The Core 4 – Panaccio, Carchidi, Dave Isaac, and now, back again, Randy Miller – love a sexy locale– be it Ocean City, a writer’s house in Ottawa, The Anchorage, poolside at a chain hotel, Laguna Beach, or now, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, with Mario Andretti. Life on the road is tough. Wonder if they were able to expense that dinner?
The vortex of Flyers past opened tonight.
First Mike Richards scored the game-tying goal that would eventually send things to overtime tied 2-2. Then his trade counterpart, Brayden Schenn, proved that when you shoot the puck at the goalie enough, both of them will eventually go in the net. Like Kevin McAllister in Home Alone, if you keep wishing for something to happen, it probably will.
Schenn fired his hardest (with a little help from a stick check) into Jonathan Quick, who, along with the puck, slid across the goal line [GIFs may take a second to load]:
“I made my family disappear. I made my family disappear!”
Schenn was so happy it finally worked! that he did a weird happy dance and then, for some reason, punched Drew Doughty in the stomach:
“Drew baby– I scored one in! I’m on the rooster!”
The vortex spun up as Schenn and Richards briefly chatted about Schenn becoming the next
Mike Richards fourth line center who was almost bought out… and discussed if Schenn pushed Quick into the net: Continue reading
Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere discuss strategy, Photo credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Just in time for Halloween!
From the Flyers:
The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, today.
A G G G G G G G GHOST!
Asked for comment, the Red Wings said: “We ain’t afraid of no Gostisbehere.” That remains to be seen… or does it?
Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Ron Hextall announced this morning than defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both have lower body injuries and will miss “approximately four weeks.” Coburn hasn’t played since opening night and had been rehabbing an injury he suffered during that contest, while MacDonald had played in all seven games so far, with three points and a second-place spot on the team in average ice time. Having a (more) depleted defensive squad is certainly not going to help the already struggling Flyers. So far, there’s no word on who will be called up to fill their spots.
James Neal, whom you may remember as the guy who almost ended the life of young wolf Sean Couturier, was in shock this summer when the Penguins traded him to the Predators (the Pittsburgh-to-Nashville career arc is not one any human should be subjected to). He recounted the surprise to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this week, and in doing so told Yohe that the 2012 playoff series with the Flyers basically destroyed the Penguins organization. This excerpt is delicious [I have bolded the parts that excite me greatly]:
Although Neal doesn’t have answers for the Penguins’ playoff flameouts, he believes the team’s course was altered permanently after falling to the Flyers in 2012.
“Why we struggled in the playoffs is still a tough question to answer,” Neal said. “I don’t think anyone really can.”
Without prompting, the Flyers entered Neal’s mind.
“I didn’t watch the game (on Wednesday),” Neal said. “But I guess they lost again to the Flyers, eh? It’s the same thing that went on when I was there. What the Flyers do to the Penguins … I don’t know why things didn’t go the way they should have gone in the playoffs. I don’t know why everyone got so rattled. But it’s not my problem anymore.”
The Flyers are so far inside the Penguins’ heads that it’s almost become a joke. You know that stomach-churning, suddenly-self-aware feeling you get when you run across an ex years later, because even though you’ve totally moved on, the resentment is still there? You feel that puffing up your chest (guy) or pushing out your chest (girl) will suddenly make them envious of your recent success and happiness, but all it really does is make you seem more awkward and pathetic than they already thought you were? Well, that’s the Penguins when the Flyers come to town. They’ve been so wronged over the years that they can’t help but be a bumbling mess at the mere site of G or Coots. They may have moved on to bigger and better things, but the Orange and Black will always be their kryptonite. Neal left town, and he still can’t shake them from his memories.
The Sporting News read way too much into things and tried to say this mixtape title and cover was a shot at fellow Mayback Music Group member Wale (because he once name-dropped Alex Ovechkin). What it really is though, is a ridiculous cover for Meek Mill’s newest mixtape, which comes with this tagline:
After facing time in the penalty box, Meek Mill jumps back on the ice, faces off and scores big with Philadelphia Flyer, a slap shot of the latest and flyest music from Maybach Music Group’s very own.
Between this and that carjacker, will the real Giroux please stand up?!
You can grab the mixtape (and the cover) for yourself over here.