Isn't that Flyers image? We become a harder team to play against, we'll drain opponent team energy with some very physical play.
I know some of you want the Flyers to look soft, and don't believe in the physical part of the game. But that's too bad for you, because Homer really thinks it's important.
Why do you act like you know Holmgren personally? Cool...you know Tollefsen. But don't you think it would make sense for Holmgren to tell Tollefsen he wants a physical team if he's trying to sign him? We have plenty of physicality without putting Cote, Tollefsen, and Asham all in the lineup. Pronger, Carcillo, Laperriere, Powe, Richards, and Hartnell provide plenty of hitting and fighting.
Good thing it's a strange off week. The article says he could be ready for the the game against the Panthers next Friday, so he might only miss tomorrows game against the Ducks since there are no other games coming up in between.
Van Riemsdyk, 20, didn't have any headaches at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday - in a loud environment - as he watched the Eagles knock-off Tampa Bay with the rest of his teammates.
He is flying with the team today to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the Flyers will be doing team bonding events throughout the week on the Atlantic Ocean. He is expected to be ready to play in Friday night’s game against the Panthers.
Also thumbs up to supporting the other teams in town. They also all wore Phillies hats last year for the World Series. Here's a gallery of the team at the Eagles game. Cool skullcap, mini-Gags
Rookie winger James van Riemsdyk expects to return to the Flyers’ lineup Friday night in Florida, while veteran center Blair Betts is hoping to return Oct. 22 against Boston.
Van Riemsdyk had exhibited low-grade concussion symptoms – the club never called it a concussion – after striking his head on the boards in last Tuesday’s game against Washington.
Blair Betts, who dislocated his right shoulder during last week’s game against Washington, appears to be a little ahead of schedule. He was expected to miss at least a month, but said Monday he might be ready to play by Thursday of next week.
Betts, who admitted having surgery to the same right shoulder after a dislocation as a Ranger, accompanied the team to Florida for the annual bonding extravaganza.
“I feel pretty good, actually, and skated the last few days and handled the puck a little bit,” Betts said. “I think we’re ahead of schedule.
“It’s a matter of how quickly we can get the muscles around the shoulder strong again. We’ve been doing some tests over the last couple days. Things are looking good. There are some weak areas.”
As to playing against the big bad Bruins on Oct. 22, he said, “that’s what we’re gunning for.”
Betts said every time he has suffered a shoulder dislocation, it was during a nondescript play. Last Tuesday, in the Flyers’ home opener against the Capitals, Betts took a faceoff at the very end of regulation and fell awkwardly onto the ice.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 10-12-2009 at 05:16 PM.