Flight Plan Week of 10.30.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers split their four games this week. After a big win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Flyers dropped a bad one to the Montreal Canadiens where they looked all sorts of out of sorts against a team who was desperate for a win. Then, the Flyers continued looking discombobulated up until the end of the second period against the Winnipeg Jets in a crazy 17-goal back-and-forth shoot out at the Wells Fargo Center, the Jets barely getting out of dodge with a win they should have had locked up. Wrapping up the week, Philadelphia was able to …

Considering the possibility of a Bobrovsky trade

There’s something humorous about the fact that the Flyers waited until they had arguably their best goaltending prospect in ages before acquiring a bona fide starter. As a result, Sergei Bobrovsky, a once little-known goalie who posted solid numbers for Novokuznetsk Metallurg, a bad KHL team, ceased being the goalie of the future and became perceived as an overpaid, expendable backup in the mere bat of an eyelash. Barely a year after committing three years and nearly $3 million to Bobrovsky, it was reported that the Flyers began shopping him. It’s a long fall for someone who showed such promise and …

Hitting the posts: 5.19.11

It’s already been a busy morning. So, I thought I’d post some links to help keep on top of the news. Former Flyer Brad McCrimmon, is leaving his job with the Red Wings [Sporting News] Nikolay Zherdev may or may not have assaulted his wife/her Bentley [Puck Daddy] Dick Ebersol resigns from NBC Sports Group [Puck the Media] Former Flyer Ben Eager, gets flashed, hurts the Sharks [SB Nation , Mercury News] Peter Luukko seems to believe the Flyers might have a shot at landing Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Miller or Martin Brodeur. Sure, why not? [The Sabres Observer] The Flyers …

Flyers Fight Back, But Fall Short In Overtime

After falling in a 3-0 hole before the end of the first, the Flyers fought back to tie it at three only to lose in overtime. Tyler Ennis opened the scoring and closed the scoring for the game netting the overtime winner 5:31 past regulation. Ryan Miller had 36 saves while Michael Leighton (yup, that Michael Leighton) gets the loss in a relief appearance for Brian Boucher. Nothing takes the energy out of the home crowd faster than an early soft goal. Ennis let the Flyers experience that with a weak shot to Boucher’s right that found it’s way in …

Refs And Sabres Beat Flyers 1-0 To Tie Series At Two

It’s hard enough to beat the other team in the playoffs, but it’s really hard to beat the refs as well.  Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller turned in another perfect performance and rookie official Francois St. Laurent helped Buffalo eke out a 1-0 win in Game 4. Miller had a 32 save shutout and Jason Pominville picked up the lone goal in the first period as the Sabres tied the series at 2-2. The Sabres came out strong and their work eventually paid off as they netted the first and only goal of the game. As Danny Syvret went into the corner, Rob Niedermayer walked to the …