The Flyers’ Christmas wish list

The holiday season is upon us and, while stockpiling items on our Amazon wish lists, we decided to come up with our own list of things we would want for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2011. Here are our top 10 wishes, minus the most obvious one (a Stanley Cup championship): 10. Cap relief The Flyers have zero need for Matt Walker. They never did. When he becomes healthy, if the Flyers can find a taker who is desperate for a physical defender, jackpot. If not, just waive him. Meanwhile, it probably won’t be too long before the goaltending logjam gets …

Benchmarking some ’11 predictions

We were too new and too disorganized to assemble a preview of the 2011 NHL season worth reading. However, we made sporadic predictions on our site and participated in Freeze the Puck’s Atlantic Division Preview. So, we’ll aggregate some of those predictions here and benchmark our results. Prediction #1: Breakout stars Atlantic Division: I’m going to pick Claude Giroux. He’s been a slow starter over the last few seasons but he also hasn’t had wingers that could keep up with him on his line. Claude Giroux is only two goals shy of tying his career high of 16 goals. He …

Hitting the posts: 12.10.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. Evaluating Zherdev and the expectations surrounding him :: Broad Street Hockey For Danny Briere, everything’s coming up Millhouse :: Philly.com And, at the quarter pole, god breathed life (back) into James van Riemsdyk :: NHL Hot Stove The Maple Leafs inquired about JvR :: Philly Sports Daily Ville Leino has spectacular vision :: The 700 Level Everybody loves Bob, including Bernie :: NHL.com That being said, what’s going on with Bob? :: …

Hitting the posts 12.03.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. With Pronger penalty justification, more NHL rulebook hypocrisy :: Puck Daddy Through Two Months, The Best Coaching Jobs :: From the Rink Giroux power-play shuffle snuffed out :: DelCo Times Flyers never been better with Timonen :: Broad Street Hockey Middle of payroll the backbone of team success :: CBC Forbes: Flyers worth $301 million :: Philly Sports Daily The NHL’s Best GMs For The Buck (not listed: Paul …

Five Reasons I love the Flyers: Zoo With Roy

You may know and love Zoo With Roy from his blog, I Want to go to the Zoo with Roy Halladay, which features stick figure drawing and animations — among other things — about the Philadelphia Phillies. Here, he offers the five reasons he loves the Flyers. 1. PRISM They had a network made (far as I can recall, yo) specifically for their home games and late-night boobie movies. Yes, please. 2. Sergei Bobrovsky No lie, I’m absolutely fascinated with Bob. And it’s not just the idea of an obscure kid from an awful Russian team that doesn’t speak English …