Let the dust settle

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. The Flyers finally have their bona-fide starter. They have some size and grit. They have wingers. They have cap space, and draft picks, and prospects. As Dick Enberg is fond of saying…Oh my! They got all of the assets that we perceived to be lacking in the franchise and for the low, low price of the captain and one of the alternates. The cost is nothing more than a top-tier, team-leading scorer and a heart-and-soul, leave-it-all-on-the-ice leader. Really, it’s a mere pittance. First-line centers. Cornerstones. Franchise players. That’s it. Anyone …

Simon Gagne should take some time off

The last couple years have been hard for Simon Gagne. After a slew of unfortunate injuries, the one-time face of the Flyers’ franchise found himself in the unenviable position of being forced to waive his no trade clause. Gagne was shipped to Tampa Bay for a poor return. It was the only team for which he could see himself playing. The team had plenty of cap space and he believed this meant that he would be able to remain there for the foreseeable future. However, after the injuries continued and he put up modest numbers throughout the 2011 campaign, it …

Suggested slogans for 2012

For the 2011 playoffs, the Flyers chose a slogan that was a favorite expression of coach Peter Laviolette. It read, “With all our will, we will.” Personally, I’m convinced that the players spent so much time trying to figure out exactly what this meant that it caused brain drain, which then led to the listless team that could barely keep up with their postseason opponents. So, we would like to suggest some new slogans for next season to prevent this potential disaster from happening again. With any luck, one of these will stick. Business never personal Get off our backs, …

Do the Flyers have a deal in place with Bryzgalov?

Rich Winters did not mince words when he spoke with Chuck Gormley. “The fact is there will be no disclosure by the Bryzgalov camp,” said Winters, the agent for prized goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov. “Anybody that guesses at this point will be proven only to be one thing: a guesser and misrepresenting things to the public.” Around that time, Winters put a kibosh on public comments relating to negotiations between his client and the Philadelphia Flyers. So, it caught many people off guard when Bryzgalov joined Twitter yesterday and wrote this in his second tweet: Negotiations Negotiations Negotiations # Flyers Although …