A Penguins blog called Superstar Treatment, has creatively released a Maxime Talbot “Shhh” tee-shirt, immortalizing one of the more confusing and debated events in recent Flyers – Penguins history.
The description on the site reads , “Relive what was probably one of the best moments, and certainly one of the most unique, in Pens playoff history and show your support!”
But the only thing unique about what took place that day, is how both sides view it.
Philadelphia Inquirer writer Sam Carchidi wrote a piece designing the projected Flyers’ line combinations for the 2009-10 season. He put Ian Laperriere on the second line wing and Mike Richards centering the third line with Arron Asham and Daniel Carcillo. Being moved by the article, I decided to take it upon myself to put together the groupings to start the season.
The Flyers have announced that rookie Luca Sbisa will replace suspended Daniel Carcillo as forward for game two of the Flyers – Penguins first-round series. Naturally a defenseman, Sbisa has played forward on the fourth line sparingly for the Flyers during the regular season. It will be his first career NHL playoff game.
With Kimmo Timonen and Randy Jones missing practice on Thursday due to injuries, it makes sense to have your emergency defenseman dressed. Sbisa is strong on the forecheck and can move the puck. However, his finishing skills are a bit off.
Sbisa was brought up to the Phantoms after his season with Lethbridge of the WHL ended. He was then brought up from the Phantoms to the Flyers the instant Philly’s post season began because of salary cap allowences in the playoffs.
Darroll Powe will move to a line with Danny Briere and Claude Giroux.