Found August 12, 2013 on Flyers Faithful:
It’s easy to look at Sean Couturier’s final line for the 2013 season and claim that he had a down year. Four goals, eleven assists, for fifteen points, and a minus-eight in 46 games. That’s good for being tied for eleventh in goals, seventh in assists, eighth in points, and fifth worst on the team in plus-minus. Frankly, most people expected more from the highly promising young center. By now it’s not a novel concept to write that there is a whole lot more to reviewing Couturier’s season than just these surface-level statistics. This is particularly true of plus-minus, a …Continue reading »

It’s Playoffs Or Bust For Steve Mason

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, Judging by his gleaming-white smile, Steve Mason is the happiest guy in the room. The goaltender is still weeks away from training camp, yet he’s already describing the NHL offseason — one of the shortest ever, with the lockout pushing the Stanley Cup final to the end of June and the 2014 Winter Games spurring an Oct. 1 start to 2013-14 ...

Around the Net August 13,2013:Shelley retires; Devils in trouble

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Fight no more Jody Shelley retired from the NHL and became a coach with Columbus: [] [Broad Street Hockey] Devil of a time The Devils are bankrupt and the Sixers owner might buy them:[Puck Daddy] Hockey season is coming, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here...

Eklund: Gagne Still Focused on Staying in Philly

Throughout the summer, former All-Star forward Simon Gagne has very quietly sat on the unrestricted free agent market. The reason has NOT been a lack of interest from NHL teams, provided that Gagne's contract is adjusted downward to reflect that he's becoming more of a role player than a top six forward. Instead, it it because Gagne has expressed a strong preference to...

Glen Miller: Jackets Bring Back Shelley; Hire New Assistant GM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have brought veteran tough guy and fan-favorite Jody Shelley back to the organization; though his role with the team will have nothing to do with dropping the mitts against some of the NHL's toughest competitors. Shelley was hired as a broadcast associate and team ambassador. The Jackets all-time leader in penalty minutes will provide analysis for...
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