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Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do

I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented and inspiring people I have ever met through the highs and lows of Philly sports here on Flyers Faithful, but now it is time for me to say goodbye. This site has been my child and all of its contributors have been family to me. I cherished every group text message, administrative meeting, fundraiser, and social media interaction that Flyers Faithful has provided me with the opportunity to have. Sadly, life has gotten in the way — as it tends to do — and I have neglected …

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The Flyers Goaltending Success So Far This Season

After an absolutely dreadful start to the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers are back on track and fighting for a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. While they still have some weak spots on their roster, the goaltending has kept them in the hunt. The duo of Steve Mason and Ray Emery have helped them team and fantasy hockey owners, but can they carry this team all season long and into the playoffs? A year ago, the Flyers would look downright awful at times thanks to an inconsistent defense and a struggling Ilya Bryzgalov in net. The defense is better …

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Reactions to reactions

There’s a lot of rumors and opinions going around regarding the Flyers right now and, well, to cut to the chase, I’m going to throw my hat into the ring too. The idea that Giroux would in any way benefit from being stripped of the C for reasons similar to Lecavalier’s youthful inexperience is of course ludicrous. -Ryan Lambert Sure, Claude Giroux (24) is not as young as Vinny Lecavalier (20) was when he was stripped of his captaincy but there are other, legitimate reasons to remove the C from Giroux’s jersey. Playing in a major market — especially one …

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Immediate change is inevitable, necessary

Though I have not been very active on Flyers Faithful recently, long term readers know that I am a huge advocate of patience and letting players work through their issues. Sadly, the Flyers are well beyond that point. They are in desperate need of sudden and drastic changes. To use the buzzword of the moment, the “culture” within the locker room is a huge issue. Players lack confidence. The team views themselves as a group of losers. Worst of all, nobody has stepped up to take charge. Against all of my innate instincts, I would like to advocate for changes …

Flyers’ Slow Start May Be Due to Slow Defense

We all know how this season has been going for the Philadelphia Flyers and I can’t imagine any of their fans are happy about the way things are going so far, but at least the team has pulled up their socks a bit since their 1-7 record after the first 8 games. Following the 3 losses at the start of the season, Laviolette was fired and then replaced by his assistant Berube. The change in head coach seems to be a good change for the Flyers so far, but fans can’t expect an immediate change, because sport is all about …