It’s a big year for Michal Neuvirth on the ice, entering the season as the Flyers’ No. 1 goalie, but for him and his girlfriend Karolina Gudasova, they shared an even more important moment off the ice as they welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family on Monday.
If you recognize the last name, Karolina is the sister of Neuvirth’s Flyers teammate Radko Gudas.
Congratulations to Michal Neuvirth and Karolina Gudasova on the birth of their daughter, Emilka, and to Radko for becoming an uncle!
You want intimidation? I’ll show you intimidation.
Stealing a quote from "Little Giants," but that’s what Flyers prospect Alex Lyon is doing with his new mask for this season, which has to be the scariest in all of hockey.
Lyon, who played in 47 games last season for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and is expected to start this season there, pays homage to the movie "It" with a clown-themed mask with orange balloons, instead of the red balloons used in the new movie.
This mask is frightening, and perhaps, it’ll give nightmares to opposing players.
(Photo from @davidofdaveart on Instagram)
Also hitting the Internet is the mask of goalie Brian Elliott. Elliott, signed by the Flyers in the offseason to a two-year, $5.5 million deal, has a mask similar to Ron Hextall when the current Flyers GM was their goalie.
If we’re talking about goalie masks, it must almost be hockey season. The puck drops on a new year on Oct. 4 in San Jose.
Charles Barkley and Ron Hextall are two of the most beloved Philadelphia athletes of all time. They both happened to play during the same era of Philly sports, so it's no surprise they have a mutual respect for each other.
You may recall earlier this year when Chuck mentioned his Hextall fandom: "I started following hockey actually in Birmingham, Alabama," Barkley said. "They had a team called the Bulls back in the day. That was my first recollection of hockey. Then when I got to Philadelphia, my favorite hockey player of all time is Ron Hextall. I got to know him and Eric Lindros going to a bunch of Flyers games."
The former Flyers goalie-turned-GM was flattered initially.
"I laughed when I heard that," Hextall told reporters in June. "We had a bit of a relationship back in the day. He was at a lot of our games obviously. There's a mutual respect there. I certainly liked the way Charles played — a hard game, very emotional, gave it all he had out on the court."
"I'm honored to be talked about by Charles for sure."
Well, now the relationship has taken the next step to the gifting stage of the bromance.
Sir Charles was a guest on the Mike Missanelli Show on Tuesday and they had a personalized Hextall jersey all ready for him. Ron even wrote a nice little note to go along with his autograph.
(Pictures from Zack Hill, Philadelphia Flyers.)