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Giroux evolving into NHL phenom

If former Flyers GM Bobby Clarke had his way, Claude Giroux never would have been drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. Entering the 2006 draft, the Flyers, who held the 22nd overall pick were hoping to grab Trenton New Jersey’s Bobby Sanguinetti. At pick 21, the New York Rangers took Sanguinetti, which reportedly sent the Flyers draft table … Continue reading

Leighton to undergo back surgery, expected to miss 6-8 weeks

If you’ve read my previous posts or listened to our Flyers Pre-Game Live show last night, you knew I had a bad feeling that the Michael Leighton bulging disc injury would be more than the “one month” that they initially said. It turns out I was right, as today the Flyers announced that Leighton will … Continue reading

Flyers play spoilers with 3-2 win over Pens

The 2010-11 NHL Season started off with a surprise for the Flyers, in net was not incumbent backup Brian Boucher who was expected to hold down the fort while Michael Leighton was out with lower back problems. But instead Coach Peter Laviolette decided to roll the dice and go with the 22-year old Russian phenom Sergei Bobrovsky.   … Continue reading

Bobrovsky, Flyers open the season in impressive fashion

This is why I love sports, you just never know what’s going to happen. Thursday night, the Flyers traveled to Pittsburgh to battle with their fiercest rival. The orange and black started rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky against arguably the best team in the east. Common sense would say that the Pens would have their way with us, but … Continue reading

Laperriere out for season, career likely over

They say in life, that bad things always happen to good people. That was proven today as the Flyers announced that Ian Laperriere will miss the entire 2010-11 season with lingering post concussion syndrome dating back to the severe concussion he suffered back in April. At 36-years old, it is widely believed that “Lappy” has … Continue reading

Eastern Conference predictions: Your key source to what will happen in the 2010-11 NHL season

Let’s start off with the Atlantic division: one that is chock full of impressive talent and outstanding teams. The Atlantic was the only division in the East to have two 100 point scoring teams in the Devils and Penguins and two others that having played to their potential last year could have hit the 100 point … Continue reading

Guerin’s release opens doors for younger talent

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how Bill Guerin made all the sense in the world for the Flyers. In theory, I was right. unfortunately for Mr. Guerin, he was released from his tryout contract Monday afternoon, meaning that if he plays in the NHL this season it wont be for the Flyers. Honestly … Continue reading

Flyers’ Boucher holds key to early success

Brian Boucher once again comes into another predicament he didn’t expect to happen, this quickly anyway. Boucher will open the Flyers season as the club’s number one netminder due to a back injury to initial starter, Michael Leighton. For Boucher, 33, it’s another chance to prove he’s still a number one option for a team who might need him more … Continue reading

LIVE chat tonight for Flyers vs. Sabres at 7pm

Hey Flyers fans, Tonight, I will be trying something new on Faceoff with Chris. I want to hold a LIVE chat from the Wells Fargo Center Press box with all my readers and fans of the orange and black. Click the link below to attend the chat. Starting at 7pm, just click onto the chat … Continue reading

New Season, same story as goaltending issues continue to haunt Flyers

There are some things you can guarantee in Philadelphia sports; Eagles fans will continue to hate Donovan McNabb, the Phillies will catch fire every September, and most of all, the Flyers will always have goaltender issues. After the news  yesterday that Michael Leighton will miss a month with a bulging disc in his back, the Flyers are … Continue reading