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Penn State’s struggles continue; Travel to Pittsburgh Friday to take on Robert Morris

Discipline and hard work. They are two qualities that Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky wants to see in his team. Over the last coupled of years, I’ve had to pleasure of getting to know coach pretty well and after Saturday’s night’s 5-2 loss to Vermont in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff, I’ve never seen the man so upset and frustrated with his team. The Nittany Lions started out well scoring the game’s first two goals, but after being out-shot 12-1 in the second period, Penn State never fully recovered. I knew Penn State would struggle with a speedier and …

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Future Flyers Report: Laughton and Leier lead the way in offensive production

The pair of Scott Laughton and Taylor Leier have played the most games out of any of the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects, and they are averaging over a point per game in the process. Ironically for both players, neither of them lead their junior teams in scoring. Laughton has 11 goals and eight helpers in the Oshawa Generals’ first 11 games this season. The forward sits third on the Generals in scoring, as the pair of Michael Dal Colle, who has 23 points, and Josh Sterk, who has 20 points, sit in front of him. Laughton does, however, have the highest …

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Op/Ed: The Thrill is Gone

There was a time when the Flyers would keep fans on the edge of their seats, a time when the team could never be counted out because they would somehow find ways to come back and win. A time when fans expected the Flyers to win because they were a good team, not because it’s what we wanted. That time is now over. Even in brief, exciting periods of time throughout games, there is little to get excited for with this Flyers team. There is no cohesiveness. When the offense thrives, the defense struggles. Steve Mason has been terrific for …

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End of the Road: Kimmo Timonen

Photo via CBSSports.com After the Flyers finished with a league-worst 56 points following the 2006-07 season, the Flyers made a number of drastic, organization-changing moves to help push the team forward into the new era. Among them were acquiring winger Scott Hartnell and defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Nashville Predators for the first-round pick they acquired in the Peter Forsberg trade. Timonen instantly became the face of the Flyers defense until future Hall-of-Famer Chris Pronger was acquired in the summer of 2009. Timonen enjoyed many solid seasons with the team, including four Barry Ashbee trophies as the Flyers’ best defenseman …

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Duck, Duck, Lose: Flyers’ Win Streak Ends at Two After Loss to Anaheim

Despite a first period that showed some promise, the Flyers were unable to hold off the Anaheim Ducks and saw their first loss in three games. Matt Read and Vinny Lecavalier were responsible for the two Philadelphia goals, while Kyle Palmieri scored two and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim. The Flyers got off to a slow start in the first period, but once Read opened up the scoring at 3:40 in, the team was crackling with energy. Save for a few sloppy moves – turnovers, missed passes – the team looked strong, and Steve Mason held down the fort …