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European Update

We’re back with your weekly European Flyer updates. All European teams appear to be heading on extended breaks until mid-November. But until then, enjoy my friends… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read has become a fan favorite as fans have began bringing signs to support Read Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 4. Points: 5 Claude Giroux (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. …

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A Look Around Europe

Hey guys! I’ll be taking over the Flyers Faithful European updates for the time being. I’ll do my best to keep you all informed to how our boys are doing overseas! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email (HMGreenblatt@flyersfaithful.com) or tweet me (@HMGreenblatt). And don’t hesitate to tell me I give terrible weekly updates. Without further ado, here are the up-to-date (as of Sunday night) stats of our Flyers: Matt Read (Sodertalje SK – Sweden) Games Played: 5. Goals: 2. Assists: 8. Points: 10 Wayne Simmonds (Crimmitschau ETC – Germany) Games Played: 9. Goals: 4. …

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Forgive But Don’t Forget

Seriously, enough is enough. I’m tired of reading about the lockout. I’m tired of reading about proposals. I’m tired of reading who is at fault. Just knock it off already. The worst thing that the NHLPA could have done was hire Donald Fehr. Did they not see what he did to baseball when he led the MLBPA? Mr. Fehr is known for his strikes. The worst thing Gary Bettman could have done is not resign, period. This is Bettman’s third work stoppage, and it pains me to attack Bettman, because he is my brother (fraternal, not blood). But, Mr. Bettman …

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The Reason I Love Sports

It was just over two weeks ago that I sat in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field and began to cry. It was not because I was sad, nor was it because my beloved Eagles were losing. I wasn’t crying because I knew hockey season was non-existent and showed no signs of resuming any time soon. The tears were like curtains upon my eyes because the Philadelphia Eagles were doing what was right and honoring the great Brian Dawkins for a career well played and life well lived. There have been hundreds of stories written about B-Dawk leading up to …

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The NHL’s Day of Atonement

In case you missed it, the Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur passed on Tuesday night. As many of you know, I am Jewish. On Yom Kippur, my fellow Jews and I sit in synagogue, fast, and pray for atonement for our sins for the past year. Furthermore, we, as a people and individually need to apologize to those we have hurt. Yom Kippur got me thinking not just about who I may have caused harm to (namely my fantastic editor Kim Pollock with the random times I e-mail her my weekly piece), but what I would be apologizing for if I …