Future Venues Of The NHL Winter Classic

Future Venues Of The NHL Winter Classic

Another Winter Classic is in the books. Now let the speculation on future venues begin. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in a post-game news conference made clear that there has been […]

Jaromir Jagr left in the 2nd with an injury (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

2012 Winter Classic: Flyers Lose Heartbreaker to Rangers 3-2

In what will go down as a Dickensian weekend for the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In what […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Veteran Mike Rupp came up big for the Rangers in the Winter Classic (Tom Turk/THW)

Winter Classic: Mike Rupp the Hero as Rangers Down Flyers 3-2

Rupp, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in last year’s rainy Winter Classic at Heinz Field, gave a pre-game speech to his teammates about the importance of a quick start. Speaking from experience, he said the unique environment surrounding the event sometimes takes a while to adjust to.

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Winter Classic Brings Us Back to What Sports Are All About

Winter Classic Brings Us Back to What Sports Are All About

It’s no secret that professional sports involve many features that are separate from the actual performance of the athletes. Whether it is having a sponsor for a certain portion of […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
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Winter Classic Preview: Rangers Want to Shut Down Giroux Line

PHILADELPHIA — A softspoken 23-year old-nicknamed “G”.  A charistmatic veteran with 1630 career points.  A gritty in-your-face winger with over a thousand penalty minutes.  They aren’t your everyday top line, […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic

Winter Classic 2013: Octopi Detroit

We are just a few hours away from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic brought to us by Bridgestone yet before the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers even take […]

Success of the Winter Classic Highlights Failures of the NHL

Success of the Winter Classic Highlights Failures of the NHL

“You don’t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle…” It’s a weathered cliché, all too familiar for anyone with even the most basic business training. And yet, somewhere around 2004, […]

Is Bryzgalov getting too much of the blame? (Tom Turk/THW)

Bryzgalov to Sit as Bobrovsky Tabbed to Start Winter Classic

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov broke an unwritten rule on the eve of the Winter Classic. He spoke about probable personnel decisions before the coaching staff even announced them. Bryzgalov shocked […]

by · January 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Sergei Bobrovsky may give Flyers best chance to win the Classic (cr: clydeorama@flickr)

Laviolette Just Might Start Bobrovsky in Winter Classic

If history is any indicator, Sergei Bobrovsky should be starting in goal at the Winter Classic for the Philadelphia Flyers. The struggles of prize goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov have been well […]

by · January 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
The Greatest Flyers Alumni Who Were With Us in Spirit

The Greatest Flyers Alumni Who Were With Us in Spirit

An abiding sense of long standing hockey history runs deep for those who bleed Orange and Black.  Ed Snider, the head honcho who brought hockey to the blue-collar town of […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
Eric Lindros meets with Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo (cr: Dustin Leed/The Hockey Guys)

Clarke, Lindros and Crew Reunite in Winter Classic Alumni Game

The crowd of 45,000+ roared when the Flyers alumni took the ice, and then roared some more a few minutes later when 66-year-old Flyers legendary goaltender Bernie Parent made some […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Winter Classic
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Winter Classic: By the Numbers

[The Hockey Writers will be providing full coverage of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Senior correspondents Justin Johnson (@JustinTHW) and Mike Colligan (@MikeColligan) will be covering all the action […]

by · December 31, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, The Business of Hockey, Winter Classic