Were the Flyers working on a deal to send Gagne to Columbus?

TSN in Canada has been airing a documentary the Edmonton Oilers have put together called “Oil Change.” The documentary is meant to give the fans behind the scenes access to a team in the rebuilding phase. Part 1 of the documentary aired before the draft which gave a fans a look at the process that went into making their first overall selection. Part 2 of the documentary aired this past Wednesday and covered the Oilers from the entry draft until the first day of the season. So what does the Edmonton Oilers and their documentary have to do with Simon …

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: 10.15.10

“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. Geoff Detweiler checks out the ’11 VUKOTA predictions for the Flyers :: Broad Street Hockey Here is a roundup of where the Flyers stand in various Power Rankings :: Broad Street Hockey Sarah Baicker discovers that, believe it or not, Sergei Bobrovsky is actually human :: CSN Philly Teemu says that Bobrovsky is adjusting on and off the ice :: Broad Street Hockey Enrico reminds us that the time for …

Flyers struck by Lightning

No matter what the outcome, Simon Gagne’s return to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded in mid-July was going to be the story of the contest. It wound up that Bolts defenseman Pavel Kubina netted the game-winning score early in the third period to back 24 saves from Dan Ellis as the Tampa Bay Lightning clipped the Philadelphia Flyers by a 3-2 count on Thursday night. Other than witnessing the sting of seeing the Flyers losing the game, the sellout crowd on South Broad Street was treated to a montage of Gagne’s best moments as a Flyer during …

Flight Plan: Week of 10.10.2010

Flight Plan is a new column that will take a more in depth look at the Flyers’ upcoming opponents every week here at Flyers Faithful. This week the Philadelphia Flyers open the same old building with yet another brand new name: The Wells Fargo Center as they are set to start a five game home stand. The Colorado Avalanche, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are all due to visit Philadelphia and try to give the Flyers their first regulation loss. Of course there have only been two games, but still, getting three out of four points on …