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Around the Net 06.19.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Draft time! What will the Philadelphia Flyers do in the draft this weekend? [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] Free agents aren’t free, they cost quite a bit actually… Jaromir Jagr is either going to sign with the Flyers or go somewhere else…[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] while Rick Nash is probably not coming to Philly:[] First the Finals, now this… The Devils are still in trouble money wise:[Puck Daddy] That’s all for this week, join me …

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Five Questions: Defense, goaltending and draft strategies

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have little patience with developing young defensemen and little success at drafting high caliber goalies. Are there any players in this upcoming draft that would be a surefire bet to succeed in one of those positions? If so, is it worth it for the Flyers to move up in …


Review: Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator’s Guide

First written in 1993, Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator’s Guide by PJ Harari and Dave Ominsky, has been reprinted and updated numerous times. Although not quite as current as one would expect. As I started reading, I put complete trust that everything would be up to date. Why wouldn’t it be? I’ve been watching hockey since 2010 and the basic set-up of hockey hasn’t changed since then. The only thing I can think of that has evolved has been the discipline on head hits (but that’s another rant and a half). So, when I read within the first ten pages …


(Final) Flyers West Update: The Future is Bright, Flyers Fans

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. And unless you’ve been living under two rocks, you know that two of the guys who got to hoist the Cup on Monday night were Mike Richards and Jeff Carter — former Philadelphia Flyers who were traded away a little under a year ago. A lot has been said about what their Stanley Cup victory means to the Flyers. It’s left a bitter taste in some mouths, while others still believe that the trades were for the best and the …

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Thanks & Congratulations, Lappy!

Bonus Lulz for the day! The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).