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RICE & MICE: Back Spasms

Oh, Danny Boy…. Danny Briere is out indefinitely with an upper back contusion after absorbing a malicious, yet clean hit from Pittsburgh’s Joe Vitale. Briere said yesterday, that his back was in spasm and there is no timetable for his return. He is hopeful that he can return for the playoffs. Muscle spasm result from inflammation in or near the muscle. When it occurs in the back, it can be excruciatingly painful and particularly debilitating. The nerves that carry pain signals in the back also connected to the nerves that control the muscles of the back. So when the nerves …

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European Updates #6

After a short break I’m back  with the European Updates. Today it’s gonna be about the Czech Extraliga and its playoffs and also about one famous Czechoslovak player who spent three season with Philadelphia. Do you remember who eliminated Kladno in the Ceska Pojistovna Playoff? HC Kometa Brno. They also beat the regular season winner Sparta Prague and lastly they ran over HC Plzen 1929 led by Martin Straka along with Jaroslav Modry and Frantisek Kaberle or Jakub Kovar’s brother Jan (who plays defense, too). Modry was only a rental who played 12 games in the regular season and he …

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Five Questions: After the grind of the long regular season, will the rookies take a step back once they enter the uncharted territory of the postseason?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Kevin Christmann from Of Ice and Men, Danny Ricciardi from The Orange Update, Kevin Keating from Broad Street Buzz, and our own Craig Forsythe participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five part series focusing on the playoffs.  The production from rookies has been integral to the success of the Flyers this season. After the grind of the long regular season, will the rookies take a step back once they enter the uncharted territory of the postseason? Kevin Christmann: Even though I listed the rookies as a reason why the Flyers won’t …

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Five Questions: Why will the Flyers win the Stanley Cup this year? Why won’t they?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Kevin Christmann from Of Ice and Men, Danny Ricciardi from The Orange Update, Kevin Keating from Broad Street Buzz, and our own Craig Forsythe participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five part series focusing on the playoffs.  Why will the Flyers win the Stanley Cup this year? Why won’t they? Kevin Christmann: The Flyers will win the Stanley Cup because they’ve already faced an incredible amount of adversity. Their goaltender was putting up numbers that aren’t even deserving of being in the NHL. Their captain has been lost for the entire …

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Around the Net 04.03.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.We have a lot to go over, so let’s dive in. (Insert Crosby joke here) Public Enemy #1 Joe Vitale has a lot of people who want him to pay for his crimes.[Broad Street Hockey] My take on all this is this; Saturday could be very interesting, much ado about nothing, or a playoff preview. The Playoff Picture Looks like Pittsburgh, smells like Pittsburgh…[Of Ice and Men] An Angry Man Peter Laviolette gets fined for pointing out a flaw in …