The 2009-10 Bruins are History

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

The Bruins won’t be remembered for upsetting the Sabres in the first round nor for their inspired play through the first three games against the Flyers. Instead, until Boston wins a Stanley Cup or another team pulls off this horrible feat, the Bruins will be associated with being the latest NHL team to choke (epically) in the playoffs. This is what we get to hear about all throughout the offseason and whenever the Bruins next hold a comfortable lead in a playoffs series. Being up three games? That’s just not enough anymore.

Return of the Orange Army: Flyers 2009-10

Once again the Flyers are orange. The black jerseys that Philadelphia has worn for years have been dropped for the more traditional look. The former orange thirds have become the new home jerseys as the blacks will now be scheduled in for specific games. The change comes at an important cross-roads in the team’s history of course; one that leaves many to speculate whether or not the 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers have an identity crisis.

Flyers Camp Opens to Record Attendance

Flyers training camp opened to a record attendance for the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ early Sunday morning. The excitement had not yet worn off from the incredible rookie scrimmage between the Flyers and Capitals where former second overall selection James van Riemsdyk showed exactly why he was taken so early with a four goal, five point performance. It had been standing room only in the Skate Zone for all open to the public practices all weekend.

Broad Street Needs More Bullies?

Joke all you want, but the Philadelphia Flyers are building something. It doesn’t take much imagination to recognize what is going on between General Manager Paul Holmgren’s ears these days with the offseason acquisition list looking more like who you’d want on your side in a back alley brawl let alone on the ice in front of thousands of insane Philadelphia fans. With Chris Pronger, Ray Emery, Ian Laperriere, and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen added to a lineup that includes Mike Richards, Scott Hartnell, Arron Asham, Darroll Powe, and Riley Cote there isn’t much there that’s left to the imagination despite Pronger’s comments during his official Philadelphia welcome party.