While the Philadelphia Flyers are no doubt firmly entrenched in strategy meetings are lacing up for their morning skate, two of their star acquisitions are notably missing from the locker room. The first would be their number one blue liner, Kimmo Timonen, who has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh series because of a blood clot on his ankle. The other MIA? We join him at a dark coffee house with his guitar, the Fretmonster.
Ok, who are we kidding? He’s at a damn Starbucks.
Thanks to new GM Paul Holmgren, the Flyers have undergone an Extreme Makeover: Roster Edition in less time than it takes Matthew Barnaby to wuss out of dropping the gloves. A collection of new faces from free agency and the trial-by-fire junior circuit that closed out the ’06-’07 campaign, Philly will have a training camp with little cohesion, much less facial recognition. However, since former captain Keith Primeau has yet to regain the ability to read or write, the C is once again up for grabs. Is there a clear-cut heir to the C?
If by clear-cut you mean EIGHT, then yeah, sure.