After what seems like forever since the Flyers played an actual game, tonight they will finally lace up the skates to take on the Anaheim Ducks.
And they are facing an Anaheim team that is struggling…big time! With a 7-13-4 record, they were in desperate need of something that would change things around. And that something just might come in the form of Anaheim’s newly acquired head coach Bruce Boudreau. I don’t know much about the former Washington Capitals coach, other than what I saw on last year’s HBO’s 24/7, and whether or not he’s the Ducks’ answer remains to be seen.
Danny Briere offered a little insight on the Ducks’ new coach.
“Even if that happens down the road, I don’t think that will be the case tomorrow night,” said Danny Briere. “You don’t turn around a team with a new system in just one day. Just look at our experience here with Peter. It took us 3-4 weeks to play the way he wanted us to play.” – Flyers.com
You know I’ll be honest I don’t give two hoots about the Ducks and their ‘new’ system. All I care about is the Flyers and them hopefully winning. Especially after watching the Philadelphia Eagles lose in such an ugly fashion. Those Flyers fans who are also fans of the Eagles will completely understand where I’m coming from.
Captain Chris Pronger will be out for a at least a month recovering from knee surgery, and it’s unknown at this time if Jaromir Jagr and James van Riemsdyk will both, one, or neither play tonight. We will keep you posted.
Tonight’s game is at 10:00 pm EDT on The Comcast Network (TCN) – Philadelphia.
Congratulations to Claude Giroux for winning the Movember Mustache contest. Many of the Flyers and NHL players around the league grew a mustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer.
In an online poll conducted by TSN.ca, Flyers center Claude Giroux won a two-round showdown to win the ‘Movember Faceoff’. In the semi-final Giroux took on Canadiens’ Erik Cole, while in the final he faced off against Coyotes’ Paul Bissonnette.
Against Bissonnette, Giroux received close to 93 percent of the 5,000 votes cast. – Flyers.com