Philadelphia Flyers Snubbed: No Love in Philly or a Blessing in Disguise?

January 13th, 2011 by Mike Pantaleone Leave a reply »
With Claude Giroux being announced as the lone Flyer to represent Philadelphia on January 30 at the All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C., people are probably wondering, "the Flyers are full of All-Stars, what gives?" or "where is Briere!?" As frustrating as it is to see only one Philadelphia Flyer crack the lineup, it really isn't all that bad.

There were plenty of guys who deserved to be on the All-Star team this year, some of whom include Danny Briere (who is practically having a career season), Mike Richards, and Chris Pronger (who most likely would have been a shoo-in if it weren't for a recent injury) just to name a few.

It's always a little bit upsetting to see your favorite players get snubbed when it comes to the All-Star Game or the Olympics, but I think most people are looking at it all the wrong way.

With only one Philadelphia Flyer going to the All-Star game, it gives all of Philadelphia's true All-Stars even more rest. Players like Kimmo Timonen, who is happy to have the time off to heal some of his bumps and bruises. When asked what he thought about making the All-Star Game Timonen had this to say, courtesy of Philly Sports Daily:


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