Friday, February 25, 2011

Flyers Wives Fight for Lives

is a great charity that has raised nearly $23 million in it's 30+ years of operating. I'm going on Sunday. I don't know whether I should get my jersey signed (front or back?) or get some of my cards signed. There will be alumni such as Joe "Thundermouth" Watson, Bobby Clarke, and Bernie Parent. Does anyone know if there will be players from the 80's? I can't wait to see Jim Jackson. My mom says she's gonna give him a Utica Club shirt. I don't believe it, but if you hear him say anything about it during a broadcast then you know who did it.

New Collection

I've started collecting cards from the 1974-75 O-Pee-Chee WHA set.

This is what I've bought so far:

Bryan Campbell
That's actually the Vancouver Blazers, that is where Philadelphia transferred to after the 1972-73 season.

Danny Lawson

Real Cloutier
Gotta love those original Nordiques jerseys.

Marc Tardif
The 18 year-old, photographed in his letterman jacket.

Serge Bernier
Why can't hockey players pose for cards like this anymore?

Andre Lacroix
And finally, the greatest WHA palyer in it's 7 seasons. He's in a nice light blue Blazers jersey (airbrushed), yet I don't know why. Maybe there was speculation that the Mariners jersey wouldn't look like this.courtesy of

There will be more to come on this subject.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why the Flyers Should Trade for Dustin Penner

Dustin Penner is a good hard-nosed player who plays in front of the net. He also can score 25 goals and 25 assists in a season. He scored 32-31-63 with Edmonton (worst team in the league) last year. He would be a perfect fit in Philly. Plus he played a crucial role in the Ducks (Pronger and O'Donnell) Stanley Cup win of 2007.

If Edmonton is looking for scoring and skill, goodbye Zherdev. If Edmonton is looking for grit and toughness, goodbye Hartnell. If Laviolette would rather play Carcillo or Shelley instead of a skilled player such as Zherdev (who is in the last year of his contract), then we might as well pick up some one who will play. As for Hartnell, he has about as many points as Penner (1 more) with double the stupid, unneeded penalties.

So to recap, trade for Penner - win the Stanley Cup.

Also, as for the Versteeg deal. It was stupid he is clearly not worth a first round pick, let alone a first and third. Just because he won a Cup last year doesn't make him an All-Star.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flyers Vs. Kings

I will be attending the Flyers-Kings game on Sunday and it is looking to be a good one. The Flyers royally pounded L.A. the last time they faced each other (and if I'm not mistaken, Pronger was injured). With the current goalie fights, wouldn't it be nice to see Bernier challenge Richards. Oh man, that would be the pounding of a lifetime, even better than when Richards fought Cooke this year. Let's go Flyers.