The morning after: Flyers @ Capitals 11.20.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Coming off two losses, both of which had a lack of defensive play, the Flyers needed to not only win this game, but play a better defensive game against a very high-scoring and deeply talented Washington Capitals team.   Brian Boucher got the start in this game, giving Sergei Bobrovsky a much-deserved rest, and some fans angina. The Flyers were thoroughly outplayed in the first period.  At the end of the period, it should have been at least …

Hitting the posts 11.05.10

“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 offseason moves to the Flyers’ defense are paying dividends :: Hockey Buzz Scott Hartnell’s distractions are behind him :: Philly Sports Daily Sergei Bobrovsky is a praiseworthy work in progress :: Philly Sports Daily The lament of Brian Boucher :: Broad Street Hockey Benching Nikolay Zherdev reenergized him :: Philly.com The NHL’s wheel of justice will soon spin for Dan Carcillo :: Flyer Files Danny Briere, now with …

The morning after: Islanders @ Flyers 10.30.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. I think of the Islanders as a measuring stick for your team.  Meaning if your team loses to the Islanders, they suck and will end up being moved to Las Vegas.  If your team wins, then they get two points.  Good deal, huh? This was the Flyers Halloween game, and there were some frightful things going on in this game.  Chief among them: Rick DiPietro’s pads (although for a good cause) and, oh yeah, his play.  I …

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 …