of the impending Apocalypse? I mean, it has to be right after locusts and rivers of blood, right?
I'm not quite sure of chapter and verse, but I swore I once read something akin to...
[i](WWSYFD is not an acronym for some new, horribly disfiguring communicable disease...at least not yet)[/i]
For those who have not crawled out from under their rock and read Julie's blog...please do so. [url]http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=16214[/url]
Not only will it make you smarter, more attractive and almost irresistible to the opposite sex (and some...
I am so pumped for the start of the season. This is always one of my most favorite days during the summer. Here is the 08-09 Flyers schedule.
I would like to take a look at the first month and my initial impressions:
Sat Oct 11,...
The list goes on and on. Allegations of performance enhancing drug* use by professional athletes seems to be as common an occurrence on our...
The Law of Unintended Consequences states that any purposeful action will likely produce some unexpected or unintended consequences. These consequences are almost always divergent from the intended result and, often, the polar opposite.
Two words uttered by Gary Bettman, in 2004, radically changed the landscape of the National Hockey League forever. This notion plunge...
What's in a letter?
After A and B and just before D. The third letter in the alphabet... [img]http://i228.photobu...
With the 19th pick in the 2008 draft the Philadelphia Flyers are proud to select...
18 year old Luca Sbisa.
Born January 30, 1990...just 24 hours before the first McDonalds opens in Russia.
[u][b]Oh Atlanta...got to get back to you[/b][/u]
I bet if you listened closely you could almost hear Joffrey Lupul, Mike Knuble, S...
In the days leading up to the World Series clinching victory for the Philadelphia Phillies, websites like StubHug, Ebay, etc... were purportedly selling very good seats at Citizen's Bank Park for upwards of $2,000. I don't...
A howling wind screams across a frozen expanse of water. Blinding snow stings the already frostbitten skin as the men stamp their feet to try to stay warm. Heavy, woolen uniforms cake with ice as they ready the boats in bone chilling dampness. No fires. Can't let them know we are comin...
[b][i]Hey you, don't help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight.[/i][/b]
[u][b]Don't help them to bury the light[/b][/u]
3:51 into the second period, Sid the Kid just buried a pretty powerplay goal on the backhand and the Flyers find themselves down 3-0, ...
The Flyers returned to the friendly confines of the Bank Building after taking 5 of a possible six points on their highly successful three-game road trip. After manhandling the Montreal Canadiens, by the score of 2-1 at the Bell Centre last evening, the Flyers knew they were coming home to face the Atlanta Thrashers. Yes, the same Atlanta team they steamrolled 7-0 li...
[b]Global Markets Down[/b]
I'm sure you've read the papers and heard the nightly news. On Wall Street, the Dow hits it lowest levels in 5 1/2 years. On Main Street, U.S. jobless claims hit a 16 year high. From the Great Wall to the Champs d'Elysee, global recession fears send Asi...
What a night!
With the Orange and Black up 3-1, on two Jeff Carter powerplay goals and one shortie by Mike Richards, the Lightining tie it in third with a missed rebound opportunity put back by Steve Downie, of all people. Then, with 16 seconds remining, Scottie Hartnell pulled a bush-league move of tossing his glove at the stick/p...
The Flyers completed the most amazing comeback I have ever witnessed in a single hockey game at the Bank Building this evening.
Down 5-1 to the Canes, who were using the Orange and Black to mop the ice in the second period, the Flyers came back to tie it in the third powered by Scottie Hartnell's hat-trick. Antero Niittymaki, while giving up 5 goals, make some absolute...
[b][i]Dear Flyers' Players.
Please don't be too quick to rip the wrapper off your 2009 version of the team calender!![/i][/b]
I think if Coach John Stevens had his Christmas wish, it would be to play the rest of the year like it was the 12th month of 2008! ...
May the Blessings of the Season find you and your loved ones well. May this brief respite from the daily grind offer us pause to reflect on those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
[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...
Happy New Year one and all! May 2009 be better than the year that preceded it and may the blessings of good friends, family and health go out across the web to all my friends.
Bob Probert, Stu "The Grim Reaper" Grimson, Tony Twist, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Tie Domi, Dave Brown, Marty McSorely, Tim Hunter, Dave Semenko, Joey Kocur, Dave "Tiger" Williams...you get the picture. These men were among the most legendary, intimidating forces in the game and could change the momentum ...