NHL NOTEBOOK: THE PROBLEM WITH THE ALL-STAR GAME
…Listen, there’s no way that Danny Briere should’ve been left out of the All-Star game, but it happened. I’m not Briere, so perhaps my frustration about the situation isn’t as high as his, nor do I care as much, so I’ve already gotten over the fact. While it would be nice to see a slew of Orange and Black representing Philadelphia in the All-Star Game in Raleigh, the reality of the situation is that the Flyers still don’t get the respect they deserve from around the National Hockey League. Many other franchises and fans in this league loathe the Flyers, and that leads to disadvantages for the club when it comes to fan voting, etc. But like I’ve said since the rosters were announced earlier this week: I’d take a first place TEAM over a group of All-Stars anyday.