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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger should have had a stirring retirement celebration before Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh, saluting a career that will undoubtedly put him into the Hall of Fame.
Instead, the charade continued....
Earlier Thursday, during a news conference at the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees, Pronger talked about trying to make a return from post-concussion syndrome.
Pronger, 38, knows his career is done. So do Flyers officials. Heck, even Pronger's doctor, a concussion specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, said he has advised the defenseman to never play again because of "significant" medical vulnerabilities.
Yet, the charade continues because of the NHL's ludicrous cap rules.
Change the rules. Stop the charade.
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Pronger's sad descent from All-Star defenseman to bedridden days in dark rooms to ease throbbing headaches and occasional bouts of depression can be traced to one wayward stick to his right eye.
Pronger lost his peripheral vision. He can't run, or even skate hard. The former Philadelphia Flyers' star who keyed the team's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup finals has...
NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsErik GustafssonMatt FordThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they have made two minor moves in the organization.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms while forward Matt Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for “future considerations.”
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Steet Bull,
When general manager Paul Holmgren sent backup goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus for three draft picks last June, not many eyebrows were raised. Bobrovsky had seen little time behind Ilya Bryzgalov.
But with the strike-shortened season more than halfway over, Bobrovsky has emerged as the NHL’s hottest goaltender.
Following practice on Tuesday afternoon, Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media. Bryz spoke about his playing time and how crucial these two games versus the Devils really are. He was very truthful to say if the Flyers have a chance after this home and home series with the Devils.
Claude Giroux scored his eighth goal of the season just 17 seconds into the second period of the Flyers' 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
It was the easiest of opponents the Flyers would face this week, but they still didn't make it look easy.
Despite dominating much of the early play, the Flyers had to constantly fight off the Sabres. Buffalo proved to be a tough test...
The hit that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds delivered to Tyler Ennis wasn’t a dirty or malicious one, even though it was from behind. The Buffalo Sabres forward was merely trying to turn and protect the puck, and he turned as Simmonds was hitting him. It was a bang-bang play and Simmonds didn’t have time to react. The referees were not going to call a penalty...
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
But the language doesn’t matter, does it?
That’s what Simon Gagne was wondering on Wednesday, as reporters pestered him about the nickname of his new line - with fellow Francophones Sean Couturier and Danny Briere - as the “French Connection II.” It did not matter that most in the Flyers’ locker room couldn’t...
NHLTags: Peter LavioletteThe term “statement week” was thrown around after the Philadelphia Flyers won their second game in a row against the Ottawa Senators.
Facing top Eastern Conference opponents in the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, the Flyers could build off their recent success and gain some much needed...
The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 last night, bring their season record to 12-14-1 and their record in the month of March to 2-3-0. With the team starved for wins and points -- and with the Flyers having played more games than any other club in the NHL -- they will gladly take the two points from last night.
However, the Flyers did little last night to inspire...
With 27 games played to date, the Philadelphia Flyers have played more games this season than any other team in the NHL. That is bad news when the team is already mired in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and is three points behind the eighth-ranked New York Rangers (who have played 24 games).
When a team that entered the season expecting to be playoff contenders has already...
PREVIEW 11:45 AM EST
Starting a crucial home-and-home set with a team that tormented them since last year's playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) are in Newark tonight to take on the New Jersey Devils. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN.
This is the third meeting between the teams this season, and the third and final one at...
Match-up - Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) New Jersey Devils (12-9-5)
Road/Home records - 4-10-0 -------------- 8-3-2
TV - NBCSN, TSN2
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-0
Last 10: Flyers 5-5-0 / Devils 3-6-1
Projected starting goalies - Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Philadelphia - 2.78...
Photo courtesy of USA Today Images
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Four points ahead of the 11th place Philadelphia Flyers, the New Jersey Devils will look to gain more ground on their Atlantic Division rival when they host the Flyers for the third and final time this year and begin their fourth home-and-home series of the season.
Winning two out of their last three games, the Devils...