Flyers acquire Versteeg

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening in exchange for two draft picks. Heading to the top club in the Eastern Conference is the 24-year-old winger who tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 53 games for the struggling Maple Leafs this season. Going to Toronto are first-and-third round picks in the 2011 draft. “Kris is an exciting young forward. He’s 24 years old and he’ll fit in with our group of players here,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. “He’s a quality forward that can play in a lot of different …

The roof is coming off the Spectrum again

Philly.com is reporting that the Spectrum roof will collapse today. So, let’s commemorate this moment with a few videos. The roof blows off the Spectrum The Harlem Globetrotters play on the Spectrum roof Update: Via Ike Richman: Minor technical problem with crane delays #TheSpectrum knock down until tomorrow. #Flyers #Sixers

NESN names Chris Pronger third dirtiest player in NHL

The New England Sports Network released their list of the top 10 dirtiest players in the NHL. Matt Cooke, the Penguins forward who is reviled in New England for his blindside hit on Marc Savard that resulted in a concussion, topped the list. The reputation of Chris Pronger was enough to solidify his high-ranking status of third dirtiest player. NESN had this to say about the defenseman: 3. Chris Pronger, Philadelphia: Pronger is a former Norris Trophy winner, Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. He’s also one nasty SOB that’s long been on the league’s radar for his dirty …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Shawny Hill

You may know Shawny Hill as Dancin’ Shawny or The Dancing Guy. He is currently the In-Arena Host for the Philadelphia Flyers and, as you may have already guess, a huge fan of the Flyers. You can follow him on Twitter or become his fan on Facebook. Today, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. When I was asked for my Top 5 Reasons I love the Flyers, I knew it was going to be nearly impossible. How do I take this indescribable feeling and put into words; more specifically, words that don’t make me sound …

An in-depth look at Andreas Nodl, the trade deadline, and more with Geoff Detweiler

Broad Street Hockey has been very gracious to Flyers Faithful, linking to many of our stories since we joined the hockey blogging ranks this season. We greatly respect their opinions, as they are one of the top Flyer-centric hockey sites around. So, when we realized Andreas Nodl was a heated topic for Geoff Detweiler, it piqued our interest. We asked Geoff if he would care to share his thoughts on Nodl, the trade deadline, and more. He agreed to do so and provided some really great insights and perspective into these topics. Please read on as Geoff took the time …