The morning after: Flyers vs. Lightning 10.14.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Hey, did you hear that Simon Gagne returned to Philadelphia last night? I bet you didn’t. It sort of flew by under the radar. Like every other diehard Flyers fan, you were probably too focused on the return of the legendary Randy Jones to notice. In case you did miss the game, here is the tribute to Gagne, which originally appeared on The 700 Level: Gagne deserved the standing ovation he received but he was a non-factor on …

Hitting the posts: 9.24.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. Teemu H introduces us to Joacim Eriksson :: Broad Street Hockey Greg Wyshynski wrestles with the Flyers :: Puck Daddy Ronnybrook lists Jody Shelley’s intangibles :: Ronnybrook Hockey TGG scouted the Flyers and Devils goalies from the preseason opener :: The Goalie Guild Ryan tells us why a Flyers/Leafs matchup means blood, from your posterior :: Flyers Goal Scored By Sarah Baicker answers the question on your mind: Who is Ben Holmstrom? …

How will the Flyers make room for Bill Guerin?

It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Flyers plan on signing Bill Guerin. How will they manage to fit him under the cap and find a roster spot for him, though? Give your feedback in our poll below. If you choose “Other,” leave your answer in the comments.

Flyers’ stockpiling makes Guerin signing more difficult than it should be

I realize that none of us has the inside knowledge of the game, or the experience of an NHL general manager, but I have a couple questions that need to be answered. What would you do if you knew there was a free agent forward, already deemed expendable by his club before the season concludes, who has won two Stanley Cups and will most likely be playing for his final contract? Would you sit idly by and let 29 other teams get a crack at him while you stockpile bodies for depth just because of his salary? Or would you take the opportunity and …

Are the Flyers a better team?

This question was recently asked on the Flyers Forum and, admittedly, it caught me off guard. For all of the knee-jerk reactions we are accustomed to giving as fans of Philadelphia sports teams, I had a hard time saying no to this question. I wanted to lash out about how management backed themselves into a corner with the cap and it forced them to trade the beloved Simon Gagne for garbage, or about the illogical acquisition of overpaid defender, Andrej Meszaros, while plenty of good free agent defenders were available. I had a million reasons to complain about how I …

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