RICE & MICE: Adductor strains

Jaromir Jagr is out for 7-10 days with what Paul Holmgren says is a left groin strain. My guess is that he felt a bit of a pull when splitting the defense in the 1st period of the Winter Classic on Monday.  He left the 3rd period early, maybe to see if taping it would give him some support, took a couple of shifts after that and decided to shut it down and remain on the bench for the remainder of the game. Jagr missed a few games in November with a right groin strain. I know I can only …

3 on 3 for the week of 1.1.2012

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, a look back at the week that was for the Orange and Black. The Flyers were 1-1 last week, getting two points out of a possible four. Let’s get to this weeks 3 “Hot” and 3 “Not” players of the week. 3 “Hot”: Jaromir Jagr: In his return to Pittsburgh, Jagr scored the go ahead goal in the second period and Philadelphia was on its way to its fourth straight victory at the CONSOL Energy Center. The future Hall of Famer made a sick move and scored a pretty backhand goal and then saluted the …

Reevaluating (New Year and such)

I sit here with my cup of coffee (diluted with peppermint mocha creamer cause that’s how I roll) and look at my calendar that shows December with an old-fashioned painting of a hockey scene (gift from my dad last Christmas). Next to me is the 2012 calendar, this time with photos of the Flyers. It’s weird enough that Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Darroll Powe are all taking space in said calendar, but as I still like all three of them and miss them to some extent, I don’t mind. It’s almost a new year. 2012 supposedly will bring the …

Gretz does the dirt to the Flyers, 30 years on

After all these years, it’s still hard to believe that the Philadelphia Flyers were the team Wayne Gretzky victimized en route to yet another potentially-unbreakable NHL single-season record. I could see it against Calgary with the Battle of Alberta, and even against the lowly Canucks or Devils. But no, it had to be against the Orange and Black in a down year. But it happened, December 30, 1981. Needing five goals to reach 50 in just his 39th game, Number 99 decided to get them all in one night — and do it against one of the tougher teams in …

I Expect to See Something Like This Tomorrow

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).