Archive for Stanley Cup Final

USA Today: The First Meeting Since, Well, You Know When…

Posted in Flyers Thoughts, Game Previews with tags , , on January 23, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


…Unlike the last meeting between these two teams, there is no Stanley Cup on the line for the winner of this game.  With that being said, the Flyers need to make a statement Sunday afternoon in Chicago by showing the Blackhawks that while they may have been the better team last year, the Orange and Black are the team to beat this time around.  I expect them to do that, especially with no Dustin Byfuglien to worry about in a ‘Hawks sweater.

Watch: Season Memories – Giroux’s OT Winner in Game Three of SCF vs. Chicago

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on June 28, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Watch: Who’s Tonight’s Daigneault?

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on June 9, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Who will go down in Flyers history tonight?

Updates: Hartnell Monster Coming to Fruition in Final

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

I’ve been one of Scott Hartnell’s toughest critics this entire season, but like Mike Richards, the man with the out-of-control orange hair has begun to win me over.

Hartnell has become more valuable to the Flyers as the postseason has wore on

  In the Stanley Cup Final, Hartnell has lived up to his nickname that was coined by writer Tim Panaccio, “The Hartnell Monster”.  He’s been physical in the offensive end, has cycled at will against the Chicago defense and has even scored a couple of gigantic goals for the Flyers in this series.  Now, some media members in Canada are starting to take notice.

TSN has a great article up about how Hartnell has elevated his game as both a skill player and an agitator with the Cup on the line.  Hartnell, who became known more for his hair and yeti-like look this year moreso than his on-ice productivity, suddenly is a key player if the Flyers are to make any more noise in this series going forward. 


Updates: Stanley Cup Champion Swag Leaked

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Thanks to Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy the hats and caps that either the Philadelphia Flyers or Chicago Blackhawks will be sporting after their respective franchise has captured the Stanley Cup have been leaked to the masses. 

Hopefully this gear isn’t debuted tomorrow night in South Philadelphia, and the hats and caps decided to come out of the woodwork in Orange and Black Friday night in The Windy City.

Just for the record: the shirts and hats are incredible and if the Flyers are fortunate enough to win these final two games, I will buy all four of the shirts, and both hats. With what this team has been able to accomplish so far, money no longer is an object.

Have a look….

To the victor, go the spoils...

Updates: A Desperate Flyers Team is a Confident Flyers Team

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Thanks to a 7-4 defeat in Game Five of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, the Philadelphia Flyers are once again on the brink of elimination this season.

Danny Briere and the Flyers once again face a do-or-die in Game Six

Of course, elimination hasn’t necessarily meant bad things for the Philadelphia Flyers this season.  Let’s take a look at what they’ve been able to accomplish in elimination games this season:

Winning a shootout in Game 82 of the regular season for the East’s final playoff spot?  Check.

Beating Boston in Games 4-7 after falling behind 0-3 in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series?  Check, check, check, and – you guessed it, check.

So now, it comes time for another elimination game.  Like three of the previous five elimination game victories, this contest will be played at the Wachovia Center.  Extra motivation?  The Flyers are an incredible 9-1 in front of the Orange Crush this postseason.  Now, however, the Flyers face the ultimate elimination situation.  The Chicago Blackhawks will come into South Philadelphia on Wednesday night with the chance to claim their first Stanley Cup since 1961.  The Flyers? Well, a win from them tomorrow night would force a decisive Game Seven Friday night in Chicago – and yet another nail biting elimination situation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi has more on the situation on   FOR FLYERS, DESPERATION INSPIRES CONFIDENCE

Updates: Game Five Performance Irks Pronger

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Game Five wasn’t a career night for any Flyers players except, of course, Chris Pronger.  The future Hall of Fame defenseman had quite possibly the worst game of his career yesterday, and after the game, he was not happy about it.

The Flyers will need Pronger at his very best in Game Six and possibly beyond

Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker of have the story on the station’s website, but first a quote from Pronger about Game Five:

“We didn’t do a very good job in the neutral zone and in the first period, we didn’t much of a forecheck. Consequently, we were in our end. It was just a matter of time. Staving off, staving off, before they get to you.

“We didn’t do a very good job in the neutral zone. Unless we get pressure and force them to make plays, anyone can make a play when you have all day to make them. We just need to get a better forecheck and force them to make decisions going through the neutral zone.”

…Pronger was a minus-5 and logged 28:37 of ice time.  The last time he had this poor of a showing – Game Three against Montreal in the Eastern Conference Finals, we all know how he responded.  Let’s hope it’s some more of the same moving forward for #20.

Here’s a link to Panaccio and Baicker’s story: GAME 5 NOTES: PRONGER DISAPPOINTED IN FLYERS’ EFFORT