Crashing the Crease: Release Points

In my last post, I touched upon the concept of a release point and what it means to a goaltender when it comes to stuffing a breakaway attempt. This concept was also briefly touched on in my first post about Ilya Bryzgalov. The release point is pretty obvious: the location on the ice where the puck comes off of the stick of the shooter. For a clapper from the point, it’s right before the follow through, as the puck’s velocity carries it away from the stick. For a snap shot in tight, it’s that instant where the shooter’s arms stop …

Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: A Closer Look

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

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50 Shades of Orange

What you are about to read is the brainchild of Kim Pollock and Steve Jacot, inspired by various Tumblr users and an overall lack of anything substantial to write about re: hockey. Grab yourself a glass of wine, light a few candles, and settle in as we give you an exclusive look at excerpts from the upcoming “50 Shades of Orange.” Hartnell let loose his wild hair as he climbed into bed. Hartsy picked the Cheetos out of his beard and swept her into his arms. Bryz said something unintelligible about world commerce and the effect penguins had on it …

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Around the Net 12.11.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Will this ever end? I can’t stand it, I just can’t stand it. [Philly.com] [Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] Bryz is out in space again Never change, Bryz, never change. [Broad Street Hockey] Max likes Swiss Miss Max Talbot is playing in the Spangler Cup. [CSN Philly] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.   

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European Update: Bye Bye Bryz?

I’ll admit it, I stayed up way too late hoping for a new CBA, but alas, we continue to roll on with our European updates as our beloved Orange and Black continue to fight the good fight. Latest edition of your European update begins…NOW!   Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read completed his contract with Södertälje SK and has returned Stateside. Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 2. Points: 3 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) – Danny just keeps dropping dimes. Games Played: 2. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2. Claude Giroux – G has begun …