Posts Tagged ‘Sam Carchidi

21
Mar
11

FLYERS: Team is Jacked for a Pair of Big Games This Week

FLYERS BUZZED FOR GAMES AGAINST CAPITALS AND PENGUINS

…This week’s games are obviously huge and it’s a very good sign that the Flyers realize that and know that their best hockey had better be on the horizon. The potential exists for the Flyers to pull four points ahead of the Capitals with two games in hand, while also going further in front of the Penguins, the lone team that stands in their way this point when it comes to an Atlantic Division title.

I agree with Carchidi in that Bobrovsky will likely get one, if not both of these contests, and will probably be the man in between the pipes come playoff time for the Orange and Black. The Caps will be red hot coming in on Tuesday, and it will be up to the Flyers to stop them in their tracks. I have a bad feeling – I SINCERELY hope I’m wrong – but I have a bad feeling that these next two games will show the Flyers’ glaring defensive weakness without having Chris Pronger in the lineup against some of the game’s best players. We shall see though; one game at a time.

20
Mar
11

FLYERS: Jeff Carter is a Modern-Day Mike Schmidt

INSIDE THE FLYERS: TIME FOR FLYERS FANS TO APPRECIATE CARTER

…This is a REALLY interesting comparison, for a lot of reasons. Anyone who has ever sat next to me during a Flyers game, or watched a game with me, knows that Carter is not one of my favorites.

What Carchidi likens to Carter “playing so effortlessly that sometimes fans think he’s lazy,” I actually DO liken to laziness. Listen, there’s no doubting that Carter is one of the best players on this team right now, and arguably their best scoring threat, but until he proves to me he can be a clutch player (yes, I still haven’t forgiven him for not scoring on Niemi in Game 6 last year after the Flyers had tied the game late), I don’t want to compare him to Schmidt. Mike Schmidt is arguably the greatest 3rd basemen in Major League History; Jeff Carter is simply a good winger.

Maybe the fact that both seem to be underappreciated by the fan base is a good argument, and I’ll admit it’s what intrigued me to read this article, but Carter is in no way, shape, or form comparable to Michael Jack. He has no ring.

07
Mar
11

FLYERS: Monday is Now an Off-Day

FLYERS NOTES: FLYERS TAKING DAY OFF TO REST, REGROUP

…I agree with this. Obviously, the team isn’t fully healthy and the flu-bug has been going around, but that’s still not really an excuse. As Boucher points out in this article, the Rangers have had far worse adversity this year and they were the team that won 7-0 yesterday.

You take a day off today. You rest, you relax, you take your mind off hockey. Tomorrow, you come back to the rink ready to work and take care of business against the Edmonton Oilers. Sure, the Flyers’ next 5 games are against non-playoff teams, but has that really mattered recently? No. It’s about getting back to the basics, something Lavy and the coaching staff have taken a giant step towards by way of declaring today an off-day for the club.

07
Mar
11

FLYERS: Quote – The Thoughts on Adversity Being a Kick-Start

“I’ve answered this probably 40 times this year. You have some sort of quote on your microphone. We had a 10 [game losing streak] two years ago. Last year, we had some. I’m not going to keep answering the same question every single year.”

Mike Richards to Sam Carchidi post-game earlier today.

 

…Usually I get mad when Richie ignores questions or is an asshole to reporters, but in this case I understand. The team is in a slump, it’s a bad slump, and there really hasn’t been a sign that it’s going to just disappear at the snap of their fingers. That being said, there aren’t many lineups in the league that can throw out a unit like the Flyers can, and I fully expect them to continue to contend for the top spot in the East. Whether they may have allowed teams to creep back into the race or not at this point, now that’s a whole other topic – and hopefully something we don’t need to revisit down the line.

26
Feb
11

FLYERS: Zherdev is in Tonight

…Seven straight healthy scratches should make for a charged-up Ukrainian tonight in Ottawa. Count on at least one goal.

25
Feb
11

FLYERS: Tweet – Attitude Adjustment Needed

…It’s funny: I was just texting with a friend about the Flyers yesterday and I told them that I really haven’t liked their style of play at all since the All-Star Break. The team just seems to be coasting at times, and not playing the full 60 minutes that got them to where they are at the moment. It’s two fold: winning games is a good thing, but winning games when you’re not playing your best could lead to the developments of some bad habits. The Flyers have started to show that being the case, as they’ve slowly become 1) lackadaisical in the defensive zone and 2) somewhat scoring challenged.

Hopefully Homer can lay into ’em a bit and get them back to playing Flyers hockey. Of course, in the end, they are still getting points, which has to make you wonder where they’d be if they were all in the focused mindset.

22
Feb
11

FLYERS: The Hottest Team in the NHL Comes to Philly Tonight

Behind the New Jersey Devils, they’re probably the hottest team in the league. So I think you have to respect the fact they’re going to come in here and play a good hockey game. We have to make sure we’re ready to do our work.

– Peter Laviolette, to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer

…Scottie Upshall returns with the ‘Yotes, who are showing that despite playing in a crappy hockey market, they are a legitimate NHL club. Tonight also marks the home debut of Kris Versteeg. Sean O’Donnell also begins his stay on the shelf with a sprained knee, as Latvian-born Oskars Bartulis will be in the line-up tonight.




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