Season Preview: @Official_OandBP The Philadelphia Flyers

Mike and Joe from have been friends of myself and the site for a few years now. I met those jabronis Joe and Mike on twitter during the 2012 bizzaro Pens and Flyers playoff series and we've been talking hockey every since. They have to be one of the most fair and unbiased Flyers fans I've ever met. They are worth a follow on @Official_OandBP...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Philadelphia Flyers C 1. Claude Giroux  2. Brayden Schenn 3. Sean Couturier  4. Vincent Lecavalier  5. Scott Laughton  L 1. Matt Read 2. R.J. Umberger  3. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 4. Zac Rinaldo 5. Jay Rosehill  R 1. Jakub Voracek  2. Wayne Simmonds  3. Michael...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Give Zac Rinaldo A 2-Year Extension For Some Reason

Yesterday, the Flyers announced a two-year extension worth $1.7 million for Zac Rinaldo, which keeps him under contract through the 2016-17 season.  This move was puzzling for two reasons – 1) Rinaldo is still under contract for the upcoming season and wouldn’t get much interest in free agency anyway and 2) he’s not very good at hockey. […] The post Flyers Give Zac Rinaldo...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Zac Rinaldo to 2-year extension

Flyers enforcer Zac Rinaldo and the Flyers agreed to a two-year extension on Tuesday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers continued to shape the team's future for years to come on Tuesday. Forward Zac Rinaldo signed a two-year extension with the Orange and Black on Tuesday. The deal is worth $1.7 million over the two seasons. Rinaldo, 24, is entering his fourth NHL...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Zac Rinaldo gets two-year contract extension

The Flyers like what right wing Zac Rinaldo brings on the ice. They like his physical play. They like his energy. They like that he'll drop his gloves to stick up for teammates. The Flyers showed what they think of Rinaldo on Tuesday by giving him a two-year contract extension. "Philadelphia is where i started my NHL career and this is where I want to be, so I am really...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinaldo Thinks Rangers Fans Are #1

Apparently, Zac Rinaldo takes his cues from Flyers fans as two games after a Philly fanatic was caught on camera flipping off Dan Carcillo, the agitator was spied communicating to Rangers fans that they’re #1 in his book while coming off the ice for the second intermission last night… Here’s a little photo montage of Philly’s finest from the first five games of the series courtesy...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo Gives Rangers Fans The Finger After 2nd Period

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo gave the finger to New York Rangers fans at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. No word on what the fans were doing, but Rinaldo clearly didn’t care for it. [@myregularface] The post Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo Gives Rangers Fans The Finger After 2nd Period appeared first on Diehardsport.
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Zac Rinaldo receives four-game suspension

Last night’s Philadelphia Flyer win against the Florida Panthers clinched a playoff berth, but that was not the only significant event taking place. Flyer winger Zac Rinaldo was serving the first game of his four-game suspension for an illegal hit on Buffalo Sabre defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Here is the hit: At the time, the Flyers were up 4-0 on Buffalo, and hits like this were...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Polarizing Rinaldo, and His Four Game Suspension

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 Zac Rinaldo has spent most of his NHL career trying to live down...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Pointer – Enough with the Zac Rinaldo Experiment

Hell-raising Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo received his second career NHL suspension yesterday, a four-game ban for intentionally elbowing Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwehel in the head.  While elbowing someone in the head is a bad idea in any situation, it’s even less defensible considering the Flyers were up 4-0 at the time and dominating the Sabres […] The post Three Pointer –...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep. 93: April Struggles and Shark Sandwiches

On this episode of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on, Steve Jacot and Hal Greenblatt take a look at the Flyers' struggles heading into the playoffs, Zac Rinaldo's suspension, Vinny Lecavalier's role on the fourth line, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Ep 93 You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can find the podcast on Stitcher here. You can...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Zac Rinaldo receives four-game suspension for cheap shot

The National Hockey League got it right.Buffalo Sabres' coach Ted Nolan announced on Monday that defenseman Chad Ruhwedel was done for the rest of the season after suffering a concussion, courtesy of an elbow to the jaw from Philadelphia Flyers' centerman Zac Rinaldo - so the league decided that the punishment should fit the crime.Rinaldo's obvious targeting of the...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Recover from Losing Streak with aid of Lowly Sabres, Rinaldo Suspended

Riding a four game losing streak, all four of which came against two 50 plus win teams, and another vying for a wild card slot, the Flyers needed to catch a break and re-discover their game. The lowly Buffalo Sabres may have been just what the doctor ordered. First things first, we’ll recap the losing streak, which began last weekend with a much ado about nothing affair between...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinaldo suspended 4 games, remainder of regular season

Zac Rinaldo scored a goal and received a match penalty for elbowing the Sabres Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of the Flyers 5-2 win on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of With the Flyers leading, 4-0, in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Zac Rinaldo laid a heavy hit on Chad Ruhwedel. Rinaldo has a history of suspensions and fines, which guaranteed some form of disciplinary...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo Suspended Rest Of Regular Season For Hit To Head

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo faces a four-game suspension for his illegal hit to the head of Buffalo Sabers defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday. The hit immediately warranted a match penalty during the game, and on Monday, the NHL Department of Player Safety doled out the rest of Rinaldo’s punishment. BREAKING: Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for four games and will...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo suspended four games for hit to head of Chad Ruhwedel

Zac Rinaldo's regular season is finished. The Philadelphia Flyers forward has been suspended for four games. The hit in question for Rinaldo came on Sunday night at home against Buffalo. Immediately upon seeing the hit, just about every hockey fan's reaction was simply: how many games? It was that bad and that obvious with Rinaldo picking the head of Sabres defenseman Chad...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Zac Rinaldo tossed from Sunday night's match with Sabres

They don't call them the "Broad Street Bullies" for nothing, but the head shot laid on Buffalo Sabres' Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday night by Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo went beyond even the Flyers' sordid days of infamy.Rinaldo initiated contact with Ruhwedel at the four and a half minute mark of the third period of Philadelphia's 5-2 win over Buffalo...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Rinaldo to have hearing with the Department of Player Safety

Well this is going to be interesting. Zac Rinaldo is a repeat offender, and Chad Ruhwedel has a concussion from the hit. Spin that wheel of justice. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY Sports -- Philadelphia Flyers tough guy Zac Rinaldo was thrown out of Sunday's game and could miss many more. He will have a hearing on Monday after receiving a match penalty for intent to injure for an illegal...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Zach Rinaldo concusses Buffalo’s Chad Rudwedel

George here on the late shift. Regrettably, the NHL has gotten to the point where my job tends to involve scouring the internet for the night's controversial hit. I sure wish players respected each other more, but as so many have pointed out, they're not coached to let up on hits or take responsibility for intent-to-injure plays--nor do "tough" players have any...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Zac Rinaldo Receives Match Penalty For Vicious Head Shot

The Philadelphia Flyers were up 4-0 when Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo threw this vicious head shot at Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. Rinaldo was given a match penalty, having already picked up three minor penalties in the game as well. Ruhwedel was diagnosed with a concussion and Rinaldo will be getting suspended for this. Some guys never learn and there is no place for this...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo ejected for intent-to-injure hit penalty

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres and will likely face further discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Rinaldo received a match penalty (five-minute major) for an elbow to the head of Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period. Buffalo scored on the ensuing power play to trim Philly’s...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo ejected for dirty hit on Chad Ruhwedel

I have to say that there's going to be a review and a good chance that there might be suspension coming from the NHL's Department of Player Safety for this hit. Zac Rinaldo hits Chad Ruhwedel in the head. Thoughts on this one? Rinaldo is like a linebacker on skates.Philadelphia Zac Rinaldo served by Jay Rosehill Match penalty - 10 min against Chad Ruhwedel
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Some weeks we feature close, tightly-contested fights where it’s difficult to pick a winner. This is not one of those weeks. This week you’ll see five lopsided battles where you almost feel sorry for the loser – almost. 5. Jarome Iginla (BOS) vs Zac Rinaldo (PHI) – March 30 The best part of this fight might be the hit which started it all. Rinaldo’s check wiped out two...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Importance of Zac Rinaldo

[Image Courtesy of ESPN] The players adorned in orange and black today bare little resemblance to the team of disconnected, underperforming talents who hit the ice back in October for the start of the 2013-14 NHL season, save for the names on the back of their jerseys. With an early coaching change, the reemergence of […]The Importance of Zac Rinaldo- presented by The Orange Update...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Zac Rinaldo will miss tonight's game with injury

Philadelphia's forward Zac Rinaldo will not be available to play tonight, due to an upper-body injury.INJURY UPDATE: Zac Rinaldo will not be in the lineup tonight vs. New Jersey. He is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 11, 2014Rinaldo just recently returned from an ankle injury that kept him out of action for about three weeks. Since...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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