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Ranger fans believe that Lindros and New York is a match made in heaven, but are they just making the same mistake as so many of us Flyer Fans? No doubt, Lindros is a forced to be reckoned with when on the ice. The problem is when he is not on the ice, like tonight after the Rangers lost him. Teams become so dependent on Lindros to win, that when he is out of the game they are almost helpless. Lindros always seemed to get injured just when things were looking up for the Flyers, and now the cycle has begun for the Rangers.
The New York Rangers aquired Matthew Barnaby from Tampa Bay on Wednesday for Zdeno Ciger. Barnaby should add more toughness and even a little goal scoring to NY while Ciger will provide Tampa with an offensive winger to possibly play with Vinny Lecavalier.
A very weird season, and the days to call the season “early” are finished. Some teams are surprisingly hot, some are cold. What do they need?
Coming into the season the only question people had regarding the Flyers was their goaltending. Does anyone want to question it now? Yes, the Flyers have had their normal slow start to the season. They have been carried by Simon Gagne through the first third of the season. And of course they have been hammered with injuries early. The only question going into the season was how the goaltenders would play.
With Cechmanek coming off of a Vezina caliber season, and Boucher trying to re-claim the starting role after a disappointing sophmore showing there was good reason to question the net-minders. Roman hasn’t played quite as strong as last year but is getting back to last years form. Before going down with a hamstring injury Brian Boucher outplayed Roman and regained the starting job. As a team the Flyers have given up 59 goals in 28 games. The next best team is Colorado with 61 goals against. Despite both slow starts, goaltending has kept both teams above .500. Does anyone think that there is a problem with the Flyers goaltending now?
Starting to get impatient with GM Dudley, looks like he knows didley about anything. Here is a rumor saying Lecavalier will be traded, and another one saying he won’t, by two different sources on the same day.
Bill Barber coacher the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win Saturday only hours after his wife Jill lost her battle with lung cancer.
Forgive me if this question is innapropriate, but I feel it should be asked… Isn’t that just wrong? His wife just died and he’s coaching a hockey game. I understand people grieve differently, but in grand scheme of things is hockey that important compared to loosing your wife? Do you think it was innapropriate of Barber to coach right after his wife had died?
It’s all about Vinny this month. GM Dudley finally admitted that Vinny wants out. Is it the best thing to do? How many teams are involved? Since so many articles were submitted on Vinny, I posted all of them on here. Also, Selanne rumor, Guerin rumor, and Bertuzzi rumor included!
The Silly Season review continues, this time I will look at the suprises of this year. I will start with the top 10 point scorers:
Rangers lost this game against the Leafs. Toronto played pretty well, magically scoring 6 goals, and without a doubt did the Rangers get beat. But, do explain me why the NHL has people with little brain in the NHL.
Since a full NHL league review was just too much info all at once, and very hard to write it all in 2 days, the Season’s Reviews will be broke down into Divisions, starting with the Atlantic Division of the East.
I received help from MantaRay on this review, my thanks to him. Enjoy!