Posted January 07, 2013 on
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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 Timonen and forwards Max Talbot and Jody Shelley were back Monday morning for a light workout in New Jersey. It was their first unofficial meeting since the NHL and the players' union reached a tentative agreement a day earlier after a lengthy lockout.
The Flyers ditched their NHLPA jerseys for their regular ones with the team logo and skated in front of a few dozen fans.
Laviolette says the short season makes it more important than ever for the Flyers to get off to a fast start.
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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...
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...
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The Flyers' season doesn't begin for another week and a half, but goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is already making headlines in the Philadelphia media with his quotes.
“He's like from the movie Cast Away. We need to buy some ball for him so he has best buddy Wilson," said Bryzgalov when asked about forward Scott Hartnell's hairstyle.
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...
NHLTags: Anthony StolarzBrynäsFredric LarssonLondon KnightsUniversity of Omaha-NebraskaForgive the ambiguous title of the post, but the Philadelphia Flyers were informed of two developments today that affect two of their prospects from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The first is a bit of good news- the Swedish Ice Hockey Association has revised their...
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I agree wholeheartedly with Tim Panaccio about whom to trust when it comes to interpreting sports injury information: If there is conflicting information between what a team says and what the injured player says, go with the athlete's self-report.
Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros (Achilles tendon repair surgery) said yesterday...
Bill Guerin was around during the '94-'95 lockout-shortened season. He said he plans to tell the players not to get too caught up in it. Obviously much more at this link.
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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...
Two days since a handful of Flyers have trickled into pre-camp, we've had a bundle of news.
The bad: Danny Briere will probably miss the season opener, by his own admission, because of a badly sprained wrist. He might even miss a week.
Funny thing is, GM Paul Holmgren seemed more worried about Briere than Andrej Meszaros and anyone who has been around Achilles injuries...
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...