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Harper, Cepis share ECHL Player of the Week nods

Even though the Trenton Titans will not have any more games to play after the end of this week, it doesn’t mean their players have thrown in the towel. Coming off an impressive resurgent week of almost nothing but victories, forwards Shane Harper and Jacob Cepis shared the ECHL’s Player of the Week honors. Two-thirds of Vince Williams’ top offensive line combined to strafe enemy goaltenders for 12 goals and 27 points. Cepis scored five goals with nine assists and Harper tallied seven goals and six assists in four games last week. The week opened with Harper recording an assist …

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Reading Redux: Gill once again named top goalie in ECHL

Riley Gill is on quite a streak backstopping the Reading Royals — the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. Following in the footsteps and crease markings of Philipp Grubauer, all he’s done is post a 10-2-0 record with three shutouts, a 1.18 goals-against average and save percentage of .955 in 12 games with the Atlantic Division champions this season. Part of his success is his stinginess: allowing two goals or less in 11 of his 12 appearances. So, it’s no surprise that for the second consecutive week, Gill was selected as the top goaltender in the ECHL. The 28-year-old …

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Should the Flyers trade up for Jonathan Drouin?

If your answer to the question above was “no”, perhaps this may change your mind.. If your response was “yes”, then you may be aware of the Halifax Mooseheads’ superstar forward Jonathan Drouin. The “Halifax Houdini” has hands spun of silk that he puts on display each night as he scripts new tapestry. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound weapon dangles around top QMJHL defensemen as if they are parking cones. The Moosehead winger can stickhandle inside a phone booth and come out of traffic with the puck seemingly glued to his blade. However, the most brilliant aspect of Drouin’s offensive repertoire is …

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Around the Net March 26, 2013: Flyers-Rangers preview; trade talk, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Practice? Danny Briere got hurt in practice? Really? Really? [Philly.com] [The Checking Line] [CSN Philly] Defenseless A look at the Flyers lack of defensive depth: [Broad Street Hockey] Preview A look at the Flyers -Rangers tilt tonight: [Hockeybuzz- Jan Levine] [The Orange Update] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Trade news and rumors Eklund lives for this stuff: [Hockeybuzz-Eklund] Go see the Flyers push for the playoffs, get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here.  That’s all for this week, join me next week for more …

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Time Travelin’ Timmy Thomas

  PHILADELPHIA, 1776. A flash of electricity bursts out. A man in a black and gold hockey sweater with a prominent mustache walks out into the night. TIM THOMAS has arrived in the past. He is in an alley a few blocks from INDEPENDENCE HALL. He sees a CHILD staring at him.   TIM THOMAS You, boy! What year is it?   CHILD 1776, sir.   TIM THOMAS Excellent. I’m right on time.   CHILD What are those strange garments?   TIM THOMAS It’s my uniform, boy. Perhaps you can fetch me something less…conspicuous?   CHILD What do I get …