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Behind the Crest: Gordie, Mark, and Azia Howe

Hockey enthusiasts could tell you a thing or two about Gordie and Mark Howe. They know all about “Mr. Hockey” and his son, widely considered to be one of the greatest defensemen of all time. They can give you a laundry list of reasons as to why both men were so deserving of their respective Hall of Fame inductions. But someone very close to them, someone who knows both very well, can’t recall much of their careers. “To be totally honest, I can’t tell you my grandfather’s or father’s stats. I know from other people that they were both great …

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RICE & MICE: Tennis Elbow

Since I previously wrote about medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, I’d like to move over to the other side of the elbow to the lateral epicondyle. Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is an overuse injury to the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to bone located on the outer aspect, the thumb side, of the elbow. These tendons help you move your wrist and fingers. When the tendon is over stressed or strained and repeatedly pull and tug at their point of attachment on the bone, lateral epicondylitis may develop. As with medial epicondylitis, lateral epicondylitis is not a tendinitis, but …

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The All-Timers

Let’s face it, last night’s first period produced one of the most unexpected, bitter, deflating moments in Flyers playoff history. Anyone who knows me in the real world or through this site knows that a) I’m not one to wallow in the failure of a sports team and b) history is never too far away, so I thought 24 hours after the start of Game 5, it’s a perfect time to provide perspective and reminisce about some of the other plays in recent postseasons past (1980 forward) which will live in infamy in the hearts and minds of the Faithful. …

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Point/Counterpoint: Should a change to the playoff seeding format be made?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. square off over the NHL rule that grants each divisional leader a top-three seed in the conference – and an automatic trip to the playoffs. Point: Kim P. It is an NHL rule that fans have debated on time and time again: the one which states that the winners of each division are guaranteed one of the top three spots in their conference. It’s a …

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Around the Net 5.08.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at  the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Glaude Giroux will miss game 5 after being suspended for being a Flyer. [Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] “Ya gotta believe!” The Flyers think they can still win the series, now they just need to convince us. [Hockeybuzz.com] [CSN Philly] What the hell is going on here? A look at why the Flyers are down 3-1.[The Hockey Writers] [Metro.us] That’s all for this week, join me next week for …