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The Seventh Day of Claudemas: Seven Memorable Game 7s

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the seventh day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me… seven memorable Game 7s in Flyers history. 7. Sabres, 2011 In the first round of the 2010-11 playoffs, the Flyers faced the Buffalo Sabres in their first …

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50 Shades of Orange

What you are about to read is the brainchild of Kim Pollock and Steve Jacot, inspired by various Tumblr users and an overall lack of anything substantial to write about re: hockey. Grab yourself a glass of wine, light a few candles, and settle in as we give you an exclusive look at excerpts from the upcoming “50 Shades of Orange.” Hartnell let loose his wild hair as he climbed into bed. Hartsy picked the Cheetos out of his beard and swept her into his arms. Bryz said something unintelligible about world commerce and the effect penguins had on it …

Team Hartnell's Justin Williams and Simon Gagne battle Team Richards' Steve Eminger and Cory Perry at Operation Hat Trick.

Players Giving The Fans What They Want

The blame game has been a big part of the current NHL lockout. Is the league at fault? The players? Both? Believe what you will, but one thing has been made certain: the players want to play. They miss the game and they know their fans miss it, too. Need proof? Consider the slew of pick-up and charity games that have been popping up recently. Spurred by a request from TSN’s Cabbie Richards, Mike Richards and Andrew Ladd organized an impromptu street hockey game in Winnipeg back on November 13 (similar to what Brandon Prust did in Montreal back in …

Kirsten with Ian Laperrière.

Locked-Out Future? The lockout through the eyes of an NHL intern

With all of the focus surrounding the NHL and its players during the current lockout, it’s easy to forget that there are many others who are affected by the work stoppage, such as team employees and concession workers. Some of those team employees are student interns, who are not only missing out on the opportunity to gain experience working in the field they aspire to enter upon graduation, but whose academic records are jeopardized when their internships are threatened. 20-year-old Kirsten Swanson is a senior at Temple University who was hired as an intern with the Philadelphia Flyers this past …

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Point/Counterpoint: Secret Negotiations

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. will discuss the pros and cons of the NHL and NHLPA’s recent “secret” negotiations. Point: Kim P. The latest round of talks between the National Hockey League and its players’ union have been rather secretive, at least compared to previous meetings. The two sides have met recently in undisclosed locations, and any information from those meetings that have been made public have been very, very brief. Keeping things private is a smart move for both the …