The Moment

I was sort of at a loss for what to write this week. I’m waiting on a particular book to arrive at my local Barnes and Noble (and that’ll take awhile to read) and this week has been lack of Flyers hockey, so there wasn’t a whole lot of inspiration to be found. I asked my Flyers BFF, Pam, if she had any ideas. She tossed a couple my way including all the fuss about the Tampa Bay Lightning trap and I read quite a few articles on why the trap is what it is and how it makes for …

Flight Plan Week of 11.06.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers have been inconsistent in the early going, but mostly trending up — which is why they are sitting in the fourth overall slot in the Eastern Conference, just three points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the #1 seed. There are good and bad trends with every team and perhaps a little unexpectedly, the good for the Flyers lies in their scoring. As of right now, after only 14 games, the Flyers have managed to pot 56 goals which is tops in the league. In fact, they’re the only team in the NHL to have scored at least …

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 …

Flight Plan Week of 10.23.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers started out of the gate as one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League, winning four of their first five games and getting points in all five of them. Since then, they have suffered two embarrassing (though in different ways) back-to-back losses on home ice at the hands of the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues. To lose to the Capitals by a score of 5-2 when they’re one of the hotter teams in the NHL at the beginning of the season, and just about every bounce goes the way of the opposition, well …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Adam Goren

Adam Goren is a longtime staple of the Philadelphia punk rock community. Goren made his bones in the scene as a member of the band Fracture before leaving to form Atom and His Package, a synthetic punk group that consisted primarily of himself (as Atom) and his “package”, a synthesizer. After parting ways with the package in 2003, he joined the punk band, Armalite, which also features members of bands like Lifetime and Kid Dynamite. Adam is a huge fan of both hockey and the Flyers. He has written about the team before in songs like Goalie (see video below). You …