Ian Laperrière participates in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon in preparation for the IRONMAN North American Championship.

IRON Lappy Competes for Charity

Former Flyers forward – and current Director of Player Development – Ian Laperrière is taking part in the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant North American Championship in Quebec on August 18. He spoke with Flyers Faithful about the event, his training, this year’s Flyers development camp, and the team’s chances this coming season. Kim Pollock: Could you explain what exactly the IRONMAN competition is? Ian Laperrière: An IRONMAN is an ultra triathalon that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and concludes with a full marathon (26.2 miles). KP: What inspired you to get involved? IL: In my career, I crossed paths with triatheletes, and I …

Emery in net during his last stint with the Flyers. (Photo credit: The700Level)

Razor Ray Returns for Second Act

When Ray Emery left the Flyers in March of 2010 after only nine months with the team, it was not on his terms. Nor was it on the team’s terms, exactly. Emery was not able to finish riding out his one-year deal with the team thanks to a debilitating disease known as avascular necrosis. It was an issue that not only threatened his career, but could hamper him for the rest of his life. “I understood that there was a possibility that I might not play again, but it was just kind of what’s the next step after I found …

Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks win themselves another Stanley Cup. Read on to see how several former Flyers fared in the Final.

Former Flyers Watch, Week 9: Blackhawks Reign Supreme, Win Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Blackhawks win series 4-2 Patrick Sharp: Week 3: Though Sharp failed to score a point in the last two games of the Stanley Cup Final, he was an integral part of the Blackhawks’ win. In every series of this postseason, he’s contributed in a number of ways, and finished the playoffs with a total of 16 points (10 goals, six assists). Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff …

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Win-Now Mentality Isn’t Winning The Flyers Anything

It’s been 37 years since the Flyers have won the Stanley Cup. 37 long years, full of goalie controversies, missed opportunities, and failed expectations. Of coming so, so close, and falling so, so far. Now, it hasn’t all been bad. There have been many highs to combat the many lows the Flyers have faced. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s been 37 years of failing to reach the ultimate goal – winning the Cup. Of course, the Flyers are not the only team who have not won a cup in a long, long time. Hell, there are six …