Petr Sykora

New Life for Silver Foxes

It is tough to find things to like about the lockout. With no hockey to be played, players are left to go as hard (or as soft) as they please in order to maintain an NHL physique. However, this lack of games can actually be a silver lining to some of the more resilient silver foxes of the National Hockey League – if play were to resume. This gives the Flyers some options to fill out the roster in free agency that they might not have considered if the full season were still intact. So what might those choices be? …

Slap Hands!

Be More Offensive?

It appears the latest round of negotiations between the National Hockey League and the NHLPA to solve the lockout might lead to some positive results, finally giving the fans a team back to root for. But if the Flyers were to take the ice in the immediate future, would the fans even be happy with what they saw? This has been a relatively disappointing offseason for the Flyers. The bread and butter of the Orange and Black last season was their offense, but it doesn’t appear on paper to have improved. Diving in deeper only causes more concern. The Flyers …

Giroux

Wild Flyers: Giroud and Giroux

With the NHL Lockout having festered beyond reason, many have fallen into a routine of getting their hockey fix elsewhere. Unfortunately, this routine usually means just catching a game whenever we can just to take in the sport itself, leaving a void in your schedule where your Flyers fandom used to fill in the spaces between puck drops. Without a Flyers team to talk about, can a Flyers fan exist? The answer to that question is yes. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself seeing the Flyers spirit reincarnated in all sorts of things, whether it’s related to the …

PIT @ PHI 2012 Game 6

What Are You Thankful For?

In a few hours, it’s officially Thanksgiving Eve (for those of you who aren’t working that is – everyone else throw your coffee in the air). Now is when we’re supposed to take the time to acknowledge what truly makes us happy. So when it comes to Flyers hockey, even though there isn’t much going on at ice level there is still one obvious question – what are you most thankful for? The beauty of something like this when it comes to the Flyers is that there are so many things that come rushing to your mind, like saliva to the mouth …

The time for talking is over... c/o Dispatch

Negative Nancy

This time last week, cautious optimism surrounding the NHL lockout was flowing like a geyser from a liberated fire hydrant, drowning the fans with sweet dreams of the sport that once was, but might still be. Suddenly, the feelings of optimism are gone, and once again those who remain powerless are left feeling power-played. The “secret meetings” (which were only a few blocks away from NHL HQ) have concluded with little ground gained. The perfunctory daily meetings between the second-in-commands appear to be happening with less frequency. Those on the outside looking in have been left to wonder how the …

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