Suddenly Bobby Clarke Is A Rob Zombie Fan

  DEADLINE: Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce Broad Street Bullies, a film about the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team that evolved from a cellar-dwelling expansion team into a team that racked up victories and penalty minutes in equal measure during the 1970s. Zombie, known for his head-banging music before transitioning to genre films like House Of 1000 Corpses and Halloween, is making a departure with this film, sort of, because the Flyers’ brutal style of play is genre-worthy and has the makings for a hockey film on the order of the 1977 sports film classic Slap Shot. […] Zombie […]

SPORTO: About Last Night

BY MIKE WOLVERTON SPORTS GUY Oy. Oof. Ugh. Has there ever been a worse goal to end a Stanley Cup Final? Has there ever been a worse goal? I’m not here to kill Michael Leighton, but you can’t win a Stanley Cup when you give up soft goals in four separate games. Yes, the Flyers wouldn’t have gotten as far as they did without Leighton, but in the Finals they needed him to at least be solid, not putrid. It’s the same old story for the last twenty years, outplayed between the pipes. And the Flyers have tried to address […]

ORANGE CRUSH: Next Stop, Blackhawk Downs

[photo by RYAN DEVERA] NHL.COM: It’s been 35 years since the Flyers last hoisted the Stanley Cup. [Flyers owner Ed] Snider was 42 at the time. He celebrated his 77th birthday in January. You could understand if his patience has worn thin. “When (the Bruins) scored those three goals, I said, ‘Well, it’s been a great run … we gave it a great shot,’” Snider told Monday night. “I have to be honest, I thought it was over. These guys never know what over is. They never quit.” MORE RELATED: A limited number of Stanley Cup Final tickets will […]