Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first season at Flyers Faithful a successful one. We were truly blown away by the support we’ve gotten from the hockey community this season. Thank you to everyone who reads our site, subscribes to our RSS Feed, likes us on Facebook, follows us on Twitter, and/or comments on our articles. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you to Ladyneat, David Strehle, and the others who originally helped spread the word of our existence on Twitter. Thank you to Broad Street Hockey, Puck Daddy, and the other sites and bloggers who graciously quoted …

In case you missed it: Useful insights from Bill Meltzer

Not long after the Flyers’ 2011 season came to a close, Bill Meltzer revealed some useful bits of information on Twitter that are simply too important not to point out. In case you missed it, here they are: Too many Flyers failed to compete. There were also egos that got a little out of control this season. Too many guys more worried about their ice time than winning, too many guys who wanted the easy way out. There’s a lot of blame to go around. I think some of the offseason moves will answer the questions as to which players …

What’s wrong with the Flyers?

It’s too easy to blame Brian Boucher for this loss. After all, he gave up four goals on 20 shots and was pulled from the game. Regrettably, he has not performed above his abilities during the playoffs this season. He’s let in some soft goals and been pulled more times than a sixteen-year old’s wang. His .800 SV% tonight was also woeful at best, but let’s not hang him out to dry just yet. Bill Meltzer likes to state that bad things happen when you don’t move your feet. The Flyers skaters are providing him with plenty of evidence to …

2011 second round predictions

Penaltykiller EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning In the regular season Tampa boasted the better offense and powerplay while Washington had the better goals against and save percentage. Although I think the gap is closer since Tampa acquired Roloson.  Both have good penalty kill units, but Tampa has the powerplay advantage. Tampa also had the advantage in shot differential while Washington had the season series. I am going with Washington because they have enough firepower that could explode at any time and their defense and experience give them a bit of advantage. Washington in six. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston …