Fans and liking other teams

At the moment, I’m waiting on the Flyers/Coyotes game to start. And debating on if two cookies should count for dinner or not. The thing about having Gamecenter Live is that I don’t get any of the pregame stuff. So as local Philadelphians talk about pregame interviews and such, I’m stuck, staring at a blank Word document. I have a Coyotes shirt, actually. Never mentioned it before on here, but I used to follow the Yotes. Not as faithfully as the Flyers, of course, but two of my five live NHL games last year were Coyotes games. My family and …

It’s All In the Stache

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: My thoughts on the NHL and player safety

I was listening to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio on the way to work as I always do and were some very good points made a couple of weeks ago, both by Cris Carter and Mark Schlereth about player safety in NFL that I think cross over and may be applied to the NHL as well. Effort should be made by training staff and coaching staff to protect the players from themselves. We all know most players will try to shake it off and continue to play, but if a player looks a bit unsteady after …

Point/Counterpoint: The 1-3-1

Point/Counterpoint is a new series which argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers. This week, Pavialax and Dan A debate whether or not Tampa’s 1-3-1 is good for the sport of hockey. Point by Pavialax: I somehow missed the memo that says I should be outraged by Tampa’s audacity in playing the 1-3-1 system. Amidst the fallout from last week was discussion of how to prevent teams from playing the trap or at least preventing a standoff situation like we saw multiple times in the game. It seems most of the backlash is directed toward the trap itself, with …

Tapping the Pipes 11/15/11

Sun, sand, and hockey. What more could one want? The Flyers’ tour of the Southeast Division was quite fruitful for the Orange and Black, tallying 5 of a possible 6 points in victories over Carolina and Florida and an overtime loss to Tampa Bay. Just as importantly, perhaps, the goaltending was top-notch. The trip began last Wednesday with the game in Tampa. In a matchup more notable for its plodding pace thanks to Tampa’s “neutral-zone trap” and the Flyers’ refusal to play into it, Ilya Bryzgalov added to his quiet run of solid play  in a losing effort. With the …