Somber, grateful

In 2010, when I decided to join the hockey blogging community, I had one specific purpose in mind. I had no interest in becoming an “insider” (I’m not), nor did I care about making money (I lose money), nor did I think my opinion was more insightful or appealing than that of any other blogger (it’s not). I started Flyers Faithful because I felt fortunate to know some incredibly intelligent and hilarious hockey fans and I wanted to provide them with a forum for their voices to be heard. To start, their were four people whom I targeted as ideal …

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Hockey Hilarity: Sweater Switch

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Something that happens quite often when players sign with or are traded to a new team is a change of the number that they use on their jersey. Last year, newly-signed Philadelphia Flyers forward Max Talbot had to wear the number 27 jersey as his regular number 25, yes the one he wore for the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins, was taken by none other than the polarizing and now departed defenseman Matt …

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A Salute To Jagr

The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions.

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A look around the Atlantic Division

By now, we know that the Flyers have “struck out” on all big free-agent items and failed to acquire Shea Weber. Right now, if you had to grade the Flyers offseason, what would you give them? Furthermore, what grade would you give the rest of the Flyers’ Atlantic Division foes? Let’s take a look at the rest of the division’s key acquisitions and losses, and where each of its member teams stand thus far through the end of free agency. New York Rangers Key Additions: F Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, Arron Asham. Key Losses: F Brandon Prust, F Brandon Dubinsky, …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Breaking news: Bettman says there will be a lockout if no new agreement by 9/15 [SB Nation]  The Players Association seems poised to make a counter proposal the owners. [Defending Big D]. Scott Harnell is a player rep for the Flyers and he gives his thoughts on the negotiations:[CSN Philly] Changes might be in store for supplementary discipline in the next CBA. [Sporting News] [ESPN] For up to the minute updates on the CBA …