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Podcast Ep 74: Before the Fire

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ horrid 0-3 start on the night before head coach Peter Laviolette was fired. Topics include Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek dealing with injuries, Vincent Lecavalier centering the Flyers’ one consistently effective line, Laviolette’s system and the disconnect with the personnel, Paul Holmgren’s plan (or lack thereof), the joys of social media, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 74: Before the Fire Be sure to check back later today for our interview with Bill Meltzer from the night of Laviolette’s firing. You can listen to the episode …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers at Hurricanes

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 6, 2013. (Updated at 4:40 pm) When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) travel to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (0-1-0) at PNC Arena for a 5:00 pm matchup.   How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally. You can also find it on NHLC and FSCR.   The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris Therien.   Can I panic …

You'll be seeing #48 tonight, but in different colors (image via flyers.nhl.com)

Gameday FAQ: Flyers at Canadiens

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 5, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) play their second game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0). The teams are slated for a 7:00 pm start in the Bell Centre.   How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally and on CBC and RDS if you’re up beyond the wall. The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris …

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Saving Steve Mason

“No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but… but it might work for us.” – Dr. Tobias Funke I’ve noticed a curious thing throughout the preseason and start of the regular season: people are going out of their way to defend Steve Mason. What is it about Steve Mason that elicits this reaction? He has one excellent year under his belt, followed by a whole boatload of meh. Mason won the Calder in his rookie season with a 2.29 GAA, .916 save percentage, and 10 shutouts in 61 games back in 2008-2009. …