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The Flying Dead: A look at Mason’s Mask

Put down your torches and pitchforks, it’s time to talk about Steve Mason’s new mask. Let me say that, from my 17 years of experience with graphic and web design, I know everyone has their own opinions of what looks good. Today, I am taking a look at Mason’s new mask and pointing out what works and what doesn’t from a personal viewpoint. Philadelphia, more so than most NHL cities, is rich with historic, athletic, and entertainment relevance. One of my favorite things to see in goalie mask designs is when the goalie and designer embrace the team’s city. I …

I know that Horton heard a Who but here's Horton as a Who and...I'm sorry.

Metropolitan Division Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are the oddest team of the bunch to join the Philadelphia Flyers and the other former Atlantic Division castoffs in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve had a mostly miserable existence in the Western Conference, getting picked on by teams like the Detroit Red Wings (who are in the NEW Atlantic Division — is this confusing enough for you?) and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets made a nice push for the playoffs last year, but came up a few points short. Oddly enough, they already have some division ties between a couple of major trades with the …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Camp Movement, Hedberg trying out with Rangers, Pitkanen out for 2013-2014

Several of the moves involving former Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers’ draft picks this week relate to NHL training camps taking shape. In addition to a Professional Try-Out for Hal Gill, the drama surrounding Daniel Cleary, and an entry-level contract handed out to Taylor Leier, a pair of goaltenders once linked to the Orange and Black are involved with other NHL clubs. One netminder is Johan Hedberg, who was invited to the New York Rangers training camp on a Professional Try-Out. With Martin Biron, yet another former Flyers’ goalie, out of camp due to personal reasons, Hedberg will join the Blueshirts and try …

The Dan Cleary Saga: Is He? Or Isn’t He?

After days of speculation, the Flyers announced former Detroit Red Wing Daniel Cleary would be attending the Flyers’ training camp, scheduled to begin tomorrow in Philadelphia. Cleary would be attending on a pro-tryout basis, and then signed to a 3 year, $8.75 million dollar deal once Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve. However, today, Elliotte Friedman reported that Cleary will not be attending Flyers camp after all. Not exactly sure why, but it appears as if there is some complication between Daniel Cleary and PHI. Told he will not be joining Flyers. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 11, …

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Then and Now: Randy Robitaille

After a 40-point campaign with the Minnesota Wild in 2005-2006, Randy Robitaille joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization in the summer of 2006. The now 37-year-old forward played all of 28 games with the Orange and Black before being dealt to a divisional rival. In his 28 games with Philly, Robitaille totaled five goals and 12 helpers. His first goal with the Flyers came against Johan Hedberg in a 3-2 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers on October 26th, 2006. His final goal in a Flyers’ sweater came on November 30th, as he beat Mike Dunham in a Philly 3-2 decision …