It was recently brought to light that Ron Hextall made some very bad decisions as the Flyers General Manager. Do these bad choices truly tarnish his legacy as a goaltender? I understand cancel culture, and there are times when it is appropriate (yes,I am looking at you, Evander Kane...you and Burt's eyebrows) but I have … Continue reading Ron Hextall…Bad GM, Badass Goalie
The Flyers managed to steal a point in a back-to-back situation against the San Jose Sharks last night thanks to the terrific play of Felix Sandstrom in his NHL debut. Falling 3-2 in overtime after a goal from Tomas Hertl with 30 seconds left, the Flyers now have points in their last seven games and … Continue reading Sandstrom’s Impressive Debut Not Enough to Keep the Sharks From Biting
It is a Flyers Game Day, and I should be reading about my boys in Orange and Black on Social Media. Unfortunately, every form of Social Media has turned into the Ben Simmons show, and that show is seriously an embarassment. Stories of the 76ers superstar wanting a trade have swirled for months. He apparently … Continue reading If Ben Simmons was a Flyer
Jimmy Hayes died with Fentanyl and cocaine in his system. Does this change his legacy?
Fans were allowed back on Broad Street for Sunday nights Flyers game versus the Caps. Some very lucky fans were finally able to be in the Wells Fargo Center after a year; the tickets were expensive and hard to come by; I would have given just about anything to have that chance. Alas, I was … Continue reading Is Having Fans Back Really Good for the Flyers?
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
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,
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
What will it take for the Flyers to get a little respect?
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