The sports world has been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Olympics are not immune to the mess. The Summer Games have been put on the back burner as they were supposed to take place in 2020, but were delayed until 2021 and possibly later. Now, the Winter Olympics are on … Continue reading Which Flyers Will Make the 2022 Olympics?
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?
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
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”
The 2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers season told a story of growth and resilience. When the season started the team had a fresh, reinvigorated feel under new head coach Alain Vigneault and fresh faces Kevin Hayes, Matt Niskanen, and Justin Braun. The team was shaky out of the gate until tragedy struck in December when forward Oskar … Continue reading Philadelphia Flyers State of the Union
The Seattle expansion draft is on the horizon and it has many fans puckering their butts as to what the outcome will be. To make a very long story short, the Flyers will probably protect seven forwards, three defenseman, and one goaltender. By that standard, they will probably protect Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Travis Konecny, … Continue reading What Happens to the Salary Cap if Seattle Takes James Van Riemsdyk?
After spending the majority of the last five seasons treading water trying to keep their Stanley Cup team together, the Chicago Blackhawks have finally waived the white flag, releasing a statement last week that the organization will undergo a rebuilding phase. While it's unclear exactly how far the team will break itself down, one has … Continue reading Should the Flyers Pick the bones of the Blackhawks?
The NHL entry draft and free agency have come and gone and the Flyers remained mostly silent through the entire week. While there may not be any glaring needs at forward, the Flyers still have not addressed the retirement of Matt Niskanen yet. Chuck Fletcher delivered two press conferences where he seemed rather nonchalant about … Continue reading What is the Plan for the Defense?
News broke early Saturday morning that the Flyers re-signed 35-year-old goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year, $1.5 million extension. Gearing up for his fourth season in Philadelphia, the backup posted a 2.87 goals against average and .899 save percentage in 31 games during the 2019-20 season. While Elliott was the predictable option, there were a … Continue reading Was Re-Signing Elliott the Right Move?