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European Updates #5

Where do we start? The most important thing about European prospects is the playoff matchup between Bili Tygri Liberec and HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice where Petr Nedved and Jakub Kovar trying to beat each other. To be honest, Nedved has the edge now with Liberec leading 3-1 in the series. Kovar allowed 11 goals in 4 games (4, 4, 1, 2) but Ceske Budejovice were unable to score more than one goal in two games. It reminds me of the Flyers offensive woes with Roman Cechmanek in net against Ottawa in the 2002 playoffs. Kovar saved Budejovice many times in …

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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Rich DiPiero

Rich DiPiero grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia and has been a hockey player and a Flyers fan his whole life. As a kid, his favorite player was Eric Lindros. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. History While it is still one of the “younger” franchises in the NHL, over time since its establishment in 1967, the Flyers have created a great story line. Winning two Stanley Cups before the franchise turned 10 years old. With a gritty, hard-working style of play allowed Philadelphians to be easily drawn to The Broad Street Bullies. …

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Around the Net 3.13.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers both on and off the ice. This week we look back at Ilya Bryzgalov’s tremendous week, the Flyers loss against the Devils and ahead to the rematch on Tuesday, a look at a goalie prospect out of Ohio State and more.  Coming off his best week as a Flyer, Ilya Bryzgalov is named the first star of the week by the NHL: Bryzgalov is NHL’s first star of the week (CSNPhilly) Finally, Bryz has started playing the way we all hoped he would when he was signed as a free …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/11-3/17

Welcome to another weekly edition 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 11, 1976 Flyers 6, Sabres 1 — Bobby Clarke picks up his 100th point of the season — for the third and last time in his career — during this Spectrum rout of Buffalo. He finished the game with two helpers. March 11, 1979 Flyers 6, Kings 3 — Marcel Dionne nets his 50th goal and the hosts tally three times in the …

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Preview – Goon

So, apparently, according to the million (slight exaggeration) hockey-related people I follow online, Goon has already come out in the Philadelphia/East Coast area. I asked weeks ago if I could review it on here. But it’s not released yet where I live in the middle of the country even though I live within a decent drive from Chicago which does host a hockey team, one that isn’t irrelevant. Okay, so I’m terribly annoyed. But as I cannot do a thing until it comes out (end of this month) here. So until then, here you go. And yes, I’m excited about …