Early Monday morning, Twitter was graced by the presence of the National Hockey League’s newest mascot. What ensued shortly thereafter, was borderline hysteria. Many people took the serious route, proclaiming their disdain for the new Philadelphia personality. Yeah sorry. I don’t care what kind of publicity we’re getting or the fact that it’s so awkward […]Read more "Gritty’s first day with the Flyers was interesting to say the least…"
We are 24 days away from preseason hockey, and 25 from Flyers preseason hockey. Hang in there folks, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer by the day. An already long enough off season, lengthened by the excitement surrounding young players development and the signing of a scoring winger that this […]Read more "Five things to look forward to: Flyers Edition"
Back at the end of April my Philly Sports Network colleague, Austin Mitchell, wrote an article about Nolan Patrick. The article was a great retrospective at Patrick’s rookie season, comparing him to other recent #2 overall draft picks. If you haven’t done so, I would highly recommend reading his article before proceeding with mine. A […]Read more "Looking ahead: What does 2018 hold for Flyers’ sophomore sensation Nolan Patrick?"
By now, everyone has heard that the New York Rangers have hired former Boston University head coach David Quinn to replace Alain Vigneault behind the bench. This seems to be a trend that has potential to catch on across the entire NHL: hiring successful college coaches as head coaches in the NHL. OFFICIAL: #NYR have […]Read more "Why Dave Hakstol’s Flyers future hinges on the success of David Quinn in New York"
After game 3 Sunday afternoon, Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol announced that changes could be coming in regards to the lineup. He didn’t specify who or what, but speculation leads up to believe that Oskar Lindblom, who has underperformed so far in the series, may find himself up in the press box, watching Jordan Weal […]Read more "Optimizing the Flyers lineup ahead of game four"
1st Period Shots – 11-4 Flyers Hits – 14-13 Flyers Faceoffs – 9-7 Flyers 10:25 – Penguins Goal – Sidney Crosby with a wraparound on Brian Elliott, 1-0 Penguins 11:55 – Penguins Penalty – Bryan Rust, 2 minutes, Tripping 14:41 – Flyers Penalty – Brandon Manning, 2 minutes, Tripping 18:17 – Penguins Penalty – Carl […]Read more "Flyers vs Penguins Game 3 Recap: Short-lived ecstasy"
Let me preface this article by saying that one, I didn’t write this article, let alone join this industry, to make friends. I didn’t do it to appease the masses. I decided to start writing because I love the sport of hockey, and I love the Flyers. I love hearing your opinions, and I love […]Read more "Flyers Fact Check: Enough with the Anti-Manning narrative"
1st Period Highlights :28 seconds in and Provorov puts the Flyers up. Great give and go, with the assists going to Giroux and Gostisbehere. 3:48 Hagg takes the games first penalty, 2 minutes for holding the stick. Flyers killed the penalty. 7:14 Hagg walks the puck into the zone and wrists one past Anderson, putting […]Read more "Flyers @ Senators Recap: early goals, late goals, and everything in between"
It’s a breath of fresh air these days at the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia Flyers are just on fire since their comrades in the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. They are 8-0-1 since the Birds raised the Lombardi Trophy, and they seem to be a split image of the Eagles. If one looks up […]Read more "The Flyers are a spitting image of the Super Bowl winning Philadelphia Eagles"
An ongoing theme for sports fans in the City of Brotherly Love is the need to be highly critical of the teams we love. From the outside looking in, it probably seems like we’re all just a crude bunch of brutish, hateful loudmouths. In actuality, the more a Philly fan whines often correlates with how […]Read more "Whether you like it or not, Flyers winger Jake Voracek is very good at hockey"