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The Miscalculation of Paul Holmgren

Ryan Suter…Strike one. Zach Parise…Strike two. Jaromir Jagr…Strike three, you’re out, Mr. Holmgren. We in Flyerdom find ourselves in a strange situation as of mid-July in 2012. The Flyers’ big free agent signing 11 days in has been bottom-six forward and old friend Ruslan Fedotenko. Holmgren failed to make meaningful contact with the two marquee free agents in Suter and Parise (although, if you have read my articles, you know I don’t believe Suter was a marquee free agent). Furthermore, the Flyers blew their chances in retaining Matt Carle. I believed Holmgren when he said that he believed that he …

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Crashing the Crease: Killer Rebounds

Last week, Kevin took the time to evaluate Michael Leighton’s year in the AHL and to provide some insight into issues that we may expect to see with him.  One of the big issues I saw in watching the videos was what I’m going to call the “killer rebound.” In basic terms, this “killer rebound” is a first save gone wrong.  Horribly wrong.  The goalie makes the stop and, for a moment, feels a glimmer of satisfaction.  His pallor quickly reveals, though, that all is not right with this save. For one reason or another (i.e. a purely blocking save …

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Then and Now: Kyle Greentree

Kyle Greentree has played in 373 AHL games, but has only taken part in four NHL games. Two of his four games in the NHL were with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2007-2008 season. Although he has yet to register a point in the NHL, Greentree has four 20-goal seasons in the AHL. After his third season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Greentree joined the Philadelphia Phantoms for the end of the 2006-07 season. The left winger deposited two goals in eight games, as he scored in back-to-back contests. Greentree’s presence on the team didn’t matter much, as Philadelphia …

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Point/Counterpoint: Parise and Suter

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 Dain S. and Jim H. debate whether the Flyers’ are better off with or without Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Dain starts it off with the argument against Parise and Suter. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were two of the marquee free agents in the NHL this offseason. Many of the top teams in the league tried to sign them, including the Red Wings, Penguins, Wild and of course the Flyers.  Minnesota ended up …

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Around the Net 07.10.12

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Some like it cold Zack Parise and Ryan Suter decide they like ice fishing and less money to go the Minnesota Wild:[NHL.com] [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] The future is here Flyers prospect camp opened on Monday and runs through to the end of the week:[Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] The return of Rusty Ruslan Fedotenko is back with the Flyers and will no longer kill us:[The Hockey Writers] [Hockeybuzz] Tommy,can you hear me? Tom Sestito …