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Roller hockey tournament update, schedule

So, we finally have a rain date for the tournament. The new date is Saturday, June 1. Please note that all games have been moved back an hour to convenience the teams travelling long distances. Who: Twelve teams What: A one-day, twelve-team roller hockey tournament When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: The rinks at Wesley Bishop Park located at  N. Church Street & Twosome Drive in Moorestown, NJ How: Register via the PayPal form below Schedule: More Details: We posted a schedule and bracket. You can view it here. Cost is $25 per person. Registration remains for one goalie, two skaters, and …

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2013 Year in Review: Jakub Voracek

There weren’t too many bright spots to pick out of the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2013 season, but the production and growth of Jakub Voracek could be one of the biggest positives to take away from the non-playoff campaign. With impressive numbers offensively and being considered one of the more consistent players for the Orange and Black throughout their 23-22-3 season, Voracek exceeded the expectations many had for him before the start of the shortened year. Out of his five seasons in the NHL to date, Voracek’s 46 points were tied for his second-lowest point total for a season. However, considering there …

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Podcast Episode 63: Maple Leaf Limbo

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs and recorded this during the end of the game 7 matchups between the Bruins and Maple Leafs as well as the Rangers and Capitals. The guys also discuss the merit of evaluating Steve Mason on his small sampling of games with the Flyers, Wayne Simmonds’ success in the NHL 14 cover vote to date, racial diversity in the NHL, and they take a look at the 2nd round of the playoffs. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 63 You can listen to the episode by following …

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Around the Net May 14, 2013: Playoff roundup; Leafs collapse, Caps fall to Rangers, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Stanley Cup Playoffs Caps fall apart, Ovie thinks conspiracy: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Bruins rally, while Leafs flounder again: [Globalnews.ca] [Philly.com] Conference Semi-Final schedule: [Kuklas Korner] Go see a game,get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.     

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Flyers face decisions with crowded blueline…again

So I sit down to begin this article, and I write the headline “Flyers face decisions with crowded blueline” and then I think to myself… “wait, didn’t I write something similar last summer”. Of course I go take a look and, sure enough, I did. I wrote almost the same exact article last summer that I am about to begin now. It’s the same story, with different players, and some slightly different circumstances. The major difference is timing. Last summer I wrote the article after the Flyers had made their defensive acquisitions. They knew who they had and it was just …