Found September 04, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:

Everyone I encountered at the construction site of what was once called Skate Zone in Voorhees, pretty had the same reaction in recent weeks. When we talked about how long an off-season it’s been, they began counting the months on their fingers. Four, full months and some days added on. That’s how long it’s been. It drove Peter Laviolette insane. You don’t to prepare for the of...


Canadiens C Alex Galchenyuk’s golf swing makes Charles Barkley’s look good (vid)

As Eye on Hockey notes, such as is often the case for athletes who have reached the pro level in other sports, many NHL players play golf. It’s a relatively safe pastime — Claude Giroux’s experience excluded — and a great way to spend some time outside in the company of friends. And becoming more […]The post Canadiens C Alex Galchenyuk’s golf swing makes Charles Barkley’s...

Frequent Flyer Miles: Manning to stay in Philly, Zherdev on the move again, Picard to Austria

The biggest news in terms of current and past Philadelphia Flyers is the signing of Brandon Manning to a one-year deal. The blue liner has appeared in 10 games for the Orange and Black over the last two seasons, as well as 111 games for the Adirondack Phantoms. He has two assists and a plus-5 rating in the NHL and 12 goals with 28 assists, as well as 216 PIMs, in the AHL. Manning...

Flyers consider inviting Gagne to camp

For 27 games Philadelphia Flyers fans were able to watch Simon Gagne back in the team’s uniform once more. One would think that the 33-year-old winger would be lost in the numbers game for the cap-challenged team but that might not be true. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday that the team is “kicking around” the idea of inviting Gagne to training...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Expectations for Lecavalier, Quick Hits

Vincent Lecavalier is not the player he was about five years ago. Flyers fans should not expect him to play at a superstar-caliber level on a regular basis. However, at age 33, he is still a quality second-line center and figures to be an excellent complement to top-line center Claude Giroux and a boon to the development of young linemate Brayden Schenn. The Flyers wanted to...

Tim Panaccio: Meszaros "Attytude" Better; Giroux On Sked

So what is more significant as the Flyers gear up for training camp: the fact that Andrej Meszaros is physically healthy or ... that he has erased the mental demons that have hampered his recovery from numerous injuries the past three years? It's not an easy question to answer. Most hockey players will tell you that once a player begins to suspect he's destined to be injured...

Training Camp Tryout Possible for Gagne

[Photo: Elsa/Getty Images] Training camp for the Philadelphia Flyers will begin on September 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. Players such as Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit will be hitting the ice as members of the Flyers for the first time. Stanley cup champion Ray Emery will be making his return. You will get the first [...]

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Critical Thinking

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Getty Images Looking back to the summer of 2012, the Flyers made a number of missteps...

Around the Net September 3 2013: Manning resigns,more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Manning signs with Flyers No, not that Manning. Definitely not Eli.[Broad Street Hockey] [] Crawford stays with Blackhawks Finally, the Hawks keep a goalie:[Puck Daddy] Wisdom of Bill And now, today’s Wisdom of Bill:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Hockey...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Blueline Balance and Roster Battles

For a team with a defense corps that has been harshly maligned in the last few years, the Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of roster stability and decent depth heading into training camp. Barring injuries, there are five players who are locks to be in the starting lineup come opening night of the 2013-14 season: Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Mark Streit and Nicklas Grossmann...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Rookie Camp Preview - Goalies and Defensemen

Flyers Rookie Camp Preview: Goaltenders and Defensemen The Flyers' three-day rookie camp gets underway tomorrow on the Phantoms ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Next Monday, the camp concludes with a game in Arlington, VA against the Washington Capitals rookies. The Flyers' main training camp starts next Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. Over the next two days...

Todd Cordell: NHL: A Look At The Top Power Play Defensemen

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! There isn't much in the way of Calgary Flames news right now so I decided to take a look at some numbers league wide. I was looking through the statistic database and found myself looking at 5 vs. 4 success. I was looking through the forwards who record the most points per 60 minutes of 5 vs. 4 time and names...
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