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Paterson out as Phantoms head coach

Unexpected news arrived late this afternoon, revealing that Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson has been relieved from his duties as head coach after less than two seasons at the helm. “As an organization, we feel the Phantoms need a new voice moving forward,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a brief statement issued on the club’s web site.  “We would like to thank Joe for his hard work and service to the Phantoms over the past season and a half, but we feel a new direction is needed at this time.” Paterson, who took over in late December of 2010, …

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Game 3: Ordinary Miracles

Flyers Faithful presents the third in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. “One sportswriter called it the greatest comeback from the dead he had ever witnessed” – Earl Mann, narrator “Blood, Sweat and Cheers.” Though it is far from Politically Correct in this era, when Gene Hart said the Oilers “had a pistol to the Flyers’ heads” at the 1:49 mark of the second period on this Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia (3:56), he …

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Game 2: Uphill Climb

Flyers Faithful presents the second in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Since ancient times, the recording of phenomena, also known as omens, has either guided or misguided humanity from kings down to peasants towards a path they believe will lead to glory. After a disheartening Game 1 loss, if you thought the Philadelphia Flyers might not have a snowball’s chance in Hell of walking out of Edmonton with a split to begin the Stanley Cup Finals, …

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Surgery list finally revealed

After what seemed like an interminable wait, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren finally released the list of players who will require/already underwent offseason surgeries: Wayne Simmonds – Had surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Matt Carle – Had surgery to repair torn stomach muscle. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Claude Giroux – Had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks. Kimmo Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. …

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Remembering the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals: Prelude and Game 1

Flyers Faithful is proud to announce the first in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Each piece will be presented on the exact date each game in the series occurred over the next two weeks. Each game will be accompanied by a special tribute video, expertly crafted by local artist and friend to Flyers Faithful, David Wilkinson. He should be commended for his own work to honor this monumental competition. All game broadcasts are local in origin, …