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Comeback Kids Do It Again; Beat The Islanders 6-4

  Michael Raffl wristed a shot passed Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin with 4:15 remaining in the game to give the Flyers a 5-4 lead Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers would go on to win 6-4. Andrej Meszaros continued his offensive production, netting two goals in the first period, for his third and fourth goals of the season. Meszaros first goal came unassisted at 14:43 of the first, and his second tied the game, came from Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds. Adam Hall scored his second goal of the season, a redirected point shot from Mark Streit. …

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Analyzing the Steve Mason extension

The Philadelphia Flyers signed Steve Mason to a three-year $12.1 million contract on Saturday, resulting in a $4.1 million cap hit for the club. Since being acquired from Columbus late in the 2013 season, Mason has been a bit of a lightning rod. After winning the Calder Trophy in his rookie campaign, Mason followed it up with three and a half years of very poor play. However, after joining the Flyers he played exceptionally well. It led to some fervent debates about whether Mason had turned over a new leaf. When judging a contract, I firmly believe you need to …

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Flyers Sign Steve Mason to 3-Year Extension

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Flyers have reached an agreement on an extension for goaltender Steve Mason, announced by the team today. The deal is reported to be for 3-years, $12.3 million. Mason will receive a nice raise from his current one-year, $1.5-million dollar deal he signed last year after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. His AAV equals out to just over $4 million a year ($4.1M). However, unlike previous contracts handed out to players, the Flyers aren’t in bad shape from a years-standpoint, as according to …

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Flyperbole: Rumor Ruminations on Andrej Meszaros, Dustin Byfuglien

MEZ DISPENSER CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty took a look at potential trade targets for the Bruins with Dennis Seidenberg out, and the Flyers’ own Andrej Meszaros came up. Per Haggerty: Probability: this actually seems feasible if the price was a prospect and draft pick that weren’t top drawer from the Bruins. This sounds like a perfect price for the Flyers, who have a bit of a logjam at defense and are most likely not going to bring Meszaros back next year. If this deal is possible, then the Flyers should highly consider it. The main reason for hesitation on the Flyers’ …

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Around the Net January 17,2014: Flyers fall in shootout, host Isles tomorrow night

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers fall in shootout The Flyers rallied from another 3rd period deficit, but lost in the skills competition: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Flyerdelphia.com-Kevin Durso] Hartnell not down Scott Hartnell is dealing with a sore foot: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Raffl gets robbed Seriously, he should have scored: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules A look at last night’s games: [The Hockey News] I’ll be at the Flyers game tomorrow night, will you be? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …