Poll: Which set of players will be more successful?

It’s not practical to accurately predict the future but why not try anyway? The last three generation of stars in Philly have come in pairs: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux and James van Riemdyk, and now Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. Let’s assume it is 20-years in the future and we can look back on the careers of these players. How would you rank them? Note: You’ll have to rank them in the comments section.

3 on 3 for the week of 10.16.2001

The Flyers had a good week, winning 5-4 over Vancouver and getting 1 point in a 3-2 OT loss to the LA Kings. That gives them 7 points, good enough for 4th place in the Eastern Conference.  Here are  my 3 “hot” players for last week: Claude Giroux — Giroux moves to the #1 slot this week with 1 goal and 2 assists in 2 games. He continues to look very good on the power play with Jagr, and they have a special chemistry that is hard to describe. They just seem to know where each other are on the ice at …

Flight Plan for the week of 10.16.2011

I will be filling in for Nick this week, who usually files the weekly Flight Plan. The Flyers played two games this past week, going 1-0-1. They beat the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, by a 5-4 count in the home opener then lost in overtime to the Kings 3-2 on Saturday night. Peter Laviolette’s young club continues to take a lot of untimely penalties and even though they were able weather the storm against Vancouver, a costly tripping call against James van Riemsdyk lead to the Kings’ deciding OT goal. Mike Richards came back to haunt his old mates, recording …

The Universal Language

My apologies. I’m saying that straight out. I’m huddled next to my cell phone, awaiting news on my nephew’s arrival into this world. Second nephew, whose name I will find out for sure probably before twenty-four hours are up. My mind is not solely on hockey. Or the Flyers for that matter. But wasn’t Wednesday’s game fun? Apparently, in the WFC, once the Flyers hit four goals, those in charge of the music (are they called DJs even when the song is never played to the fullest?) play the song “Hot, Hot, Hot.” Or something like that. When I heard …

Know Your Audience

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).