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Review: Goon

I saw Goon this past Saturday when it finally showed up in a theater within driving distance. I went with a hockey friend of mine who plays men’s league, mostly because we’re buds, but also because he knows infinitely more about hockey than I do.  We also saw The Hunger Games afterwards which in retrospect is a really weird combination of movies to see in one day. It’s not Slap Shot. I don’t expect anything will ever replace that film in both humor, hockey and honesty. Deadspin recently did an article on it. Take a look. So if you decide …

Playoffs

Five Questions: What is the biggest obstacle that stands between the Flyers and the Stanley Cup?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Kevin Christmann from Of Ice and Men, Danny Ricciardi from The Orange Update, Kevin Keating from Broad Street Buzz, and our own Craig Forsythe participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five part series focusing on the playoffs.  What is the biggest obstacle that stands between the Flyers and the Stanley Cup? Kevin Christmann: Aside from their youth at forward, and the lack of a shutdown center; I think the biggest obstacle the Flyers have to overcome is themselves. They’ve proven to be notoriously slow starters, and are forced to come from …

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Listening to the Go-Go’s?

The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

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Behind The Crest: Prelude

When people think about hockey players, they tend to think about a player’s skill set and statistics. They’ll think about how he performs in certain situations, his record in the playoffs, and where he fits best in the lineup. It’s all about the game, and for some fans, just knowing about that is enough. But every athlete comes with two sides: the player, and the man. Behind that tough and aggressive exterior lies a human being. Some of these men are husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. They have more responsibilities than just scoring goals or protecting the net. And there …

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Five Questions: Can Briere return to his typical postseason clutch form?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Kevin Christmann from Of Ice and Men, Danny Ricciardi from The Orange Update, Kevin Keating from Broad Street Buzz, and our own Craig Forsythe participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five part series focusing on the playoffs.  By most measures, Danny Briere has had a disappointing regular season. Can he return to his typical postseason clutch form? Kevin Christmann: I am a very calculated, mathematical person; and that has turned me into someone that doesn’t really believe in “clutch”. I’m of the opinion that given enough playoff games, almost everyone would …