Point/Counterpoint: Gleason or L. Schenn?

Making a case for the Flyers to make a move on defenseman, Tim Gleason, now…by pavialax When Paul Holmgren was busy with his version of an extreme makeover of the Philadelphia Flyers, it seems he thought of everything. He found the right mix of finesse, grit, youth, speed, size and veteran presence to create the type of team chemistry that he wanted. With a healthy Chris Pronger, the flyers are a formidable opponent for any team and a top contender come playoff time. The flyers found out last season, Chris Pronger’s skates are hard to fill. It was a stretch …

3 on 3 for the week of 1.15.2012

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back on the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Orange and Black had a busy week with four games, losing the bookends but still managing two wins in regulation to capture four points, bringing their season total to 56 points, good enough for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Let’s get to this week’s 3″ Hot” and 3 “Not”: 3″Hot”: Sean Couturier: The 19-year-old first-round draft pick is having a very good rookie season and last week was the best of his young career. Showing no ill effects from the …

Friday the 13th (that bodes well)

Today (Thursday night, really) is my birthday. I share it with Claude Giroux and we won’t talk about the years in between I and the All-Star superstar ginger. It’s the first big snow here in Illinois and I’m driving down to Nashville tomorrow (Friday the 13th, oh dear) to see the Preds and Flyers play in Music City. A very full couple of days. I have been racking my brain on why I, an English teacher, English nerd and voracious reader, am having a heck of a time finishing The Final Call by Kerry Fraser. It is not an exceptionally long …

Are You a Walrus?

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).

RICE & MICE: Black and blue nails

Have you ever slammed your finger in a car door? Ever hit your finger while hammering? Ever dropped something on your toe? You know the excruciating pain that that causes; the feeling that your entire heart is crammed into the tip of your finger (or toe) and it might just burst from the pressure, but it doesn’t, so there is no relief. In Wayne Simmonds case, a puck shot by Claude Giroux made a beeline for the tip of his finger. Yeah, he knows the feeling.  The medical term for these black and blue nails is subungual hematoma. This is …