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Flyers Year In Review: The Ugly

Ah yes, we get to the fun part of my three-part year in review: The Ugly. I’ve discussed the Good and the Bad, but now it’s time to look at everything that was just so horrendous and led to the Flyers missing the playoffs. Without further ado… Ilya Bryzgalov: I told you that there would be more on Bryz later. This ugly version of Bryzgalov has nothing to do with his performance on the ice, but rather what happened to and with Bryzgalov off the ice. Since Bryz stepped foot in Philadelphia, he has been a lightning rod of criticism. …

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Hockey Hilarity: Ovechkin for Tocchet and Peanuts

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! The Washington Capitals were, as per usual, eliminated from the playoffs. Also, as per usual, Alex Ovechkin was not a factor. I realize that last week we did an Ovechkin thing, and as much as I shouldn’t rag on the guy because when he’s on, he’s one of the best players in the world, but there has been much talk about trying to deal him and what the Caps intend …

2013 Year In Review: Braydon Coburn

Six foot-five inches, two hundred-twenty pounds, the ability to make the big hit, block a shot, lead a rush, and be the quarterback on a power play — Braydon Coburn possess all of those qualities and more. But what happened to Braydon Coburn during the 2013 season? To be quite blunt, Coburn’s struggles epitomized the Flyers 2013 season. Coburn came to Philadelphia in 2006, the last time the Flyers missed the playoffs prior to this year, via a trade with the Atlanta Thrashers for defenseman Alexei Zhitnik. He was the crown jewel of new general manager Paul Holmgren’s salary dump …

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2013 IIHF World Championship – Quarterfinals – USA manhandles Russia, Canada is heading home

5/16/2013 Finland-Slovakia 4-3 Vaananen 1+0, 14:40 TOI Kukkonen 0+0, 9:06 TOI Radivojevic 0+1, 15:59 TOI Slovakia’s struggles against Finland continue. Despite being down by three, the Slovaks found a way to tie the game. Juhamatti Aaltonen had the go-ahead goal, which ultimately was the game-winning one. Team Slovakia had some chances throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on any of them. Finland survived the final power play and they will face Sweden on Saturday. Russia-USA 3-8 Bryzgalov 20 SA, 16 SV, 38:12 Carle 0+0, 19:19 TOI, +2 The most entertaining game of the day took place in Helsinki …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 3: Round 1 Wrap-Up, Round 2 Begins, Sharp Continues to Shine

Chicago’s Patrick Sharp continues to have postseason success as the Blackhawks began their semifinals series against Detroit. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared heading into Round 2 of the playoffs. Round 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers The semifinals matchup between Boston and New York begins on Thursday night. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings – Blackhawks lead series 1-0 Patrick Sharp: With a 3-point night in Game 1, Sharp was the breakout player for the …