Goaltenders are different. They have different personalities than most hockey players and their development curve is different. Nobody has had to develop goalies in a bubble or during a pandemic before, so there was no blueprint for that. Hart wasn’t at his best last season, but he’s still only 22
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-0, taking a three games to one series lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series. Here are some observations.
The Flyers again deployed the Michael Raffl-Nate Thompson-Tyler Pitlick line to start the game, the same unit that got the assignment in Game Three.
The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Friday afternoon, tying their Best of Seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series at one game each. Here are some observations.
1) If the second period of Game One was a blueprint that interim Canadiens head coach Kirk Muller (after head coach Claude
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1, in Game One of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series. Here are some observations.
The goalie match-up is as advertised. Not often you watch two goaltenders but on a technical display as proficient as what Carter Hart and Carey Price displayed. If there
Hockey in August. A strange concept. But it’s been the strangest of years, so the idea that a team that wouldn’t have been close to hailing distance of a playoff spot now finds themselves in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series isn’t that far fetched.
Nor would a team that managed to
As usual, there are some great rookies in the NHL this year. In net Jordan Binnington (Blues) and Carter Hart (Flyers) have ignited their fan bases. In Buffalo Rasmus Dahlin and in Dallas, Miro Heiskanen has excelled. But in Vancouver, Elias Pettersson has been the choice from the preseason until
As always, I will point out some things about the players. Many are shaking off the rust on the first day and I will report on these players again to mark their improvement.
Kirill Ustimenko – 6-3, 179 – G – crouches quite a bit. He’s 6-3 so there’s still
Team USA cruised to an 9-0 win over Denmark. No surprise there. The aspect of this team that could be worrisome to the competition is their speed and size.
Kailer Yamamoto (5-8, Oilers) may be the most dangerous player in the tournament. He’s surely one of the smartest and his brief
Team Canada had their conference call to talk about who was invited to their camp. There’s always that feeling that they have too many players to go around but if that was really the case they’d win a gold medal every year, and they don’t.
Owen Tippett was playing in the
Montreal - - Team USA defeated Canada, 5-4 in the shootout to win gold at the 2017 World Junior Championships.
Here's a few interviews after the game:
Jack Roslovic -
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