Archive for May, 2010

Five Parties for the San Jose Sharks to Thank

The nice thing about San Jose’s advancement into the Western Conference finals is that there are quite a few heroes responsible for the Sharks finally dumping their choke artists reputation. Here are five thank yous the Sharks need to express: Thank You One: Coaching First of all, you have to thank coach Todd McLellan, who […]

Flyers’ Struggles Make Devils Look Even Worse

It’s not surprising that the Flyers are struggling against the Bruins. Without Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne, Philadelphia isn’t that hard to defend. When Arron Asham is your offensive powerhouse, things are tough. Asham was playing on the Flyers third line, reunited with Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk. Those guys are pretty much the […]

NHL Trying to Clear Wings from Crease

I’m loving the San Jose-Detroit series because of how it represents a rebirth for the Sharks. Instead of being a first-round choke kind of team, they’re suddenly confident and composed. The officiating has been a bit strange, though. Specifically, the NHL suddenly seems to have taken exception to some of Detroit’s around-the-net play. Last night […]

Broad Street Bullies: An Interesting Look at the 1970s Flyers

HBO’s documentary on the 1970s Flyers, BROAD STREET BULLIES, is great because it doesn’t apologize for them. It doesn’t reinvent them as misunderstood guys. It doesn’t act like the NHL ever really like the Flyers. Instead, the documentary is a celebration of the 1970s Flyers and what they meant to the city of Philadelphia and […]