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Flyers Trivia: Who Am I?

Hello Everyone, Welcome to another installment of Flyers trivia. As you can see, today's category is another "Who Am I?". Before we get started with today's clues, let's review last week's answers. The category was My Other Team(s). We gave you gave you a list of players and asked you to tell us what other NHL team(s), if any, these former or current Flyers played for.  Here...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Trivia: My Other Team(s)

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Trivia Wednesday. Today's category is "My Other Team(s)". You will be asked which other NHL teams, if any, these former or current Flyers played for. Some will be easy others, not so much.  Last week we did a follower's favorite player in a "Who Am I" segment. The answer was Ilkka Sinisalo. Almost all of you who responded were...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Retire Teemu Selanne’s Number During Awesome Ceremony

Teemu Selanne ended his fantastic 21-year NHL career last season after 1,451 games, 684 goals, 773 assists and 1,457 points and the Anaheim Ducks finally honored him by retiring his number on Sunday. The ceremony took an hour and a half long and had appearances from guys like Chris Pronger, Jean-Sebastian Giguere, Scott Niedermayer and Jari […] The post Anaheim Ducks Retire Teemu...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What If #5: 2005 NHL Draft Lottery

What If #5: 2005 NHL Draft Lottery Follow me of Twitter @cheeseheader90 The question in this instalment of What If is: What if the Anaheim Ducks who were runner up in the lottery had actually won? Of course, the Pittsburgh Penguins won and took Sidney Crosby, while the Ducks took Bobby Ryan. So what would the Anaheim Ducks have looked like with Sidney Crosby in the line-up? In...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger leads Player Safety

With the season beginning, the topics of conversation are all over the place. Some interesting ones from around the league include the Avalanche start (abysmal at best, someone really needs to start a Patrick Roy bail fund for when he loses it) and the shaky starts of some elite goaltenders (Jonathan Quick and Tuukka Rask), […] The post Chris Pronger leads Player Safety appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-All-Star Pronger joins NHL's department of player safety

  Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League's department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn't technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn't played in the league since 2011 due to concussions...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pronger joins NHL's department of player safety

NEW YORK (AP) Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League's department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn't technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn't played in the league since 2011...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger added to Department of Player Safety

Welp, it’s official: Chris Pronger has been hired by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Nevermind that there’s an obvious conflict of interest – Pronger is still technically under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers – the NHL went ahead and hired him anyway. Pronger will remain on the Flyers’ long-term injured reserve, having not played […] The post Chris Pronger...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Joins Player Safety Department, League Implodes

Chris Pronger was recently hired by the NHL to join the league’s Player Safety Department. Wow. Really? Uh. No. Wait. Really? What's next? Announcing the new head of the NHL’s Driver Safety Department, Ray Charles! He’s not only blind, he’s dead! Perfect! I suppose hiring a guy responsible for so many injuries and damage over the years (dem elbows) might make the perfect...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pronger to work for NHL, stay on Flyers’ LTIR

Chris Pronger has been hired by the NHL according to reports. Pronger, 39 has been hired to replace Brian Leetch in the player safety department of the NHL’s front offices. It’s official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work for @NHLPlayerSafety. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 9, 2014 Yahoo’s Nick Costonika first reported the rumors on Wednesday that Pronger was...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL ignores own rules, hires Chris Pronger to Department of Player Safety

The NHL hiring Chris Pronger to the Department of Player Safety is loaded with irony. Pronger, the man perhaps most well known for his physical/dirty play, his stomp of Ryan Kesler and continuous bouts with concussion-related symptoms, will slide into a role which will determine punishments for the dirty hits around the league. It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL ignores own rules, hires Chris Pronger to Department of Player Safety

The NHL hiring Chris Pronger to the Department of Player Safety is loaded with irony. Pronger, the man perhaps most well known for his physical/dirty play, his stomp of Ryan Kesler and continuous bouts with concussion-related symptoms, will slide into a role which will determine punishments for the dirty hits around the league. It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bettman OK with Pronger getting shot at player safety job

  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would have no problem with Chris Pronger working in the league's department of player safety even while the former defenseman is still on the Philadelphia Flyers' payroll. Bettman addressed the potential conflict Wednesday night while in Los Angeles to attend the champion Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony. Yahoo Sports reported Pronger recently...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bettman OK with Pronger getting shot at safety job

LOS ANGELES (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would have no problem with Chris Pronger working in the league's department of player safety even while the former defenseman is still on the Philadelphia Flyers' payroll. Bettman addressed the potential conflict Wednesday night while in Los Angeles to attend the champion Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony. Yahoo Sports reported...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Reactions from the NHL Awards red carpet

LAS VEGAS—Well the event is over and done with and the Colorado Avalanche performed as many had expected. Three out of four awards isn’t bad. Before the festivities kicked off, players, celebrities, and NHL personnel dressed up and came out in droves to walk the red carpet in front of fans and media prior to the 2014 NHL Awards. As the nominees and family and friends came through...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Weber thwarted again; loses Norris bid to Duncan Keith

Guess missing the playoffs did matter as much as everyone thought. The Nashville Predators were hoping to bring home some hardware tonight when Chris Pronger announced the winner of the Norris Trophy on the stage of The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. Instead, Duncan Keith was named the winner and Shea Weber finished as the runner-up for the third time in four years. The...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons to Tune into the NHL Awards

#146607452 / gettyimages.com The 2014 NHL Awards will be held on June 24 at 7pm in the Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas to acknowledge the best of the season. Here are five reasons to get even more excited for the awards show.   5.  Presenters #146606114 / gettyimages.com The presenters and entertainers for the ceremony were announced recently, and the list is filled with...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending June 29th

June 23, 2011    #450587898 / gettyimages.com June 23, 2011  After a second round defeat to the NJ Devils just two and a half months earlier, GM Paul Holmgren decided to transform the Flyers’ roster as if he were shaking a snow globe. On this June day, Paul traded Jeff Carter to Columbus, Mike Richards to Los Angeles, and signed Phoenix Coyotes’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Defining moves of the Paul Holmgren era

  #171995756 / gettyimages.com Throughout his eight-year tenure as Flyers GM, Paul Holmgren was responsible for 64 trades and dozens of free agent acquisitions and draft choices. Some flew under the radar and are forgotten, some could have used an "undo" button and some are among great deals in Flyers history. This week's Flyers Five looks at five moves that defined the Paul...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 13th

Photo courtesy of Jim McIsaac (Getty Images) It started with a save by Brian Boucher on the NY Rangers’ Olli Jokinen in a shootout to end the 82nd and last game of the season. That save sealed a 2-1 OT victory, knocked the Rangers out of the playoffs and propelled the Flyers INTO the playoffs… And then we all went for a ride…One helluva ride… The Flyers started out the...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Revisiting the Carter/Richards trades

On Monday the Philadelphia Flyers suffered a loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings feature two former polarizing Flyers on their roster: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Nearly three years ago, Richards and Carter wore orange and black and had long-term deals with Philadelphia tucked in their back pocket. On June 23, 2011, both their lives and the state of the Flyers’ roster changed...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: You Shea Hello and I say Hell No

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 Shea Weber. The Flyers fanbase’s great white whale. The one who...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Pronger, NHL Journeyman: Life after hockey

Sean Pronger saw his professional hockey career start under the auspices of an NHL lockout for the 1994-1995 season. And that's the way it came to a close in the 2004-2005 season. His final season playing hockey was for the Frankfurt Lions of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. And it was anything but an adventure. "I went over there thinking I was going to play five or six more years....
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics: Five NHL Stars Poised For Breakout Tournament In Sochi

Drew Doughty became a household name at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as Canada’s best defenseman on a blue line that featured current and future Hall of Famers such as Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger. The Los Angeles Kings star carried his excellent play from Vancouver into the final stretch of the 2009-10 season and became a Norris Trophy finalist. Fast forward to...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Flyers make a move at the deadline?

With the first trade deadline approaching before the Olympic break, trade rumors are swirling in the NHL. One team certainly looking to make a deal is the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are 26-23-6 on the season, and 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For a team with the amount of talent that Philadelphia has, these numbers are simply unacceptable. With players like Claude Giroux, Jakub...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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