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Game 17 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers (5-10-1) @ Ottawa Senators (7-6-4), 7:30pm, CSN-Philly Tonight’s meeting with the Senators in Ottawa is an interesting one for several reasons. One reason being the anticipation of Claude Giroux’s first performance after scoring his first goal of the season. We all know about Giroux’s recent goal drought, so we’ll see how he performs tonight after he has the weight of the World lifted off his shoulders. It’s easy to assume he’ll play more confidently, but what does that lead to? Will the ice suddenly become more open for him, as well as his line partners Scott Hartnell and …

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Around the Net November 12, 2013:Steven Stamkos out with a broken leg, Giroux misunderstood?, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Top News Tampa Bay Lightning stay forward Steven Stamkos broke his right leg on Monday afternoon.Not good for one of the the NHL’s best young players: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] This isn’t the G you are looking for Do people get that Claude is a playmaker and not a sniper? [Philthybrass.com] Wisdom of Bill Remembering Fred Shero and Pelle Lindburgh [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Flyers -Sens preview The Flyers get a chance to bond on the road, starting …

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Wearing the “C” and its fabricated importance

With Claude Giroux mired in his 21 game goalless drought prior to snapping it against Edmonton on Saturday, and the Flyers in the cellar of the Metropolitan division, many people began to question Claude Giroux as captain. I’m here to tell you…just stop. Please. Fans and media alike have glamorized the Captain in hockey. As if wearing a “C” on the jersey grants its wearer the supernatural ability to drag his team forward, or if he’s not worthy, send them plummeting far from contention. A locker room is comprised (or should be) of many leaders; not just a single person. …

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Fake Hockey Help: Coyotes’ offense, Evgeni Nabokov, the shot-blocking Canadiens

For a team that is known for their goaltending and their young puck-moving defense, the Phoenix Coyotes are currently eighth in the NHL with 3.11 goals per game. Although most of the bigger names on Phoenix are 100-percent owned in ESPN leagues, there are still some players available who wouldn’t be a bad addition. One of those players is Antoine Vermette, who is still available in 7.8 percent of the ESPN leagues. He averages the third-most time on the ice for a Coyotes’ forward, as he is on the team’s first power-play unit as well as the team’s third line. …

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Flyers’ Offense Comes to Life Against Edmonton, Leads Team to 4-2 Win Over Oilers

Claude Giroux finally busted out of his 15-game goal drought and the Flyers’ offense came to life against Edmonton, leading them to a 4-2 final against the Oilers on Saturday afternoon. Jay Rosehill, Scott Hartnell, and Vinny Lecavalier also scored for the orange & black, while David Perron and Taylor Hall got the tallies for Edmonton. The afternoon’s matchup pitted the NHL’s worst offensive team against its worst defensive team, which… didn’t sound promising for either side. However, the Flyers, who were held scoreless in their last game (Thursday at New Jersey), opened up the scoring first, with a nice …