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Flyers vs. Hurricanes: A brief first period assessment

The first period of tonight’s game was sloppy, fast paced, and loaded with ups and downs. Here are some noteworthy items: The defensemen are playing terrible defensively but they are also jumping into the play, generating offense and scoring goals. Obviously, there needs to be more balance here but, if the defense can spark the forwards, less pressure will be put on the defense and it will all work out in the long run. Jake Voracek had his strongest period of the season. If the Flyers are to turn this season around, he needs to be a big part of …

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Ice Hockey Fundraiser for Sandy Hook Victims

So, the hockey season is back but there’s always room for more hockey. Plus, we promised we would host a fundraiser for Sandy Hook victims. Well, here it is. What: Two-team ice hockey game fundraiser When: Sunday, 2/24 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Where: Pennsauken Flyers Skate Zone Cost: $40 per person UPDATE: There are no more spots left. Registration is full. More Details There will be two teams. Each team will consist of 15 skaters and one goalie. Each participant will get a jersey. Goalie spots go quickly. Like every other spot, the first to register and pay get the spot. All spots …

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Sponsored: Will the shortened season benefit the Flyers?

The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t hoisted the Cup since the mid-70’s, but fans and players alike believe the 2013 shortened season uniquely benefits the “Broad Street Bullies.” Last year, while the team was ousted by the underdog Devils in the second round of the playoffs, the Flyers’ youngsters gained much-needed postseason experience that they will hopefully carry into this new season. Among them, left wing Brayden Schenn factors to be a pivotal Flyer this season. He’ll replace hockey legend Jaromir Jagr, who departed for Dallas in the offseason, on the team’s top line and will have the chance to play with …

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GDT: Flyers vs. Sabres

The Flyers will try to bounce back from a rough loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins by spoiling the Buffalo Sabres’ season opener at First Niagra Center at 12:30 today. Former Sabre, Danny Briere, is expected to be out of the lineup again. Will the Flyers have a strong first period today? Can the power play be productive? Without difficult assignments like shutting down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, will the Flyers be more of an offensive threat? We will find out the answers to those questions and more shortly.

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Five more storylines for 2013

5. Young guns vs. old heads In a shortened season, do rookies or aging veterans benefit more? In theory, veterans could benefit from playing fewer games but the compacted schedule could put more strain on their bodies. Younger players, on the other hand, should be rearing to go the second the puck drops. Young teams like the Islanders, Oilers, and Blues could outlast the competition and will be midseason form with a better ability to handle banged up bodies by the time the playoffs role around. Sheer adrenaline, youth, and raw skill could benefit these teams if they sneak into …