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Flyers’ Offense Comes to Life Against Edmonton, Leads Team to 4-2 Win Over Oilers

Claude Giroux finally busted out of his 15-game goal drought and the Flyers’ offense came to life against Edmonton, leading them to a 4-2 final against the Oilers on Saturday afternoon. Jay Rosehill, Scott Hartnell, and Vinny Lecavalier also scored for the orange & black, while David Perron and Taylor Hall got the tallies for Edmonton. The afternoon’s matchup pitted the NHL’s worst offensive team against its worst defensive team, which… didn’t sound promising for either side. However, the Flyers, who were held scoreless in their last game (Thursday at New Jersey), opened up the scoring first, with a nice …

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Op/Ed: The Thrill is Gone

There was a time when the Flyers would keep fans on the edge of their seats, a time when the team could never be counted out because they would somehow find ways to come back and win. A time when fans expected the Flyers to win because they were a good team, not because it’s what we wanted. That time is now over. Even in brief, exciting periods of time throughout games, there is little to get excited for with this Flyers team. There is no cohesiveness. When the offense thrives, the defense struggles. Steve Mason has been terrific for …

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Duck, Duck, Lose: Flyers’ Win Streak Ends at Two After Loss to Anaheim

Despite a first period that showed some promise, the Flyers were unable to hold off the Anaheim Ducks and saw their first loss in three games. Matt Read and Vinny Lecavalier were responsible for the two Philadelphia goals, while Kyle Palmieri scored two and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim. The Flyers got off to a slow start in the first period, but once Read opened up the scoring at 3:40 in, the team was crackling with energy. Save for a few sloppy moves – turnovers, missed passes – the team looked strong, and Steve Mason held down the fort …

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Op/Ed: Let’s Not Make “The Label” a Thing

The Flyers have now played four games underneath a new head coach. And yet, apparently, we’re still blaming Peter Laviolette for some of their issues. It might make sense if we’re talking about the mishandling of training camp, or his particular system, or something concrete. But no, according to one local sportswriter/analyst, Laviolette is at fault for the lackluster play of team captain Claude Giroux. CSN Philly’s John Boruk published an article yesterday discussing how Giroux has not been the same since his now ex-coach labeled him “the best player in the world” during the 2012 playoffs. Maybe Giroux has …