Finally, after months of speculation and patience, the Flyers officially release their new alternate, orange throwback jersey, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at a Meet the Flyers promotionally event for season ticket holders. The jerseys will go on sale to the public Wednesday, Nov. 19, at philadelphiaflyers.com. On Black Friday, Nov. 28, Flyers’ fans will be able to purchase the jersey in person at the Wachovia Center starting at 7 A.M. Although its labeled as the third jersey this season, the new orange will eventually take the place of the much maligned black jersey, as the team’s home color in upcoming seasons.
Monthly Archives: November 2008
Flyers’ enforcer Riley Cote, does in fact have an injury as suspected and will miss anywhere from 1-2 weeks with a minor oblique tear. Although dressed, Cote saw zero ice time against the Ottawa Senators, which sent signals that Riley, who would play through anything, had an injury. The Flyers acquired former Phantoms’ firecracker Josh Gratton in a trade with Nashville. Many suspected Cote may have been injured and that getting Gratton was an insurance policy while Cote was absent. Cote was an injury scratch against Tampa Bay and Gratton was in his roster spot on the fourth line.
General Manager Paul Holmgren wasted little time trying to get the listless Flyers out of a zombie-like funk Friday, by sending forward Steve Downie and defenseman Steve Eminger to the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Matt Carle.
After a resurgent four-game winning streak brought the Flyers back to respectability from a lackluster 0-3-3 start, the Bullies relapsed. Philadelphia gave up five goals for the fifth time in 11 games, to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, sinking them to 27th in the league in goals against per game with 3.64. But contrary to logic and General Manager Paul Holmgren, the Flyers’ defensive troubles aren’t pinned on the blue line, but the forwards.
According to TSN’s Bob Mckenzie, veteran sniper Brendan Shanahan is in Philadelphia today, meeting with Flyers’ General Manager Paul Holmgren to discuss signing with Philly. Shanahan has stated he wants to stay in New York, where he lives with his family. But since the New York Rangers declined to pick him up and the New York Islanders don’t want to take on the salary, Shanahan is forced to look elsewhere and Philadelphia is interested and in the vicinity of the Big Apple.