Ilya Bryzgalov

Flyers themed New Year’s Resolutions

The lack of NHL hockey has changed a lot of things for many folks, but it can’t change something as old as time. Though a 2013 season may not come to fruition, that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for some Flyers themed New Year’s resolutions for the organization and all those involved – and I can’t think of a better place to start then between the pipes. Can we please take it easy on Ilya Bryzgalov? I know he doesn’t make it easy on himself at all, but his antics reach international levels of press because our fan base …

Shayne Gostisbehere

Can A “Ghost” Stand Out?

With the World Junior Hockey Championships underway in Russia, the Flyers find themselves with just one representative in the tournament. Luckily for the organization and its loyal followers that representative is Shayne Gostisbehere, and has the talent to make us proud — but what can we realistically expect from the sophomore from Union College? It needs to be said off the get go: the sky is the limit, but “Ghost” isn’t in the elite echelon of defensemen in this tournament. There have been talks of the next superstar on the blue line for the Orange and Black, but he has …

Petr Sykora

New Life for Silver Foxes

It is tough to find things to like about the lockout. With no hockey to be played, players are left to go as hard (or as soft) as they please in order to maintain an NHL physique. However, this lack of games can actually be a silver lining to some of the more resilient silver foxes of the National Hockey League – if play were to resume. This gives the Flyers some options to fill out the roster in free agency that they might not have considered if the full season were still intact. So what might those choices be? …

Slap Hands!

Be More Offensive?

It appears the latest round of negotiations between the National Hockey League and the NHLPA to solve the lockout might lead to some positive results, finally giving the fans a team back to root for. But if the Flyers were to take the ice in the immediate future, would the fans even be happy with what they saw? This has been a relatively disappointing offseason for the Flyers. The bread and butter of the Orange and Black last season was their offense, but it doesn’t appear on paper to have improved. Diving in deeper only causes more concern. The Flyers …

Giroux

Wild Flyers: Giroud and Giroux

With the NHL Lockout having festered beyond reason, many have fallen into a routine of getting their hockey fix elsewhere. Unfortunately, this routine usually means just catching a game whenever we can just to take in the sport itself, leaving a void in your schedule where your Flyers fandom used to fill in the spaces between puck drops. Without a Flyers team to talk about, can a Flyers fan exist? The answer to that question is yes. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself seeing the Flyers spirit reincarnated in all sorts of things, whether it’s related to the …