Point/Counterpoint: Trade deadline moves

Point: Tweak the roster By Steve J The Flyers miss the hell out of Chris Pronger.  You know it, I know it, Trent Klatt knows it.  The trade rumors that have circulated for the past couple of months have revolved around the defense.  Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Tim Gleason, and Luke Schenn’s names have been floated as potential candidates.  The cost for most of these guys would be at least one young forward, which happens to be the Flyers’ greatest asset.  Well, in the words of the immortal sage Admiral Ackbar, it’s a trap! It is absolutely not worth it …

Point/Counterpoint: Heavyweights are unnecessary in the new NHL

Point/Counterpoint is a new series that argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers. This week, Dain S and Jim discuss whether the heavyweight enforcer is needed in today’s NHL. Point by Dain S: Muhammad Ali. Mike Tyson. Those names inspire awe and conjure up images of the “baddest man on the planet,” the heavyweight champion. In hockey, the heavyweight enforcer has also been a fixture of the NHL since the 70’s when the Flyers constructed a team filled with tough guys and skill players, changing the game forever while winning consecutive Stanley Cups. However, in today’s NHL, the …

Point/Counterpoint: The 1-3-1

Point/Counterpoint is a new series which argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers. This week, Pavialax and Dan A debate whether or not Tampa’s 1-3-1 is good for the sport of hockey. Point by Pavialax: I somehow missed the memo that says I should be outraged by Tampa’s audacity in playing the 1-3-1 system. Amidst the fallout from last week was discussion of how to prevent teams from playing the trap or at least preventing a standoff situation like we saw multiple times in the game. It seems most of the backlash is directed toward the trap itself, with …

Point/Counterpoint: Visors

Point/Counterpoint is a new series which argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers. This week, Craig F and frick debate whether or not visors should be mandated in the NHL. Point: by frick As pavialax pointed out in her post, wearing visors reduces eye and facial injuries.  While there is a “macho” culture in all sports, including hockey, protecting your assets, and something you need in order to do your job, should not be considered “weak”.  Some may argue that non-visor wearing players will be phased out soon, but the truth is that there are young players just coming into …

Point/Counterpoint: Brendan Shanahan and the new definition of justice

Point/Counterpoint is a new series which argues both sides of a topic relevant to the Philadelphia Flyers.  As always, the potential for a member of the Orange and Black to have a face-to-face meeting in New York City after a bout of gritty “Flyers hockey: exists constantly. This week, Nick D and Bob H ”debate” whether or not the new system of determining what is an illegal hit and how NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan handles any suspensions is working. Nick D (Point): The NHL has a new sheriff in town and his name is Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan has brought credibility, transparency, and consistency to the …

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