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Around the Net 5.15.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.  The 2011-2012 Philadelphia Flyers: A post mortem. A final look back at the Devils series and what went wrong: [Hockeybuzz.com] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] The best may yet still be to come. The Flyers are young and will only get better, so look out in 2012-2013: [The Hockey Writers] Sean Couturier is 19 years old and is really good already: [Hockeybuzz.com] Old Time Hockey. Remember the good old days? I do…and I miss them: [The 700 Level] The …

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Giroux Showing Improvement in the Faceoff Circle

At one point in early April, Claude Giroux strung together a fairly dominant 10 games in the faceoff circle, winning just under 60 percent of his draws over that span. After posting seasons of 49.5% and 50% in his first 2 full seasons in the NHL, it got me wondering if he was on his way to a tangible, sustainable improvement. One of the things I admire about Sidney Crosby is that he entered the league quite poor in the faceoff department, at roughly 45%. He then worked at it and now normally comes in at a good 55-56%. Giroux …

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This Week in Flyers History 5/13-5/19

Welcome to the final installment for this season of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. We’ll be back in October with lots more facts, figures and pictures to stoke the fires of all things past. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my series on the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, beginning this coming Thursday. May 13, 1975 Flyers 4, Islanders 1 — Kate Smith made another command performance, belting out “God Bless America”prior to Game …

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Flyers 2011-2012 Season: Done

The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

Hat tip to the awesome Jimmy Donofrio for the photoshop

Negadelphia: Fixing The Philadelphia Flyers

***Negadelphia is an exercise where I channel the opinions of Philly’s worst into a post. No idiots were harmed in the making of this post, unfortunately.*** Another year and no Stanley Cup for the Philadelphia Flyers.  I’m getting fed up with this garbage!  These underachieving losers have a lot to do in the offseason if they actually want to be contenders.