Found January 16, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
With all the concussions that are happening in the National Hockey League this year, I figured now would be a good time to do an e-mail interview with an NHLer who has had one and that is Ian Lapperriere. Lapperriere has not played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season due to post-concussion syndrome. Ian was kind enough to take the time to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he became an NHLer, why he likes Twitter and more. Enjoy: PH: How did you get into hockey? IL: My parents put me on skates as soon as I could walk. When I turned 5, I joined my first team. PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player? Why? IL: I am from Montreal so the Canadiens were my favorite team. Guy Lafleur and Guy Carboneau were my favorite players. Continue reading "A Brief E-mail Interview with Ian Laperriere"

Play Bryzgalov & Who Want Tuomo Ruutu

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, • I know the Philadelphia Flyers aren’t thrilled with Ilya Bryzgalov — they think he talks too much, and his stats are certainly far from $10 million a year worthy (3.07 goals-against average, .891 save percentage) — but did they not do their due diligence. Bryzgalov is off-the-wall; he’s a character. He is who he is (he was one...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: 1/16/12

There is no doubt that Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr have been struggling of late, but there is no reason to be overly concerned about either player. It's just a midseason slump. In particular, I don't think Giroux is still suffering any ill-effects from his concussion in December. Be's simply not playing very well lately and has been pressing the last few games....

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: 1/15/12

The Philadelphia Flyers recovered their work ethic in last night's 4-2 loss in Nashville, but the team more deserving of victory was clearly the Predators. Philly worked hard but the Preds worked just a little harder and quite a bit smarter. The Flyers were forced to chase the game for much of the night against a team that entered the game with the NHL's sixth-best record...

Couturier Continues Solid Play, Flyers Lose To Predators 4-2

For those of you that watched tonight's game, one thing was clear. Pekka Rinne is an incredible goalie. The Flyers put pucks on net, and they were not going in. It was one of those nights. Here are some notes on the loss: Sean Couturier scored in his fourth consecutive game.  He’s the second Flyers rookie to do that this season, joining Matt Read, who scored in five consecutive...

The Afternoon After Round-Up: Predators 4, Flyers 2

Saturday night's Predators 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers was one of the more solid team efforts in a while and it came against a top team from the Eastern Conference.The Predators did a great job of causing havoc for the Flyers in the neutral zone and never allowed them to play their game. On the offensive side, the Preds scored enough to win but wasted a ton of scoring...

Flyers dominate Wild from start in laugher

Looking to assert themselves at home, the Philadelphia Flyers started off with one of their best all-around games of the season.

Couturier has SH goal as Flyers rip Wild (AP)

Sean Couturier had a short-handed goal to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Tuesday night. Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell, Braydon Coburn and Jakub Voracek also had goals and Jaromir Jagr had two assists for the Flyers, who got points from 11 different players.

Bryzgalov, Couturier lead Flyers past Wild

Sean Couturier had a short-handed goal to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Tuesday night.

Minnesota Wild (22-16-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-13-4), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to get back on track tonight when they return home to host the Minnesota Wild in an interconference battle at the Wells Fargo Center.

Five score as Flyers ride team effort past Wild

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sean Couturier had a short-handed goal to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Tuesday night.
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