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Why I’m Rooting for the Kings, and Why You Should, Too

Image Courtesy of BroadStreetHockey.com I am a Flyers fan. I bleed orange and black. My two favorite players of all time are Rod Brind’Amour and Kevin Dineen. I hope that one day, my Flyers will hoist the Stanley Cup. Regardless of that fact, I have been on the Los Angeles Kings train all playoffs long. Whether you listen to our podcast or not (free plug!), I not only picked the Kings to upset the Canucks and Blues, but I chose them as my favorite to win it all. So, the natural question is, why do I root for the Kings …

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The Tampa Bay Flyers? A Look Back on Trades with the Lightning

Matt Carle. Matt Walker. Andrej Meszaros. Pavel Kubina. What do these men have in common? Yes, they all play for the Flyers. Yes, they are all defensemen. Yes, the Flyers paid a hefty price to acquire all four. Those acquisitions are what I would like to explore. The Flyers acquired Carle in 2009 from the Tampa Bay Lightning for infamous winger Steve Downie, defenseman Steve Eminger, and Tampa Bay’s own fourth-round pick, snagged Walker in a surprise July, 2010 deal for Simon Gagne, picked up Meszaros a short time afterwards for the Flyers’ 2012 second-round pick. On Saturday February 18, …

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Balls and a Blueprint: Inside the Mind of the Flyers’ Mad Scientist

Some call him a genius. Some call him insane. Most people call him Homer. I refer to him as the Mad Scientist. If you hadn’t caught on by now, I’m talking about Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, also known as the man who was passed over for GM of the Year. I believe it is safe to say that Holmgren has officially made this Flyers team his own (and secured his job for a few more seasons). The craziest of crazies took place on June 23 in the Flyers much-publicized, much-maligned trades of cornerstone centers Mike Richards (captain) and Jeff …

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Flyers-Penguins Rivalry Reaching Breaking Point

This isn’t a game anymore. This isn’t a series anymore. This is a battle between two teams that hate each other. This is not the type of hate that is used by ESPN to promote a Red Sox/Yankees game. No, this is a hate that is visible on the ice. This is a hate that is spoken about publicly by the players. This is a hate that the NHL has no control of. Game 3 started out like Games 1 and 2 – Penguins score early and the Flyers fight back. Except there was something different in the air at …

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A Look Back at the Chris Pronger Trade

It was June 26, 2009. I was sitting in a Chinese buffet at the Plymouth Meeting Mall as my phone began to vibrate: CSN ALERT: Flyers trade F Joffrey Lupul, D Luca Sbisa, 2009 1st round pick, 2010 1st round pick, and a conditional 3rd round pick in 2010 or 2011 to Anaheim for D Chris Pronger and F Ryan Dingle. Immediately, I jumped up and exclaimed, “THE FLYERS GOT RYAN DINGLE!” Of course I began getting in touch with family members and hockey friends — not to discuss the bounty the Flyers gave up to trade for the All-star, …