Canucks 6, Flyers 2

The score alone, which is just as embarrasing as it appears, is not what’s noteworthy. It is a bad loss, to start an important road trip, to one of the top clubs in the Western Conference. What is of note, is how long it’s been since the Flyers have been on the wrong side of the ledger in a game at Vancouver. Anybody know where they were on January 17, 1989? Show of hands…no? Not surprised. That’s over two decades of success in the NHL’s Western-most Canadian franchise. I think most of us were snuggled all tight in our beds, with dreams (or …

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 …

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