Flyers shut out Maple Leafs in preseason opener

It was a predictable moment, though the dance did not involve two typical partners. Midway through the third period, Tom Sestito pummeled former Flyer Joffrey Lupul into the ground. The massive fighter who is vying for a roster spot in Philadelphia squared off against Toronto’s underperforming scorer. It was not exactly a marquee matchup. Nevertheless, it was an landmark moment. Though Lupul has not donned the Orange and Black since being traded for Chris Pronger in the Summer of 2009, he was still part of the Center City crew that ran this team. Unlike many others who went on to play …

The one where Jeremy Roenick responds to Philly fans

So, you may have heard by now that Jeremy Roenick appeared on Master Debaters with Jay Mohr. The group of four panelists discussed which city had the most annoying sports fans and, as expected, the conversation inevitably turned to Philadelphia. Mohr lead the charge against Philly, attacking the city’s sports fans each time he spoke. By the time Roenick finally had the opportunity to speak, it’s likely that Philly fans were so annoyed at Mohr that they were ready to pounce if Roenick called Philly anything shy of the best city with the best fans on the planet. Roenick mentions …

How many goals will Wayne Simmonds Score?

In his first three NHL seasons, Wayne Simmonds scored 39 total goals, including a career-high 16 goals in 2010. His numbers place him slightly above what Scott Hartnell did in his first three seasons. During his fourth, Hartnell scored 18 goals and 33 points. Many believe Simmnods can break the 20 goal plateau this season. What do you think?

A call to action

The death of former NHL enforcer, Bob Probert, came as a big shock to the NHL community last year. The fighter had a checkered past, riddled with drug and alcohol issues and legal troubles but he was still young (45) when he died on his boat in Ontario. At the time, his death was an isolated incident, something people hoped not to see again. Sadly, it began a trend among hockey pugilists. Less than two months later, the highly-respected Jason Smith, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and NHL tough guy, was arrested for domestic abuse last September. Nobody saw that …

Cote comments on painkillers

Former Flyer and enforcer, Riley Cote, spoke out against painkillers on Facebook this morning. For those of you who do not have an account or access to the site, here is his quote: Someone needs to step in and speak up about these very preventable deaths. This absolutely crazy. These PILLS (painkillers) are mass produced, way over prescribed and are flooding the black market with pharmaceutically made, very highly addictive drugs. This is a growing epidemic all across North america. We need some action ASAP otherwise there will be plenty more of these sad stories. We have a post that …