By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)


Usually at this time of year I send out a single tweet thanking all of you who follow along all season, However this year so much happened, a single tweet isn’t good enough.

Thank you to every single one of you who follow Philly is Flyer and read our work. This was our first full season and I couldn’t imagine it going any better.

First and foremost, I want to thank Anthony DiGrazio for giving me this great opportunity to put my thoughts to paper here on Philly is Flyer. It has been a great year and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this site.

I also want to thank Dan Silver and Wes Herrmann who edited most of my early work, and in the process I learned so much from them. I’m just a fan with strong opinions and have no formal journalism training, so having the opportunity to learn from them was and is a great experience.

Thank you to the whole Philly is Flyer crew- Anthony DiGrazio, Dan Silver, Kevin Fortier, Josh Bright, Molly Robinson, Becky Werez, Allie Foster, Marc Naples, Mark Flagmann. It has been so much fun to work with you guys on a daily basis. I could not ask to work with a better group of people and I know we’ll succeed together

Also want to give credit to past Philly is Flyer staff Mitch McIlhenny, Dan Charlton, Brandon Murphy, Joey Markle, Mike Aceto, Kyle Phillippi, Ariel Melendez. You all played a part in getting the site to where it is today.

A big thank you to Isiah and Chef B, who host the O&B Puckcast. They gave me the opportunity to join them multiple times through the season and I always have fun talking Flyers with them.

One very special shoutout and thank you to my friend Andy Dudones, who has provided much support this past year, and has been a great friend for years now.

Next, thanks to the people I have the privilege of interacting with on a daily basis- @JameyBaskow @Blinsin1 @28BlackIce @40ozKeating @BeeTEE15 @vinnieg_73 @mbailey010 @queeeen_DEE @NAARobertWilson @ExpiredmilkTY @HockeyandMetal @outonthepatio @puckhead8 @spearheadsgt @negadelphia76 @Flyers4Life74 @fotodave @AllTimeHockeyFn @adamnationAD @Coach_Memehall @ninib2181 @questionablehak @minns_jordan @OandBfan @A_dam_Aguado @michaelwatkins7 @DanielleChiaro @Huff45 @Bri963 @raschatz @FlyersJaysGuy @ShaggyBlack @afern_alex @stoliemygoalie @Giant_Flyer @ThebostonGary @Jordan9328 @DanKnightly @Zackzerz @Natttgeo @HoardingFlyers @JasonCCroft

Thank you to everyone who has joined my journey over the past five years on Flyers twitter. While we may not always agree or get along, it really is like a big family and we live through the rollercoaster known as the Philadelphia Flyers together. This was probably the most frustrating season of hockey we have been through maybe ever. While there were dark spots, the future if this team is so bright and if a certain few disappear, there is nowhere to go but up. I hope to see you all back here in September when we hop on this train once again!

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