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Five Questions: Given his lack of playoff success in the past, do you believe that Ilya Bryzgalov can provide consistent, solid goaltending this 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.  Given his lack of playoff success in the past, do you believe that Ilya Bryzgalov can provide consistent, solid goaltending this postseason? Kevin Christmann: I’m actually not even one that accepts his “lack of playoff success”. He has a career save percentage of .915 in the regular season, and .917 in the playoffs. I’m …

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This Week in Flyers History 4/1-4/7

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. April 1, 1973 Penguins 5, Flyers 4 — Despite losing at the Igloo, Rick MacLeish becomes the first man in club annals to score 50 goals and reach 100 points. April 1, 1976 Flyers 11, Capitals 2 — An avalanche of stats highlighted the usual rout of Washington in the franchise’s infancy. Bill Barber netted a hat trick to get to 49 goals, Reggie Leach …

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Review: 100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

“The Stanley Cup Playoffs are like a two-month tap dance through a minefield.” (Kimelman) By far, my favorite quote out of the book that I finally finished: 100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. The quote is under #21 entitled Suprimeau, which probably unsurprisingly is about Keith Primeau, Flyers captain in 2004. Overall, this is a solid book. Most of the information intrigued me and kept my interest. From the hey days in the 70s, to the 90s and 00s; this book covers an awful lot of history and factoids in what others might consider merely …

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I Sit Here Now

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).

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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Sheila Masterson

Sheila is a 26-year-old writer, avid yogi, huge bacon fan, and even huger Flyers fan.  She loves all things hockey except when a game is on NBC…then she loves the mute button.  She believes that the unholy duo of Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire should be banished from hockey forever.  Also, she could give you at least ten more reasons why she loves the Flyers if you asked her. You can follow her on Twitter for in-game sarcasm. 1. Depth At the halfway point of the season the Flyers already had nine players in double digits with goals. There is …