Found July 29, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
With the free agent market tapering off and the Flyers on the brink of extending Peter Laviolette's contract, I thought today would be a good time to look at Laviolette's standing among all the coaches in team history. Thus far, Laviolette's legacy in Philly is a rather mixed bag of dramatic success, dramatic failure and near-disaster that turned out well. On the positive side, he's taken the t...

Claude Giroux says he needed wrist surgery because of Sidney Crosby

Claude Giroux had surgery on both of his wrists after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs last season, and now the assistant captain says Sidney Crosby is the reason why. Giroux told the Timmons Press in Ontario that Crosby’s hacking throughout the playoffs injured him. “[The scars] are from (Sidney) Crosby,” Giroux told the Timmons Press. “Every time we’d line...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Flyers All-Time All-Rookie Team

In the history of the Flyers' franchise, the club has never had a player win the Calder Trophy. That's not say there have not been numerous candidates worthy of consideration, including Matt Read (24 goals, 47 points) and Sean Couturier (stellar defensive play, 13 goals, 27 points) last season. A year ago, the Flyers got significant contributions from seven different...

Flyers Claude Giroux Blames Penguins Sidney Crosby For Surgery Due To Dirty Play

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins do not like each other. Not at all. In fact, they flat out hate each other. Despise. Loathe. Any word you can think of, that is how the two teams from Pennsylvania feel toward one another. Claude Giroux is simply looking to add a little bit more fuel to this never ending fire on the ice. His target? Sidney Crosby. Well...

Julylights: July 30th, Niklas Kronwall Punishes Jakub Voracek

Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. Yesterday we mentioned that if there was a winner of "Julylights" it would be Patrick Kane because of his multiple appearances on the countdown. On the other hand, if there was a loser selected, it would probably...

Flyers Wrap Up Voracek, Working on Laviolette

The Flyers offseason hasn’t exactly gone to script so far, but there was finally some good news to report yesterday. The Flyers finally agreed to terms with winger Jakub Voracek, a restricted free agent, on a 4-year, $17 million deal. Jakub Voracek came to the Flyers as part of the Jeff Carter trade to Columbus, and while he struggled in the early going of last season, he got it...
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