Sergei Bobrovsky’s New Mask

Before Fran Drummond, the artist responsible for the mask above as well as quite a few others in the NHL nowadays, had gotten this mask done I was afforded the opportunity to sit down with him and talk with him about this particular mask as well as a lot of other topics. There will be a full piece on him coming soon, but this is what he had to say about this particular mask when all that had been done were the sketches of what you see above (I will post the pictures of the sketches later): “One side has …

Flyers Drop Fifth Straight To Buffalo In Overtime

Eight days into April and the Flyers are still looking for their first win of the month after Thomas Vanek scored an overtime goal to give Buffalo a 4-3 win. Nathan Gerbe netted two as Ryan Miller stepped in for Jhonas Enroth to start the third period as the Flyers dropped their fifth straight game. Both Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere had a goal and an assist in the loss as Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves on 29 shots. For the fourth straight game the Flyers scored the opening goal. This time, it was a one-timer from Scott Hartnell that …

Tapping the Pipes 4/8/11

The Flyers’ well-publicized fall from grace continues to unfold before our eyes, seemingly with no end in sight. Closed-door meetings led by both Captain Mike Richards and stone-faced General Manager Paul Holmgren have been described by varying sources as “productive” and “intimidating” respectively as they players attempt to regain the spark that saw them rocket to the top of the Eastern Conference before the all-star break. If you ask any educated hockey fan, and even uneducated hockey fans who think that they’re educated, what the traditional issue with the Flyers is, they will immediately point to the goaltending. So great …

Forged Dialogues: Sergei Bobrovsky

Flyers Faithful would like to take a moment to thank Sergei Bobrovsky for taking some time out of his busy routine to sit down with us and answer some questions about his career. FF: Hello, Sergei. Thank you for meeting us at the Flyers Faithful offices to talk about hockey. How do you feel your rookie season has gone so far? SB: Bob! Ha! FF: Oh yeah, the Santa Coatesy thing. Very funny. So, tell us about your rookie year. SB: Bob! Hahahaha! FF: OK, I get it. Shouldn’t a translator be following you around every moment you’re not on …

Leighton clears re-entry waivers

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that goaltender Michael Leighton cleared re-entry waivers and will report to the club later today. Leighton has made just one NHL appearance this season, allowing all four goals in a 7-4 victory at Los Angeles on December 30. He went 14-12-3 with a 2.22 goals-against average, five shutouts and a .923 save percentage for an awful Adirondack Phantoms club. Multiple sources in the region have reported via Twitter and other means that Leighton will accompany the Flyers to Buffalo for their game on Friday night. Several sources suggest the 29-year-old may start that …