What about Kimmo?

Early reports speculating about the potential 18th captain of the Philadelphia Flyers show that it is down to a two-horse race between veterans Chris Pronger and Daniel Briere. Conspicuously missing from that race is veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen. Timonen, one of the longest-tenured Flyers, is a shining example of what a team should look for in a captain. He plays hard and through injuries. He’s honest and not afraid to speak up to say what he feels, even if the sentiment is unpopular. He’s a dark horse and an often overlooked star who gives 100 percent every night, although the spotlight is …

NHL 12 demo review

Upon first glance, the demo for EA’s NHL 12 appears to be a retread of last year’s NHL 11. Sure, the songs may have changed and Chicago and Philadelphia have been replaced by Vancouver and Boston but on the whole, the game remains fairly status quo — and I’m OK with that. EA puts out a solid quality product and the developers are better off improving the game rather than continually reinventing it. The controls and gameplay are familiar, with minor tweaks made here and there. The first noticeable change to the game is the menu screen. A cleaner interface …

Flyers react to Hurricane Irene

Although the Philadelphia area was caught off guard this week when the tremors of an earthquake were felt throughout the region, the Philadelphia Flyers are fully prepared to counteract the effects of Hurricane Irene. Chris Pronger: After battling with the storm for a while in the corner, Pronger ultimately beats Hurricame Irene into submission with his elbow. Ilya Bryzgalov: According to sources in Phoenix, Bryzgalov will only fight off the storm when he feels like it and his ability to do so is overrated. Claude Giroux: As the storm approaches, Giroux puts on a dazzling display of moves to elude …