Found January 13, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
Trying to boost the scoring game in the absence of Sven Bartschi, the Portland WinterHawks acquired left wing Marcel Noebels from the Seattle Thunderbirds for center Seth Swenson, and two future first-round picks. Noebels, a 6’2, 210-pound 19-year old from Germany, was the 4th round choice of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2011 entry draft.   Rated as one of the Flyers’ top offensive prospects by Hockey’s Future, Noebels has a powerful slap shot, and drives hard to net on the attack.  He had 54 points last season for the Thunderbirds, scoring 28 goals. “Marcel is a proven scorer in this league who will be a tremendous addition to our offensive core. He can play the power game as well, and will fit in well with our group,” said Portland WinterHawks General Manager and Head Coach Mike Johnston. Like fellow WinterHawk Brad Ross, Noebels is aggressive on defense, and can draw penalties at the drop of a hat.  However, his defensive skills far exceed Ross’, and in a wide open attack ...

Jaromi Jagr = The Masturbating Bear

This video, courtesy of The700Level by way of Sportress of Blogitude, features future NHL Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr sitting on the Philadelphia bench, executing A Brother’s Justice on his junk. It’s not clear exactly what he’s doing*, but Scott Hartnell is drinking Gatorade like Camille Crimson to his immediate left, so who knows, maybe that’s how he blows off steam. ...

The Flyers Need A Physical Defenseman

For whatever reason, Flyer fans don’t want to talk about how well the team has played, the team’s impressive offensive stats, Claude Giroux’s MVP caliber season, or how remarkable the team’s rookies have been. Unfortunately, the focus of Flyer fans’ ire has been pinpointed on goaltending, like usual. Ilya Bryzgalov this, Sergei Bobrovsky that. Inconsistency here, [...]

Bobrovsky Leads Flyers To Victory Over Islanders

The plot thickens... With Sergei Bobrovsky playing at a high level, talks of a goalie controversy are not going to go away anytime soon. His stellar play continued tonight. Here are some notes on tonight's win: Claude Giroux was 14 for 19 (74 percent) on faceoffs.  The Flyers had 22 shots tonight, which ties for second fewest this season and is the fewest shots they’ve had...

Tim Panaccio: My Rant on Hartnell

There are not many things Scott Hartnell and I agree on. He likes to get edgy with me and I like to reciprocate. In the absence of Chris Pronger, Hartsy is the only guy in the dressing room to spar with these days. But I truly believe he got royally shafted today when the NHL announced the remainder of its All-Star Team. In virtually any given season, Scott Hartnell is not...

Bryzgalov Gets the Start as Flyers Face Predators in Nashville

When Flyers' head coach Peter Laviolette chose to stick with "back-up" goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky by giving him the start on Thursday against the New York Islanders, a goalie controversy seemed immanent. However, if you look at the decision more in depth, it makes much more sense. Bobrovsky has very good numbers against the Islanders and was coming off an impressive...

Philadelphia Flyers at Nashville Predators: Pre-Game Primer

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Flyers beat Islanders for 26th time in 28 games

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Game 44: Philadelphia @ Nashville: Going Streaking

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