Archive for May 7th, 2011

Time to get off of the goalie go-round

May 7th, 2011 by EricW | Comments Off on Time to get off of the goalie go-round | Filed in Flyers

The Flyers made it to the Stanley Cup finals last year in spite of not having a first-rate goaltender, largely because journeyman Michael Leighton caught the hot hand at the best possible time.

That didn’t happen this year.

Instead, the Flyers got broomed by the Bruins. Brian Boucher had to leave one game with an injury and got shelled in two others. Don’t get me wrong–Boosh is probably THE best back-up goaltender in the NHL. However, he’s just that: a back-up goaltender. That’s what he’s been for the vast majority of his 14 year career.

The bottom line is that the Flyers haven’t had a stud starting goaltender since Ron Hextall hung ’em up. The Roman Chechmaneks, Robert Esches, Antero Nittymakis, and Ray Emerys of the world can’t compete with the likes of Tim Thomas, Roberto Luongo, or Antti Niemi. That’s the bottom line. It’s time that the Flyers management recognizes this problem and takes steps to bring a world-class, established goaltender to Philadelphia to fill the net.

The Flyers have a long history of outstanding goaltending: Doug Favell, Bernie Parent, Wayne Stephenson, Pelle Lindbergh, Pete Peeters, and Hextall set a high standard for a franchise that has had a lot of success. However, there’s been a gaping hole in the net since Hextall retired, and it’s long overdue that the Flyers remedy that situation. The question for the offseason is: will they?

Random Thoughts…

May 7th, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on Random Thoughts… | Filed in General

Think about it...

The 2011 Phillies are deep.  Guys like Vance Worley, Michael Stutes, Wilson Valdez, Pete Orr, John Mayberry, et al, have all contributed to the Phils having the best record in MLB, while filling in for injured stars like Chase Utley, Brad Lidge, Jose Contreras, Roy Oswalt, and more.  If you haven’t noticed, the Phillies have a pretty good freaking team!

Who will win the NBA title this year?  The Miami Heat?

When is Utley coming back?

Bastardo/Madson look pretty good right about now…


Kobe Hate

May 7th, 2011 by Christian | Comments Off on Kobe Hate | Filed in General


Gotta admit I’m enjoying watching the Lakers go down, and taking special pleasure in seeing Kobe fail in his quest to match MJ’s six titles.

That’s what happens when you diss your hometown and go Hollywood.  Kobe, you’re not MJ, and the tears will be streaming down your face once again…


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The development of Derrick Rose

May 7th, 2011 by Brandon Pemberton | 2 Comments | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, NCAA, Sixers

In just his 3rd season, Derrick Rose has become the league’s MVP and a top 3 player. How soon will he be lifting the NBA championship trophy?

By Brandon Pemberton

Last night I watched Derrick Rose scorch the Atlanta Hawks for 44 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In his 3rd season, Rose has become the league’s MVP, a legit superstar, and a top 3 player in the NBA. I remember when he was coming out of school, there were plenty of doubters and plenty thought Micheal Beasley would be the better pro.

I remember watching Derrick Rose play for the first time as a freshmen at Memphis and being impressed with his combo of size, speed, strength, and ability to finish in traffic while taking on contact. I thought after the first ten or so games that he is the top pro prospect in college, while others thought it was Micheal Beasley. I recall debating in barber shops and on facebook about who should go number one in the draft and people saying “well he can’t shoot” or he’s not a true point guard.


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