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Crashing the Crease: Release Points

In my last post, I touched upon the concept of a release point and what it means to a goaltender when it comes to stuffing a breakaway attempt. This concept was also briefly touched on in my first post about Ilya Bryzgalov. The release point is pretty obvious: the location on the ice where the puck comes off of the stick of the shooter. For a clapper from the point, it’s right before the follow through, as the puck’s velocity carries it away from the stick. For a snap shot in tight, it’s that instant where the shooter’s arms stop …

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The Tenth Day of Claudemas: 10 Players Who Should Have Won the Cup as Flyers

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the tenth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…ten Flyers that Steve J. wishes he had seen win the Stanley Cup with the Flyers. Eric Desjardins Rico! Eric Desjardins was as reliable a defenseman as the …

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Then and Now: Lars Jonsson

The first six picks in the 2000 NHL Draft were players who played several years in the league and enjoyed either popularity or notoriety. The group of Rick DiPietro, Dany Heatley, Marian Gaborik, Rostislav Klesla, Raffi Torres, and Scott Hartnell are recognizable names across the NHL for several reasons. With the seventh overall pick in 2000, however, the Boston Bruins selected defenseman Lars Jonsson, who only played in eight NHL games. The blue liner played all his games in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers, as he never suited up for the team that drafted him. Jonsson appeared in a string …

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The Ninth Day of Claudemas: Top Nine #9s in Flyers History

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the ninth day of Claudmas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…Nine of the best Flyers to wear number 9. A stick tap to Youtube.com and hockeyfights.com for the videos below. Number 9: Darryl Sittler Sittler, who was acquired …

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The Eighth Day of Claudemas: Eight furious fights

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the eighth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…eight of the best fights (that we could find on YouTube) in honor of the Flyers’ famous number eight, Dave Schultz! A big stick tap to hockeyfights.com for …