It’s official. Thursday evening, the NHL announced that Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers won the Frank J. Selke Award for the 2019-20 season. The award recognizes the forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive aspects of the game. Faced with stiff competition for the award with perennial nominees and former winners Patrice … Continue reading Why Couturier’s Selke Win Matters: The Link Between the Selke Trophy and the Stanley Cup
On Tuesday August 18th with the Philadelphia Flyers preparing to play Game 4 of their First Round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens, the hockey world was floored by the news that Dale Hawerchuk had passed away at the age of 57. Hawerchuk had battled valiantly against stomach cancer after being diagnosed in October of … Continue reading In Memoriam: Dale Hawerchuk (1963 – 2020)
With the NHL officially returning to play, I have some free advice to give to my fellow Flyers fans as the chase for the Stanley Cup begins: Try to act like you have been here before. With all of the excitement of the return to play after an absence of sports due to COVID-19, it … Continue reading What is with the Hate for Nate Thompson?
They say honesty is the best policy. It is better to deal with difficult conversations and uncomfortable truths by taking them on head-on rather than using a tactic of ignoring and avoiding confrontation. I have to come right out and say it; even though it will surely be difficult to digest what is sure to … Continue reading Sorry Flyers Fans, But John Tortorella Should Win NHL Coach of the Year
This week, the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) selection committee will be meeting to select the 2020 class of inductees into the HHOF. With safety precautions due to COVID-19 still firmly in place, this year the committee will be meeting virtually over the two days (June 23 and June 24) to present the cases for … Continue reading Who Get’s the Call to Join the Hall? The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020
We all know the powerhouses of international hockey: Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and the United States. These nations have put together impressive squads with and without NHL players throughout their storied histories. What if players were able to put on the uniform of their family’s cultural heritage or nationality? What would some … Continue reading The All-Time Heritage Team: The Black Heritage Team
“A penny saved is a penny earned”. It seems that this age-old saying really applies to the NHL these days. As a sports starved world desperately looks for leagues to begin play once again, the NHL seems to be at odds with itself (along with fans, players, and owners alike) about their return should look … Continue reading How Will a Flat Salary Cap Affect This Year’s RFA Class?
Here is the transcript of our amazing interview with Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Kurtis Gabriel. Enjoy! Listen to the interview on Apple Podcasts here Dan Esche: All right everybody, welcome to Brotherly Pod! It is Monday May 4th, 2020 - Star Wars Day here. Jim is here as well. He is usually over on … Continue reading Brotherly Pod Q&A – Kurtis Gabriel
Here is the transcript of our interview with Bill Meltzer from Thursday of last week. Enjoy! Listen to the interview on Apple Podcasts here Dan Esche: All right everybody, welcome to Brotherly Pod. It is Thursday April 30th, the last day of April. Finally! It has been a very long month here, but we’ve … Continue reading Brotherly Pod Q&A – Bill Meltzer
I know. You have heard this kind of thing before. The summer of 2019 was supposed to be the much anticipated ‘Summer of the Offer Sheet’. Why not? After all, that offseason had the youngest and most talented crop of restricted free agents (RFA’s) including names like Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen, Brayden Point, Sebastian Aho, … Continue reading Are the Flyers Vulnerable to a Nolan Patrick Offer Sheet?