Poll: Would you make this hypothetical PHI/WAS trade?

Before I go on, I’d like to preface this poll by saying this situation is purely hypothetical. I am not speculating that this might happen or suggesting it is a legitimate rumor. For the love of all that is good and holy, don’t read anything into it or claim that I said this might happen. As rivals, the Flyers and Capitals make for unusual bedfellows but, this offseason, they could be a match. Washington has goaltending depth and a right-handed offensive defenseman, both rumored to be available. The Flyers have a surplus of centers and an alleged need for goaltending. …

Flyers’ best defense still needs more offense

It’s mid-January. The Philadelphia Flyers are in first place in the Atlantic Division and tops in the Eastern Conference, and are challenging for the best overall record in the NHL. The Devils are struggling to rise above the flames of their own personal Hades. The Islanders are sinking. The Rangers are good but not good enough, gasping for air and cramping up in the 21st mile. The Penguins are still hanging about in the rear view, still furiously waddling and flapping but unable to take off. Doesn’t matter though. Things can’t be totally perfect. I know it’s really nitpicking at this …

RICE & MICE: (Medial) Collateral Damage

RICE & MICE will periodically review injuries that are common, uncommon or just plain unique in hockey. I hope to provide some insight to the “how’s, why’s, and when’s” of the injuries that might keep players out of the lineup. The medial collateral ligament or MCL is one of the oft injured ligaments in contact sports, especially ice hockey and football. As its name indicates, the MCL is on the medial or inside part of each knee. It is most often injured when contact is made to the lateral or outer portion of the knee, however the injury can also occur …

Faux Hairstyles

Actual conversation while I was making this one (this is what happens when you are with other people’s kids): Kid: “Is that your boyfriend? Or your husband?” Me: “NOOOO!!!” Kid: “Who is he?” Me: “Mike Green.  He’s a ‘hockey player’.” (So I used the term loosely, so sue me.) Kid: “Do you want him to be your boyfriend?” Me: “NOOOOOOOO!!!” Kid: “Why not? He’s rich right?” Me: “Yeah, but he’s not very smart…”

READ:1234