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Around The Net: August 6,2013: Flight Plan, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wisdom of Bill Bill Meltzer shares his knowledge:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Coyotes sale final Now they can move in 2 years. [Puck Daddy] 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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Frequent Flyer Miles: Bryzgalov to train in Sweden, Foster leaves for KHL, O’Donnell joins Kings’ management

As usual, several former members of the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization and draft picks moved this week, as four of the players suited up for the Orange and Black in recent seasons. The group of Ilya Bryzgalov, Kurtis Foster, Sean O’Donnell, and Nikolay Zherdev earned new titles within the last seven days. The most intriguing news since last Wednesday may be Bryzgalov’s move, as he will train with Erik Granqvist, who is a coach for Farjestad in the SHL. The move is said to be for training, despite the fact many think Brzygalov will eventually find a spot on Farjestad’s roster …

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Then and Now: Arron Asham

Arron Asham has played for six NHL teams over his career and he may be with a seventh when the start of the 2013-2014 season starts. After being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1996 and playing for the squad until 2002, Asham joined the New York Islanders for four seasons. The enforcer then endured a season with the New Jersey Devils before he became a member of the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2008. Asham had a 10-point campaign with the Devils in 2007-2008 and posted 84 PIMs before he had 20 points and 155 PIMs in 78 …

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Around The Net July 30,2013: Steve Mason; more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Faith in Steve? Should we believe Steve Mason can get better? [Broad Street Hockey] Foster to KHL Kurtis, we hardly knew ye…[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] The future in goal? Flyers prospect gained confidence in trying season: [NHL.com] 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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Flyers should be much improved in the faceoff circle

While many Flyers fans are quite pleased with the Flyers’ offseason so far, one area where I am most excited to see some probable improvement is in the faceoff department. With the re-signing of fourth line center candidate Adam Hall, and the signing of Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers add some capable centerman to a young group. The Flyers finished 23rd in the league in faceoffs as a team in 2012-2013. Claude Giroux was their only reliable drawman which resulted in him taking a league leading 1182 faceoffs. The next closest Flyer was Sean Couturier at 553 attempts. While Giroux was …