Philadelphia Flyers Are Geared Up For a Second-Half Stanley Cup Run

January 31st, 2011 by Dominic Perilli Leave a reply »
The second half of the NHL season, primarily after the All-Star break, is always a nerve-wracking time for hockey fans. 

If you're a Flyers fan, you remember the second half of the 2009-2010 season as being a memorable one. The Flyers, falling off of a cliff, were saved by a fearless coach in Peter Laviolette. The team turned things around, squeaked into the playoffs, and fought their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Now, just a year removed, the Flyers look to make another run to the Finals. However, this time they are on top of the NHL.

They are targeted by every other team in the National Hockey League.

Teams want to play the Flyers just so they can try their hands at dismantling them. Being on top is both a blessing and a curse. 

The 2010-2011 Philadelphia Flyers' roster is not sexy on paper, but they can flat out play. Line after line fury. 

Much of this discipline and structure must be contributed to Peter Laviolette. He has kept a firm grasp on his team by scratching guys like Nik Zherdev and Dan Carcillo at the perfect time and taking one of his patented timeouts when appropriate.&nbs ...

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