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Flyers Injury Update: Claude Giroux leaves practice with lower-body injury, out two weeks

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux suffers a lower-body injury leaving him unable to play for the next two weeks, according to Sportsnet. Giroux left practice last friday, which turned out to be an injury that was later announced that day by General Manager Ron Hextall.FylersRSC - Common WikimediaWhen Giroux left the ice last friday, it was rumoured that he may have suffered...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Bernier, Bibeau help Leafs blank Flyers

Steve Mason allowed four goals and made 28 saves in the Flyers 3-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers only play eight preseason games before the regular season begins on Oct. 8 in Boston. By Thursday night, half of the preseason schedule will be complete. The third game of the preseason for the Flyers was on Tuesday night in...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minus Timonen, Streit welcomes increased role

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) One of the annual first orders of business each September in Philadelphia is generally for all of the new Flyers players to gather together and familiarize themselves with one another, as the usual free agent spending frenzy traditionally includes some of the biggest names making their way to the City of Brotherly Love. Last year at this time was no...
Via The Hockey Guys
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Bring Back 2012 Winter Classic Sweater (Photo)

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled a third jersey for the 2014-15 season shortly after their rivals to the west revealed theirs. It should look familiar because it’s the same jersey the Flyers wore at the 2012 Winter Classic. Get your 3rd jersey at Gear Zone at @FlyersSkateZone or Fan Zone at @WellsFargoCtr. Hours: nhlflye.rs/BJ1Q5 http://t.co/Oa4Hrmy4NZ— Philadelphia Flyers ...
Via NESN.com
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Philadelphia Flyers Register Seven Fights In Split-Squad Games (Video)

There were five fights in the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals game Monday night. Yes, you read that right. Five. The first one broke out just a little more than two minutes after the start of the game between Derek Mathers and Liam O’Brien after Mathers plowed O’Brien over. The Flyers led the league in penalty minutes last season and it looks like they aren’t ready...
Via NESN.com
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Simon Gagne and Ville Leino offer intriguing potential at Bruins training camp

Bruins' killer Simon Gagne now has a chance to play for the Black and Gold. Photo: Matt Slocum/AP FileSimon Gagne, remembered by many Bruins fans as the guy who ended Boston's 2010 playoffs, is attending Bruins camp in 2014 on a tryout basis. The same can be said for Ville Leino who was also part of that 2010 Philadelphia Flyers team and who's contract was recently bought...
Via BruinsLife
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Returns: First Fight of the Year

((ht: cbssports.com))Ah...cooler weather, changing leaves...and hockey. All signs that fall is upon us and winter is but right around the corner.And as the calendar quickly approaches October, so begins the NHL season. But right now, it's only in the form of exhibition games.But that apparently doesn't mean practice like the NFL does.At least not for Wayne Simmonds of the...
Via Online Sports Guys
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A Flyers Fan And Capitals Fan Got Married, Had An Awesome Hockey-Themed Wedding

via Lindsay Docherty In the latest bit of proof that “love conquers all,” a Philadelphia Flyers fan and Washington Capitals fan were able to put aside their hockey differences and tie the knot a few weeks ago in an really fantastic hockey-themed wedding ceremony. Tim Strickler and Marisa Gerdano somehow made their relationship work despite being huge hockey fans rooting for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Flyers replace ‘Ice Girls’ with all-male ice crew, and fans aren’t happy about it (vids)

The Philadelphia Flyers debuted Wells Fargo Center’s all-new, all-male ice crew during Monday night’s preseason game and to say that the fellas were greeted coldly by the fans in attendance would be a drastic understatement. Boos rained down upon the all-dude ice crew as they skated out onto the ice and the fans expressed their […] The post Flyers replace ‘Ice Girls’ with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Flyers Split Squad Had Seven Fights in One Night (Video)

The Philadelphia Flyers played two split squad games on Monday night and they had five fights against the Washington Capitals and two fights against Toronto Maple Leafs in London, Ontario. Philadelphia’s Derek Mathers vs. Washington’s Liam O’Brien Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn vs. Washington’s Garrett Mitchell Philadelphia’s Blair Jones vs. Washington’s Kris Newbury...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Vinny Lecavalier Wants To Forget Last Season

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, In his first year with the Flyers, after signing a five-year deal for $22.5 million, Lecavalier managed 20 goals but just 37 points after 14 mostly productive seasons with Tampa Bay. "It's easy to look back and make excuses, but whatever happened, happened," Lecavalier said before he scored one of the Flyers&...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Claude Julien: Simon Gagne Is ‘Getting Better All The Time’ (Video)

Simon Gagne hasn’t played an NHL game since April 2013. Still, that’s not stopping him from making a strong push to make the Boston Bruins roster this training camp. With preseason games beginning Tuesday at Montreal for the Bruins, Gagne has a huge couple of weeks coming up as he tries to impress the coaching staff and crack Boston’s roster. So far, head coach Claude Julien...
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Booth's SO goal lifts Leafs over Flyers 3-2

LONDON, Ontario (AP) David Booth scored the only shootout goal, and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged a Philadelphia Flyers split squad 3-2 in a preseason game Monday night. Nazem Kadri, playing in his hometown, scored with 15 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 2-1. Kadri then set up the tying goal 1:39 into the third by threading a cross-ice pass to defenseman Tom Nilsson...
Via AP on Fox
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2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers Preview: Steve Mason Key To Playoff Chances

The Philadelphia Flyers gambled on Steven Mason as a starting goaltender last season and the move paid off. The former Calder Trophy winner, whose performance had suffered greatly since his 2008-09 rookie campaign, posted a solid 33-18-7 record with a 2.16 goals against average and a .917 save percentage to help the Flyers make the playoffs last season. Mason has resurrected his...
Via NESN.com
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Flyers beat Capitals, lose to Leafs in shootout to open preseason

With just 16 days until the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers began the preparation to opening night. The preseason began as the Flyers split up the camp roster between Philadelphia and London, Ontario. In Philadelphia, Mark Streit and Jake Voracek shined as the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-4, at Wells Fargo Center. In London, the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs...
Via Flyerdelphia
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Flyers use four power-play goals to beat Capitals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Flyers scored four power-play goals to help rally past the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Monday night. It was the visiting Caps who started the scoring with first-period goals by Eric Fehr and John Erskine. Philadelphia got on the board with 24 seconds left in the stanza on a power-play goal by Jakub Voracek. Another power-play tally, this one from Mark Streit...
Via AP on Fox
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WATCH: Flyers fan boo 'Ice Guys' who replaced 'Ice Girls'

The boo-birds were tuned and ready for the Philadelphia Flyers' first preseason game at Wells Fargo Center Monday night. But most of the noise wasn't directed at any skaters during the game — it was for the dudes on the ice during game stoppages.It became very clear early in the game that the crowd's hostility was reserved for the new all-male ice clearing crew who...
Via The Other Paper
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MacDonald, Coburn now Flyers' top D line

When the Flyers open their preseason schedule with a split-squad game Monday night against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center, they will showcase what appears to be their new No. 1 defensive pairing: Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald. MacDonald, 28, is looking forward to getting more chances to shut down opponents' top lines this season. "You want to be out there in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Season Outlook For The Philadelphia Flyers

from Jeff Simmons of Sportsnet, Biggest story line to watch: Without Hartnell, the Flyers created a sizeable hole at the top of their forward group. Hartnell was a strong fit alongside centre Giroux and right winger Vorcaek on the first line, so Berube and the coaching staff must quickly find an adequate replacement. Early reports indicate Umberger could be a fit in that role...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Claude Giroux injured in parachute pants incident.

PHILADELPHIA: Sources close to Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux have told Barry Melrose Rocks that Giroux came into camp with an injury, rather than receiving the injury on the first day of camp, as had been initially reported. Furthermore, BMR’s source came through with the following information. Giroux introduced friends to a proposed jersey that had been introduced in the...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
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Schenn moves to center in Philadelphia

The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t the only team with issues at center. With captain and top center Claude Giroux sidelined for two weeks with a lower body injury, the Philadelphia Flyers have moved forward Brayden Schenn from the wing to the middle on the team’s top line. “I’ve got to be ready for whatever is thrown at me,” Schenn CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio. “I’m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Laughton likely headed to Lehigh Valley

Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect Scott Laughton is likely headed for the American Hockey League when camp concludes and he’s OK with that. Laughton, 20, was selected 20th overall by the Flyers in 2012 and after four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League is set to begin his professional career this season. The 6-foot-1, 190 pound center was finding the silver lining Saturday when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Goalie Issues In Philadelphia With Steve Mason In Net

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Flyers have questions about their Kimmo Timonen-less defense; questions about Claude Giroux's health and who will replace left winger Scott Hartnell; questions about whether young players such as Sean Couturier, Luke Schenn, and Michael Del Zotto can take their games to another level. But for the first time in a while...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2012 Winter Classic jersey returns as Flyers alternate for 2014-15 season

The Flyers are now making the uniforms worn during their second Winter Classic appearance a permanent part of their home attire. The Flyers unveiled the long-awaited third jersey during the Meet the Flyers taping for the upcoming season. The uniform is the same as the Flyers Winter Classic uniform in 2012, hosted in Philadelphia. The Flyers also adopted their current road uniform...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Captain Claude Giroux To Miss Two Weeks With Lower Body Injury

The Philadelphia Flyers are already off to a rough start and it’s only day one. Fifteen minutes into the first practice of their training camp, captain Claude Giroux sustained a lower body injury. The infamous butt-grabbing center took two line rushes before injuring his groin, screaming and skating off the ice Friday morning. Initial reports made it seem like it was nothing...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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