3 on 3 for the week of 12.04.2011

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back at the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Orange and Black had a mini road trip to the West Coast, winning both games and gathering 4 more points, keeping them in the hunt in the Eastern Conference for a top playoff seed. A few key players made their return to the lineup, but would they return “hot” or “not”? Let’s get to this week’s 3 “hot” Flyers: The Giroux-Jagr-Harnell line — I could have just made them one through three, but I thought they deserved to be together at …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.27.2011

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back on the week for the Orange and Black. This past week the Flyers went 2-2, getting 4 out of a possible 8 points. A rash of injuries have hit the Flyers recently, but they are still in second place in the Atlantic Division, 3 points behind Pittsburgh. Let’s get to this week’s “hot” and “cold” Flyers:  3 “hot”: Claude Giroux –”G” continues his Hart Trophy candidacy with another strong week, potting 2 goals and an assist in 4 games. He continues to trail Phil Kessel for the overall scoring lead in …

Point/Counterpoint: Heavyweights are unnecessary in the new NHL

Point/Counterpoint is a new series that argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers. This week, Dain S and Jim discuss whether the heavyweight enforcer is needed in today’s NHL. Point by Dain S: Muhammad Ali. Mike Tyson. Those names inspire awe and conjure up images of the “baddest man on the planet,” the heavyweight champion. In hockey, the heavyweight enforcer has also been a fixture of the NHL since the 70’s when the Flyers constructed a team filled with tough guys and skill players, changing the game forever while winning consecutive Stanley Cups. However, in today’s NHL, the …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.20.2011

Welcome once again to 3-on-3, where we take a statistical look at the Philadelphia Flyers and their performance for the past week. The Fly Guys won 3 out of 4 games last week , getting 6 out of a possible 8 points, good enough to gain a share of first place in the Eastern Conference with Pittsburgh. Let’s see who were this week’s “hot” and “not” Flyers: 3 “Hot”: Matt Read – The young rookie from Bemidji State University continues to position himself as a rookie of the year candidate. He scored 5 goals and added an assist in 4 …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.13.2011

Welcome to 3-on-3 , where we look back on the past week of Flyers games and break down the numbers to see who is hot and who could be playing better. The Orange and Black dropped their only contest of the week to Tampa Bay down at  St. Pete Times Forum in overtime, salvaging one point out of two.  Let’s get to this week 3 “hot” Flyers: Scott Harnell — Harnell continued his resurgence with the Flyers’ only goal of the evening, a power play tally and his sixth goal of the season. He is still 3rd on the team …