Watching the Flyers play since they returned from the Covid pause forced by a team outbreak has been torture. I love this team fiercely and have for as long as I can remember, but this has been god awful, torture second only to sleep deprivation. As I suffered through both last night I was roughing … Continue reading Is it over yet?
Five years ago today, the sports world lost a legend in Ed Snider. The Flyers, however, lost their soul. Snider had been battling cancer, and lost that battle, as so many have. The Snider Family released the following statement on the passing of their father: "During his lifetime, he cultivated a cherished circle of friends … Continue reading It’s All About Soul
There has been a lot of talk about what is wrong with the Flyers lately; we need a pure goal scorer, Kevin Hayes is lazy, JvR is slow, the defense is weak, Carter Hart is shaky. While all of these statements might have an air of truth about them, I have my own thoughts on … Continue reading Where are The Flyers?
Fans were allowed back on Broad Street for Sunday nights Flyers game versus the Caps. Some very lucky fans were finally able to be in the Wells Fargo Center after a year; the tickets were expensive and hard to come by; I would have given just about anything to have that chance. Alas, I was … Continue reading Is Having Fans Back Really Good for the Flyers?
There is a Tweet making the rounds today, asking for a Philly sports photo that you will never forget. For me, there are two, and they are at opposite ends of the spectrum emotionally. One is the image of Pelle's mangled Porsche; the other is the image of the celebration of Simon Gagne's eventual game … Continue reading Unforgettable Images
Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton were added to the NHL's Covid protocol yesterday. With all respect to Laughton, and the other Flyers (Travis Sanheim, Justin Braun, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek) on Covid Protocol, all that is going through the crazy that is my mind is Please, God, please...not Oskar Lindblom. That young man has … Continue reading Please God, Not Oskar Lindblom
Chirping is a part of hockey, as much as fighting; however; there are times when both can go too far. For someone that cannot skate backwards, I do my fair share of chirping. Believe me, there will be some after this weekend. I have one co-worker who is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and one … Continue reading Part of the Game?
The Flyers lost, badly, to the Boston Bruins on Friday night. In what can only be called an embarrassment, the Flyers lost 6-1, and Carter Hart gave up six goals. Six. SIX. It was horrifying to watch, and judging by Carter Hart's reaction, it was just as horrifying to play. After the final horn brought … Continue reading Perhaps A Little Hextall is in Order
I am angry at Alexander Ovechkin. It is actually more than anger; it is closer to the white hot fury normally reserved for the New York Rangers, hypocrisy and a certain very recently exiled orange abomination. My intention today was to discuss in writing that hatred for the Rangers. As my disdain for the Rangers … Continue reading It’s More Than a Game, Ovi
Eric Lindros was on my mind yesterday, so much so that I called a co-worker Eric Lindros when speaking about him. In all fairness, his name is similar, he is a hockey player, and the co-worker I was speaking to was trying my patience at the end of the day, but 88 was on my … Continue reading A Long Overdue Apology to Eric Lindros