Found August 19, 2013 on Flyers Faithful:
You might have called Ian Laperriere a warrior, or tough as nails during an 18-year NHL career which concluded three years ago in Philadelphia. After Sunday, add “iron man” to those honorifics. The 39-year-old Laperriere completed the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in his native Quebec, ranking 124th among his division, men aged 35-to-39. He finished the swim portion of the race, a 3.8-kilometer course in a neat 1 hour, 13 minutes, then took on the 180-km bike section in 5 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds, before finishing the final 42.2-km on foot in 5:05:21. It might not have happened at all, …Continue reading »

Philadelphia Flyers asking fans to help set ridiculous world record

It's that time of year, again.It's time for NHL teams to start prepping for training camp by laying down their ice and painting the lines and various sponsorship logos for the upcoming season.With this being said, the Philadelphia Flyers are calling on the assistance of fans to help set one of the most ridiculous world records imaginable.On Monday, the Flyers are inviting...

Flyers seek to set odd world record

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Poll: What has you most excited about the 2013-2014 Flyers?

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A couple hundred Flyers fans apparently had nothing going on at 11 a.m. on Monday, so they made their way over to the Wells Fargo Center in the hopes of setting a unique world record. The team promoted an event on Facebook for fans to help them set a new Guinness World Record — for having the most people simultaneously watching paint dry when the team painted the lines and logos...

Ian Lapierriere finishes triathalon after all

The part of me that's a hockey fan thinks that this is amazing, and the part of me that gets light sensitivity headaches seven years after suffering a severe concussion thinks that this is nuts: last week,'s Adam Kimelman reported that former Philadelphia Flyer Ian Laperriere was pulling out of an Ironman Triathilon because he'd crashed his bike and suffered a...

Around the Net August 20 2013: Giroux injured in freak accident; NHL14 demo released,more

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Philadelphia Flyers try to set a World Record for most people watching paint dry

August is arguably the most boring month on the hockey calendar. Watching paint dry might be more entertaining than the hockey landscape near the end of summer. The Philadelphia Flyers aim to pass the time before training camp by inviting their fans to watch paint dry. Seriously.  On August 19th, the Flyers have invited their fans on Facebook to the Wells Fargo Center as they...

The Flyers Want You To Watch Paint Dry, Because On Some Days, This Snarky Sport Blog Writing Hobby Just Writes Itself

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Podcast Episode 70: Flip, Flip, Flipadelphia

Steve and Hal are back with a brand new Flyers Faithful podcast! The guys sit down to discuss Sixers owner Josh Harris buying the New Jersey Devils and whether that matters, Jaromir Jagr signing with the aforementioned Devils, Claude Giroux’s golfing woes, Ian Laperriere’s Ironman status, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 70 You can listen to the episode by following...
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