Philadelphia FLYERS - Best team in the Eastern Conference - Thursday Feb 17 2011, Your mission should you accept will be to go the remaining 25 games without losing.
Just some Interesting Factoids and Debate topics to ponder and discuss.
Cory Stillman played in his 1000th NHL Game and has won Consecutive Back to back Stanley Cup Championships in Tampa Bay and Carolina, yet he could probably walk into any Grocery Store in any large Canadian or American City and no one would know who he is. Is this wrong?
Whenever Mike Richards scores a goal the FLYERS are 18-0 this season. We need to find ways to get him to score more often, right guys? Does anyone question his Captaincy now?
JVR has scored in back to back games on back to back nights. He had his first Gordie Howe Hat Trick against Tampa Bay against Randy Jones who is built like a flagpole. So, should we expect more Gordie Howe Hat Tricks from JVR in his young promising career or does the fact that scrawny Randy Jones body slamming him prevent future Gordie Howe Hat Tricks from occurring ? Do you think that the fact that he had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick maybe has fired him up and carried over into the goal and win over Florida ?
Nodl Gets on the Board for a first time in 18 games, and it was a beaut ! Do you think that "Noodles" will thrive alive with Briere in Leino's absence ? How long and serious is Ville's "upper lower middle side to side somewhere next to Denmark were not telling you jack squat injury" ?
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so apparently we WILL NOT have 6 more weeks of winter - However the FLYERS may go 6 more weeks without Boosh or BOB getting a shutout? How do you feel about that ? If we go the entire season without a single shutout and yet win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1974- 1975 season, is the FLYERS 6 defenseman and 2 Goalies Still the BEST Defensive team in the entire NHL or the Best in the East as predicted by many Hockey Analysts prior to the season starting ?
Do you want to win the Presidents Trophy as the best team in the NHL ? Or do you think its the kiss of death ?
The 2009 Winter Classic loser was the Chicago Blackhawks who went on to win the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. The FLYERS lost the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park. Do you think that the FLYERS could keep this trend alive by Winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 ?
Carcillo and Shelley are opted to be inserted in the Lineup over Zherdev over the Florida Panthers who are one of the least penalized teams in the League. Call them what you will, losing record or not, Peter DeBoer Runs a disciplined team. With the Addition of Versteeg and Zherdev sitting in place of BOTH Carcillo and Shelley over the Florida kittens, does this mean that the Z experiment is coming to an end in Philadelphia Orange and Black ?
Finally - the Trade Deadline is fast approaching, What if anything do you think will happen with the FLYERS and Paul Holmgren ? Stand Pat ? unload some players ? pick up someone ? Your thoughts for a Tastykake butterscotch krimpet, .. or, since everyone was talking about them the other day, Girl Scout Cookies choice of Thin Mints or Samoa's.
LETS GO FLYERS !