So, forgive me, but wtf? Here's a quote from the Flyers' web site:
On the Fly!
Philadelphia Flyers PR Blog
In the latest endeavor to make philadelphiaflyers.com THE place for all breaking news, updates, and information on the Orange and Black, the club’s public relations department will be keeping a blog right here on the Philadelphia Flyers official team website. We will update this blog with information that may not necessarily make headlines, but is important, interesting or newsworthy nonetheless.
All of the information contained on this page is considered official team news and/or public information.
Maybe I'm just really presumptuous and totally off my rocker, but doesn't that almost sound like at least a few of the independent Flyers' bloggers like me that aren't related to the organization in any official capacity were doing a better job than the PR team?
Yeah, sheer craziness on my part.
On a semi-related note, here's a mini-rant on blogging directed at the Flyers. I'll be quite honest: I have serious envy of CapsChick and Shmee. The Caps have the most blogger-friendly attitude in hockey. Grr!
Fun Flyer Photos
Check out the photo gallery from the meet and greet at Lucky Strike Lanes on the team's site.
- Ben Eager: I love your hat.
- Mike Knuble: I love that you stuck with Orange and Black for yours (the O's).
- Randy and Joffrey: Way to rock those curls!
- Jack Cassidy: Thanks for getting me a shot of each of my boys...I deeply appreciate it!
We need to catch up for practice. Let me know when you can go and we'll work something out.
I'm not a Briere fan. I don't passionately dislike him, but I don't actively like him either. However, with the Flyers playing the Habs tonight, I'm give TinyBriere a reprieve. He's going to be annoyed enough by their fans and all of the boos we'll be hearing throughout the game. I hope he scores a goal just to shut them up...but a hat trick would be better.
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Flyers v. Canadiens
Pros: Richie is still on fire. Marty is still b****ing in goal (in spite of the loss). Scottie had a goal in his first game back. Love it!
Cons: No Hatch, Jonesy, or Gagne. Gator got hurt. Some little pissant hit Sami, then the Habs were surprised when the rest of the team didn't act like last year's Flyers. (Uh, hello? It's this season guys.) We didn't love the second like we normally do. Stupid NHL schedule-makers.