Found November 07, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
During the Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals tilt last Friday, Steve Downie, an agitator of some renown, squared off with Aaron Volpatti in a particularly brutal brawl (video below), at least for Downie. It was Downie’s first game with the Flyers after being traded from the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, so Downie appeared to show some interest […]The post Steve Downie returns to Flyers sporting ghastly shiner from brawl last week (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Steve Downie Returns To Hockey With A Rearranged Face After Epic Fight Last Week

During the Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals game on Friday, newly acquired Philly defenseman Steve Downie got into a bit of a tustle with the Caps’ Aaron Volpatti. On the surface, the fight seemed like your everyday run-of-the-mill bout, but Volpatti got one punch in that really did a number on Downie’s face. And here’s a picture from Downie’s return to hockey on...

Steve Downie is either the Terminator or really needs to get his eye checked out

During last Friday’s Flyers-Capitals game, Philadelphia forward Steve Downie decided to drop the gloves with Aaron Volpatti of the Capitals…a decision he probably regretted soon afterwards. In the bout, Volpatti delivered a solid blow straight to Downie’s left eye, immediately opening a cut and causing some swelling. You can see the blow above, and here’s what Downie’s...

Giroux and Snider Had a “Pow Wow” After Game

Following Thursday night’s disappointing 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers held a team-only closed door meeting in the team’s locker room. According to forward Wayne Simmonds, two seperate meetings were held: one with just the players, and another with players and coaches. As Flyers writer David Isaac puts it, Flyers captain Claude Giroux and owner Ed Snider had a...

Steve Downie has a brutal shiner from Aaron Volpatti fight

Believe it or not, the worst injury from last Friday’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals had nothing to do with the line brawl that broke out in the third period. Earlier in the game, Flyers forward Steve Downie dropped the gloves with Capitals forward Aaron Volpatti. The end result was painful for […]

Fraud Giroux snubs media

Everyone's favorite Philly columnist, Sam Carchidi, he of baton fame, let everyone know that Giroux snubbed the media and bounced from the Wells Fargo Center after the Flyers' 3-0 loss to the Devils. The Flyers are a complete mess right now. The NHL is roughly 5 games from the quarter-pole, and Philly has the worst record in the NHL at 4-10-1. -They are scoring only...

Did Colorado trade Downie because of Landeskog incident?

There might be more to last week’s Steve Downie-for-Max Talbot trade than meets the eye. In an interview with Sportsnet’s FAN 960 Calgary, CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Colorado might’ve dumped Downie because of a preseason incident with team captain Gabriel Landeskog. “Obviously, people thought it was a weird trade,” Friedman explained. “You rarely see a first...

Oilers sign Ilya Bryzgalov to 1-year deal

You know you have a goaltending problem when….. The Edmonton Oilers did it. They became ‘that team’ to give ostracized goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov another chance in the NHL despite his horrificly expensive debacle with the Philadelphia Flyers. Making the decision…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a 1-year contract appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Report: Flyers, Oilers in Talks over Jordan Eberle

Flyers insider Tim Panaccio has reported that Philadelphia is discussing acquiring 23-year old right winger Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall back in 2008, and has established himself as one of the premier playmakers in the league at a young age. In 2011-12, Eberle scored 34 goals and posted 76 points in 78 games. In the lockout-shortened 2012...

Flyers-Devils Preview

Remember when watching the Flyers was fun? Remember when you couldn’t wait to see how Giroux would impress you, and could actually laugh when there was a #HartnellDown moment? Well, maybe those times are coming back. The Flyers (4-9-1) face off against the New Jersey Devils (3-7-4) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Is it too late for the Flyers to right the ship? No, of course...

Around the Net November 8 2013: Punchless Flyers lose again;It’s time to fire Paul Holmgren

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today’s Around the Net will be different. I only have a few links to share, then I will be adding my opinion to this mess known as the Flyers. Outsider’s voice of reason You might hate Ryan Lambert because he’s a douche, but he might be right on about this...

Wanted: Philly Cops Hunting For Punk Flyers Fan Who ‘Ransacked’ Home

The Philadelphia Flyers are having a difficult season. When your backup goalie beating another team’s essentially defenseless goalie into the ice during a…

Mason Stands Tall, Flyers Fall to Canes in OT

[Photo Courtesy of] 14 games into the season, Steve Mason remains the shining star on a lifeless Flyers team that failed to capture a win over a team quarterbacked by an 0-5 backup goalie. 14 games into the season, the Flyers have a dismal 22 goals to their name. 14 games into the season, [...]

Flyers Continue To Struggle

from Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Paul Holmgren took his seat in the upper reaches of the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night and once again, just like you, he waited for the madness to end. The Flyers came into the game against the New Jersey Devils having scored the fewest goals in the league, and exited it the same way. It is a team-wide slump that cost coach...

Reactions to reactions

There’s a lot of rumors and opinions going around regarding the Flyers right now and, well, to cut to the chase, I’m going to throw my hat into the ring too. The idea that Giroux would in any way benefit from being stripped of the C for reasons similar to Lecavalier’s youthful inexperience is of course ludicrous. -Ryan Lambert Sure, Claude Giroux (24) is not as young as Vinny...

GAMEDAY: Flyers – Devils, 7pm

[Photo courtesy of] Overview: Game: 13 Match-Up: Philadelphia Flyers (4-9-1) vs. New Jersey Devils (3-7-4) Location: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) Time: 7:00 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic ______________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Flyers (4-9-1) Last Game: 2-1 loss vs the Carolina...
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