Brendan Shanahan

Point/Counterpoint: NHL discipline

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 Q and Marcello De Feo square off on the topic of NHL discipline. Point By Kim Q When Colin Campbell finally stepped down as the NHL’s principal disciplinarian, many NHL fans were relieved and felt that the promise of a better system would improve the sport they love. Under Colin Campbell, supplementary discipline, at times, seemed to lack objectivity, not to mention the huge conflict of interest since his …


Podcast: Instant Playoff Overreaction Ep. 6, Jam Riemsdyk

On this special playoff edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal are joined by Kim Pollock to discuss game one between the Flyers and Devils, one Flyers fan’s poor taste in jersey customization, and the other action in the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Flyers Faithful Podcast Instant Playoff Overreaction 6 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Briere Nets Winner In Overtime, Flyers Take 1-0 Series Lead

After having a goal earlier in the overtime period waved off, Danny Briere potted the winner 4:36 into the extra frame for a 4-3 win and a 1-0 series advantage for the Flyers in their Eastern Conference Semifinals’ matchup with the New Jersey Devils. “Is it pressure? I think it’s fun,” Briere said of playoff hockey. “When I have the opportunity, like I’ve had the past few years here, I try to take advantage of the opportunities.” Minutes after he had a goal disallowed for kicking the puck into the back of the net, Briere received a Jakub Voracek pass at …

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The Big C

Leadership, leadership, leadership. It’s a broken record but always up there on the list of things Flyers fans will always want to talk about, second only to the goalie situation. When things are bad, it’s at the forefront of discussion, but when things are good, it fades to the background. The loss of captain Chris Pronger to injury had fans and analysts questioning what the team was going to do as far as replacing him. Would they give the “C” to either Danny Briere or Kimmo Timonen, the alternate captains? Or would they look towards the future and give it …

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Around the Net 4.24.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Man, that felt good… We look back at the remains of our fallen enemy and look ahead to the next possible opponent. [Of Ice and Men] [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] Nothin’ but a G thang… In what will go down in history as “The Shift” (sorry Mike Richards), Claude Giroux shows why he might be the best player on the planet. [The Hockey Writers] [] [The 700 Level] Seriously, did you see that? Just awesome.[Youtube] Apparently, there are other …