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When the Penguins and Flyers resume the Commonwealth Cold War in Philadelphia on Thursday night, it’ll be the definitive case of two foes headed in opposite directions. While the Pens have zoomed to the top of the Metropolitan Division, the Flyers are off to a ghastly 1-6 start.
Indeed, while the Pens are firing on all cylinders, Philadelphia seems to be imploding. In a move that smacked of desperation, Philly GM Paul Holmgren fired highly respected coach Peter Laviolette after three games. The team’s big off-season addition, Vincent Lecavalier, is on the disabled list, joining noted Penguin-killer and all-around villain Scott Hartnell. Claude Giroux, who looked like the heir apparent to succeed Sidney Crosby as the game’s top player a couple of seasons ago, has two lone assists.
So why am I worried? Given the riveting intensity of the rivalry, there’s tremendous potential for mayhem. No stranger to goon-squad tactics, new Flyers coach Craig Berube terrorized the black and gold duri...
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Entitled “The Exorcism of the 2013 Philadelphia Flyers,” this fan-made video argues, quite compellingly, that the team is somehow cursed and that it was the doings of some coven of witches. Or something. The Flyers are mired in a 1-6 slump to start the season, have allowed twice as many goals as the team has […]The post Fan video makes the case that the Philadelphia Flyers...
The issue of head injuries in sports has really exploded over the past decade. With all of the new information we have involving the sensitivity of injuries and how to diagnose concussions, head injuries has become a hot topic relative to sports.
The NHL is no stranger to head injuries and if you are looking for a prime example of a player who’s career was completely de-railed...
Once again, Crosby has proved why he is one of the NHL’s elite players. On Monday, it was announced by the NHL that center Sidney Crosby had been named the ‘Third Star’ of the week.
Crosby notched his eighth career hat trick last Saturday night in a come-from-behind victory against Tampa Bay, winning 5-4. In the three games Crosby played last week he had eight points (3G...
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Flyers, 2-1, in overtime in the final meeting between the two teams in 2013.
A rivalry is renewed with the first of four meetings between the Flyer and Penguins on Thursday night. The Battle of Pennsylvania is always anticipated.
For the Flyers, there is no good timing for this game. They are off to the worst start in franchise...
Defenseman Kris Letang isn't going to force his return to the lineup. When his body is ready he will know.
Letang hinted that he would be playing if this were the postseason. But it's October and he intends on making sure his knee is recovered completely before he plays.
“You can always try to play” Letang said. “That's always an option. But it's not the right...
from John Boruk of CSNPhilly,
Immediately after the Flyers disposed of their cross-state rival Penguins in six games in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, Giroux went from rising superstar to the king of the NHL mountain. His former coach, Peter Laviolette, rolled out one of those medieval catapults at his postgame press conference, and launched Giroux into a hockey stratosphere...
1. A healthy Crosby is a productive Crosby Call it bad luck, or call it fragility, for whatever reason, Sidney Crosby has failed to play more than 41 games in an NHL season since 2009-10. In his last full go-round,…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Crosby, Devils keep losing, Kaleta appeals 10 game suspension, and more. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Evgeni Malkin's power-play goal 7:20 into the third period put the Pittsburgh Penguins in front for good and the Penguins stayed hot at home with a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby assisted on all three Penguin goals to vault him into the NHL scoring lead. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20...
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The dawn must be coming on fast, because it’s really a dark time...
6 games into the 2013-14 NHL season and Flyers captain, Claude Giroux, has only registered one assist. That is because he has forgotten how to score. Literally. “I, uh, get on the ice & uh… I feel like I’m missing something,” said Giroux after practice on Monday. “A what? goal?” Giroux said when asked if he forgot how to score a goal, “Goal? Goal? Goal? Goal? Go...
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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Line Combinations
Tye McGinn – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read
Kris Newbury – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo...
No matter what, games against the Flyers are always a big deal.
The Flyers have definitely been struggling, but we feel like they'll bring it tonight. If they don't bring it tonight, the probably don't have anything to bring. Two points through the first seven games is the lowest the Flyers have had at in their history. They've scored a total of 10 goals in those...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
- An all-points bulletin has gone out for Claude Giroux in Philadelphia. Where is the Flyers’ big points-producer hiding out? One lonely assist in six games. He’s making that ‘Giroux’s a slam-dunk for Canada’s Olympic team’ story look pretty silly right now. Giroux has 13 goals in his last 54 games, counting the lockout...