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Crashing the Crease: Sailing No More

This week, we’re going to spend a little time talking about a subject near and dear to my heart: the struggling goaltender and the fear of failure after an unsuccessful stretch of games. I’ll use myself as the example and build from there. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve gone from feeling very fluid and natural in net to slow, overly reactive and ultimately ineffective. It’s resulted in some pretty ugly games, none of which I want to remember. On Tuesday, I finally had a game I would consider to be “okay,” in that we won and I stopped …

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Then and Now: Ossi Vaananen

After playing the 2007-2008 season in the Elitserien, defenseman Ossi Vaananen returned to the NHL to play for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Finn signed a one-year contract worth $1 million for the 2008-2009 campaign. Vaananen participated in a total of 46 games for Philly. He registered nine assists and ten points overall. The blue liner also deposited his final goal in the NHL (go to :55), which came in the first period of the Flyers’ 5-4 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks on January 2nd, 2009. The contest also featured Josh Gratton’s lone goal for the Orange and Black, as …

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Around the Net 11.06.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Well, it’s Election Day, so go vote for your favorite candidate and hope the lockout ends soon. The Eagles are killing me, so I need the NHL to come back soon I or I might go insane. More talks scheduled Keeping it low key might work: [Philly.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Toronto Sun] [CSN Philly] Cousins pretrial hearing scheduled Nick Cousins legal issues move forward: [Broad Street Hockey] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …

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European Update

We’re back with your weekly European Flyer updates. All European teams appear to be heading on extended breaks until mid-November. But until then, enjoy my friends… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read has become a fan favorite as fans have began bringing signs to support Read Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 4. Points: 5 Claude Giroux (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. …

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This Week in Flyers History 11/4-10

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. November 4, 1967: Flyers 4, Canadiens 1 – The expansion franchise’s …