Pipe Down, Dan Carcillo

Blackhawks’ Carcillo still living in the past

This past weekend, the Chicago Blackhawks held their annual Convention, a weekend-long event that gives fans an opportunity to interact with players, coaches, and alumni about two months before the hockey preseason begins. Different panels featuring those affiliated with the team are hosted, and fans are able to participate, both in person and interactively via Twitter and the team’s Facebook page. Why is this of any interest to Flyers fans, you might ask? Well, our old friend Dan Carcillo — currently with the Blackhawks — had some choice words for his former team. When speaking of the 2010 Stanley Cup …

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Crashing the Crease: Killer Rebounds

Last week, Kevin took the time to evaluate Michael Leighton’s year in the AHL and to provide some insight into issues that we may expect to see with him.  One of the big issues I saw in watching the videos was what I’m going to call the “killer rebound.” In basic terms, this “killer rebound” is a first save gone wrong.  Horribly wrong.  The goalie makes the stop and, for a moment, feels a glimmer of satisfaction.  His pallor quickly reveals, though, that all is not right with this save. For one reason or another (i.e. a purely blocking save …

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Crashing the Crease: Everything Old Is New Again

Paul Holmgren has wasted little time in filling the backup goaltender position left vacant from the Sergei Bobrovsky trade, extending journeyman backup Michael Leighton on a one-year, $900k contract. Ever a polarizing figure, some fans would rather Leighton never don a Flyers uniform again; others still believe him to be the savior of that season and are glad to see his return. However, there is one thing that cannot be ignored by both fans and detractors: in an incredibly weak backup market that saw almost every other option sign longer and more expensive contracts (with yesterday’s Al Montoya signing being …

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Point/Counterpoint: Michael Leighton’s Return

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Steve J and Hal G debate the Flyers’ decision to bring Michael Leighton back as the backup goaltender. Steve J starts it off. Steve J: Heeeeere we go again. Michael Leighton is back. Everyone’s favorite Flyers scapegoat has returned from an extended stay in Adirondack. They seriously couldn’t find a better option? Hal G: I love Leighton. I’m in the minority here, I know that. I also know that I …


Podcast: Episode 30, The Silence Of Rick Nash

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers Faithful Ice Hockey Tournament, the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter drama, the ever so exciting return of Michael “Big Bear” Leighton, and NHL Free Agency in general. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 30 Also, be sure to check out our podcast coverage from the Ice Hockey Tournament from over the weekend here if you haven’t already. You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!