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Vincent Lecavalier: A love poem

By now, we have all heard the news about Vincent Lecavalier’s decision to take his talents to Broad Street. Like many of you, I found the initial announcement completely shocking; but after letting it sink in, I can’t help but fall in love with the decision to bring in Vinny Lecavalier through free agency. I know what you’re thinking: this is the Flyers throwing in the towel on the youth movement to amuse their regular free agent infatuation. This time, something is different: this match actually makes sense. A lot of sense. So much sense, that this love story might …

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Recapping the Flyers’ draft and Poll: How would you grade their draft?

The Flyers entered Sunday with six picks in the 2013 Draft, and there was plenty of speculation as to some potential trades. Braydon Coburn was heavily linked to Edmonton, and at several times throughout the draft, it appeared as if the trade may happen. It never did, however. When push came to shove the Flyers didn’t end up making any trades, and they quite simply made each of their six selections. Round 1 – 11th overall - Flyers select Samuel Morin (D) Morin is a towering 6’6” 210 lb defenseman from Rimouski of the QMJHL. He was a fast riser up the Central …

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Live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Flyers Faithful is happy to be live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with our two prospect experts in Tom Zulewski and Jared Abbott! For five months now, Tom and Jared have been covering the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from A(bbott) to Z(ulewski) bringing you prospect profiles, mock drafts, and top 30 prospect lists in preparation for this draft. A draft that is widely considered one of the best classes in recent memory. The draft begins on Sunday, June 30th at 3PM Eastern Time and Tom and Jared will be here live-blogging through the first three rounds. They will be offering …

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Follow the leader: learning from Chicago

In the days that have passed since the Chicago Blackhawks epic Game six win in the Stanley Cup Final, the game of copycat has already begun. The questions around the league are as prevalent as the celebrations in the Windy City. How did they do it? What made the Blackhawks better than the rest this year? How where they so damn successful this season? One thing everyone seems to agree on is the importance of patience while the losses pile up during down years. The general sentiment is that losing is important because it gives you top-end talent to rebuild …

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A look at the goaltending market this offseason

With the trade of Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs the Flyers lost out on a goaltender that I am personally a very big fan of. I think that Bernier is the real deal, and I would have loved to have been able to acquire him. Naturally, if that acquisition were to have happened, an Ilya Bryzgalov compliance buyout would have been inevitable. I am in favor of buying out Bryzgalov simply because of his contract. I’m a numbers and salary cap guy and I think it is absolutely crucial that he leave. While the Flyers could wait another …