Then and Now: Dennis Seidenberg

At the time, Bob Clarke’s decision to send 24-year-old defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to Phoenix for the aging Petr Nedved was a questionable move. All the Flyers have left from their trade with the Coyotes on January 20, 2006 is minor leaguer Joonas Lehtivuori. Seidenberg, at the moment, is helping the Bruins try to win their first Stanley Cup since 1970. So just how did the aftermath of this deal transpire? “Nedved has always been a good scorer and a real good player and we think he’ll solve some of our problems up front,” Clarke told the Associated Press after the trade back in …

Time to Hang Up the Skates?

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 Mondays, just to try to make your Monday a little brighter.

2011 Stanley Cup Finals predictions

VANCOUVER VS. BOSTON Bob H I can’t remember a Finals match-up this even since 10 years ago when the #1 Avalanche faced off against the #2 and defending Cup champion Devils. Both sides match up well against each other, and where one team has a deficiency, some other aspect of the club makes up the difference. For the Bruins, that is the constant liability of the power play. However, their near-perfect 5-on-5 play and penalty killing covers up that issue. For the Canucks, that’s their seeming lack of consistency through 60 minutes. However, four balanced lines and Roberto Luongo playing the …

Deja Vu all over again

Here’s Simon Gagne’s goal which put the Lightning ahead by one, from yesterday’s 5-3 Tampa Bay win over Boston in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bolts won the game after trailing by a 3-0 count after the first period. Here’s Simon Gagne’s goal from May 14, 2010′s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, a game the Flyers won by a 4-3 score. I swear there’s something familiar… Nah…we didn’t need him this year. We needed another spare defenseman. It was time to let him go and break in some new talent.

Counterpunches, Part II

The second — and regrettably, last – in what was planned to be an occasional series, in which Flyers Faithful scans the papers of the opposition to see how they’re portraying events. We make no assurance of journalistic integrity here. From the venerable Bob Ryan, columnist for the Boston Globe, Saturday morning: “Round 2 is over. With last night’s convincing 5-1 triumph before 17,565 enraptured followers at TD Garden, the Bruins swept the Philadelphia Flyers out of the NHL playoffs. Revenge is theirs. Retribution is theirs. Peace of mind is theirs.” Hold on a minute there, Buster…er…Bob. While no one can dispute …