Here's some Flyers news between bouts of frantically checking to see what time the Phillies will play this weekend (nope, still don’t know). Pseudo big news. Chris Pronger is apparently healthy. He’s playing tonight against the Devils:
– The Flyers put together a photo gallery of HBO’s introductory shoot. Why they’re wearing white helmets with orange jerseys, I don’t know.*
*Presumably it has something to do with lighting. If you’ve ever watched the Phillies’ promo videos they shoot in spring training, you’ll notice that they’re wearing the older grey under brim caps, as opposed to the newer style, which have back under the brim. I would assume that has something to do with black absorbing more light, but I could be wrong.
– Finally, somehow, the folks over at The School Philly keep landing exclusive interviews with Flyers. First JVR, now Claude Giroux.
After Monday night, Jaromir Jagr had a couple nice things to say about you. He said, “It’s a lot easier to play with you. He’s a genius.” And he also said you remind him a little of himself, and then he mentioned Mario Lemieux. What are your thoughts on that, and playing with a guy like Jaromir Jagr?
When I grew up I kind of looked up to him. He’s obviously one of the best players to ever play the game. To have him come to our team, I mean, he’s been here for a week and I have learned so much just from him. It’s a great compliment obviously, and I look forward to playing with him this year.
Full thing here.