On Competing and Conceiting: Trade Deadline thoughts

Blame it on the fact that what I do for my bread and butter is sit for 40 hours a week in front of a 13″ TV and digest a constant stream of information. This was not a national holiday for me, and its responsibilities no different from any other. The reality of days like today is that it is nothing more than a last-ditch opportunity for clubs teetering on the brink of something to appear like they are doing everything to tip the scales in their favor. So when Paul Holmgren or any man in charge of the other …


Atlantic Watch: 2/15-2/21

The Flyers won two of their three games this week, as the club is still trying to turn things around before the playoffs. Although they are 4-5-2 since the All-Star break, Philly won two of their last three games. Fortunately for the Flyers, their next three games are away from the Wells Fargo Center, a scenario they are 19-9-2 in this season. In their first contest, the Flyers pounded the visiting Buffalo Sabres by a score of 7-2. After Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek tallied in the first for Buffalo, the Flyers rattled off seven straight goals. The performance of …


Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 5: Rick Nash Bridges

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Kim Pollock from The Checking Line!  We discussed her upcoming piece on Jim Jackson, Jeff Carter’s situation, new Flyers Nicklas Grossman and Pavel Kubina, and much more.  Also, did someone say Rick Nash? Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 5 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying it please leave a review and I may at some point make you a sandwich.


Around the Net for 2.21.12

  Welcome to Around the Net, a new weekly column about the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week, we will look back at the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives carnival and get an update on Chris Pronger; we explore the two trades the Flyers made to strengthen their defense and we examine the Rick Nash rumors and if it makes sense for Paul Holmgren to make such a deal. First, a video recap of the Flyers Wives carnival: Courtesy of the Flyers: http://video.flyers.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=0&id=158889 Lauren Pronger:”Good and bad days.” The wife of Flyers captain spoke over the weekend …


The Five Stages of the Trading Block

Whenever a big name becomes available around the trading deadline there are 5 stages that fans of contending teams go through.  We’re currently seeing this with Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Below are the five stages of a process that drive the weak to madness and cause even the strongest to curl up in a ball in the corner. Stage 1: HOLY CRAP HE’S AVAILABLE!? A reporter reveals that the big name (Rick Nash from here on out) is on the market.  You can’t believe it.  You type in all caps on Twitter and Facebook.  This is madness.  …