The Philadelphia Flyers’ 2022-23 season is pretty much over before it begins. This roster is not very good. If Torts pulls off a miracle and gets this team playing legit hockey you can fire this post off to the Old Takes Exposed guy, and I’ll eat the biggest portion of crow known to man, but otherwise we’re officially looking forward to the next draft, which features the uber-talented Connor Bedard.

He’s 16 years old, a kid who scored 100 points (51 goals/49 assists) for the Regina Pats this year, a team that plays in the Western Hockey League. He’s a right-handed center with an insane amount of NHL potential.

Here’s a brief snippet from a post that was written last year at The Hockey Writers:

First and foremost, Bedard’s ability to fill the scoresheet is something the WHL has rarely ever seen from seniors in recent years, let alone a player who required special permission to play in that league at his age. In fact, his average of 1.87 points per game so far surpasses 19-year-old Adam Beckman’s WHL-leading 1.69 in 2019-20, and eclipses Connor Mcdavid’s 1.05 points per game in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2012-13, back when he was also a 15-year-old CHL freshman. It is worth noting that the OHL is also a notoriously high-scoring league, whereas the WHL is the most defensively tight of the three Canadian major-junior leagues.

Well I’m sold! Flyers gotta get this guy, and we need to come up with a catch phrase here.

Some ideas from myself and helpful Twitter followers:

  1. Tank Hard for Bedard
  2. Unintentionally Tank Hard for Bedard
  3. Bag it to Broad
  4. Bedard on Broad
  5. Temporary Dishonor for Connor
  6. A Yawner for Connor
  7. Marred for Bedard
  8. Bag it for Bedard
  9. Blowing it for Bedard
  10. Bank on Bedard
  11. Absolutely Blow for Bedard
  12. Scarred for Bedard
  13. High Regard for Bedard
  14. Goner for Connor
  15. Don’t Try Hard for Bedard
  16. Stand Guard for Bedard

These are all good suggestions. Have a great weekend. Go Flyers.