Steve Spott

Five Questions: The next head coach

Flyers Faithful revisited a former recurring feature, Five Questions, to address some current hot and important topics, including the draft, prospects, and the future of the Flyers. For this edition of Five Questions, we asked John Saquella, James Centifonti, Jim Butler, Joshua Janet, and our very own Jared Abbott to participate. Below, you will find their answers to today’s question. Assuming that Peter Laviolette does not return behind the bench next season, who would be your (realistic) top three picks to coach the Flyers?  John Saquella: I have long been calling for a change behind the bench, and my first choice was …

Harry Z Fight Club

His Name Was Harry Z

On April 1, 2013 the Flyers traded away Harry Zolnierczyk. The members of the Flyers have been trained to lose all identity so they could dissolve into one cohesive orange and black unit. They were trained to live for the crest on the front, not the name on the back. When one of them was moved from the team, the players didn’t understand it. Zac Rinaldo looked up, tears in his eyes. He understood the situation less than anyone. “Why did Flyer 37 have to leave? What does it all mean?” Looking around the room, Kimmo Timonen asked,  “Are you …

Juuso Riikola and KalPa

Five Questions: Sleeper picks

Flyers Faithful revisited a former recurring feature, Five Questions, to address some current hot and important topics, including the draft, prospects, and the future of the Flyers. For this edition of Five Questions, we asked John Saquella, Jim Butler, James Centifonti, Joshua Janet, and our very own Jared Abbott to participate. Below, you will find their answers to today’s question. There is a lot of talk about the depth of this year’s draft class, specifically in the first round. What player or players do you see as sleeper picks that Flyers should target in later rounds? John Saquella: I like Juuso …

Mad Men Briere

Buy, Buy Baby

PAUL HOLMGREN, PETER LAVIOLETTE, DANNY BRIERE, ILYA BRYZGALOV, and CLAUDE GIROUX sit down at a table in Holmgren’s office in the Wells Fargo Center.   PAUL HOLMGREN Gentlemen, we are here today to discuss what we are doing with our two salary cap compliance buyouts. Ilya and Danny, you are here to tell us why you should remain with the team. Peter and Claude are here for their input as coach and team captain. Any questions?   ILYA BRYZGALOV When will we be getting the pie and punch? Is the punch Hawaiian? Best punch.   HOLMER I told Ed that …

Prong Stark

A Song of Ice and Flyer

Game of Thrones returns to your television boxes and illegal pirated internet feeds tonight! To commemorate this, our own Sir Bomb of Este has matched up a bunch of Game of Thrones characters with the Flyers and other NHL stars. Big thanks to all the people on Twitter who helped with the initial ideas for this back in January. Please note that Steve has not read the books and is basing this off of the first two seasons of the TV show.   Ned Stark – Chris Pronger He lost his head Cheap jokes aside, Pronger was the leader of …