At the end of the 2019-20 season, it seemed as though the Flyers blue line was about to go through some drastic changes. With Justin Braun and Robert Hagg's contracts set to expire and Shayne Gostisbehere's name on the trade block, it seemed as though recently re-signed 25-year-old defenseman Mark Friedman would get his opportunity … Continue reading A Golden Opportunity for Mark Friedman
The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the most interesting enigmas of a hockey team in the entire league. In a series with their bitter cross-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flyers managed to sweep two games, only to concede an embarrassing loss the next series. So, are the Flyers a talented team, loaded with depth? … Continue reading What Now?
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
Last week, we broke down the news of the Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers possibly being trade partners in a potential deal featuring Keith Yandle, and came to the conclusion that the trade wouldn't be beneficial as an addition to the Flyers roster. But the scenario has bubbled in my brain all week. The trade … Continue reading A Keith Yandle Trade Isn’t About A Player, It’s About A Mindset
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”
It's time to figure out just how deep the Flyers' forward corps is. Losing a top forward, let alone Selke Winner Sean (1C)outurier causes a number of problems. Aside from the glaring hole at 1C, the loss of Coots' offensive production, defensive prowess, and special teams roles creates a ripple effect beyond the first forward … Continue reading Frost Advisory in Effect
In a new division, regarded as possibly the toughest in the league, with 7 other teams the Flyers have the best chance to finish on top. It won’t be easy, facing each team in their division 8 times in a condensed 56 game schedule. However the orange and black have enough talent, great coaching, and … Continue reading 2021 Outlook: Flyers On Track To Be Best In Division
Believe it or not, this is not an article from 2012. Rumors broke earlier in the week that the Florida Panthers and veteran defenseman Keith Yandle are headed for a spilt after the organization decided to take their defense corps in a different direction. After adding the likes of Radko Gudas, MacKenzie Weegar, Noah Juulsen, … Continue reading Keith Yandle Rumors Pose Interesting Options For Flyers
As the season gets underway, us Flyers fans may be wondering "are my Flyers going to storm into the playoffs and finally win this year?”. Well, I can definitely say that I have been wondering that myself, and I want to know some thoughts from all the lovely people who read Brotherly Puck. So, what … Continue reading New Season, New Expectations!
Hockey is a business. I get that, really I do. Players come, players go, it is the nature of the beast. I am fine with that....most of the time. There have been some trades that cut deep. Rick Tocchet. Danny Briere. And yes, I know that Briere was a compliance buy out, not a trade, … Continue reading Dear Toronto Fans,