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News and Rumor Roundup: Newbury to Adirondack, Timonen’s demotion, Thomas Vanek

  The Flyers have sent Kris Newbury back to the Adirondack Phantoms per Anthony SanFilippo. The combination of the play of Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl as well as the return of Vincent Lecavalier made Newbury expendable. He’ll be remembered for that keen assist against the Hurricanes and for not being Jay Rosehill.   Kimmo Timonen has apparently been demoted to the second power play unit in favor of Mark Streit. This makes a ton of sense given how many times Kimmo has fumbled the puck at the blue line and Streit’s excellent slap shot on the man advantage this …

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Last week on Flyers Faithful…

Here are some of the highlights from the past week on Flyers Faithful:   Kevin Christmann took a look at Sean Couturier’s improved faceoffs through the season’s first six games.   Steve Jacot started a campaign to make “Whoomp! (There It Is)” the Flyers’ new goal song.   Mike Baumann had an excellent guest post on the issue of fighting in hockey.   Kim Pollock interviewed Riley Cote about the Phantoms.   Geoff Mang reveals what the Flyers are really doing to get Claude Giroux going.   Kim Pollock made the case to not judge Claude Giroux against Peter Laviolette’s …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Penguins

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Thursday, October 17, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (1-6-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-1-0) for a 7:00pm game at the Wells Fargo Center.   How can I watch this game? You can view this game via Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re local. The western part of the state can watch this on ROOT. And if you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you should be able to catch this on the NHL Network. For you audiophiles, 97.5 The Fanatic will be carrying …

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Podcast Ep 76: Brian Propp

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Flyers great Brian Propp about his career, the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, the origin of guffaw, his favorite linemates, new Flyers coach Craig Berube, the woes of the current team, and more! Be sure to check out his web site over at BrianPropp.com Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 76: Brian Propp You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can find the podcast on Stitcher here. You …

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Guest Post: In Opposition to Defenders of Fighting in Hockey, a Defense of Fighting in Hockey

Michael Baumann writes about baseball for Crashburn Alley and Grantland. He also writes about basketball for Liberty Ballers. He will be joining us occasionally on Flyers Faithful to share his thoughts on hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @MJ_Baumann. My relationship with hockey is dominated by emotion. I don’t have the “analyst” hat I’ve developed with baseball, where I have to put my childhood biases aside so I can wax poetic about Jason Heyward or Andrelton Simmons one moment, then turn around and hurl vitriol against his team, the Atlanta Braves, an organization I hate on a level that usually …