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The Philadelphia Flyers Playoff Viewing Guide

Hello, friend.  Are you relatively new to the world of watching Philadelphia Flyers hockey?  If so, I sure hope you enjoy torture and frustration!  The playoffs are a magical time filled with hope and borderline alcoholism.  Let me be your guide into this magical world. Playoff Beards If you are a man or circus freak, you are required by hockey law to grow a playoff beard.  Sure, it’s mostly a tradition for players to show team solidarity.  Have a job interview during this time?  Too bad!  Hot date?  Womp womp womp.  Suck it up and grow the playoff beard.  There …

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RICE & MICE: Rambling about “the dehydration”

Has anyone else been lost without a hockey game to watch for the past three days? Thank goodness the NHL’s “second season” starts tonight. Due to the parity in the league, there is a very real chance that each playoff series could go to seven games and each game has a very real potential to go to overtime. There are no shootouts in the playoffs; only sudden death. Mental and physical preparation and recovery during each day of the postseason are vital to a team’s success. Last season there were 22 games that went to overtime in the postseason and …

Point/Counterpoint: Bringing JVR Back

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, Steve J. and Hal G. square off over whether or not the Flyers should rush James van Riemsdyk back to play in the playoffs. First up Steve: At one point we were talking about James van Riemsdyk being ready for the middle of the first round of the playoffs.  Now JVR has suffered another setback and probably won’t even play in the first round.  As a young player with a good sized …

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Around the Net 04.10.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Playoff previews abound and everyone has a prediction.[Broad Street Hockey][Of Ice and Men] [The Hockey Writers] [Broad Street Hockey] My take on the Flyers-Penguins series is: Philly has played very well against the Pens all year and haven’t lost a meaningful game in Pittsburgh yet (Saturday’s glorified exhibition  doesn’t count). This Flyers team is not afraid of the Pens like they might have been 3 to 4 years ago. They know they can …

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This Week in Flyers History 4/8-4/14

Welcome to another installment 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. For today, Easter Sunday, we gave you an extra two hours to catch up on sleep, come down from a Cadbury Creme Egg binge, and stock up on many slices of 10-pound Krakus ham. April 8, 1980 Flyers 4, Oilers 3 (OT) — Bobby Clarke scores at 8:06 of overtime to give Philly the jump on expansion Edmonton in Game 1 of this preliminary-round series. …