Should have been in orange and black! (Image via nhlsnipers.com)

Coping with a Long-Cupless City

Are you tired of hearing about Flyers West yet? Too bad!  It’s frankly the only thing we can write about at this point, unless you’re clamoring for a piece on how good Claude Giroux is at drinking games (hint: this is the wrong site for that sort of news). So here we are again, on the verge of watching former beloved members of the Orange and Black holding the Stanley Cup.  It’s happened before and it will happen again. The LA Kings are the new Carolina Hurricanes: a team featuring former prominent Flyers that you really don’t mind seeing win …

Podcast

Podcast: Episode 26, Unbearable

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Nicklas Lidström’s retirement from the NHL, the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings, and Tim Thomas’ upcoming year off from the NHL. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 26 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

Tell us Zoltar, who should I put all my money on in Vegas? (image via backtotheeighties.net)

2012 Stanley Cup Final Staff Predictions

No matter that trying to divine the finishing point or the winner of any league and any series is like trying to squeeze water from a stone, it’s basically the responsibility of any sports-based web site to wrench predictions out of its crack staff for the playoffs. We here at Flyers Faithful certainly aren’t above it!  Below are our staff predictions for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.  Leave your own predictions in the comments below!

Podcast

Podcast: Episode 25, Sunstroke

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings with The Royal Half!  They discuss the Flyers West name, the Kings’ playoff run so far, and the state of hockey in LA. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 25 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

Poor Pierre

Pierre’s Problem

The Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers heated up a bit in Game 4 after Rangers pest (and saluting idiot) Mike Rupp messed with mummified Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. This led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella and Devils counterpart Peter DeBoer screaming at each other between the benches.  If they were within arm’s length of each other they probably would have dropped the proverbial gloves.  You can find video of the incident below.