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Flyers Acquire Steve Downie From Avs

It’s not quite Scottie-Upshall-and-a-second-round-pick-for-Daniel-Carcillo strange, but the Flyers just traded center Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for former Flyer winger Steve Downie. Originally drafted in 2005 by the Flyers (1st round – 29th overall), Downie had 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in parts of two seasons with the Flyers, also racking up 84 penalty minutes. This season, Downie has one goal and six assists in 11 games, which believe it or not, has him tied with Vinny Lecavalier for the team scoring lead. With the reputation as a hard-nosed, tough enforcer with the tendency to cross …

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News and Rumor Roundup: Newbury to Adirondack, Timonen’s demotion, Thomas Vanek

  The Flyers have sent Kris Newbury back to the Adirondack Phantoms per Anthony SanFilippo. The combination of the play of Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl as well as the return of Vincent Lecavalier made Newbury expendable. He’ll be remembered for that keen assist against the Hurricanes and for not being Jay Rosehill.   Kimmo Timonen has apparently been demoted to the second power play unit in favor of Mark Streit. This makes a ton of sense given how many times Kimmo has fumbled the puck at the blue line and Streit’s excellent slap shot on the man advantage this …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Red Wings

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Saturday, October 12, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0) host the Philadelphia Flyers (1-4-0) at Joe Louis Arena for a 7:00pm game.   How can I watch this game? You can view this game via Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re in the Philadelphia viewing area and have that channel or you can see it on Fox Sports Detroit (FS-D). If you’re kicking it old school, driving, or are otherwise unable to watch the game, 93.3 WMMR has you covered with play-by-play delivered …

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Lecavalier, Hartnell Out “At Least A Week;” McGinn, Raffl Recalled

    Photo via HockeysFuture The Flyers announced last night that forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier would be lost for “at least a week” due to their respective injuries (Hartnell – upper body, Lecavalier – lower) suffered in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. And as a result, per Glens Falls, NY reporter Diana Nearhos, have recalled forwards Michael Raffl and Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. I'm told that McGinn and Raffl were called up after the injuries to Lecavalier and Hartnell. — Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 12, 2013 Raffl is leading the …

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Report: Penn State Seeking Replacement for Home Opener

With the government shutdown in full effect it’s unclear whether or not Army will be able to travel to Penn State Friday to play the Nittany Lions in the Pegula Ice Arena opener. Mike McMahon of College Hockey News reported Monday on Twitter that Penn State was searching for a replacement team and may have actually found one. Kyle Rossi of Thank You Terry examined a couple possible solutions Penn State can go with should Army not be able to travel to University Park. My hunch is that Penn State will open Pegula on Friday as scheduled.  It won’t be …