I wonder how many other players around the league would’ve gotten a game misconduct for this…
beat the Rangers today are headed to overtime as I type this because I’m a mush lost in a shootout… thanks in part to Ghost’s second period goal. Here it is in 360-degrees, courtesy of the Flyers’ Facebook page [only plays in mobile or Chrome and Firefox]: Continue Reading
Although plans for next year’s Winter Classic remain fluid, what does seem to be virtually locked in is an outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers sometime in 2017.
The unresolved question is whether the game, likely to be held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, will stand as the 2017 Winter Classic or part of the Stadium Series held a few weeks later, a source familiar with the proceedings told ESPN.com
The two state rivals have been talking for months about a plan for an outdoor game or series of outdoor games. There was discussion about playing an outdoor game at Penn State, but it’s believed financial demands by the university soured the teams on the neutral site as an option, so the two franchises have been looking at a reciprocal arrangement with an outdoor game played one year in Pittsburgh and a second game in Philadelphia perhaps the next year.
And there you have it. The long-rumored Beaver Stadium game is out, but it’s no surprise that the Flyers and Penguins will finally go at it outside. Maybe twice. Maybe even one more time in the morning.
Last month it was rumored that the Flyers would be getting 50th anniversary jerseys next year, perhaps as part of some outdoor game. That seems to be a decent possibility.
There are always ancillary events and details to come from this stuff, so we’ll keep an eye out for more news.
Typically vague Flyers press release:
Flyers forward Sean Couturier will be out approximately four weeks with a lower-body injury.
The Flyers have 15 games in the next month. Bad time for a sore Coots.
This picture is floating around all over the place, and it might be one of the most amazing and confusing things I’ve ever seen. Let me present this as a series of questions I have:
- Which tattoo came first, the Messier tribute or the 9/11 Memorial?
- Is that mushroom cloud at the bottom actually a third tattoo, or does this guy not understand what happened?
- Messier had to come after, right? And why does his name cast a very weird, very dark shadow in the smoke?
- Holy shit that shadow says “Messiah” doesn’t it? IT DOES OH MY GOD!
- Okay, that changes things. Does this guy realize he’s kinda implying Mark Messier saved people in 9/11?
- And with the “Messiah” part being so obscured, does he realize that on first glance his tattoo looks like he’s saying Mark Messier used a nuke to bring down the towers on 9/11 and it was awesome?
- Just how far down below the beltline does that tattoo go?
That last question is the only one I don’t want the answer to.
First off, really fine work from the Kings social media team, again. Second, is this the saddest line you’ve ever read about the Flyers? Luke Schenn, who explained that he waited in the parking lot at the airport with his brother while the trade was being finalized: “If you were to pick a spot to go to in the league I mean this would be definitely right at the top. Pretty hard to believe that if you’re going to get traded, you get traded to a place like this.” What a weird world in which the Kings are more desirable to play for than the Flyers. But can you blame him when the coach has the kind of cocky confidence Sutter has? Flyers West, going strong.
— LA Kings (@LAKings) February 4, 2016
But hey, here’s Paul Holmgren spending some cap money at Chick-fil-A:
Paint Zoo’s Franny Drummond – painter for the
stars historically underachieving Flyers goalies – was on BOB this morning showing off Steve Mason’s latest head art, which features a few Flyers teammates and his bulldog, George:
Video of the full segment is after the jump. Come for the helmet images, stay for Barrett Brooks attempting to draw actual hockey analysis from its imagery. Continue Reading
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 28, 2016
The Flyers are off for the next six days for the All-Star break, so this should keep you warm for a little while. Just violent, that snipe. Violent.
The Flyers are frustratingly adequate this year– good enough to watch, bad enough to disappoint us sometime in April.