Soon…

Hockey is coming! Just under three weeks until the puck drops for NHL regular season hockey and we’re kicking into full hockey mode.

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We had the pleasure of attending rookie training camp last weekend and regular training camp this weekend.

 

The low down on Rookie Camp:

It was great to have a chance to see our up and comers during Rookie camp. As any Flyers fan would expect we had our eyes glued to Sam Morin, Scott Laughton, and Shane Gostisbehere. We’ll start with Morin and wow is he a BIG boy. He’s filled out since he was drafted…Lets just say I would not want that kid skating at me. And then there was Ghost….I have no words…he may not be a tower like Morin but that kid has legs. He is incredibly fast (guess we know why “ghost” is such a fitting nickname) and from what I can tell from camp/watching him play in the Frozen Four he’s got great hockey sense. I feel good about the Flyers defensive future if they can be patient, which seems to be something Hextall is preaching loud and clear. Scott Laughton looked solid…but I’m not going to lie I was mesmerized with the defensive prospects and probably did not pay my fair share of attention to our offensive prospects.

 

The low down on regular training camp/Meet the Flyers:

This weekend we spent today watching some rookies, randoms, and rostered Flyers at training camp. Obviously due to a “lower body injury” we did not see Captain Claude on the ice but we were able to see everyone else on the team that has a clean bill of health.  The team seemed to be in good shape and looked comfortable out on the ice. There was a little scare apparently Jason Akeson got caught in the neck by one of Coburn’s shots…he left the ice for a few moments and came back apparently unscathed. One new face stuck out in particular and that was Mr. Michael DelZotto…probably because we’re so used to booing him when wearing a Rangers sweater. He seemed to have a good rapport with the guys on ice and looked to be meshing well…guess we shall all find out soon enough how he fits in an actual game.  Today seemed to be business as usual- just a regular practice including some possession drills and a lot of skating just with a few missing faces. After the practice they filmed the annual “Meet the Flyers” special  (Meet The Flyers” will debut on the Comcast Network on Thursday, September 25 at 9:30 p.m.) which was filmed in Skate Zone’s third rink. It was about an hour long and all of the guys said a little something. We were on the side where Therien was interviewing players so we got a close up view of the backs of DelZotto, Grossmann, Coburn, and some other guys….very exciting stuff guys.

In other news the Flyers first preseason game is Monday September 20th which will be a split squad game. We will be in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center and we could not be more excited…preseason or not it’s still hockey! We are in the works of some big things this year so stay tuned! Thanks for reading and as always….

GO FLYERS!

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30 Days of Hockey Hotties: Day 30

30 Days of Hockey Hotties is over! We hope you enjoyed it!

 

Luke & Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers are our thirtieth day of hockey hotties for #30daysofhockeyhotties (going out with a bang ya’ll!)

We love Luke ❤


Luke that smile…

Glamour shots.

Adorbs.

Oh that smile it makes us melt. He has represented Canada internationally, winning a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and a silver medal at the 2009 World Ice Hockey Championships. Schenn was a key contributor to the Maple Leafs’ efforts to honour Canada’s military. During his rookie season, he donated $10,000 to start Luke’s Troops, a charity which allows Canadian servicemen and women to attend the team’s home games as Schenn’s guest.

His little brother isn’t bad looking either 🙂

Cutest Bro’s in the NHL

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Brothers<3

Old school

Brayden was selected by the LA Kings 5th overall in the first round of the 2009 NHL entry draft. Brayden won two silver medals at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. At the 2011 tournament, Schenn tied Canada’s record for points in a single tournament, and was selected to the Tournament’s All-Star Team as well as being named Top Forward, and Most Valuable Player. In 2011 Brayden was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers…which we could not be any more ecstatic about if we tried. Brayden is force to be reckoned with, and we’re so glad he’s on our favorite team!

Searching for the answers in the stars…

Flawless

Brayden we are also shocked Crosby is fighting you, but your face could not be any cuter

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Oh hey cutie.

We love Luke and Brayden!

30 Days of Hockey Hotties: Day 22

Max Talbot of the Philadelphia Flyers is our twenty-second hockey hottie for #30daysofhockeyhotties

This photo was inspired by the “shhh” to Philadelphia fans as Talbot was skating off the ice after a fight with Dan Carcillo changing the whole games momentum….funny he’s playing for the Flyers now….and most of us still love him.

Max is one of the few Penguins this diva has ever liked while he was actually a Penguin…. this man has so much heart and so much personality  on and off the ice you just can’t not love him. Most notably Max’s won the Stanley Cup in 2009 with Pittsburgh, and he’s even got a tattoo to prove it! Max participated in the 2011 Bridgestone Winter Classic and then again the next year with the Flyers in 2012. We absolutely adore Max and wish him all the best with the Flyers and wherever else his career may take him.

Nice suit Maxime, looking dapper.

Oh that face…

Max Skating with his Mama at the 2012 Winter Classic, sooooo cute.