Thanks to Danny Briere, apparently passing on the Golf Swing of Death to our Captain

Giroux hurts finger playing golf, recovery time pegged at 5-to-6 weeks

Say what you will from a personnel standpoint, but the 2013 offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers is such that you have to wonder what larger force at work is telling us that the unexpected always cuts both ways. Late Thursday night, word filtered down from Canada’s capital region that center, captain and star Claude Giroux suffered a freak injury while playing golf and had to undergo surgery to correct the problem. Multiple sources from major outlets in the region indicated that Giroux suffered cuts and lacerations to the tendon in his right index finger when a golf club he was …

Yardbarker

A letter from the owner

I am happy to announce that, as part of our growth into the Philly Sports Faithful network, Flyers Faithful has decided to join the Yardbarker Network. In the past, I have been admittedly too stubborn to join any sort of network, as part of my li’l brudder, I-can-do-it-on-my-own complex. I’ve gotten over myself, though. Why? The answer is twofold: being a part of a respectable, established group like Yardbarker gives us increased exposure, which frees us up to focus more on site content over self-promotion. Secondly, it increases the chance of generating revenue. Maybe that sounds evil and whorish but, …

Thanks to Zimbio

Shelley retires, one more ex-Flyer in Columbus

It seems everything about Jody Shelley has been done quietly ever since he arrived in Philadelphia thanks to a mystifying three-year, four-plus-million free-agent deal signed in July of 2010. On Friday, several outlets reported that the square-jawed Manitoba native has decided to call it a career. And in an ironic twist, he’ll become the latest ex-Philadelphia Flyer to wind up with the Columbus Blue Jackets. However, unlike Sergei Bobrovsky and Michael Leighton — the two Jacket goaltenders who will get a prime view of the action at ice level — the 37-year-old will join the Columbus broadcasting crew and call …

Couturier nets 2-year extension

One of the hottest names on the trade rumor circuit appears to be wiped off the board. On Saturday afternoon, the Flyers announced a two-year contract extension for Sean Couturier. Couturier is due $925,000 for the upcoming season, after which he’d have become a restricted free agent. But with this new pact, he’ll earn $3.5 million, with an average annual value of $1.75M per season. The 20-year-old, like most of the roster, stumbled this past season, collecting just four goals and 15 points and a minus-8 rating in 46 games. A defensive-minded center, Couturier won only 43.9 percent of his …

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NHL Master Sked Released; Flyers to open at home October 2

After much negotiation and legal wrangling over the fate of its players heading to Sochi for the Winter Olympics this coming February, the National Hockey League released its master schedule for the 2013-14 season on Friday. As it has been since 1995, each club will play 82 regular-season games, with the season-opener occurring on October 1 and the finales taking place on April 13. The league will pause for 17 days from February 9-26 to send their best onto the world stage. For the Philadelphia Flyers, their opener will take place on home ice, Wednesday, October 2 against the Toronto …