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The Flyers Season In Review: The Good

The Flyers season is over. We fans went on a long ride through a short amount of time. 48 games in fewer than 100 days. Blood, sweat, tears, injuries and fatigue plagued this 2013 Flyers team from the start of the season. But, let’s not forget, the Flyers gave us plenty of memories from this year. Here is my three-part season in review looking back at the Good, the bad, and the Ugly. The Good: Jakub Voracek Steps Out: In similar fashion to Scott Hartnell the year before, Voracek started slowly, but finished the season strong. Voracek coming off a …

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Former Flyers Watch, Round 1: van Riemsdyk Scores First Postseason Goal With Toronto

In Game 1 against the Boston Bruins, James van Riemsdyk scored his first postseason goal with Toronto. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared so far in the first round of the playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Penguins lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series.   Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators – Senators lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series.   Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – Capitals lead series 1-0 Arron Asham: Ever the pain in the butt, Asham recorded 281 PIM in …

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Around the Net May 3, 2013: My day with Stan,Flyers aftermath, NHL Playoff roundup, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. I got to meet Lord Stanley yesterday. It had been awhile, but he promised me I would see him again next year. I wonder what he meant by that… Flyers post mortem Is Jeff Reese to blame? [Broad Street Hockey] Bill Meltzer gives his thoughts: [Hockeybuzz- Bill Meltzer] Eric Lindros and his legacy: [Philly.com]  Stanley Cup Playoff roundup The Hockey News has it all: [The Hockey News] Lars Eller got blasted by Eric Gryba and it wasn’t pretty: [Puck …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Is it Philly or Bust for Valeri Nichushkin?

Ever since Evgeni Malkin entered the league the bar for Russian prospects has been set. His combination of size, speed and stickhandling is something the NHL hasn’t seen, and will not see again. There is only one Evgeni Malkin. Scouts love to make lofty comparisons and envision improbable similarities with young talent. The top Russian talent in the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft is Valeri Nichushkin. The 6’3” 201-pound right-winger is the number two-rated international skater in the final Central Scouting rankings. Nichushkin burst onto the International scene during last year’s WJC in Ufa, Russia. With Team Russia in danger of …

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Rumors and Rumblings! Incoming Alex Pietrangelo offer sheet?

Did it come as a surprise to anyone that the first rumor regarding the Philadelphia Flyers involves upgrading a defense that has struggled the majority of the season?  The Flyers defense was plagued with injuries and inconsistency throughout the year, resulting in just their second missed playoff appearance in 18 seasons. According to Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com, another offer sheet could be in the Flyers’ offseason plans.  This year’s target could be Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues.  The 23-year-old defenseman is on the final year of his entry level contract and is due for a major raise. Panaccio states, …