This isn’t a discussion that I thought I would be having, especially after a 102 point campaign during the 2017-18 season. This isn’t a discussion I ever thought would have two sides to it. This is the cause worth fighting for. This is the stand I will take. This is the hill that I will […]Read more "Claude Giroux isn’t just elite, but the most under-appreciated Flyers player of all time"
A silent guardian. A watchful protector. An orange and black knight. Ron Hextall came back to the Flyers organization with a plan: build from the bottom up, and thrive down the road. He was focused on building a dynasty for years to come. He had his vision in mind, and was ready to carry it […]Read more "Ron Hextall: The hero the Flyers deserve, but not the one it needs"
By now, fans have seen this horse beaten to death, and then some. The topic won’t go away, but it should, and I’m here to put it to rest. Claude Giroux belongs on the wing. Period. Giroux as a center was great. From burying the overtime winner in game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup […]Read more "The Great Debate: Where does Flyers captain Claude Giroux Belong?"
So often, teams look for the biggest fish in the free agency pond. So often, those same teams look for the best rental player at the trade deadline. Paul Holmgren was one of those general managers who sought after those big fish, those high-profile rental players. Going after those players resulted in a few trips […]Read more "Flyers Fact Check: Building through the draft works much better than you think"
It’s been as hot of a topic as the season he is having. After being in the conversation for years, without the offensive numbers to back it up, Sean Couturier is rightly where he belongs, in the final three for the Frank J. Selke Award. Each year, the trophy is awarded to the best two-way […]Read more "Flyers Fact Check: Why Sean Couturier will win the Selke Award this year"
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"
It’s the age old debate, who has the best fanbase. Western Pennsylvania will always say the Penguins do. Eastern Pennsylvania will always say the Flyers do. I’m here to tell you why the west is full of it, and why they are. Back in 1967, the NHL decided to add six more teams to the […]Read more "Flyers Fact Check: Flyers fans are better than Penguins fans"