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Hockey runs in the blood of 2014 Penn State commit Scott Conway

Like many of us, hockey players have citizenship with just one country. For a player to have dual citizenship in two different countries is a bit more uncommon. Although, it does occur. NHL Hall of Famer Brett Hull has dual citizenship between Canada and United States and he chose to play for the Stars and Stripes. Current Montreal Canadien Alex Galchenyuk has dual citizenship between the United States and Russia, and he too chooses to play for America. Ditto for Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville, who was born in Quebec, but plays for Team USA. For 2014 Penn State commit …

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Around the NHL December 17, 2013: Flyers blow late lead against Caps, look for revenge tonight

  Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. ICYMI Flyers lose a 4-1 lead and surrender a point against the Caps: [The Checking Line] Change? Sure… I’ll believe it when I see it: [CSNPhilly-Tim Panaccio]  Prospect Watch A look at some soon-to-be Flyers: [Broad Street Hockey] Back in the saddle Steve Mason had a bad game, but he’s not worried: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] The Flyers are fighting for a playoff spot, get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from …

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Fake Hockey Help: The goaltending carousel continues

Goaltending in fantasy hockey is the hardest thing to anticipate. There are rarely any locks when it comes to picking a good goaltender. For instance, Antti Niemi and Henrik Lundqvist were at the top of most preseason rankings for fantasy writers’ predictions, but both goaltenders haven’t fared as well as anticipated. Meanwhile, players like Ben Bishop, Josh Harding, Steve Mason, and Semyon Varlamov have all exceeded expectations. On top of unexpected outcomes, one has to stay on top of injury news and take advantage of backup goalies who will become their team’s starter for awhile, like Ben Scrivens, Marek Mazanec, …

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Flight Plan: Back-to-Back Home-and-Homes

The Philadelphia Flyers went 1-1-1 last week with a disappointing loss to the Ottawa Senators in the shootout, an embarrassing 7-0 loss to end their six-game road trip a the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, and an impressive 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The win was another game in which the Flyers scored just two goals. They have now scored two or fewer goals in 24 of their 32 total contests. In order to win games by scoring just two goals, you rely heavily on your goaltender to be outstanding, and Steve Mason has been just that for his …

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Around the Net December 13, 2013: Flyers come home, rebound with a win over the Habs

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Danny comes home Danny Briere returned to Philly and the Flyers pull out a 2-1 win: [The 700 Level] [The Checking Line] Wisdom of Bill Bill Meltzer chimes in with his wisdom: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Tearjerker of the day The Flyers surprise a family with their solider son: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules Scores from around the NHL last night: [The Hockey News] The Flyers are playing well, go see them live and in person. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all …