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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
It can be easy to forget that Wayne Simmonds is still new to the goal scoring business.
After not once breaking the 20-goal plateau while a member of the Los Angeles Kings, Simmonds had an auspicious opening season with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2011-12 season. His 28 goals were not only a career-high, but ranked tied for second overall on the club with fellow forward Claude Giroux.
In 2013, Simmonds is proving that his newfound sniper’s touch was not a one-season fluke. In 21 games this year, Simmonds has scored 10 goals, and finds himself in a tie for the team lead with Jakub Voracek.
But Simmonds has developed into an NHL goal scorer for one key reason: increased power play ice time. Barely used by the Kings on the power play (0:50 minutes of PP ice time per game in 2010-11), the Flyers quickly uncovered Simmonds’ hidden skill, turning him into an offensive weapon in the process by giving him heavy p...
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Chris Pronger spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since mid-November of 2011. Pronger called the press conference because he wanted to speak to the media about his situation and to answer questions about everything that has been going on.
It was thought that Pronger called the press conference to announce his retirement. When asked about it, Pronger denied announcing his...
Chris Pronger isn't ready to retire, even though a concussion specialist has advised him not to return to hockey.
The 2000 NHL MVP has not played for the Flyers since Nov. 19, 2011 and still suffers from lingering effects of multiple concussions. But he wouldn't rule out attempting a return if physically possible.
''I'm just trying to get healthy and live a...
So we went back and typed in " Claude Giroux, best player in the world," in Google:
Oh there is more. From Crossing Broad last playoffs:
Peter Laviolette took the praise just a bit further. Emphasis ours.
"Not only leadership but his game tonight was monstrous, it really was," said the coach. "...
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I’m not sure what the Rangers’ Marc Staal ever did to the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen, but I’m guessing Staal didn’t deserve this. And yes, I know it was a total fluke play. Timmonen wound up with a slap shot from just inside the blue line and the puck caromed off something in front of Staal before jumping up and getting him in the face. Staal was done in pain for nearly...
Nick Grossmann scored the first Flyers' goal in their 6-5 win over the Penguins on Feb. 20. Grossmann's stauts for tonight's game is unknown after he suffered a groin injury in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
The last chapter in the Battle of Pennsylvania may have been the most exciting hockey game of the season. Back-and-forth action, hard-hitting...
After a week hiatus Wednesday Jam Edition: Timeout with Lavy is back and this week we will discuss, the impact Simon Gagne will bring to the Flyers, The Flyers Carnival, and preview/predictions for the Pens-Flyers game tomorrow. Let’s JAM! So as we all know Simon Gagne has returned to the Philadelphia Flyers via trade [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in yet another installment of hockey’s best rivalry. The last time these two met, the Flyers’ Jakub Voracek netted a hat trick in a thrilling 6-5 victory in Pittsburgh. These games have become must-watch affairs — fighting is mandatory, goaltending is optional and two-goal leads are really [...]The post Philly Fans...
In case you forgot why the Penguins-Flyers rivalry is considered the best in the NHL, this game was an exciting reminder. The Penguins came back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Flyers 5-4 at the Wachovia Center, Thursday night. The Flyers dominated every facet of the game in the first period, intiating contact, out shooting the Pens 18-4, and outscoring the Pens 4-1. Jakub Voracek...
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News,
Pronger, 38, has understandably not addressed the media or the public about his ultimate career-ending eye injury until now. There isn’t much he’s allowed to say.
He gave his first interview to close family friend, Rogers Sportsnet analyst Dan Murphy in a two-part series which will air beginning...
The New York Rangers (10-8-2) host the Philadelphia Flyers (11-11-1) at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (FM 98.7), XM 216
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PREVIEW 7:30 AM EST
The most important week of the Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-1) regular season continues tonight with a clash against the archrival Pittsburgh Penguins (15-8-0). Tonight's game at the Wells Fargo Center starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised locally on CSN Philly and nationally on NHL Network.
This is the third of four meetings between the teams this...
It took a huge comeback and the Flyers disappearing for the final 40 minutes, but a win is a win is a win. The Flyers are usually on the good end of these ******** games, but tonight it was the Pens.
Recap in the A.M.