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Hall, Gervais Waived; Trade Incoming?

Photo courtesy of Philly.com When fourth-line center Adam Hall engaged in two fights during last night’s preseason finale vs. the Washington Capitals, we all assumed he was fighting for his job. A little less than 24 hours later, we were assured that was the case when the Flyers put him and defenseman Bruno Gervais on waivers. The Hall move all but confirms that Scott Laughton will be sticking around with the team, but the Gervais move is a little more interesting. Adrian Dater, beat writer for the Colorado Avalanche said last night that there were rumblings of a trade in …

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VandeVelde Assigned to Phantoms; Laughton Appears to Win Roster Spot

Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com The Flyers announced Saturday afternoon that they assigned left winger Chris VandeVelde to the Adirondack Phantoms. This brings the current roster to 24 players ahead of Monday’s roster deadline, with one more cut to come. It seems 2012 first-round draft pick Scott Laughton has made the team now, at least on a nine-game trial basis. Laughton could likely see time on the team’s fourth line, with Max Talbot playing on the third line. VandeVelde was a dark horse at Flyers camp, having beat out Austrian Michael Raffl in the camp battle for the vacant offensive spot …

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Flyers Send Down Raffl, Lauridsen to Phantoms

Photo courtesy of Philly.com The battle for the third line wing spot is a little clearer today, as the Flyers announced they sent LW Michael Raffl and D Oliver Lauridsen down to the Adirondack Phantoms ahead of tonight’s preseason finale versus the Washington Capitals. Raffl, who had been battling with Scott Laughton and Chris VandeVelde for the team’s vacant spot on the third line, was held without a goal in four preseason games for the club. Lauridsen, the big defenseman from Denmark, played in three preseason games with the the Flyers after a short stint with the team last season. …

Mark Streit, Ray Emery, and Vincent Lecavalier are three key factors that will affect just how successful the Flyers are this season. (Photo courtesy of TheTriangle.org)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Will This New Flyers Team Find Success?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the final installment of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) At this time, does it seem like the Flyers have the pieces in place to have a successful season? Dave Isaac: I suppose that depends on the …

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Metropolitan Division Preview: New York Rangers

  Ah, the Philadelphia Flyers’ old rivals from New York. I know the New York Rangers best from the Messier/Richter years. You might know them from their losing to the Flyers on the last day of the 2009-2010 season in a shootout and missing out on the playoffs. The Rangers are in an odd spot. Two years ago, they were in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils. Now, they’re breaking in a new coach and trying to figure out if the Rick Nash trade was worth it. Here’s your look at the 2013-2014 New York Rangers:   …