Saturday, December 6, 2008

So Apparently We Can Kill Penalties this Year

Since the NHL hasn't decided to return any of my emails about allowing Flyers games to be broadcast in State College, I have taken to listening to the games on NHL.com (at least, until the NHL decides that this is Pittsburgh's radio territory now. But since I've started listening to games, I've noticed that the Flyers have a potent penalty kill and get several shorthanded chances a game. Who knew. Last season the Flyers biggest problem was the penalty kill, but they figured something out during the off-season and now every time I listen to a game it seems like we're the ones who are dominating the play while we're supposedly short handed. Chris Therien and Tim Saunders are loving this. Inevitably, every time the Flyers take a penalty one of them jokes "Well now [insert opposing team here] is at a disadvantage as the Flyers are going on the penalty kill". Anyways, it's pretty cool to be a feared team when killing penalties. iI seems like over the years, that's always been a struggle for the Flyers, but now they've worked it out.

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm sorry that you've had to resort to listening to the games, but you're not alone. I'm in Boston, so I have no choice but to listen online. It's not bad once you get used to it. :)

K-Mart said...

I actually really enjoy it. Listening to Chris Therien is awesome. You can tell he's still got somewhat of a player's mentality when he gets incredibly frustrated against penalty calls.

Chelsea said...

Haha I agree. I love listening. I think that the worst part is that when you try to listen to anyone else announce (or when the radio blacks out and switches to the opposing team's announcers) you realize how spoiled you are/ how terrible everyone else is.

K-Mart said...

Yea, I do hate how it cuts in and out frequently, but I haven't had it switch to the other team on me.