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“All-Star Break” Just What Flyers Need

The Flyers are just plain bad. I said it weeks ago and still believe it today. There was always the possibility of this happening. No training camp, combined with the loss of veteran leaders like Jaromir Jagr and Matt Carle with no one to replace them, led the Flyers to this situation. There was always a feeling that the Flyers could struggle, but never this drastically. The Flyers, in the midst of a six-day layoff from their frenetic 48-game schedule, sit three games under the .500 mark with a 13-16-1 record. They are 4-6-0 in their last ten games and …

Eric Lindros and Bobby Clarke skate together during the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game.

Flyers Hockey: The Organization

Ask anyone who is affiliated with the Philadelphia Flyers, and they will tell you that the organization is good to its players, both current and former. For proof, look no further than the team’s front office. Bobby Clarke, the longtime face of the organization while a player, is the team’s Senior Vice President. Dave Brown and Derian Hatcher both hold player personnel positions, while Craig Berube is an assistant coach. And former players Riley Cote and Terry Murray both now hold coaching positions with the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate. Have you missed a Bernie Parent signing? No worries. …

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Around the Net March 22, 2013; Tampa Bay hates Zac Rinaldo, trade rumors, more

In case you missed it… Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t like Zac Rinaldo for some reason: [Broad Street Hockey] Max Talbot should be traded? [The Hockey Writers] Should the Flyers bring back Jaromir Jagr? [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] The Flyers are trying some new line combos with the week off: [Philly.com-Matt Breen] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] The Flyers sign college UFA Kyle Flanagan: [The Checking Line] Need Philadelphia Flyers tickets? Get them here and save some dough. That’s all for this week, join …

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Hockey Hilarity: Staal Scores! For Martin Brodeur?!

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! Yesterday, the Carolina Hurricanes‘ Jordan Staal managed a dubious feat that has pushed the New Jersey Devils‘ Martin Brodeur into the NHL history books again. At 16:12 of the 1st period, with his team about to head to the power play, Staal collected the puck in the corner and threw it back towards the point hoping to set up shop in the offensive zone. Unfortunately, nobody was close enough to …

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The Dirty Half Dozen: Six choices for the next Flyers head coach

No matter which way you figure, the sands in the hourglass of Peter Laviolette’s tenure as Philadelphia Flyers head coach are rapidly descending towards the bottom. The power vacuum, whether it is created during this six-day block, at the trade deadline or following the completion of this truncated season, will leave a huge question mark as far as discerning which direction the franchise will head going forward. When it occurs, Laviolette will be the latest in a string of those given the reins, who didn’t manage to make it through four seasons at the helm. That’s where our feats of …