Harry Z Fight Club

His Name Was Harry Z

On April 1, 2013 the Flyers traded away Harry Zolnierczyk. The members of the Flyers have been trained to lose all identity so they could dissolve into one cohesive orange and black unit. They were trained to live for the crest on the front, not the name on the back. When one of them was moved from the team, the players didn’t understand it. Zac Rinaldo looked up, tears in his eyes. He understood the situation less than anyone. “Why did Flyer 37 have to leave? What does it all mean?” Looking around the room, Kimmo Timonen asked,  “Are you …

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Podcast Episode 59: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ matchups with the Islanders, Bruins, and Capitals (this was actually recorded during the end of the Caps game). They also discuss the injuries to Andrej Meszaros, Braydon Coburn, and Max Talbot and if the Flyers should try and make a trade to push for the playoffs or tank and go for a high draft pick, including the value of Matt Read to the team. Note that this was recorded before Jay Bouwmeester was traded to the St. Louis Blues. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 59 You can listen to the episode by …

Mad Men Briere

Buy, Buy Baby

PAUL HOLMGREN, PETER LAVIOLETTE, DANNY BRIERE, ILYA BRYZGALOV, and CLAUDE GIROUX sit down at a table in Holmgren’s office in the Wells Fargo Center.   PAUL HOLMGREN Gentlemen, we are here today to discuss what we are doing with our two salary cap compliance buyouts. Ilya and Danny, you are here to tell us why you should remain with the team. Peter and Claude are here for their input as coach and team captain. Any questions?   ILYA BRYZGALOV When will we be getting the pie and punch? Is the punch Hawaiian? Best punch.   HOLMER I told Ed that …

Prong Stark

A Song of Ice and Flyer

Game of Thrones returns to your television boxes and illegal pirated internet feeds tonight! To commemorate this, our own Sir Bomb of Este has matched up a bunch of Game of Thrones characters with the Flyers and other NHL stars. Big thanks to all the people on Twitter who helped with the initial ideas for this back in January. Please note that Steve has not read the books and is basing this off of the first two seasons of the TV show.   Ned Stark – Chris Pronger He lost his head Cheap jokes aside, Pronger was the leader of …

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Podcast Episode 58: Trade Talk with Eklund

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Eklund from Hockeybuzz about the Jarome Iginla trade (when we thought it was to Boston, d’oh!), the odds of the Flyers trading Max Talbot and Ruslan Fedotenko, the Flyers’ interest in various players, potential trades throughout the NHL before the deadline, and steps that the Flyers may take in the offseason to address their issues. The guys also discuss the Flyers’ losses to the Penguins and Rangers and say goodbye to former Flyers assistant coach Wayne Fleming. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 58 You can listen to the episode by following the …