From Tenders to Coaches: Not That Sunny in Philadelphia 

by Trapp

The goaltending fiasco that has plagued the Philadelphia Flyers organization for years is beyond evident. Roman Cechmanek was their starter in 2000. I laughed writing his name because he was in the 2001 NHL All Star Game. He was egregiously bad at his position. For Christ sake their two goalies in their Stanley Cup run in 2010 were Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton. 

Here’s a picture of Cechmanek holding a helmet.

  

And then there’s Bryzgalov. Acrually I really can’t even get into the Ilya Bryzgalov era. 

Just go to YouTube and watch his other scene stealing monologues in the HBO Sports 24/7 winter classic for Rangers/Flyers. Jagr didn’t even wanna sit with him and eat lunch. That speaks volumes. Jagr’s easily top 5 weirdest guys alive. 

Petey Lav gets the team to the cup immediately after being hired. Gets the boot couple years later. Craig takes over. They weren’t very good. They fire Craig and bring in this Dave Hakstol guy. I’m fuckin tellin ya, GM Ron Hextall absolutely hired him because they borderline have the same last name. 

10 goals allowed in two games. You can say after two games into the season Philly looks like dog shit. Saturday night was a pure shallacking. Jagr and the Cats put up 7 against the Flyers. Jagr scored twice against his former team and my boy Trochek put up 4 points that night. The team already had a closed door players only meeting. I mean whatever you gotta do to get the morale back up do it because you guys play the Panthers again tonight and you might wanna figure some shit out.

Check out Jagr’s two goals from Saturday. 

He’s 43.

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Even If You’re Not A Ranger Fan This Is Really Good Stuff

By Trapp

I am in fact a Ranger fan and this is a really great video for any Ranger fan or even a hockey fan. Sick video like this captures the behind the scenes moments and events that take place before a game. This footage is obviously taken from the 2011-2012 season where the Rangers and Flyers were featured on the HBO Sports special 24/7. Very excited especially for this season to get underway because myself, Doud and our Beer League colleagues will be able to cover an entire 82 game NHL season including the Winter Classic and the other plethora of outdoor games, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and of course the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ovechkin will be lookin to take names and kick some ass in Sochi. Defend that turf dog.
Russia v Canada - Gold Medal Game

The latter two are clearly a ways away anyway. With that being said we are very pumped up for each team to start their training camps and see what yugs make teams and shit. I’ve been feelin a bit saucy lately so crack open a beer, listen to this track below and watch some Sunday night HBO in 45 minutes.