Sources: Flyers won’t shut up about being in first place

November 5, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Flyers, Headlines

A five-game win streak has propelled the Flyers into first place in the Eastern Conference and Shop Rite sources are now reporting that players won’t shut up about it.

“Hey, how about that weather? Sure is getting chilly out there,” Scott Hartnell said to Shop Rite cashier Lisa Dierkes in a desperate attempt to steer the conversation to his team’s place in the standings. “It just makes you want to go inside and watch the Flyers, who are in first place by the way.”

CVS Pharmacy sources are also reporting that if Hartnell doesn’t stop talking about his stupid haircut, they are going to flip out.

Daily News picks Flyers to beat themselves in 5 games

April 12, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Flyers, Headlines

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the Flyers will win one game of well-played hockey against the New Jersey Devils but will ultimately fall to themselves in five games.

“We’ve said it all year that the only team that can beat us is ourselves,” said Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger. “You’d figure that as many times as we’ve kicked our own asses that we’d learn to fight back. But, yeah. Not so much.”

The Flyers have battled injuries and inconsistency all year, leading to Sunday’s shootout win over the New York Rangers on the final day of the season. Though some members of the team are hopeful that things will change, others have taken a more realistic view of their playoff hopes.

“I can’t say exactly how we’re going to beat ourselves, but I’m pretty sure it will involve our goalie,” forward Scott Hartnell said on Monday. “And a lot of penalties. Yeah, tons of those.”

The Flyers will begin their playoff jog on Wednesday at the Prudential Center in Newark at 7:30 p.m. ET.