Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Philadelphia Flyers vs. the NHL: the Battle is on!

AP Photo/Tom Mihalek

Today marks the fourth time that a Philadelphia Flyers player was suspended this season. Scott Hartnell will be held off the ice for two games following his hit last night on Boston's Andrew Alberts. I'm not going to sit here and debate the length of the suspension, since I believe it's basically a moot point that two games is horribly short. What needs to be shown though, is the proof that we have a new incarnation of the Broad Street Bullies.

Here is the score as of today:

Philadelphia: 49

Rest of the NHL: 23 (and that's counting Mark Bell)

Is that something to be proud of in Philly? The Flyers are almost making it their job to get suspended.

You can credit ingenious commenter Nick for the idea.


  1. So true. Some friends and I were discussing this very thing today. The Broad Street Bullies appear to be back, I wonder how long it will take the MN press to bring this up to Jacques Lemaire.

  2. Just look at that guy in the photo, sleeping on the job. Jeez! Lazybones!

  3. Apparently the only good bruin is a dead bruin according the Flyers.

  4. Oh no. The Flyers are coming to St. Paul soon! Jacques better scratch Gabby for that one. Otherwise, those Flyers will be pulling on his groin all night. And NOBODY pulls on Marian Gaborik's groin except Marian Gaborik!