Forged Dialogues: Ilya Bryzgalov

Flyers Faithful would like to take a moment to thank Ilya Bryzgalov for taking some time out of his busy routine to sit down with us and answer some questions about his career. FF: First of all, Ilya, welcome to Philadelphia. How are you finding your transition to this city? IB: Has been great! People recognize me and, uh, city take an actual interest in team and sport of hockey. FF: What was your experience like in Phoenix? IB: Things were little different there. You know, much of our equipment was lifted from practice facilities when we were on road. …

Five Questions: Which offseason acquisition(s) will prove to be the best for the Flyers? Which will be the worst?

Flyers Faithful asked Dave Isaac from Philly Sports Daily, Ryan from Flyers Goal Scored By…, Anthony Mingioni from The Hockey Guys,Center Ice Philly, and Sportsology, and our very own Frick five questions about the first half of the season. We are very grateful that they took the time to share their opinions and predictions with us. Each day of this week, we will run the answers to one of those questions. Today’s question is: Which offseason acquisition(s) will prove to be the best for the Flyers? Which will be the worst? Dave Isaac: If Ilya Bryzgalov isn’t the best offseason acquisition, there’s a big problem. …

RICE & MICE: On femur fractures and icing…

Certain injuries have the ability to spark a fierce debate in regards to rule changes, and it’s usually the severe or gruesome injuries that result in near immediate change. Even though some players had called seamless glass unsafe for years, the head and neck injuries suffered by Max Pacioretty last season was partially responsible for the prompt switch from seamless to non-seamless glass and to look at the padding around the glass in time for the 2011-12 NHL season. The recent focus on concussions and head injuries have resulted in another alteration of the rule book in regards to boarding …

Five Questions: How will the Flyers make up for all the goal scoring they lost in the offseason?

Flyers Faithful asked Dave Isaac from Philly Sports Daily, Ryan from Flyers Goal Scored By…, Anthony Mingioni from The Hockey Guys,Center Ice Philly, and Sportsology, and our very own Frick five questions about the first half of the season. We are very grateful that they took the time to share their opinions and predictions with us. Each day of this week, we will run the answers to one of those questions. Today’s question is: How will the Flyers make up for all the goal scoring they lost in the offseason? Dave Isaac: They tried to put themselves in a good position in terms of having …

Tapping the Pipes: Preseason Edition!

After a tumultuous offseason which saw the team’s two cornerstones traded…yada yada yada… You’ve all memorized the script. The Flyers’ roster makeover has been big news in the hockey world and the questions abound. Can the new additions make up for the offensive production of the old #17 and #18? How long will it take to build chemistry? Can the defense, led by two aging stars, hold up over a full 82-game schedule, plus playoffs? Valid questions all, which should make this upcoming 2011-12 season very interesting (cue languid beard stroke). Now that’s the questionable part, but here’s the definite …