Around the Net 3.20.12

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Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week we look at Andrej Meszaros and his back, Claude Giroux and whether he misses playing with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, Ilya Bryzgalov earning another NHL player of the week honor and more.

Meszaros to have surgery, miss 6-8 weeks

This could be a damaging blow to the Flyers defense, but with the additions of Kubina and Grossman and Brandon Manning’s solid play thus far, the Flyers should be able to live with Mez for a short while. [ Broad St. Hockey ]

Richards and Carter aren’t missed, are they?

Giroux has blossomed into a potential superstar and should be atop the list for the league’s MVP this season. Look what he has done for Scott Hartnell, a guy a lot of people, including myself , was looking to move early this season. [ Of Ice and Men ]

The top 5 Flyers personalities

Inspired by the Five Reasons I Love the Flyers series, James Minger reminisces about his top five personalities who wore orange and black.

What do you think of James’s list? Any one you would replace? Leave a comment here or @Phillyflu75 and let me know your thoughts. [ Flyers-Philia ]

Scott Hartnell is having the best year of his career

Through 72 games, Hartnell has posted a career highs in both goals (35) and points (64) while scoring at an impressive 17.3 shot percentage.  He’s turned even the most jaded naysayers into believers. [ Broad St. Hockey ]

Bryz does it again

Ilya Bryzgalov continues to play very well in goal and you can see how confident the team is around him. The Flyers have become a very dangerous team that few will want to matchup with in the Stanley Cup playoffs. [ Orange and Black Pack ]

That’s all for this week’s Around the Net, join me next week at we get closer to the playoffs and start finalizing the first round match-ups.