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Superstition is the Way

A dedicated Chowderhead, born Midwesterner with raised Seattle flair and surly Philadelphian are speeding down I-95 between Boston and Providence in a borrowed, burgundy Dodge in the mists of early April, making that highway run with such speed that the leaves on the trees would be whipped right off their branches — provided there were any, since Spring doesn’t arrive until late in Eastern New England, and provided we could be so easily distracted by something like weather with a matter life and death on the line. Stevie Wonder is a musical genius, and though he once sang “if you …

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Ordinary Miracles: Shero gets call to Hockey Hall

 There will be one more Philadelphia Flyers representative in the Hockey Hall of Fame…and it isn’t Eric Lindros. More than two decades after his passing, former Flyers head coach and architect of the “Broad Street Bullies,” Fred Shero, has finally been recognized as one of the immortals in the sport. He’ll be formally enshrined with the rest of the Class of 2013 on November 11 in Toronto. Head coach of the Orange and Black from 1971-78, Shero won a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and ’75, while guiding the two-time defending champions to another berth in the ’76 Final …

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Pair of ex-Flyers on short list for Hall nominations; why not Lindros for HOF?

While Public Enemy #1 Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan and Scott Niedermayer appear to be locks to get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame when the nominations are formalized, two ex-Flyers of note are once again on the fence. Dan Rosen put together his short list earlier in the day, adding that cases can be made for Eric Lindros and Jeremy Roenick’s inclusion into that hallowed building on the corner of Front and Yonge in downtown Toronto: First, the bona fides on the 40-year-old Lindros, who was in town today at an alumni golf outing, along with his former …

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Danis joins organization in depth move

The Philadelphia Flyers added depth in the crease on Friday, signing free-agent goaltender Yann Danis to a one-year, two-way contract. With the expected departure of Brian Boucher due to free agency or retirement, plus the fact that Anthony Stolarz is not ready to head to the AHL as a 19-year-old, Danis is a wise choice to join Scott Munroe in goal at Glens Falls. Danis comes to the Flyers from the Edmonton Oilers organization, where he led the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, to the AHL’s Western Conference Finals in each of the last two seasons.  …

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Emery comes back to Philly

The revolving door of Flyers goaltending is about to become a dead heat in a merry-go-round. Mere minutes after the unofficial onset of free agency, the club announced the signing of Ray Emery to a contract. He’ll challenge “incumbent” Steve Mason for the job next year, and both men combined have come cheaper than Ilya Bryzgalov’s singular cap hit in 2013-14. No terms were disclosed, but multiple reports state it is one year for $1.65 million. “I’m excited. it’s been a crazy couple days and I got excited when I knew this would be an option,” Emery said shortly after …