It seems like years since the Flyers last played, at least for me. They went into the break with back-to-back home-and-home series sweeps against the Devils and Canadiens. They ended at 6th seed in the Eastern Conference, with 8 points behind Buffalo. The rest of the East is behind us in a tight race that is sure to heat up over the next month. Most of our remaining games are against these teams, so the Flyers will have to be ready.
The Olympics ended yesterday in stunning fashion with an overtime game between the USA and Canada for the gold. I was pulling for USA the whole tournament obviously, yet I stood there defeated to see none other than Crosby score the game-winning goal. It wasn’t that spectacular of a play; I was more impressed with Iginla’s pass. However, it is the one that they’re going to remember and of course during the medal ceremony he was the last one to receive his and the cameras never left him. It had to be him, of course. They couldn’t have wrote the fairy tale any better. Flyers leaders Chris Pronger and Mike Richards come back with gold as well, and Kimmo Timonen comes home with bronze. Not a bad Olympics for our guys, and they come back healthy (not to mention Oskars Bartulis from Latvia who was in the tourney as well).
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