Hitting the posts: 10.01.10

“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. Welcome to October, folks. Flyers greats heap praise upon the ’10 team :: NHL.com Andrej Meszaros thinks there will be less pressure here than in Tampa, Flyers expect big things from Meszaros, both may be in for a surprise :: Daily News How did the Flyers discover Sergei Bobrovsky? Easy, Neil Little didn’t scout him :: CSN Philly Ronnybrook dispels the myth of Nikolai Zherdev’s enigma :: Ronnybrook Hockey Adam Proteau …

The morning after: Flyers vs. Islanders 9.29.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. The Flyers celebrated their first regulation win of the preseason last night. It was the second consecutive game that did not go to a shootout. Whew. The team faced off against the New York Islanders, who were playing their first game of the preseason. This was an expected win for the Flyers, as the Islanders dressed many of their prospects. Perhaps the biggest story of the night was that Ville Leino, Blair Betts, and Johan Backlund returned …

What should the Flyers do with Bobrovsky?

Michael Leighton is injured and Sergei Bobrovsky as been our best goalie in the preseason. Bobrovsky has opened some eyes and shown that he should be able to play in the NHL. Is he ready, though? On one hand, he is not familiar with the all of the NHL rules, is still adjusting to playing in a smaller rink, and cannot communicate with his teammates. On the other hand, he’s quick, athletic, and the bottom line is that he can make saves. Feel free to leave a comment explaining your thoughts.

There’s no reason to panic

Since Michael Leighton was re-signed, both Flyers writers and fans worried about the team’s goaltending situation. Now that Michael Leighton has a back injury, people are once again concerned about the Flyers goalies. I don’t see much of a reason to worry. Perhaps GM Paul Holmgren is not being completely honest and, when Leighton is set to hit the ice again on Thursday, we’ll find out that he’s not ready yet. So it goes. When it comes to injuries, the comments of Holmgren, much like those of other people in his position, are intentionally vague and open-ended. Let’s not read …

The morning after: Flyers @ Wild 9.25.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Braydon Coburn had another great game, tallying an assist and a few good scoring chances, including a smooth-skating coast-to-coast run in the third period. He finished the night a +2 and played 25 minutes. Sergei Bobrovksy — or Bodrovksy, if you’re from Minnesota — was stellar once again. The only crack in his armor was a lack of awareness that the delay of game penalty existed. Whoops. Erik Gustafsson is completely flying under the radar. He’s been …