1. Philadelphia Flyers: First-Round Dumpster Diving

    Unless you're a hardcore NHL draft junkie, it's understandable if you had no idea who Lukas Kaspar, Krys Kolanos, and Jason Ward were as the Flyers announced their additions to the 2009-2010 NHL roster a few weeks back...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about 5 years ago 724 reads 3 comments

  2. Martin Biron: Buy Low, Sell High?

    When considering the fortunes of one Martin Biron this summer, I think Happy Gilmour may have said it best. “Wow, talk about your all-time backfires.” Indeed...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about 5 years ago 277 reads 1 comments

  3. In Antero Niittymaki, Tampa Bay Lightning Signs A Southeast Division Specialist

    If you were under the impression that NHL’s Southeast Division teams were owned by fellows named Leonsis, Karmanos, Cohen, Barrie, Koules and Belkin, you would be mistaken, my friend...

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  4. Chris Pronger Invites You to Dream Up Crosby's Nightmare

    The part of this afternoon’s press conference with Chris Pronger that stuck with me was the nonchalance in which he spoke of shutting down world class players like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin next season...

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  5. Some (Much-Needed) Perspective on the Chris Pronger Trade

    The Flyers just acquired the biggest, meanest, goddamned son of a bitch in hockey since Scott Stevens, and I have to say it Philadelphia, your reaction to the deal sucks...

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  6. Why It Makes Sense for the Flyers To Trade Down from No. 21

    There was an interesting bit from Paul Holmgren’s conversation with Ed Moran in this morning’s Philadelphia Daily News: According to Holmgren, the Flyers will first look to move up but are more likely to move down...

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  7. And The Philadelphia Flyers Player Most-Likely To Be Traded Is…

    Considering many of the NHL’s most outlandish trade rumors take form deep in the colons of some of hockey’s most prolific writers, I don’t see why I need to be a NHL insider ...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about over 5 years ago 1,115 reads 4 comments

  8. Philadelphia Flyers: Reality Unpacks Daniel Briere's Bags

    You know how every conversation that involves the Flyers pursuit of UFA defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is almost certain to include a scenario where Daniel Briere conveniently waives his hard earned ...

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  9. Ray Emery's Road to Redemption Goes Through Philadelphia

    If you’ve read any of the Flyers fan message boards these last two days, you’d think the Flyers announced they were housing a Guantanamo detainee in their crease next season...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about over 5 years ago 357 reads 10 comments

  10. Philadelphia Flyers: Scottie Upshall...AND A SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK?!

    How odd is it that, for many Flyers fans, the thin line separating despair and insanity is a second round pick? I am of course referring to the trade deadline deal that packaged ...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about over 5 years ago 403 reads 4 comments

  11. Philadelphia Flyers: Luca Sbisa Sent Down To Juniors

    Luca Sbisa, you have been banished to the kiddie's table.Oh, don't look so surprised.In a long anticipated move, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that Luca Sbisa will be returned to his junior team for the remainder of the season...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about over 5 years ago 177 reads 7 comments

  12. Ronnybrook on the Donnybrook: A Different Approach to Fighting in the NHL

    Fighting in hockey is a tradition quite possibly older than the Stanley Cup itself. It is an element of the game that is sewn into very fabric of our sport. Hockey without fighting would be like...

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  13. Joe Sakic and the Snow Blower: D'Oh! Say It Ain't So!

    First there was Kellen Winslow and the motorcycle accident that forced the Cleveland Browns' tight end to miss the entire 2005 NFL season after sustaining a serious knee injury...

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  14. Philadelphia Flyers Pharm-Hand Report: Danny Syvret

    What does Danny Syvret need to do in order to get a call from the Philadelphia Flyers? In his 26 games with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate this season, Syvret leads the Phantoms in scoring with 25 points (five goals, 20 assists)...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about almost 6 years ago 326 reads 5 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Lightning Place Radim Vrbata and Chris Gratton on Waivers

    According to TSN, the Tampa Bay Lightning placed Radim Vrbata and Chris Gratton on waivers today. Vrbata, citing a lack of confidence in his own game, asked to be placed on waivers in order to return home to finish his season in the Czech Republic...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about almost 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  16. Steve Downie: 1082 Miles Away From the Dog House

    It's hard to imagine a bigger motivation for Steve Downie. Three weeks after Steve Downie was shipped 1,082 miles away from John Stevens' doghouse in Philadelphia, the volatile rookie ...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about almost 6 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  17. Philadelphia Flyers Finances: Is Joffrey Lupul Worth $4.25 Million Per Season?

    Is it realistic to keep Joffrey Lupul in an orange and black sweater? Lupul’s NHL salary cap number currently sits at $2.31 million for 2008-09, but beyond this season his salary will escalate to $4...

    Ronnybrook Written by Ronnybrook about almost 6 years ago 1,219 reads 5 comments

  18. Four Reasons Flyers Fans Should Want Brendan Shanahan

    If you’ve spent enough time over the past week cruising Philadelphia Flyers message boards or viewing the reader’s comments at the bottom of news stories covering the Brendan Shanahan ...

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  19. Philadelphia Flyers: A Tale of Two Streaks

    That dull thudding noise you hear is the sound of my head banging repeatedly against a flat screen computer monitor as I sit here and try to hazard a guess as to where your Philadelphia Flyers are heading this season...

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  20. Mike Knuble: All Production, No Respect

    Mike Knuble most likely is not in the habit of reading his own press clippings, let alone fan blogs or message boards. But if he was, it’s safe to assume he’d feel a little underappreciated...

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  21. Which Current Flyer Best Fits the Bobby Clarke Mold?

    Since the day he was drafted in 2003 until the day he was anointed the 17th captain in Philadelphia Flyers history, Mike Richards has been touted—by the "organ-I-zation" and the hockey media alike—as a player in the mold of Bobby Clarke...

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