I don't know why, but it seems like Barry Melrose is a natural for KHL broadcasts

KHL 2Nite

Good news hockey fans, ESPN is jumping back into the hockey game! Well, no, the lockout isn’t over and NBC still has the NHL’s rights. ESPN will actually be showing KHL games this season. It’s an interesting move for a number of reasons. Hockey and ESPN have a history, to say the least. The network dropped the sport when the NHL was locked out back in 2004-05. ESPN attempted to bring it back when the TV rights were available last year, but the NHL decided to stay with NBC. I supported the league’s decision to stick with NBC. ESPN had …

Poor Pierre

Pierre’s Problem

The Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers heated up a bit in Game 4 after Rangers pest (and saluting idiot) Mike Rupp messed with mummified Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. This led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella and Devils counterpart Peter DeBoer screaming at each other between the benches.  If they were within arm’s length of each other they probably would have dropped the proverbial gloves.  You can find video of the incident below.

Giroux out for Tuesday

Let the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth begin. New media darling Claude Giroux will not be with the Flyers for Tuesday’s important road test in Washington against the Capitals due to his “upper-body” injury suffered at the end of the second period of Saturday’s win over Tampa Bay. “Claude is continuing to feel better,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a Monday press conference. “He will not travel with the team today and will be seen by our doctor again tomorrow.” As it stands now, there is no timetable for Giroux to return to the ice, and not …

Jagr speaks on Saturday

Q: Why Philadelphia, over Pittsburgh or other teams? Before I start talking, it surprised me when you said money – there were a lot more teams with a higher offer than Philadelphia. I didn’t think I was going to go there, but after the conversation with the coaches and Chris Pronger, I started to like it and I also like that there is something to this from their side, and that was important to me. Q: What did you like about Philadelphia that swayed you here? “There’s a lot of things. When you’re talking to the GM and the coaches, …

Counterpunches, Part II

The second — and regrettably, last – in what was planned to be an occasional series, in which Flyers Faithful scans the papers of the opposition to see how they’re portraying events. We make no assurance of journalistic integrity here. From the venerable Bob Ryan, columnist for the Boston Globe, Saturday morning: “Round 2 is over. With last night’s convincing 5-1 triumph before 17,565 enraptured followers at TD Garden, the Bruins swept the Philadelphia Flyers out of the NHL playoffs. Revenge is theirs. Retribution is theirs. Peace of mind is theirs.” Hold on a minute there, Buster…er…Bob. While no one can dispute …