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“Don’t act like an idiot”

Covering any game in any league, for someone who didn’t go through the process of becoming a journalist in the strict sense, is an inexact science. Just because you didn’t choose it as your major, didn’t get an advanced degree in the discipline, didn’t start out at a small paper in a podunk town and work your way up to the big time, it doesn’t mean you can’t belong. In others’ minds, maybe. But just about anyone can hold their own. And just about anyone does. If you keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth closed, you find …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Jagr joins the Devils, Delmore retires and becomes assistant coach, Riopel to play in Denmark

It was a slow week in terms of the movement of former Philadelphia Flyers and Philly’s draft picks, as only three former players and two draft picks switched clubs. The most notable move was Jaromir Jagr joining the New Jersey Devils. Jagr was a member of the Flyers in 2011-2012, where he posted 53 points in 73 tilts and eight points in 11 contests during the 2012 postseason. He played with HC Kladno in the Czech’s Tipsport Extraliga during the lockout before playing for the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins this past season. Jagr failed to score a goal in …

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Then and Now: Daniel Lacroix

After spending time with the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins in his first three years in the NHL, Daniel Lacroix became a Philadelphia Flyer in the summer of 1996. The pugilist experienced all of 188 regular season games in the NHL, 130 of which came with the Orange and Black in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998. Lacroix totaled all of five points in his time with the Rangers and Bruins before he recorded eight in 74 games for Philly in 1996-1997. The enforcer registered seven goals and one helper, as he also posted a rare two-point game on October 27th, …

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Around The Net: Couturier signs extension; The Jagr World tour continues; Olympic news

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Coots sign extension Sean Couturier signs a 2 year extension: [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Jagr signs with NJ Devils The World tour continues in Newark: [Puck Daddy] [Philly.com] Bill Meltzer chimes in:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Olympic news The US and Canadian Olympic rosters are announced: [The Hockey News] [Kukla's Korner] You want to get out? Go get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Boucher leaves for Switzerland, Carcillo to Los Angeles, Gawryletz joins Hungarian club

Another week in the offseason just means more former Philadelphia Flyers on the move, as 10 former players or draft picks changed franchises or leagues. The most notable former Flyer to switch clubs may have been the return of one of the Orange and Black’s most popular goaltenders returning to the team’s front office, but I’ll digress. Along with Ron Hextall’s return to Philly, the biggest names to move were Brian Boucher, Daniel Carcillo, and Nikolay Zherdev. Boosh will join his second club that isn’t based in North America, and his first during a season that doesn’t involve an NHL …