Wayne Simmonds

Game 12 Preview: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (5-7-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-8-0), 7:00pm, NHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH RECORDS: Washington Capitals: 5-7-0 Away: 2-4-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 1-2-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 3-8-0 Home: 2-5-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-5-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-2-0 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves back at home this evening (7 PM) against the visiting Washington Capitals after a disappointing loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.  Despite playing what was arguably their best period of the season in the first 20 minutes, a disastrous third period showing from the Flyers allowed the Ducks to overcome a 2 goal deficit, …

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Point/Counterpoint: Should a change to the playoff seeding format be made?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. square off over the NHL rule that grants each divisional leader a top-three seed in the conference – and an automatic trip to the playoffs. Point: Kim P. It is an NHL rule that fans have debated on time and time again: the one which states that the winners of each division are guaranteed one of the top three spots in their conference. It’s a …

Trade deadline passes quietly for Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers were dormant as the 2011 NHL Trade Deadline passed as of 3 p.m. (et). Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren awoke from his slumber to make just one minor deal, acquiring prospect forward Tom Sestito from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for prospects Michael Chaput and Greg Moore. Sestito will be assigned to Adirondack of the American Hockey League. “Well, he’s a big kid, I think he’s got 30-some-odd points down there in the AHL…he was there last year on an entry-level contract. I like the fact that he’s got a chance to play at some point for …

Christmas Eve: A time for reflection

By now I think you get the idea that I’m the historical standard-bearer for the site as I’m required to write about childhood experiences with hockey, or I’m dashing off the occasional piece comparing the plight of current athletes in the city to old-school Flyers. I want to continue in that vein this Christmas Eve, and lay out my own state of mind, as a fan, regarding how the 2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers season is progressing. The buzz around this team after playing less than one-half of their schedule is one that I don’t think has been as constant and as …