Quality tweet right here from the Flyers’ veteran:
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!to flyers fans I promise every time I cross the red line I’ll chip it in so I don’t turn it over and every time I cross the blue line I’ll
Shoot so I don’t pass up the shot.
— Jakub Voracek (@jachobe) August 15, 2019
Perfectly accurate. Every time you go down to the Wells Fargo Center you know there’s gonna be some Fredo behind you yelling “shooooot” as soon as a Flyer crosses the blue line.
However, this knucklehead didn’t find the tweet funny and responded with this:
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Craig Berube, aka CHIEF, is bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup to New Hope today, where he’ll join Tony Bruno on his daily Twitch show:
We will be LIVE tomorrow 8/8 THU with the CHIEF himself, Craig Berube & partying with the #StanleyCup from the @TriumphNewHope Brewery, New Hope, PA 1-4p EST – Join us in person or via https://t.co/3jfRTfo8Tv pic.twitter.com/FMDhkPBziZ
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) August 7, 2019
This is, of course, the closest Philadelphia will get to the Stanley Cup, unless Alain Vigneult can pull off a miracle next season turn the Flyers into the SURPRISE of the season.
EA Sports’ NHL 20 hits the shelves on September 13th, so everybody get pumped.
Auston Matthews will be on the cover, which is whatever, but Gritty does appear in the game, which should be exciting.
Here’s an animation of him banging on a drum, but where does the drum actually come from? Gritty wants to know:
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) August 2, 2019
Gritty appears to pull the drum out of his rear end, then he puts it back into his butt after he’s done playing it.
The EASPORTSNHL Twitter handle simply replied with “lol,” which feels like a missed opportunity.
In a rather unusual move, the Minnesota Wild fired general manager Paul Fenton this week, a little more than one year into his tenure.
Wild owner Craig Leopold said Chuck Fletcher’s replacement “was not the right fit for the organization,” which seems like a diplomatic way to put lipstick on their pig of a season, a season highlighted (lowlighted?) by trades of Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle, and Mikael Granlund.
Since the NHL is a “retread league,” the Wild are apparently interested in talking to former Flyers GM Ron Hextall:
Have to think there will be more than one contender, but word is MIN has already reached out for permission to speak to Ron Hextall for newly vacant GM position.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 30, 2019
That would be interesting.
Well here’s something you don’t see every day.
Apparently former Flyer Brian Propp is the “Director of Strategic Relationships” for a company called “Wolf Commercial Real Estate.” WCRE recently launched a podcast called “Broad Street Brokers,” which sounds kind of boring if we’re being totally honest, but that’s not important. This story is about their logo, which looks very similar to the Broad Street Hockey SB Nation website logo.
Yes, that looks very similar to BSH, which did not sit well with Deputy Managing Editor Kelly Hinkle and others, after the jump:
Apparently the New Jersey Devils’ mascot, which is called “NJ Devil” (real original), appeared at a children’s birthday party this weekend.
The person in the suit got a little excited after throwing a parachute in the air (our gym teacher made us do this, it was dumb), then ran towards the window but accidentally shattered it:
The Devils mascot accidentally broke a glass window at a kids party 😬
— SI NHL (@SI_NHL) July 14, 2019
I feel bad for the mascot. Seems like everybody was enjoying themselves at the time, then everything came to a screeching halt.
However, Twitter user “AznPimpMaster” says it was no big deal, that this event was his son’s birthday party and that he had a great time anyway, after the jump:
BLOCKBUSTER Flyers trade on a Monday evening.
Chuck Fletcher continues to WHEEL and DEAL, this time sending Ryan Hartman to Dallas:
BREAKING: We’ve acquired Tyler Pitlick from Dallas in exchange for Ryan Hartman.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 24, 2019
Hartman scored two goals and added four assists in 19 games for the Flyers. He came over in the Wayne Simmonds trade last year.
Pitlick is 27 years old, a center who scored 22 goals in his last two seasons with the Dallas Stars. He has one year remaining on his contract at $1 million. Hartman was a RFA, so I guess this was about getting some value back for him. Could have asked for too much money or didn’t want to re-sign here. Shrug.
Thoughts on the move?
I personally believe the Stanley Cup is coming home to Philadelphia.