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Musician first and sports fan second, but I will defend my Philly teams until the day I die.

Favorite teams overall: Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers

People Most Responsible for my Fervent Hockey Fandom: My Father, Bobby Clarke (the player, not as GM), Dave Poulin, Ron Hextall, Doug Gilmour, Gene Hart.

Teams I like from other cities: Calgary Flames, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Mavericks, Italian League Soccer (AS Roma, AC Milan, Juventus)

Not Particularly a Fan of but Have Much Respect For: Big Five College Ball (I have friends and relatives who graduated from all five schools).

Musically Speaking: Influential Rock Bands. Jazz. Classical. World Music (Balinese Gamelan, Bulgarian Women's Choir, Indian Raga, etc.) Minimalism. Folk. Blues. Guided By Voices.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies
  • NBA Philadelphia 76ers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
User Blog

The importance of building through the draft

One thing I've come to learn about BSH's membership is that most people are younger than me and became fans during the Lindros era. If you became fans during E's first or second season, you'll...

Panaccio Reads BSH! Why doesn't he cite Bud?


This was written on Thursday the 14th. Scroll down to the part that begins "If the Flyers lose Friday" if you will. It reminds me about Bud's comment on game theory and how the idea that Homer tried to get Weber after failing on Suter was ludicrous. Panaccio is not smart enough to realize this.

For Eric, Geoff, and Those Who Love Them


I could not help but think of Eric's helpful charts when I read this.


You Kiddin’ Me? Flyers Top Canadiens, 4-1, Clinch Playoff Berth

Prior to the start of tonight’s game, my ears told me something was very wrong. Lauren Hart – she of the normally pristine, spot-on National Anthem(s) voice – went sharp and flat regularly. In...


A Visit from Il Signore Regresso, Peter Laviolette's Personal Demon

Bumped to the front page from the FanPosts. - Travis After the first half of the season, the Flyers were 25-12-4 with 54 points; this put them on pace for a record of 50-24-8 for 108 points. Puck...


"Be Excellent to Each Other!" (in Keanu Reeves voice)

Editor's Note #2: Mikefive wrote this FanPost over two years ago; but today's game threads emphasized the fact that we're in the same situation again. Things have been getting a little rough...

Semantics? I Don't Think So.


Maybe if Homer always said that his injured players were "day-to-day," we'd find him more believable. After all, "day-to-day" in reference to injuries does mean that a player's condition will be monitored on a daily basis. This implies a change from one day to the next - for better or worse.

Blake Kessel Signed by Flyers


The Flyers have just signed Blake Kessel to an entry-level contract, per GM Paul Holmgren. Ciao, contract space!


The Best, Most Productive FanPost Ever

Don told me to write this, so I did. First off, I got two different reactions to this shirt today: via I was playing a gig in NY this weekend and wore the above BSH shirt on my...


The Sixty-Four-Million-Dollar Question: Can We Take Homer At His Word?

Added to the front page, because well... why not? It's Mike. - Travis "There are some players that we have, Ville Leino, that [are] unrestricted and we want to keep in our mix.  So, we are going...


An Open Letter To Everyone

Dear Community: I love y'all.  I really do.  I'm as upset as all of you - if not more so - that the Flyers lost this series.  I've seen my share of ups and downs with this team; I've been going to...


Listen To What The Man Said: Peter Laviolette’s Coaching Record. (Alternately: "Step Away From The Ledge!")

Peter Laviolette is known as a demanding coach who instills an up-tempo, puck-pursuit system in his teams. His system emphasizes conditioning because players are expected to keep their feet moving...


A View So Cruel: Putting Things In Perspective

Great read bumped from the FanPosts. A chance to step back and actually think a little bit as we enter the final week of the regular season. - Travis As Flyers fans, we can often be found...


Shameless Self-Promotion II: Electric Boogaloo

People of Earth, During my last appearance as Grand Wwwyzzerdd of Trivia here on BSH, we got to talking music.  I mentioned that I had a non-Garrett Klotz Argument-related album coming out, and the...

A Smart Nickname for Our Newest Line?


We've certainly been enjoying this new Carter, Zherdev, Giroux combo, haven't we? It seems that C(arter), Z(herdev), and G(iroux) have been "in perfect alignment" on some nights. Wait a second... alignment... CZG... Read the link and let me know if you like The Brainiest Nickname for The Flashiest Line.

BSH Birthday List

Ed. Note from DG - Mike created this list for us last year, but with the influx of new people to the site, I am bumping this to the top in case anyone wants to add their information. Geoff rarely remembers to check it like he's supposed to, but at least if your name is listed, the rest of us have a chance to remind him about it ;-) Please add your name and birth date to the list so you may receive a shout-out from BSH on your birthday. The words "BSH Birthdays" are a link to a Google Doc that anyone can edit. Please add your birthday to that document. Thanks.

Should The Flyers Win The Presidents' Trophy If They Can?


This is a breakdown of all of the years the Flyers finished in the NHL's top five at the end of the regular season - and how far they went in the playoffs each of those years.


Shameless Self-Promotion

Way back in August 2010, I started a thread kicking around the idea of an "official" BSH band, The Garrett Klotz Argument.  The idea fizzled out for a number of reasons, but the discussion...

Leino Disappointed In Not Receiving Offer From Flyers?


I wonder if this has anything to do with his play of late. I hope not, and I hope he sticks around after this year.

This is what Ray Emery can look forward to in a few years if he resumes playing hockey. Yes, this...


This is what Ray Emery can look forward to in a few years if he resumes playing hockey. Yes, this was a rush job. No, you don't care.


Off-Topic: The Garrett Klotz Argument Thread

I noticed as we started talking / joking about The Garrett Klotz Argument, it took on a life of its own.  I also noticed that, the more we talked about it, the more I realized I was serious about...


UPDATED - Mean, Median, Mode: How Many Games Does It Take To Win The Stanley Cup?

Ed. Note: Bumped up from the FanPosts. The answer is twenty-three, apparently.  Read on...During the 1986-87 NHL Season, the League instituted the four-round, best-of-seven playoff format it uses...

If the Flyers win the series...


... they will attempt to be the first team since the 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins to beat 3 Original Six clubs en route to the Stanley Cup championship. If Montreal wins, it's a rematch of both the 1971 and 1973 Finals. Plus, it would be the first "Original Six" Finals match-up since 1979.

Andreas Nödl jersey as seen at the Flyers-Bruins playoff game on May 7, 2010. Flyers won in ...


Andreas Nödl jersey as seen at the Flyers-Bruins playoff game on May 7, 2010. Flyers won in o'ertime, 5-4. Gagne bless us, ev'ry one.


Accentuate the Positive, d00dz!

This is just a short note to everyone on the morning of this, the Flyers' finest hour in this Godforsaken season. Let's be positive and focus on winning tonight.  A Flyers win in regulation draws...


A Reading from the Acts of the Flyers...

Saul Holmgren's Conversion Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out threats against the Flyers players. He went to the media and told them, "There are certain guys on this team that are going to be...


Pattison Avenue Panacea: The Flyers Have a Fever, And The Only Prescription Is...

... to be determined in the summer, as they once again try to structure a team based around immovable contracts. We're all pretty angry and confused right now,and understandably so.  I know I've...


Calling Time Out.

Eds. Note:  This was bumped from the fanposts because, well, I greatly enjoyed it.  You don't have to agree, but it's worth reading. Ladies and gents, I'm as frustrated as the rest of you - if not...

Yet Another Injured Defenseman


I hope we all like Danny Syvret, because it looks like he's going to be on the team for a little while. Get well soon, Ryan.

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