Thursday, September 30, 2010


As you can tell by my lack of capitalization on the title, I'm depressed. Zistle makes me sad, and G-mail is stupid because you can't just make an account, you have to have an existing one. That makes no sense at all.

At least I have some Skynyrd to keep me happy. Big news coming up concerning false news...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Let's Talk Rookies. Again.

Bobby Sanguinetti
- Became #1 when Boychuk was put down again.
Sanguinetti, or as I call him, Sanguitini

Kyle Beach
- 52 goals, 86 points in 68 games with Spokane. 7 playoff goals in 7 WHL games, while 3 playoff goals in 4 AHL games.

Colby Cohen
- I'm bitter because USA World Juniors star Shattenkirk has been sent to the AHL.
Cohen with the hardware that you get when you go to college in Massachusetts.

Nikita Filatov
- 21 games. Is he still considered a rookie?
Filatov is gonna get big. Ability-wise.

Philip Larsen
- Danish D-man. that's it.
Danish D-man would make a nice nickname. Maybe not.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Let's Talk Rookies.

So this years rookie class is lead by Taylor Hall, the #1 pick in the 2010 draft. I'm gonna talk about 5 rookies to look out for this year everytime there is nothing else to post about.

Luca Sbisa, D - should be a name Flyer fans know. He looked good for Philly in 08-09.
Sbisa laying down the hammer.

Arturs Kulda
, D - +47 with Chicago Wolves last year while throwing in 25 points in just 66 games.
Kulda has a hammer too.

Tyler Seguin
, C - obviously the Bruins top rookie choice, after him is Zach Hamill.
Seguin was a dominant force in the OHL last year.

Tyler Ennis
, C - scored 9 points with Buffalo in 10 games last year. Named AHL Rookie of the Year.
Ennis taking a shot at Flyers goalie Ray Emery

Tim Erixon
, D - son of Jan, and solid defenseman.
Nice shot of the draft puck.

So there is the first five. Let's see if they all make the NHL this year.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Why do you keep doing this!

So apparently, facing the ultimate do-or-die situation didn't do it for the Flyers.
Taken seconds after Giroux scored the winning goal

Facing the end of their season Claude Giroux helped the Flyers over the Rangers. That started a great playoff run the Flyers haven't seen in 13 years. Ohhhh, so they keep going to shootout so they have a rockin' season. That doesn't cut it for me. We're gonna need better goalies if we're gonna keep going into sudden death. Leighton and Boucher are okay and each had a superlative playoff, but Boucher has had problems in the past and Mike has never played more than 34 games in a season. His career save% is too low and his career GAA is too high.
I don't want to disrespect my goalies, but hopefully we don't have to see another season closer like last season.
Here are some other pictures from that historic day.
US born Van Riemsdyk

Laperriere bouts with Voros

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010-11 Victory Fat Pack Break 2, part 2

#32 - Rene Bourque
#28 - Eric Staal
#164 - Devin Setoguchi
#83 - Stephen Weiss
#159 - Dan Boyle
#22 - Derek Roy
#137 - Milan Michalek, I ripped a red parallel of him in my last fat pack.
#69 - Niklas Lidstrom
#222 - Richard Clune
#GB-KA - Patrick Kane, I really like this subset
#231 - Nick Spaling Red Parallel, nice, two rookies
#53 - T.J. Galiardi
#95 - Martin Havlat
#13 - David Krejci
#25 - Erik Cole, Local boy from Oswego, New York
#91 - Niklas Backstrom
#166 - David Backes
#140 - Jeff Carter

It's about freakin' time I got a Flyer. Sometimes this phan just can't catch a break and get three without breakin' 20 packs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010-11 Victory Fat Pack Break 2, part 1

Don't you just love the smell of a newly opened pack of cards, ahhhh.

#199 - Ryan Miller Cheklist
#116 - Zach Parise, starting out pretty bad...
#85 - Drew Doughty, the pack has been redeemed
#162 - Patrick Marleau
#157 - Jordan Staal, and it's bad again
#173 - Victor Hedman
#93 - Brent Burns
#51 - Craig Anderson
#243 - Alexander Pechurski
#SOG-PD - Pavel Datsyuk
#51 - Craig Anderson Red Parallel, what? another Anderson... interesting
#73 - Sam Gagner
#178 - Tyler Bozak, gonna be a big star once Toronto takes off
#154 - Tyler Kennedy, fart-head
#44 - Kris Versteeg
#18 - Tim Connolly
#193 - Tomas Fleischmann
#94 - Cal Clutterbuck

The Flyers won in the shootout last night thanks to Richy and his moves.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The Flyers pre-season kicks-off tonight on the NHL Network USA. During the first period the broadasters, Coatesy, Jones, and Jackson (the latter of which was born in upstate NY, graduated from SU, broadcasted for the Utica Devils) had their normal banter back for the 10-11 season. Jackson mentioned Clinton, NY native Nick Palmieri as he had an early chance.
Nick Palmieri is from central New York, the HQ of Philly Phan

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Roads

Thanks to Hockey Jersey Concepts, here's a look at the Flyers new road jersey for the upcoming season.
Looks good.

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010-11 Victory Fat Pack Break!, Part 2

Here's the second half of my new rack pack:

#40 - Duncan Keith
#138 - Jason Spezza
#111 - Shea Weber
#39 - Patrick Kane
#17 - Blake Wheeler
#124 - John Tavares
#46 - Kristian Huselius
#155 - kris letang
#219 - Alex Plante
#GB-SC - sidney crosby
#90 - Ryan Smyth Red Parallel
#27 - Joni Pitkanen
#72 - Andrew Cogliano
#103 - Tomas Plekanec
#12 - Zdeno Chara
#61 - Brendan Morrow
#30 - Cam Ward
#112 - martin brodeur

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010-11 Victory Fat Pack Break!, Part 1

I finally got a pack of this upcoming season's Victory, a fat pack from Wal-Mart. Hopefully I'll be getting more tonight. Here we go!

#70 - Brian Rafalski
#113 - Patrik Elias
#8 - Evander Kane
#163 - Joe Pavelski
#100 - Brian Gionta
#37 - Matt Stajan
#165 - Joe Thornton, the best playmaker since the lock-out
#181 - Phil Kessel
#207 - Jamie McBain
#SOG-SW - Shea Weber, nice subset, but please more color or none.
#137 - Milan Michalek Red Parralel
#189 - Mason Raymond
#63 - Mike Ribeiro
#175 - Ryan Malone
#115 - Jamie Langenbrunner
#41 - Brent Seabrook
#94 - Dustin Brown
#23 - Drew Stafford

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Our old friend

Nothing big to talk about lately so why not a short article.

Our old friend Rod Brind'Amour has retired this summer. Probably one of the most jacked players of all-time, Rod has one Stanley Cup to his name. He is now the Carolina Hurricanes Director of Forwards Development. The team will retire his number in a game against our Philly boys in October.

Friday, September 10, 2010

AHL Cards

I've been to a couple AHL games, mostly Amerks when they were Buffalo's farm team. In 2004, I got a team set of the Americans, I have always liked the cards. The 2003-04 Choice set consists of:
#01-Doug Houda, Assistant Coach who retired the year before and took an immediate job
#02-Tom Askey, goalie who has not played in NHL in over 10 years
#03-Milan Bartovic, I remember him, he played a little with Buffalo and Chicago
#04-Jason Botterill, I know a guy who looks just like him
#05-Brian Chapman, drafted by Whalers in 86 (never played a minute in the NHL)
#06-David Cullen, unknown defenseman
#07-Randy Cunneyworth, former NHLer of 16 seasons
#08-Pete Gardiner, ECHLer who signed PTO
#09-Paul Gaustad, finally, an actual NHLer, been with the Sabres since the lockout
#10-Doug Janik, has been up with Dallas, Montreal, and Tampa in recent years
#11-Ryan Jorde, another wasted draft pick
#12-Steve Lingren, probably in Europe
#13-Sean McMorrow, I was on the British League's site and that's where this guy is
#14-Ryan Miller, won Vezina this year
#15-Jason Dawe, played with Buffalo in the 90s but found his way to the AHL
#16-Norm Milley, skilled player... in the AHL
#17-Karel Mosovsky, Buffalo played him for a couple games in '07 or some year
#18-Rick Mrozik, I don't know what to say here, played a little for Calgary
#19-Jiri Novotny, no wait... Buffalo played this guy in '07... I think, also with Columbus in recent years
#20-Nathan Paetsch, in Buffalo now
#21-Geoff Peters, Awwwwww Yeah! I don't know, cool name (instead of Jeff (snore))
#22-Domenic Pittis, played just under 100 NHL games
#23-Jason Pominville, another Sabres 'star'
#24-Scott Ricci, not even an AHLer!
#25-Derek Roy, Buffalo's starting center
#26-Derek Roy, What!?! strange, looks like a parrallel, different picture though
#27-Michael Ryan, with Carolina, awesome picture, love the blood
#28-The Moose, each AHL set I got came with a card of the Mascot
#29-Chris Thorburn, Atlanta enforcer along with former Sabre Eric Boultan who once gave me a towel after a charity game
And the 30th card is an unnumbered checklist
A good looking set, but the second Roy confuses me. He's not even wearing a red jersey to correspond with the border (like the 2005-06 Victory set with Luongo's blue or Columbus' different backgrounds). It's a head-scratcher. The whole set might be worth something to a buffalo fan. The Miller, Pominville, Roy, and... Roy might be worth two bucks to an idiot, I don't know maybe they're worth a lot ($3.00!) to someone. Some idiot is selling the set for 12 bucks on eBay, idiot.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Get High on Paint

Microsoft Paint, that is. Who else has too much time on their hands (Foreigner)? I know I do. That's why, in association with EA Sports and the CHL (not really), I present the first video game in the CHL Series.
CHL 11, the game includes the WHL, QMJHL, and (my personal favorite) OHL. Pictured on the front is future Flyer, 3rd leading OHL scorer-behind (#1 and #2 picks in 2010 draft) Hall and Seguin, and current Bellville Bull, Luke Pither. You can move through the season of your league, play in the All-Star Game, win the league championship, and move on to face three other teams in the Mastercard Memorial Cup for total junior hockey supremacy. I know what your thinking, the NHL has more leagues and international teams, Mr. Ruben, what about your game. Good thinking Lenny; That is why I have included:
Create A Player-put yourself in the game
Create A Team-make a team with all of your favorite young guns, also has vintage and defunct team logos
World Juniors Mode-not just can you play a quick game with the teams, you can play in the World Juniors-one of the greatest displays of hockey skills you will ever see (Olympics my butt)

Pretty awesome, huh?

Monday, September 6, 2010

2008-09 Legends Masterpieces Pack Break

I have broken a few packs in the past, here they both are. I recently purchased two packs, and here they are.

Pack 1:

#63-Steve Shutt

A great player and scorer who is a Hockey (NHL) Hall of Famer

#20-Wayne Gretzky

The greatest of all-time, traded to Los Angeles. couldn't bring them a Cup, just a finals appearance, LA's only Cup final ever.

#23-Mike Bossy

Don't like him or any other Islander from their inagural season until 1995.

#65-Manon Rheaume

She played in two preseason games for Tampa as a publicity stunt.

I didn't own one of those cards, good pack if it weren't for Bossy.

Pack 2:

#27-Bobby Hull

"The Golden Jet" was signed by the Jets to a whopping $1 million contract... Good for him (it was a record at the time. Boy have times changed)

#17-Wayne Gretzky

A different Gretzky, something I talked about here and fixed here.

#72-Eddie Shack

I believe they called him "The Entertainer", Eddie was the man that clinched the '63 Cup for the Leafs.

#82-Bobby Orr

Amazing defenseman who paved the way for offensive defenseman such as Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, and Niklas Lidstrom

I already have the latter two, but another winner with Hull in the WHA and Gretzky.

My first pack break:
Pack 1----------4.5 Stars
Pack 2----------4 Stars