For better or worse, the Internet and social media have become so intertwined with sports that it's hard to distinguish which powers the other in today's society.
But for all its shortcomings, the Internet can be extremely useful for sports fans trying to learn about and connect with their favorite teams.
For hockey fans in the United States, it is a bit harder to find NHL coverage on television because the NFL, MLB and NBA dominate the landscape for the most part. ESPN in particular has become notorious for its lack of hockey coverage. But there are still plenty of good places to go for hockey news and stories.
For Philadelphia Flyers fans, there are a number of quality websites dedicated to stories about one of the NHL's most popular franchises.
Of course there's the official Bleacher Report page, but that goes without saying considering you are already reading this.
With some down time in the offseason, Philly fans are always looking for ways to stay updated on the orange and black. Here are five sites that every Flyers fan has to have bookmarked.