The morning after: Flyers @ Penguins 10.29.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Wow!  Excitement at the beginning and the end of this game (lacking somewhat in the middle).  Viewed as a whole, it was a good game to start the “dad weekend”.  (Aside: Who wants to party with the Carcillos?  Here we go!)  If you missed the first 2:35 of this game, you missed a lot. 30 minutes of penalties, a great off-the-puck-drop fight between Captain Mike Richards and Matt Cooke (who got pummeled at the end of the fight …

Hitting the posts: 10.29.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. The Flyers have not learned lessons from last year :: NHL Hot Stove Maybe they can learn a lesson from the Phillies, though :: Flyer Flies The Flyers are consistently inconsistent :: Versus Maybe that’s because they’re Millennials :: Flyers Goal Scored By The defense is outplaying the offense :: Delco Daily Times From a fantasy perspective, the defense has been bad :: ESPN The Flyers are just discovering Nikolay Zherdev …

The morning after: Flyers @ Sabres 10.26.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Given how the ’11 season started, there were many abnormalities to last night’s victory over the Buffalo Sabres: The power play potted three goals, equaling the total of PP goals they scored coming into last night’s game. The offense was potent. The enigma wrapped in a jersey hidden behind a tinted visor that is Nikolay Zherdev scored his second goal of the season. The Flyers came out flying in the second period. The snakebitten energy generators, Darroll …

Hitting the posts: 10.22.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. Sergei Bobrovsky talks to Alessandro Seren Rosso about his time in Philadelphia :: Russian Hockey Fans Teemu H has more about Bobrovsky :: Broad Street Hockey Mark Siciliano discusses Claude Giroux and Jeff Carter :: Flyer Flies Tim McManus talks to Riley Cote about his transition to coaching :: Post-Star He also knows what Ben Holmstrom, Mike Testwuide, and Andrew Rowe did last summer :: Post-Star Frank Seravalli says …

The morning after: Flyers vs. Ducks 10.21.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. In the four days that the Flyers were off, players were bag skated, the team worked on the power play, and they had plenty of time to rest so that they could come out hard against the Anaheim Ducks, a team that stumbled out of the gate this season. Much like the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins this past Saturday, this win was there for the taking and the Flyers did not grab it. Instead, they dropped …