Forged Dialogues: Scott Hartnell

Scott Hartnell took the time out of his hectic schedule to sit down with Flyers Faithful and opened up about his personal and professional life for our Forged Dialogues series. We thank him for his time and look forward to talking to other players in the near future. FF: Hello, Scott. Thank you for joining us at Flyers Faithful headquarters, atop One Liberty Place (where we currently live as squatters), to answer a few questions. SH: No problem, Marsello. I’m always willing to make time for a blogger. FF: Thanks. It’s Mar-chel-lo. SH: Mark Shello. FF: Mar-chel-lo. SH: Marsh-el-lo. FF: Listen, …

On Chara and Pacioretty

When Zdeno Chara hit Max Pacioretty during Tuesday’s tilt between the Bruins and Canadiens, my stomach turned. I was not angry. I was simply worried about Pacioretty. It’s the most fear and concern I felt since Ondrej Pavelec mysteriously collapsed during a stoppage of play back in October. I could care less about the outcome of either game or what it meant for either team. These situations transcended the artificial boundaries of hockey and all I could do was sit at the edge of my seat and wait, hoping to hear that the player was going to be alright. The …

Five Reasons I love the Flyers: David Strehle

David Strehle covers the Philadelphia Flyers for NHL Hot Stove and he may be one of the most welcoming and easily likable people on Twitter. He is also a diehard fan of the Flyers. Below, he gives us the five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. The fans In all sports, there are fans of teams that are described as loyal and even passionate.  Philadelphia sports fans in general have a certain stigma throughout the sports world, but Philly hockey fans take the meaning of “fan” to another level.  The Flyers faithful have been named the craziest in the NHL by The Hockey News, and they might just …

Discussing the slump

Last night, ProHockeyTalk published three reasons why the Flyers are struggling. Quickly summed up, they believe the Flyers aren’t desperate enough, the scoring has dried up, and the team can’t seem to close out games in the third period. PHT also points out that the goaltending is not to blame here. For the most part, I agree with the article but I also think it goes a bit deeper than that. The Flyers are in self-preservation mode. The memory of all the fatigue and injuries suffered towards the end of the ’10 season and throughout the playoffs is once again fresh …