Claude Giroux is awesome, even with a creeper 'stache

Even with lockout, 2012 a headline-packed year for Flyers

Admit it, even with a mustache, Claude Giroux is awesome but coming into his own was just one of the many big stories coming out of the Flyers’ organization this year. (N.B. Leaving Mark Howe’s overdue number retirement out of this post was a complete oversight on my part.) 10. Flyers lend a hand with Operation Hat Trick and Team Pennsylvania 2003 “We want to be playing,” said Scott Hartnell in a Puck Daddy article. “It’s unfortunate that we’re not playing right now.” Fortunately, former Flyer, Joe Watson, had the idea to help out the victims of Superstorm Sandy and suggested …

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Flyers West Update: Kings of the League At Last

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. Take that all in. Absorb it. They were the Cinderella story of these playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference. One by one, they took down the top teams in the conference, and did so in stunning fashion. Thanks to absolutely phenomenal goaltending from Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and outstanding performances from captain Dustin Brown and alternate Anze Kopitar, the Kings were a dominant team throughout the playoffs. And in the Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils, behind near-hat tricks from Brown, Jeff Carter, and Matt …

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Why I’m Rooting for the Kings, and Why You Should, Too

Image Courtesy of BroadStreetHockey.com I am a Flyers fan. I bleed orange and black. My two favorite players of all time are Rod Brind’Amour and Kevin Dineen. I hope that one day, my Flyers will hoist the Stanley Cup. Regardless of that fact, I have been on the Los Angeles Kings train all playoffs long. Whether you listen to our podcast or not (free plug!), I not only picked the Kings to upset the Canucks and Blues, but I chose them as my favorite to win it all. So, the natural question is, why do I root for the Kings …

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On Competing and Conceiting: Trade Deadline thoughts

Blame it on the fact that what I do for my bread and butter is sit for 40 hours a week in front of a 13″ TV and digest a constant stream of information. This was not a national holiday for me, and its responsibilities no different from any other. The reality of days like today is that it is nothing more than a last-ditch opportunity for clubs teetering on the brink of something to appear like they are doing everything to tip the scales in their favor. So when Paul Holmgren or any man in charge of the other …