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Point/Counterpoint: Expectations on offense

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Nina G and Kevin C debate on what to expect from the Flyers offense next season. Point: The offense has taken a step backwards By Nina G The Flyers offensive depth went from a strength to a possible question mark with their moves this offseason. The Flyers lost a potential  30 goals from last year’s total when they traded James van Riemsdyk and let Jaromir Jagr walk. If you remove …

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Around the Net 07.17.2012

Photo courtesy of Philly.com Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. “One time, at prospect camp…” The Flyers wrapped up their annual prospect camp over the weekend. Here are some thoughts on how it went: [CSN Philly] [Philly.com] [Hockeybuzz] The end is nigh… Or how I learned to stop worrying about a lockout. The owners opening salvo is a bucket of crazy covered in madness. [CSN Philly] Defensive defenseman? Not Mike Green. The Caps decide to overpay their oft-injured blueliner way more than they should. [NHL.com] …

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Second Ice Skating Lesson (this time with correct skates)

Yes, I was very specific and asked for hockey skates this time around. There was no lesson last week (due to that minor holiday involving fireworks and food), so I had to find my confidence again. With hockey skates. This is probably where I should explain that my ankles aren’t great. It’s been an issue since I was in acting school, doing stage combat work and had to change from my soft Saucony sneakers to the heavier, more molded types. I thought that hockey skates would help that, but in trying to stop on the ice (sliding one or both …