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Podcast Episode 61: Oy, The Flyers

NOTE: This was recorded on Sunday, April 14th On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers losses to the Islanders, Senators, and Sabres, the latest media firestorm over Ilya Bryzgalov, their feelings on the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades almost 2 years later, and the NHL teaming up with You Can Play. Steve rants in this one, folks. A lot. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 61 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can also download the Flyers Faithful …

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Around the Net April 16, 2013: Flyers beat Canadiens, Rangers are next, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.   Before we get started, I wanted to take a moment to send out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday. This senseless act of violence will not dampen the spirits of Bostonians, but it will galvanize them and make them stronger. We here at Flyers Faithful wish nothing but the best for those affected by yesterday’s attack.   Flyers beat Habs 7-3   Scott Hartnell nets a hat trick: [Broad Street Hockey] …

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Viewing party: April 23, Flyers vs. Bruins

So, let’s be honest with ourselves here. The Flyers suck and we know that. However, they do tend to show up against teams like the Penguins and the Bruins and those games are fun to watch. You know what else makes them fun to watch? Being with other Flyers fans and drinking beer. So, let’s celebrate Jaromir Jagr’s return to Philadelphia by drinking together, saluting him, and kicking some Bruin butt. Details: What: Viewing party When: April 23 from 7:00 p.m until the end of the game Where: U.S. Hotel Bar & Grill Why: Because you get drink specials. $3 Bud …

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CBA Explained: Compliance buy-outs

With this pathetic Flyers season dwindling down the topic of compliance buy-outs will be a hot one into and perhaps throughout the summer.The Flyers’ disappointing season combined with continued salary cap issues on a reduced salary cap next year will lead to a lot of conversation about if, or perhaps more accurately, who the Flyers should use the compliance buy-outs on. Currently, Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov are the most popular targets. I had thought that most people were aware of the details of the compliance buy-outs because it is/was such a highly visible change in the Collective Bargaining Agreement …

Straka in his time with Rimouski Oceanic. Image courtesy of mrx.ca.

Future Flyers Report: Straka signs an entry-level deal, Gostisbehere named an All-American, Wellwood suffers major injury, OHL/WHL playoff updates

The Philadelphia Flyers’ organization signed forward Petr Straka this week. The 6’0″ 194-pound skater is currently helping Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL in their postseason run, as the club is set to take on Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the semifinals. Picked 55th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Draft, Straka had 41 goals and 41 assists in 55 games for Baie-Comeau during the regular season. He also eight goals and 10 helpers in Drakkar’s eight postseason games so far this postseason, which is good enough for third overall in the QMJHL playoffs. In the NCAA, Shayne Gostisbehere …