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Archive: October 2011


Laviolette's Silent Island Saga Drums On ... and On ... and On ...

Peter Laviolette deemed it best if Bryzgalov did not answer to the media frenzy "the day before a game and the day of a game" in effort to eliminate any avoidable distraction. This has our city's sports journalists in a bit of a quandary. In fact, they've taken it personally.


Peter Laviolette deemed it best if Bryzgalov did not answer to the media frenzy "the day before a game and the day of a game" in effort to
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 357 days ago

Flyers Media Cut Off From Interviewing Bryzgalov, Whining Ensues

The fourth estate already has enough access to these players on a daily basis. Back off! Bryzgalov's got to invest fifty-one millio....uh, 100% of his energy into righting the wrongs he's currently created for himself. This involves eliminating of any unnecessary diversions.
The fourth estate already has enough access to these players on a daily basis. Back off! Bryzgalov's got to invest fifty-one millio....uh,
Joe Bogle submitted 2 years 357 days ago

$51M Has Gone Lost in the Woods, Barn Burning Travesty 9 - 8

Chris Pronger isn’t God. He isn’t our Peyton Manning. He isn’t the only talented player on our team.  We can win without him. The 22 other guys on the ice need to believe that.  To me, it seems they don’t.  Better positioning is the best way to make Pronger’s absence less noticeable.  Right now it is about as unnoticeable as Yao Ming.
Chris Pronger isn’t God. He isn’t our Peyton Manning. He isn’t the only talented player on our team.  We can win
Tim March submitted 2 years 360 days ago

What In The Hell Was That Lastnight?

Lastnight the Flyers defense did their job as about as effectively as a wet wad of toilet paper. It was a miserable disgrace. Is the team missing their Captain THAT badly? Of course. Chris Pronger is a future Hall Of Famer. He didn't get that way from not being his squad's most influential blue liner. 
Lastnight the Flyers defense did their job as about as effectively as a wet wad of toilet paper. It was a miserable disgrace. Is the team
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 361 days ago

An Ode to #88, Lindros To Skate in Alumni Game

This year, Eric will be skating in the middle of Citizens Bank Park with some of the Flyers greats of past, and rightfully so. I hope he gets the biggest ovation of any player on either day. Hopefully next time I'm in Toronto I get to see the bust of Eric amongst the greats in NHL history in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
This year, Eric will be skating in the middle of Citizens Bank Park with some of the Flyers greats of past, and rightfully so. I hope he
Joe Bogle submitted 2 years 362 days ago

The Orange in Hab Country

It was the autumn months of 1940, and the Habs began their season with two wins, six losses, and two tied decisions. Not until this current 2011-12 season have they began so poorly since, with a current record of 1 - 5 - 2. 
It was the autumn months of 1940, and the Habs began their season with two wins, six losses, and two tied decisions. Not until this current
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 362 days ago

Shelley Turning a New Leaf?

First off, I was extremely confused as to why Jody was getting a start in a game we were trying to win and prevent losing a third consecutive time. Secondly, this team needs all the PK players we can get. So scratching Andreas Nodl (one of our forwards on the penalty-kill) for a 4th line skater who commits penalties often.....was a mystery to me.
First off, I was extremely confused as to why Jody was getting a start in a game we were trying to win and prevent losing a third
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 363 days ago

Leafs Go Down, Pronger's Eye Almost Comes Out

When the accident happened I was legitimately worried that I just witnessed a full grown man skate screaming into a locker room clutching his actual eyeball in the palm of his hand. Could a visor have prevented this? Should the NHL mandate that all NHL players, rookies to vets, begin wearing protective visors on their helmets?


When the accident happened I was legitimately worried that I just witnessed a full grown man skate screaming into a locker room
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 363 days ago

Case of the Mondays, Displaced Feelings About Tonight

To shut this team down, you must first control Kessel. To control Kessel, our blue line will have to be massively better than they've been the last six periods. Protecting the slot and crease from Toronto's snipers is critical, though it must be done without giving Phaneuf and/or Schenn an open shot from the points. 


That's basically a defensive gameplan for every tilt on the schedule, but getting back to, and perfecting, the basics is probably what this struggling Flyers team needs. 


To shut this team down, you must first control Kessel. To control Kessel, our blue line will have to be massively better than they've been
Michael DeNicola submitted 2 years 364 days ago

Teach 'Em a Lesson When the Lesson Matters

Was there a memo passed around to every player in the League that if you wanted to hammer an opponent you should expect to be jumped by the other four guys on the ice and the hot dog vendors?
Was there a memo passed around to every player in the League that if you wanted to hammer an opponent you should expect to be jumped by the
Joe Bogle submitted 3 years 2 days ago

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