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Philadelphia – Without the Flyers

President’s Day weekend found me in your city: Philadelphia. My school takes a four day weekend then and I so desperately wanted to see my best friend and come back to where I didn’t have to defend my Philadelphia Flyers love, so I went. I’ve been twice before this trip (as far as I can remember) and both times prior involved hockey. The first was my inaugural NHL game where the Flyers won against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was thrilling and I remember being unable to eat or even sit for most of the game because I was so …

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Around the Net February 22, 2013: Flyers lose to Florida; Read out six weeks and a “Miracle” anniversary

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Cat Scratch Fever The Flyers come home after a huge win in Pittsburgh and stink up the Wells Fargo Center:  [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Read out six weeks Matt Read was injured against the Pens and will miss significant time:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly.com] In case you missed it… Taylor Hall, cheap shot or good check? [Puck Daddy] Craig Anderson had to leave the game against the Rangers: [Kuklaskorner.com] It was 33 years ago today, when Herb Brooks told the …

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Flyers Hockey: An Introduction

Grit. Resilience. Tenacity. Passion. Those four words are just a few of many that can be used to describe Flyers hockey. But the idea of Flyers hockey encompasses so much more than a few random terms that are thrown around during every hockey broadcast and postgame analysis around the league. Flyers hockey goes beyond what happens on the ice. It goes into the stands and into the streets of Philadelphia to the fans; it goes into the offices of the Wells Fargo Center to the staff; and it goes into the hearts of every player who dons the Orange & …

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Crashing the Crease: Know Your Enemy! Who are the best shootout forwards?

Last night, Patrick Kane scored yet another shootout goal that displayed a huge amount of finesse and once again reminded Flyers fans that the draft lottery is the devil. Even though Schneider got his pad on Kane’s attempt and initially appeared to stop it, the puck bounced off of him and in the net, adding yet another tally to Kane’s career numbers. It wasn’t as fancy as his numerous SO goals, but it got me thinking aloud: is Kane the most dangerous shootout forward for a goaltender to face? The immediate counter argument that sprang up was “no, Datsyuk is.” …

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Breaking Down the Bullies: Poor Coverage on the Point

This past week brought about more of the same for the Flyers: mind-numbing inconsistency. After providing some hope with a little streak of 4-1-1, the team proceeded to drop two crucial contests against currently superior Eastern Conference foes New Jersey and Montreal before flipping the script and dominating the New York Islanders. Now, the Flyers sit on the cusp of the playoffs, looking ahead at yet another opportunity to make up some ground after a tough task in Pittsburgh. Since a seven-goal margin of victory is unsustainable, how can the Flyers continue to stay in the win column with less …