Watching the Flyers play since they returned from the Covid pause forced by a team outbreak has been torture. I love this team fiercely and have for as long as I can remember, but this has been god awful, torture second only to sleep deprivation. As I suffered through both last night I was roughing … Continue reading Is it over yet?
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
Playoff Hockey is back everyone, and the 1st seeded Philadelphia Flyers will take on the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens in game 1 tonight at 8 pm. Carter Hart will face his childhood idol, Carey Price, which will shape up to be a goal-tending match for the ages. Let's look into tonight's match-up and see what … Continue reading Round 1: Flyers vs Canadiens Game 1 Preview
I have been waiting for news of the NHL starting back up for months. Being able to work from home has left me able to stalk Twitter, Instagram and the NHL website more frequently. When the news broke that training camps would start on July 13th with games beginning on August 1st, I was giddy … Continue reading The Cost of Flyers Hockey in 2020
The Philadelphia Flyers Team Awards will be handed out this week. Kevin Hayes snagged the first one, picking up the Hart Memorial.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has put a halt to life as we know it. Countries have are on lockdown. All non-essential facilities have closed. The highly contagious illness has caused the cancellation or postponements of conferences, concerts, and sports leagues, with the NHL being just one of many leagues to immediately cease their … Continue reading 9 Game Review #8: 6 Game Edition (Thanks, Coronavirus)
Coming into this stretch of games, the Philadelphia Flyers played pretty well coming out of the bye week and All-Star Break to keep themselves in the thick of the playoff race. However, the past nine games saw the Orange and Black face a true make-or-break set of games, with most of their matches coming against … Continue reading 9 Game Review #7 – Philly is Flying to the Playoffs
After what was by far their worst stretch of hockey during the 2019-20 season, the Philadelphia Flyers knew that they were at rock bottom. Things could only get better, and they would have to if they wanted to be playing for the Stanley Cup come April. They faced a daunting road with matches against some … Continue reading 9 Game Review #6: Steamrolling into the Second Half