Orange & Black Breakdown
I may have jinxed us last night by going overboard in my praising of the Capitals two main stars. So from here on out, I will hold the praise for the opposition until after the game.
It’s not rare to hear the phrase ‘big game’ in the same breath of a discussion about the matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers. Even in October, tonight’s game is no different.
Just when we thought we had it all figured out, the Flyers made another roster move. At the expense of Harry Z and Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn has been added to the youthful mix of forwards.
What does this mean for Schenn and the crowded group of forwards? Let’s discuss.
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One helluva game if you are a Flyers fan. Only line to not have 2 of its forwards score was the 2nd line. Danny missed on one gift-wrapped chance thanks to a heads up play by Phillips. Without further ado, Vindisi is back with some quick hits and food for thought.
Please help me in welcoming my good friend Vince AKA Vindisi to the OBB team. He’ll be joining me to provide even more coverage of the Flyers going forward, starting right now with his first gameday post. A man who won’t be mincing words, you can find him with a drink in both hands and a Flyers game on TV whenever possible. Or just find him on twitter: @TheVintern
Tonight, the Flyers take on the Ottawa Senators. I could give a bruising history lesson of the great matches that have taken place between these two teams, but I’d rather stay in the present.
For years leading up to this season, it seemed the only major chink in the Philadelphia Flyers armor has been goaltending. But hiding just beyond eyesight of many and deep within the armor itself was a bruised farm system, greatly affecting performance with its inability to provide the right type of spark in crucial moments.
The Flyers have obviously altered their game plan in order to achieve positive results, and their efforts have yielded a perfect 3-0 start to the season. At the core of this success has been youth and goaltending.
Yes, the puck officially dropped the other day; but with the stunning defeat of the Phillies, it’s now officially hockey season in Philadelphia.
I’m talking a little baseball, a lot of hockey and Game 2 vs the New Jersey Devils (7 ET – MSG, CSN Philly) after the jump
After months of preparation, even more speculation, pints and pints of perspiration and endless hours of aggravation, hockey is back.
Let that sink in. Hockey. Is. Back.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, after the jump we discuss the opening night tilt vs the Defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins!
The Flyers are in the process of finalizing their lineup by way of waivers, but there are still many questions that have been left unanswered. Let’s see if we can make some sense of it all before the opening day roster is set in stone.
At long last, the Flyers hit the ice for a somewhat meaningful contest tonight. What can we expect?
About Orange & Black Breakdown
The Orange & Black Breakdown looks to be the ultimate, around the clock source for news and information on the Philadelphia Flyers organization and it’s ever-present quest for the Stanley Cup. Focusing on what the team can do to achieve success is the ultimate goal.
The OBB is written and maintained by myself - Marc Siciliano. I’m a college graduate and media production professional in the sports industry with credits on projects like Hard Knocks: Bengals and 24/7 Penguins vs. Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic. A man of many hobbies, I always seem to find a way to spend a disproportionate amount of my daily routine with two things: Flyers hockey and social media (much to the dismay of my hockey impartial friends on twitter).
So what does this mean for you? The plan is to combine these
time-wasting habits passions with my love for writing to provide you with complete coverage of the Flyers from both my head and around the web, 24/7.
This is my second writing stint focusing on the Flyers, but for a much larger audience - so do be gentle. Different perspectives and opinions on the organization are welcome and encouraged. Just because I see it one way doesn’t mean I’m beyond seeing it your way as well, so speak up!
I’m always interested in interacting with readers, so find me on twitter (@marcs797) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let’s talk hockey.
Thanks for reading; Lets go Flyers!