Unforgettable Images

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

Please God, Not Oskar Lindblom

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

Part of the Game?

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?

It’s More Than a Game, Ovi

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

A Long Overdue Apology to Eric Lindros

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

“Man up, Patty”

Nolan Patrick scored a goal in the Flyers home opener on Wednesday, and the fans rejoiced. Since there were no fans at the Wells Fargo Center, the rejoicing was done on social media. As I scrolled through those reactions, I noticed that many of those fans were amongst a crowd that had not been as … Continue reading “Man up, Patty”

In Defense of Tuuka Rask, and the Flyers, too

The President's Cup winning Boston Bruins were eliminated last night. Normally I would be doing a dance of joy (OK, part of me still is), but since the Flyers face the same fate this evening, my joy is tempered. I logged into my social media accounts a bit late this morning, dreading the end of … Continue reading In Defense of Tuuka Rask, and the Flyers, too