The Orange and the Black is the New Orange is the New Black

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I just love this article from Matt Brigidi of SB Nation, who likens the Flyers to a TV series:

“Was Laviolette safe?” the Internet asked in anticipation. “Would he make it past the 10-game mark?”

No, Laviolette wouldn’t make it past the three-game mark as manager Paul Holmgren decided — on a gut feeling — that a change needed to be made. Whether that was the ultimate rationale for the move remains to be seen. But it’s another instance of the Flyers organization displaying why they are the NHL’s most entertaining show.

Philadelphia is a wild card. While you always kind of know what they’re going to do, you never know what they’re going to do. The only thing that you can bet on is that they’re going to do something and that it’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat. No name is ever too big and no risk is ever worth wasting. If it’s an aggressive stance, the Flyers will be the ones to take it.

In a micro-observation of the franchise over the last four years, the team has: come two games short of winning the Stanley Cup, traded Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, traded for Ilya Bryzgalov, lost Chris Pronger for the remainder of forever, offer sheeted Shea Weber, traded Sergei Bobrovsky (who went onto win a Vezina), traded first-round pick James van Riemsdyk, cut Bryzgalov, cut Danny Briere and signed Vincent Lecavalier.

Is the player a star? Does he want a max-contract? Whatever the case, Philadelphia will be involved. The reason they’re involved? Because they’re always involved.

I feel like I’m covering the fucking Kardashians… only there are fewer black guys.

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  • Ron Shelly October 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Free Candy from the Oak!

  • The Original that guy October 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Free Candy from the Oak!

    This post doesnt interest white girls in the greater northeast except for the Wayne Simmonds part.

  • Carmen Sandiego October 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Set Candy Free!

  • Jack Clark October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Stop playing PC comment police & reinstate candy!!!!!!!!!

  • Kyle Scott October 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm


  • MM October 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I miss Candy. What did you do you bastard ?!?!?!?

  • Vic Vinegar October 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    You didn’t ban Candy’s IP, then you said some b/s about a sponsor complaining, then here you are claiming once again, you didn’t ban him. Which one is it?

    • Dan Fuller October 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      That was someone faking Kyle’s account. The fake Kyle’s comments are styled differently.

      What we’ve posted before:
      Note from CB: this is a fake account. When we comment, the styling is different. Look at the shading and black line at the right of this comment from the actual Kyle.

      For comparison, here’s the fake Kyle’s comment.

      • Pope Francis October 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        Lies! Kyle had Candy slaughtered like that poor baby squirrel his dog got a hold of. Can’t believe there hasn’t been a post with pictures yet.

  • Amanda October 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Sounds like Kyle has a love/hate relationship with sexist Candy from the oak. lol

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