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11-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Kermit the Prog
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I like the depth of this team, especially on the blue line and all of a sudden the goaltending situation looks pretty damned good. All lines are rolling and maybe my old age (I'm 44 - shut up) has zapped too many brain cells over the years, but I cannot remember the last time the fourth line has played as many important minutes in the third period (thus far). The stats might make me a liar, but that is what I have recalled seeing this season. There have been certain spikes in Flyers teams (2004, 1997, 1987, 1985, 1980, the 1970s) and this iteration is spiking like a mofo. What I am excited about most is the play of the youngsters. Giroux, Leino, Nodl - even van Riemsdyk seems rejuvenated lately. And let's not forget Bobrovsky; and it's not like Richards and Carter are AARP-eligible any time soon.

The best Flyers team I have ever seen was the 1979-80 club that was rooked by Leon Stickle. This team has a similar feel for me.

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