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Frequent Flyer Miles: Bryzgalov receiving interest, Alberts stays in Vancouver, Eminger to the KHL

Although it seems as though no team in the World is really reaching out for Ilya Bryzgalov, it sounds as though one club wouldn’t mind having him on their roster. Former NHLer Sergei Fedorov, who now serves as the GM for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow, said he has, “left the door open,” for Bryz. CSKA Moscow will already have Ilya Proskuryakov, former Washington Capital Rastislav Stana, and Vladislav Tretiak’s grandson, Maxim, in their crease. Aside from Bryzgalov, another pair of former Flyers made news this week, as Andrew Alberts signed a contract extension and Steve Eminger is rumored to be …

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Then and Now: Martin Grenier

In the 1999 NHL Entry Draft there was a string of four straight defenseman taken in the second round with picks 42 to 45. Two of those turned into blue liners who have played at least 450 NHL games in Mike Commodore, who was taken 42nd overall by the New Jersey Devils, and Jordan Leopold, who was taken 44th overall by the Anaheim Ducks. The other two were Andrei Shefer, who was taken 43rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings and never took part in an NHL game, and Martin Grenier, who was taken 45th overall by the Colorado Avalanche …

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US-ehhhhhh: Team America unveils Olympic Jerseys

Now while there aren’t any Philadelphia Flyers up for the US Olympic team at the moment, I’m still assuming most of you Flyers fans will also be rooting for the old stars and stripes come February. On Tuesday, August 27th, Team USA unveiled the jerseys that they will be wearing in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The results are…underwhelming. What is this fake lace nonsense? The weird dark blue stars are one thing, but fake laces? Unacceptable. Nike is making me thank my lucky stars for Reebok. You know, the same company that introduced us to this blandness from a few …

Claude Giroux is awesome, even with a creeper 'stache

Around the Net August 27 2013:Team Canada disappointed in Giroux; more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Canada is sad Apparently, Claude Giroux was supposed to play floor hockey with his wrecked finger: [Broad Street Hockey] Wisdom of Bill Read and learn:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Hockey season is coming, 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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Phantoms 2013-14 schedule released

The final season in the five-year run of the Phantoms in Glens Falls will begin on Saturday, October 12, when the Flyers’ primary minor-league affiliate take on the once-again re-named Hartford Wolf Pack at the Civic Center. That’s the first home contest of a 76-game schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign which begins in earnest at Giant Center in Hershey one week prior. The home opener will be the back end of a home-and-home with the former Connecticut Whale, which commences in the capital city on the 11th. On November 1, which is Hudson Falls/Military Appreciation Night, the Phantoms welcome …