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Giroux Seeks Scoring Help

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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Guelph Storm keep on rolling; St. Cloud State rises in NCAA rankings; Trouble brewing in Lethbridge?

Right now, it’s a toss-up between the Guelph Storm and the Oshawa Generals for the best team in the OHL. As of today, I would give the slight edge to the Storm who are currently on an impressive 10-game winning streak. When the season started many pundits, including myself, thought the London Knights would run away with the Mid-West Division. Well, London hasn’t exactly set the...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Crashing the Crease: Ray Emery Rewrites the Rulebook

This Flyers’ season has all the warning signs of becoming a hellish, merciless trek to the end, with Jay Rosehill and Kris Newbury continually making appearances (nothing personal, as I know they’re both approximately 1,394 times the hockey player I’ll ever be) and each game night’s posing the question of “Will we need our goalie to let up less than zero goals in order...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State gets back into the win column; Prepare for Sacred Heart Friday

The Penn State Nittany Lions snapped their four-game losing streak Friday with a 5-4 victory over the Robert Morris Colonials. This game is just what the doctored ordered for the Nittany Lions. It was not their best game of season by far, but any win is sufficient for Guy Gadowsky and his players. Penn State still took way too many penalties as they committed eight penalties for...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Future Flyers Report: Laughton’s big week, Leier to play in Super Series, Lauridsen update

The Philadelphia Flyers may be struggling to produce points at the moment, but the franchise’s top prospect isn’t. Scott Laughton is currently averaging two points per game in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals, as he has been looking like a man amongst boys. After he scored a goal against the Kingston Frontenacs on Saturday, Laughton provided a five-point performance on Sunday...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Malhotra pots winner in overtime, Hurricanes beat Flyers 2-1

Despite being held without a goal until the final minute of regulation, the Carolina Hurricanes pulled off a 2-1 win in overtime over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers tonight. Jordan Staal had the other goal for the hosts, as Justin Peters recorded his first win of the year for Carolina. Scott Hartnell recorded his first point of the season with a power-play goal, while Steve Mason...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 14 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Carolina Hurricanes

Philadelphia Flyers (4-9-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (4-7-3), 7:30pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly One can make the argument that any stretch of games is key to a team’s success for a season, but the next four games for the Philadelphia Flyers might be the most important stretch all season. Playing two teams with as many wins as they currently do in the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Net November 5,2013: Brawl fallout, Scott Laughton should be in Philly, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wait till next year Scott Laughton is too good for juniors but he can’t escape until next season: [Broad Street Hockey] Gameday preview A look ahead at tonight’s tilt against the Canes: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Brawl fallout Everyone has an opinion: [The Checking...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep 78: Downie and Out

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Max Talbot for Steve Downie swap, the Flyers’ thrashing at the hands of the Capitals, Ray Emery’s actions against Braden Holtby, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 78: Downie and Out You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Mason, our next goaltender or the next Michael Leighton?

By now everybody knows the story; after winning the Calder Trophy in his rookie year as a 20 year old with a .916 save percentage, Steve Mason fell out of favor in Columbus with three and a half poor seasons (.901, .901, .894, .899 save percentages respectively). As the Flyers approached the trade deadline last season they opted to take a chance on the still young, talented but long...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Fake Hockey Help: Flyers’ offense, Steen’s shooting percentage, and Varlamov’s issues off the ice

One statistic several people are referencing as to why they think the Philadelphia Flyers’ offense will rebound is shooting percentage. Of the 24 skaters to suit up for at least one game for the Orange and Black this season only Tye McGinn (42.9), Vincent Lecavalier (19.2), Braydon Coburn (15.4), and Brayden Schenn have (12.0) have shooting percentages over 10 percent. According...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: Buckle Up and Buckle Down

Last week was a rough week. The Philadelphia Flyers lost a game in which they carried a 2-0 lead into the third period over the Anaheim Ducks, became the laughing stock of the entire NHL in a game against the Washington Capitals when they were blown out by a score of 7-0, and won a game 1-0 against the New Jersey Devils. I’d like to touch on the events of November 1st. This team...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

No Sympathy for The Devils: Emery Shuts Out New Jersey, 1-0

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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 13 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers (3-9-0) @ New Jersey Devils (3-5-4), 7:00pm, TCN-PH, MSG PLUS 2 RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 3-9-0 Away: 1-3-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-6-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-3-0 New Jersey Devils: 3-5-4 Home: 2-0-2 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-3-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-1 PREVIEW: Less than 24 hours after an embarrassing showing at the Wells Fargo Center Friday...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Immediate change is inevitable, necessary

Though I have not been very active on Flyers Faithful recently, long term readers know that I am a huge advocate of patience and letting players work through their issues. Sadly, the Flyers are well beyond that point. They are in desperate need of sudden and drastic changes. To use the buzzword of the moment, the “culture” within the locker room is a huge issue. Players lack...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps Make Flyers Tap; Lose 7-0

Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal for the Capitals at the 17:28 mark of the first period to give the Caps an insurmountable 1-0 lead. The Capitals would go on to win 7-0. Backstrom finished the night with two goals and an assist. Joel Ward recorded a hat trick and an assist for Capitals as Mikhail Grabovski had three assists. The other goal scorers for the Caps were Jason...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Examining the Mike Richards-Brayden Schenn Comparison

Hi everyone! My name’s Stephane Hardinger, and I’ll be doing some writing here at Flyers Faithful for the foreseeable future. This is my first post, and I hope you enjoy it! Disclaimer: this post features a sizable chunk of analysis via advanced statistics. These numbers can all be found at behindthenet.ca. For those who are unfamiliar with how advanced stats work in hockey,...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 12 Preview: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (5-7-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-8-0), 7:00pm, NHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH RECORDS: Washington Capitals: 5-7-0 Away: 2-4-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 1-2-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 3-8-0 Home: 2-5-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-5-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-2-0 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves back at home this evening (7...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Hilarity: Number One Cop In Town

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! I know there are a lot of people out there who are really angry that Sergei Bobrovsky isn’t a Philadelphia Flyer anymore and instead plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most of them...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of the Talbot/Downie swap; a quick analysis of the trade

So the Philadelphia Flyers traded Max Talbot for former Flyer first-rounder Steve Downie, eh? I was stuck with an exceptionally busy workday so I haven’t even had the pleasure of reading other opinions yet. All I’ve seen are a few tweets on the matter. With that, I wanted to quickly comment on some of the common themes I’m seeing from people on why this was a good trade, and...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Acquire Steve Downie From Avs

It’s not quite Scottie-Upshall-and-a-second-round-pick-for-Daniel-Carcillo strange, but the Flyers just traded center Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for former Flyer winger Steve Downie. Originally drafted in 2005 by the Flyers (1st round – 29th overall), Downie had 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in parts of two seasons with the Flyers, also racking up 84 penalty...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

After Video Review: Power Play Zone Entries

After Video Review is a feature that I will run a few times throughout the Flyers’ season. I’ve played hockey for about ten years and one of the things I enjoy (or get frustrated over) about watching the Flyers is the strategies they employ in different situations. After having the chance to attend a few Flyers games this season and being able to take in the entire ice at once...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers in Pop Culture: The 1976 Philadelphia Flyers?

In the fourth edition of The Simpsons annual Halloween special, Treehouse of Horror, (way back in 1993!) Flyers fans noticed an extra special addition to the “jury of the damned”. Joining the likes of Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon, John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, and John Dillinger was the starting line of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers! It’s random, sure, and...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

College hockey is thriving in Rhode Island ; Jordon Cooke has been stellar for Kelowna

When most people think of college hockey in New England they automatically think of Boston College, Boston University, Maine and Vermont among others. However, the Ocean State this year has two quality college teams playing at a high level. The Providence College Friars are the No.3 team in the country, after an overtime win and tie over then No.3 Miami of Ohio Red Hawks. Providence...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Slow Start May Be Due to Slow Defense

We all know how this season has been going for the Philadelphia Flyers and I can’t imagine any of their fans are happy about the way things are going so far, but at least the team has pulled up their socks a bit since their 1-7 record after the first 8 games. Following the 3 losses at the start of the season, Laviolette was fired and then replaced by his assistant Berube. The change...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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