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Philadelphia Flyers Mullet Points: Minor Additions to a Stacked Team

March 1st, 2011
What? Did you expect the Philadelphia Flyers to blow up a team currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings in order to to mash a big name player onto their roster at the NHL Trade Deadline yesterday?In the days approaching the February 28 Trade Deadline, Paul Holmgren tweaked his roster ...

Philadelphia Flyers: An Open Appeal To Trade Dan Carcillo

January 20th, 2011
For the love of Gordie Howe, just trade Dan Carcillo already!Since his arrival in Philadelphia, it has been abundantly clear this team and much of its fan base do not have the intestinal fortitude necessary to tolerate a legitimate NHL pest like Dan Carcillo on the Flyers roster.From the top ...

Philadelphia Flyers: Trade Picks Instead of Players?

January 15th, 2011
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, speculation will be rampant over which Flyers roster player or prospect will find himself tied to a rocket, and launched somewhere in the vicinity of the Western Conference.Before it comes to that, can we pause for a moment to consider what is actually ...

NHL Trade Deadline: Philadelphia Flyers Have Only 46 Shopping Days Left

January 13th, 2011
Here we are approaching the middle of January and the Philadelphia Flyers have yet to emerge in the midst of any major NHL trade rumor scuttlebutt. What in Lord Stanley's name is going on here?Perhaps it is a testament to the depth of the squad that Flyers General Manager Paul ...

WARNING! Philadelphia Flyers Brain Freeze May Occur

October 13th, 2010
A collection of random Philadelphia Flyers hockey-inspired thoughts that, if read too quickly, may cause head trauma. WARNING: Philadelphia Flyers brain freeze may occur.He's No Patrick KaneI realize the comparisons will probably persist throughout the careers of both players involved, but who gives a flying falafel about how James van ...

Philadelphia Flyers Fans Just Don’t Understand Daniel Carcillo

October 2nd, 2010
Get out your torches and pitch forks Flyers fans! The 2010-11 NHL season is approaching fast, and Dan Carcrillo is still a member of your Philadelphia Flyers.(collective groan from the cheap seats)Since vituperative fan criticism of Carcillo has practically become sport amongst a significant segment of the Flyers fan base, ...

Philadelphia Flyers: The New Big E

September 30th, 2010
Did you hear the Big E is in Philadelphia?!No, not Eric Lindros, silly goose.I’m talking about the Big Enigma, Nikolai Zherdev!The Delco Times and Philadelphia Daily News recently featured stories about Zherdev, and the baggage he brings to Philadelphia via stops in Columbus and New York City.The narrative goes something ...

Riley Cote Would Be Crazy NOT To Retire

August 9th, 2010
Forecasters predict dandruff accumulations of 6-10 inches across the Delaware Valley as head scratching over Riley Cote's retirement begins. As reported by multiple sources [Flyers Twitter] [Puck Daddy] [BSH] [Philabright], the Philadelphia Flyers enforcer announced his retirement from professional hockey today at the age of 28, transitioning from a player to ...

Philadelphia Flyers: Explaining the WHY WHY WHY in Simon Gagne Trade

July 20th, 2010
For what it's worth, my sources tell me the bag of pucks the Flyers received in exchange for left wing Simon Gagne are indeed very nice pucks. By now you have no doubt heard that the Simon Gagne era in Philadelphia ended yesterday, as the Flyers shipped their longest tenured player to ...

Philadelphia Flyers: Dan Carcillo’s Break-Out Year?

July 14th, 2010
I suppose I like Phoenix Coyotes right winger Scottie Upshall just fine. It's his fans I can't stand. From the moment Dan Carcillo became property of the Philadelphia Flyers, I have not been able to read an online mention about the player they call "Carbomb" without some ...