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Then and Now: Denis Tolpeko

Denis Tolpeko spent two seasons in the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization, as he endured the majority of his time during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms. However, the undrafted Russian left winger enjoyed 26 games with the Orange and Black during the 2007-2008 campaign in which his lone goal in the NHL came at a crucial point in a game against one of the best goaltenders in the league. After he posted 11 goals and 19 helpers in 58 games for the Phantoms during the season of 2006-2007, Tolpeko tasted his first NHL action on October 4, 2007, …

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Point/Counterpoint: To match or not to match?

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Nick D and Bob H “discuss” whether or not the Flyers should sign their big name future restricted free agents. At the end of the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a couple big restricted free agents due for new deals. Those RFAs are Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, and Brayden Schenn. Assuming that the rules of the current CBA change, but still allow for offer sheets, and that the salary cap floors and ceilings will …

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Around the Net 08.14.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.Sorry for the late post today,but i have a bit of the pink eye, so I flying mostly blind. On to the news… The summer of discontent continues… Another Flyer defenseman will miss the start of the season, this time it’s Andreas Lilja: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] It’s not all bad news… Marc-Andre Bourdon and Scott Laughton sign new contracts:[Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Let them play! The NHLPA has a counter proposal for the owners:[Broad Street Hockey] [The …

Scott Hartnell meets with #Hartnelldown Hockey Camp Participants (Photo courtesy of Zach Hill).

Scott Hartnell’s Charity Sends Ten Snider Hockey Participants To First Annual #Hartnelldown Hockey Camp

It started as a joke, a gimmick created by a Flyers fan who noticed that his favorite player had a penchant for falling while he was on the ice. And now, #Hartnelldown has turned into a phenomenon. Two seasons ago, fan Seth Hastings decided to keep a count of how many times Scott Hartnell fell during the year. The #hartnelldown hashtag became a big thing on Twitter amongst Flyers fans, a shared amusement over Hartnell’s clumsiness. Last season, Hartnell was made aware of the hashtag, and embraced it in a way that no one could have imagined. Today, #Hartnelldown is …