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This time next week…

I will be in Philadelphia! Yes! I have a long weekend break from teaching and I’m heading east and north to see my best friend and be in the city of my team. I unfortunately will not be seeing a game due to the Flyers being away and general lack of money, but I don’t care. I plan to do the tourist sightseeing that I haven’t done the times I’ve been before and just enjoy being there. So, if anyone has suggestions of things I should do and see other than some of the main ones: Liberty Bell, Rocky Statue; …

Kimmo and Jake

Around The Net 02.08.13: Timonen extended; Flyers fall in shootout; Simmonds practices and more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Kimmo Timonen signed a one year extension: [Philly.com] [ESPN] The Flyers lose another skills competition, this time to the Florida Panthers: [Bill Meltzer- Hockeybuzz] [CSNPhilly] [The Hockey News] Wayne Simmonds was back at practice, but this is no timetable on his return to game action: [Philly.com] Just because I can, let’s watch Zac Rinaldo destroy B.J. Crombeen one more time: [The 700 Level] Tim Thomas is an Islander:[Hockeybuzz-Ty Anderson] Do you want a good …

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Crashing the Crease: Bryzgalov’s Depth

After the first week of the season, Ilya Bryzgalov’s first report card had him pegged as playing well despite not getting results. His play since then has only continued to impress – if not improve altogether – and in lieu of the Flyers matching a season-high two game win streak with Bryzgalov’s back-to-back victories against Carolina and Tampa Bay, the results are starting to come. At one point a week ago, Ilya was holding onto the ignominious position of most losses among NHL goaltenders despite possessing a rather strong 2.40 GAA and .920 SV%. Since then? He’s gotten a couple …

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Atlantic Watch: Penguins win four straight, Devils snap losing streak, Powe returns to division

The Philadelphia Flyers seem to heading in the right direction after they recorded wins in their last two games. After they lost both the game and a crucial player on Friday, the Orange and Black pulled off back-to-back wins in their last two contests. The Flyers start a four-game week tomorrow, as they finish the seven-day stretch with a pair of games that start a lengthy road trip. On Friday, the Washington Capitals handed Philly a 3-2 loss at the Verizon Center. Wojtek Wolski registered the game-winner halfway through the third period, as Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots on 31 shots. …

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College Hockey Roundup: Roy nets hat trick in Beanpot Debut; York inducted in Hall; UNO in hunt for WCHA title

Born in 1952, the Beanpot enraptures the city and all those towns with alumni in New England and beyond on the first two Mondays of February with a four-team tournament boasting some of the nation’s elite talent. Standing in front of their stalls, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern players don their respective sweaters, accepting the responsibility to protect their university in the Battle of Boston. Men become immortals with heroic performances in a city richer in tradition than its chowder. While the Terriers and the Eagles, and occasionally the Crimson, have traded turns hoisting the tournament trophy, Northeastern …