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Around the Net 3.20.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week we look at Andrej Meszaros and his back, Claude Giroux and whether he misses playing with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, Ilya Bryzgalov earning another NHL player of the week honor and more. Meszaros to have surgery, miss 6-8 weeks This could be a damaging blow to the Flyers defense, but with the additions of Kubina and Grossman and Brandon Manning’s solid play thus far, the Flyers should be able to live with Mez for a short while. [ Broad St. Hockey ] Richards …


This Week in Flyers History 3/18-3/24

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. March 18, 1976 Flyers 3, Canucks 2 — For the only time in his illustrious career, Bill Barber reaches the 100-point plateau in this victory over Vancouver at the Spectrum. March 18, 1995 Flyers 4, Panthers 3 (OT) — Eric Lindros posts the first of back-to-back hat tricks, with a four-point effort which included the game-winning goal 2:13 into overtime as the pre-rat Florida club …


The Streak

I was excited when I heard that Ilya Bryzgalov was going to be a Flyer. There was an immediate desire not to be pleased with the trading of Mike Richards to the Kings (supposedly to get the money) nor when I found out about the HUMANGOUS (had to) contract that the Flyers offered Bryzgalov to come. However, I liked the Phoenix goalie because I’d been following the Coyotes off and on since I started watching hockey. He got them into the playoffs in 2010 as far as I was concerned. And then the first half (3/4th’s?) of the season happened. …

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Awkward Height is Awkward

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).


Ron Genest: Hockey Art With Heart

Ron Genest may not be a household name. You won’t see his artwork hanging in museums, and you won’t find it for sale in art galleries. But Genest’s work doesn’t need accolades or fanfare to be recognized as great, because his pieces have one thing that not every piece of art does – they’ve got heart. Genest grew up in Massena, New York, the breeding grounds of minor hockey back when he was younger. Hockey was a way of life in Massena, a town close to the border with Canada and the province of Ontario, and with that region’s cold …