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

Does a Morgan Frost Appearance Shake Up the Offense?

Well, this team's offense has certainly looked better. The Flyers' postseason so far could be described as anything between "exciting" and "so irritating I'm about to spear this hockey stick through my TV screen." The Flyers' offense, and specifically the power play, serves as the catalyst for much of the aforementioned rage. A lack of … Continue reading Does a Morgan Frost Appearance Shake Up the Offense?

In Memoriam: Dale Hawerchuk (1963 – 2020)

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)

The Best and the Worst-Flyers vs Canadians Round 1 Series

For the first time since 2012 the Philadelphia Flyers have advanced to the second round of the playoffs! The Flyers won all of their round robin games and ended up with the #1 seed in the East, which matched them up with the lowest seed in the Eastern Conference (and playoffs overall) in the Montreal … Continue reading The Best and the Worst-Flyers vs Canadians Round 1 Series

Have a Little Faith

The last time the Flyers won a playoff series was in the 2011-12 season. I have heard that sentence, or some variant of it, so many times since the 2020 playoffs started that I have lost count. If it were a drinking game, I would spend my days and nights comfortably numb. I have also … Continue reading Have a Little Faith

Sushko, Kase, Sandin, Rubtsov Loaned Amid Late AHL Start

The AHL recently announced that they expect the start of their 2020-21 season to be pushed back until December 4, 2020 and because of that the organization is letting some of their prospects go abroad to continue to play during the down time. Maksim Sushko, David Kase, and Linus Sandin are all expected to be … Continue reading Sushko, Kase, Sandin, Rubtsov Loaned Amid Late AHL Start

Observations From a Socially-Distanced Baseball Game

Baseball is back at Coca-Cola Park! Well, kinda. The Phillies non-roster players have taken up residency at the Ironpigs stadium and are running scrimmages that are partially open to season ticket holders. The scrimmage itself is nothing worth reporting on. A couple dozen minor leaguers with less of a compete level than your local tee-ball … Continue reading Observations From a Socially-Distanced Baseball Game