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from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News,
More and more, the Flyers' start this season looks less like a funk than a gross miscalculation.
They tried their butts off last night.
They're just not good.
They don't go to the net, they miss easy bunnies like the empty net Brayden Schenn managed to avoid last night, they cough up pucks behind their own net like Braydon Coburn did in the third period, leading to the punctuating goal Sidney Crosby scored.
They commit penalties that are less about stupidity, and more about making up for a lack of ability. And they lean on their desperate play after falling behind as a tonic for their malaise, conveniently ignoring that their opponent was playing to protect that lead and wait for the inevitable mistake, which eventually came last night, and usually does.
Rather than luck and bounces, it boils down to this: On their current active roster, they have two playmakers. One is Giroux, who set up their o...
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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Vanek, a rugged 6-foot-2, 207-pounder who is one of Buffalo's cornerstones, could bring the Sabres several prospects (Scott Laughton? Nick Cousins? Oliver Lauridsen?) and/or draft picks.
He would feel right at home with the Flyers because he was winger Michael Raffl's linemate with Austria at the 2013 IIHF World Championships...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
Out of shape, out of practice, and already out of the playoff picture. That describes a Philadelphia team that is naked, searching for a blanket that can only come from two places this early in a season: within, or from some other flailing franchise like Buffalo and Edmonton. And that’s where the fun begins.
You have to go back, like, 25...
I like to write career retrospectives when players that I think will make the Hockey Hall of Fame retire. In today`s case, Chris Pronger isn`t actually officially retired but he is almost certain to never play another game in his career. His general manager Paul Holmgren is on record saying that Pronger is very unlikely to ever play again. Today I am deciding to treat him as...
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After posting a .925 SP in five games with Zug this season, Brian Boucher has been released in favour of 28 year old Finnish stopper Eero Kilpeläinen. For Boucher, his NHL journeyman career ended on a disappointing note, posting a .891 save percentage and 2.50 GAA in four games playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2013. Boucher was sent down in March [...]
Through the first seven games of the 2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers season, the early storyline in the Philadelphia crease has been the rise of Steve Mason. The 25 year old has earned 5 starts to Emery’s 2 and looked good in the process, posting a 2.23 GAA and .926 SV%. He may have a record of 1-4, but the mood in Philadelphia surrounding the promising young goaltender is almost...
Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers is the #8 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Canadian born right winger who is 25 years old. Giroux is the catalyst for much of the Philly offense and you can count on him to accumulate many assists for your fantasy pool. Look for him to continue his torrid pace and light up the opposition. A downside to drafting is he recently had wrist
The Flyers’ ineptness on offense — at least at the start of an NHL season — hasn’t been equaled in almost a half century.
Thursday’s 4-1 loss to visiting Pittsburgh marked the eighth straight time they had failed to score more than two goals since the season started. That’s the first time that has happened since 1964 when the Boston Bruins did it in the first nine games...
Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Thursday, October 17, 2013. When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (1-6-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-1-0) for a 7:00pm game at the Wells Fargo Center. How can I watch this game? You can view this game via Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re local. The western part of the state...
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Flyers, 2-1, in overtime in the final meeting between the two teams in 2013.
A rivalry is renewed with the first of four meetings between the Flyer and Penguins on Thursday night. The Battle of Pennsylvania is always anticipated.
For the Flyers, there is no good timing for this game. They are off to the worst start in franchise...
Thought this was a good catch by the ROOT cameras. Look at the faces of all the Flyer fans , as idiot, and terrible hockey player Brayden Schenn misses an open net. Mike Richards buries that.
The Flyers threatened to make a game of it, but Fleury made some big saves to keep the Flyers behind. Eventually, Crosby shut the door with a goal late, and then Malkin banked an empty-netter. 4-1 win.
No matter what, games against the Flyers are always a big deal.
The Flyers have definitely been struggling, but we feel like they'll bring it tonight. If they don't bring it tonight, the probably don't have anything to bring. Two points through the first seven games is the lowest the Flyers have had at in their history. They've scored a total of 10 goals in those...
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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Line Combinations
Tye McGinn – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read
Kris Newbury – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo
- Positive spin- Look at it this way, Philadelphia and Edmonton, last place in their respective conference, are only 10 points out of first place.
- If Toronto media wasn't allowed to discuss the goaltenders for the Leafs, they would just find another topic.
- The Wings are a much complete team when Johan Franzen starts scoring goals, even though he is not a goal scorer....