Flyers’ bottom five games in new buildings

To celebrate the fact that the Penguins will open up the new CONSOL Energy Center tonight by welcoming the Flyers, I’ve decided to dip into the history machine again and pull out what I think are the five best and worst games the club has played in new arenas. Yesterday’s post featured the best game. Today, I write about bottom five games. 1. December 6, 1992 – Senators 3, Flyers 2 @ Ottawa Civic Center Pelle Eklund and Claude Boivin scored for the Flyers but the story was that a club in the middle of their five-year playoff drought brought …

Flyers’ top five games in new buildings

To celebrate the fact that the Penguins will open up the new CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday by welcoming the Flyers, I’ve decided to dip into the history machine again and pull out what I think are the five best and worst games the club has played in new arenas. Today’s post will feature the best game. The worst games will be published tomorrow. 1. February 3, 1996 – Flyers 7, Blues 3 @ Kiel Center The bad news was that feared sniper Brett Hull scored the first and last goals of the game. The good news was how Philly …

The morning after: Flyers vs. Sabres 10.01.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Well, that was the most entertaining game of the preseason. Brian Boucher looked good in net tonight, outdeuling Ryan Miller to a 3-1 Flyers victory. He’s played the toughest games of the preseason, which should be an indication that, no matter how high the organization is on Sergei Bobrovsky, Boucher will begin the season as the starting goaltender. This team makes plays that are so much prettier now. The additions of Nikolay Zherdev and Ville Leino, as …

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 …