“No, No, No, By All Means, Kill the Whelp…”: Bobrovsky Steals Win In Pittsburgh, But What Does It All Mean?

“And I suppose, in return, you want me to not kill the whelp.” “No, no, no, by all means, kill the whelp… Just wait for the opportune moment.” If you’ve seen Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl you recall this little conversation between Barbossa, played by Geoffrey Rush, and Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp. Throughout the movie, Jack Sparrow shows himself to be great at manipulating people and swindling them into doing what he wanted them to do because they thought he was on their side. Cap’n Jack was scheming, shifty, sly, and smart… …

The morning after: Flyers @ Penguins 10.07.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. The Flyers have been gambling with their goaltenders for years. So, it really shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the team decided to roll the dice and put Sergei Bobrovsky, their untested goalie prospect, in net last night against one of the most elite teams in the East, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bobrovsky played well throughout camp and likely won the start over Brian Boucher when he played soundly in relief of Johan Backlund in a …

Flight plan: 10.07.10

Flight Plan is a new column that will take a more in depth look at the Flyers’ upcoming opponents every week here at Flyers Faithful. The Philadelphia Flyers will kick off their week against two good young teams at two different points in their respective franchise history books. The Pittsburgh Penguins, as we all know, are one of the best young teams in the league today. They have built very well through the draft and have become one of the hardest teams to play against in the NHL. The St. Louis Blues on the other hand are a team on …

The morning after: Flyers @ Sabres 10.03.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Overall, last night’s 9-3 loss against the Buffalo Sabres was a forgettable one but there is no reason to be worried. The Flyers only dressed a handful of players who will be on the opening night roster. Bill Guerin played his last unimpressive game of the preseason and, quite possibly, in a Flyers uniform. The local media was unanimously doubtful that Guerin would be offered a contract. Frank Seravalli hints that Andreas Nodl may make the team. …

The morning after: Flyers vs. Sabres 10.01.10

“The morning after” is a review of the previous night’s Flyers’ game which, in theory, provides a more objective perspective on the game. Well, that was the most entertaining game of the preseason. Brian Boucher looked good in net tonight, outdeuling Ryan Miller to a 3-1 Flyers victory. He’s played the toughest games of the preseason, which should be an indication that, no matter how high the organization is on Sergei Bobrovsky, Boucher will begin the season as the starting goaltender. This team makes plays that are so much prettier now. The additions of Nikolay Zherdev and Ville Leino, as …