philly.barstoolsports.com is a new (February) comical sports blog. The main writer on the site had an interesting take on the Flyers weekend and I'm just interested to see what you guys think of it:
I don’t want to talk about the New Jersey game. It was sad. And Boucher lost his job. Fuck you Patrik Elias! The Rangers game, however, was a fast paced, entertaining game that I thought would end in a W. But alas, I was wrong. Fucking Lundqvist… Your name sounds like some kind of Swedish orange soda.
Sometimes it feels like the Flyers are in last place as opposed to first with all the criticism that they are receiving. It’s hard to argue with the apparent lacklusterousness going on right now. With starters out of the lineup, our superior depth has become bombed out and depleted. Only solace I can offer fans is that the Flyers plan on playing until June. That’s two more months of hockey that are on their mind, regardless of how many times they tell you that they are focused on every game. Yeah, right. They know that they don’t have to start peaking until next month. Sure, it would look nice to charge into the first round, but the Flyers can beat bubble teams at 80% trying power. Thermodynamics will tell you about the laws of conservation of energy. Mostly, how things won’t do anything unless something makes them. Laziness is written into the universe. It’s science, people. So instead of worrying about how we’re traveling into the playoffs at the speed of ass, let’s focus our mindcroscopes on some positive things that are going on.
Love the JVR-Giroux-Zherdev line. KEEP THIS LINE TOGETHER. This line knows how to run the offense better than any other Flyers line right now. They could teach Lance Armstrong how to cycle. Ninety percent of the points we got this weekend came from these 3 guys. Together, they demonstrate KNO3 out there. Chemistry. Fireworks.
Bob is having a historical rookie season. He could become one of only a handful of rookie goalies who have won 30 games in their first year. Visions of an 87 Hextall (which would be an awesome name for a car) tearing ass through the playoffs race through our minds. This time, there’s no Gretzky. There’s nothing more I’d rather see than Bob hoisting Stan’s Mug of Champions.
“The idea is to get in—we’re in. Obviously, we still want to finish as high as possible, but I don’t think you can be shortsighted and push when guys are banged up. It’s nothing real serious with Danny. We just want to keep him out.”- Paul Holmgren
I also would like to finish as high as possible. So, excuse me while I rip this bong. Things are gonna be fine. Pronger will be back by the start of the playoffs, and that’s gonna really help settle down the Powerplay and ramp up the intensity level of the squad. Let’s just try to stay positive and not be a bunch of spoiled ass bitches talkin’ bout how our first place hockey team isn’t trying hard enough. Straight balderdash!
LET’S GO FLYERS!