While we all knew Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was on a short leash this season, no one could have imagined it was this short. After just three regular seasonRead More
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An afternoon affair at the Times Union Center saw the rival Adirondack Phantoms and Albany Devils squaring off in a Northeast Division tussle. Albany was especially fired up, because theyRead More
The Flyers offense of 2008-09 was certainly formidable finishing tied for fourth in the entire NHL with a 3.17 goals forced average (GFA) per game. The orange and black were also one of only two teams, the other being Detroit, to have four different skaters net 30 or more goals during the course of the season. On top of that six Flyers scored 20 or more goals, a feat matched only by the Boston Bruins who only had one player surpass 30 goals. It’s also important to remember that Philadelphia did all of this without Danny Briere, a perennial 30 goal-scorer, and the talented Claude Giroux who only broke into the NHL late in the season.
It’s hard to imagine a professional prospect that doesn’t have at least a stub on Wikipedia. That may be the story of Patrick Maroon’s life though as a big power forward out of St. Louis, Missouri with the hands of a future highlight reel NHLer. There’s not much hockey in Missouri of course and even less in the way of future professional hockey players. In a world dominated by Minnesota, Michigan, and the North Eastern United States, Maroon stands out a kid who is doing everything he can to make it to the NHL.