With the Flyers playing only one game between last Saturday’s 9-2 route of Columbus and tomorrow’s matinee in Sunnydale, FL against the Panthers, it was a week filled with news rather than actual hockey.
Last night’s 9-8 loss to Winnipeg was a fiasco. There really aren’t many other ways to put it. It was flat out bizarre. Clearly it was not something we will witness again anytime soon. Despite the craziness that occurred, there are some positives to take out of the game.
The Flyers score eight times but still lose, 8-9, to the visiting Jets. With confidence lacking on defense and in net, questions have to be answered if the Flyers want to fight their way out of this funk. A look at the wild game, inside!
In a move that surprised few and validated many, the Philadelphia Flyers announced late Friday afternoon that Chris Pronger was named the 18th captain in franchise history.
Since Pronger's arrival in Philadelphia many have argued that the 6'6" defensemen's demonstrative attitude and commanding style of play made him the perfect candidate for team captain. Some even felt that former captain Mike Richards should have been stripped of his captaincy and replaced with the more vocal Pronger. Now...