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Around the Net October 29, 2013: Flyers host the Ducks; Raffl getting a shot, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Raffl sticking around Flyers rookie Michael Raffl is making a mark: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Flyers-Ducks preview Bill Meltzer previews tonights game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Minor league madness The Reading Royals get in the Halloween spirit: [Puck Daddy] The Flyers are starting to turn it around. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.   

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Game 11 Preview: Anaheim Ducks @ Philadelphia Flyers

Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-7-0), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/PRIME After a pair of wins, the Philadelphia Flyers find themselves sitting at 3-7-0 and arguably still searching for their first impressive victory of the season. With one win coming against a Florida Panthers team that saw Tim Thomas let in two soft goals and a sloppy win against the New York Rangers, the Orange and Black did look strong against the New York Islanders for their third win of the year on Saturday. However, it did come against Kevin Poulin and a squad who just played against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pennsylvania …

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Paul Holmgren’s top-10 worst moves as General Manager

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. – Our own …

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Flight Plan: Taking Off

The Philadelphia Flyers have now won two games in a row, both against divisional rivals in the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, and have finally lit the lamp more than two times in one game. More importantly perhaps, the team is finally healthy as Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier have both returned from injury. Lecavalier now has four goals and six points on the season, three of which came yesterday as he skated for the second game in a row with captain Claude Giroux and rookie Michael Raffl. Jakub Voracek is starting to look a little bit more …

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Around the Net October 25,2013: Flyers beat Rangers, Scott suspended pending hearing, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a twice weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers win! It’s a start. [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com] NHL news and notes Chicago is so good, they score goals without trying: [Puck Daddy] John Scott should be deported or banned forever, like Ogie Oglethorpe: [The Hockey News] The Kings trolled the Yotes and then beat them: [ESPN] Wanna go see some hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …