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The player lockout may be over, almost, but Flyers stud defensman Chris Pronger will not be hitting the ice any time soon. He is still having concussion symptoms from last year’s (2011) injury. Pronger like the Penguins Sydney Crosby has had extensive issues getting back on the ice but where Crosby is in his twenties, Pronger is closer to 40.
There is a certain point where you have to ask yourself is it better for him to retire? As a fan, I would love to see him back out on the ice in Orange and Black but at what cost to him and the team.
Concussions, it is now being realized have life-long effect. Does Pronger want to know his kids names at 50?
The Flyers could get two young up and coming defensemen for what they are paying Pronger. The salary cap did not go away with this new deal.
What’s best for the Flyers and what is best for Pronger?
My fear is that Pronger is done. Maybe not playing hockey but with the Flyers.
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Flyers coach Peter Laviolette is back where he belongs, at the team's training complex, speaking to reporters and watching some of his players work out.
They're not all back yet, but they will be here soon, as the Flyers finally get a chance to wash away the sting of another short playoff run last season.
The standard group of workout regulars that included defenseman Kimmo...
According to a report from Flyers' beat writer Randy Miller, you can look for Claude Giroux to be named captain before the season opener. This is a move that was desired and expected by many Flyers fans.
The naming of Giroux has captain has not yet been made official by the team, but if true, you can expect to hear the announcement in the coming days.
With the lockout ending...
Flyers' defenseman Andrej Meszaros
When an agreement between the NHL and NHLPA to end the league's lockout was tentatively agreed on yesterday, many Flyers' fans donned orange and black with pride to celebrate the late arrival of a 2013 season.
After allowing a much needed day for rejoice, it's time to dive into the issues that the team faces heading into the 48-game...
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Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros (Achilles tendon repair surgery) said yesterday...
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It's great to watch Pens YouTubes without crying afterward.
Glens Falls, NY, January 5, 2013 – Sean Couturier’s power-play goal at 3:08 of overtime gave the Adirondack Phantoms a 2-1 win over the Connecticut Whale Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Just 11 seconds after Micheal Haley was called for slashing, Danny Syvret fed the puck from the middle of the blue line to Couturier, and his shot from the right circle cleanly...
Training camp hasn't opened.
Few players are even around.
And already, the Flyers are facing some bad news.
Back in November and even last month, Andrej Meszaros was all smiles about likely being cleared to play when the lockout ended.
Today, he was not smiling. And while GM Paul Holmgren did everything he could to downplay what is going on, I always trust the athlete...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Flyers All-Star Claude Giroux received the wakeup call he waited to hear for 113 days.
Locked out for months, the NHL was indeed ready to drop the puck.
"It's a beautiful day for Hockey," he posted Sunday on Twitter.
Call the overseas players and tell them to come on home to New Jersey and Pennsylvania and other states where the NHL only existed...