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Podcast Episode 57: Twirling, Twirling, Twirling!

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk about the Flyers’ descent into the bowels of the Eastern Conference and whether they should make a playoff push or suck for Seth Jones (#suckforseth). They also talk about the Flyers matchups with the Devils and Lightning, Corey Perry’s new contract with the Ducks, potentially trading for Jay Bouwmeester or Jaromir Jagr, potentially buying out Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, Sergei Bobrovsky’s play in Columbus, and lose their minds once and for all. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 57 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right …

Goalies have gotten huge - but will shrinking them 'fix' scoring? Courtesy Ottawa Sun.

Crashing the Crease: Will Smaller Pads Really “Fix” NHL Scoring?

With the league’s 30 General Managers meeting to discuss ways to tweak the NHL product, the issue of goal scoring totals has once again reared its head. Since the resumption of play from the cancelled 2004-05 season, scoring has slipped from 6.05 goals per game to 5.25 goals per game. Whether or not that is really a problem that needs fixing is an argument for another column, but the fixes being discussed are rather relevant to goalies. What is the solution? Well, according to some – including Mike Babcock — the answer is a simple ultimatum: bigger nets, or smaller …

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Titans captain done for season

Andy Bohmbach endured a concussion, multiple American Hockey League call-ups that went nowhere, and near-constant roster upheaval, but always held it down this year as the heart, soul and captain of the Trenton Titans. His season is done. Per Mike Ashmore of the Trentonian, Bohmbach was placed on the 21-day injured reserve list by the club on Wednesday, stripping the struggling team of their best player for the final games of the regular season. The report is he’ll need shoulder surgery. Trenton is in action later tonight in Elmira, in the club’s final matchup this year, then will come home …

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Breaking down the Bullies: Third-period meltdowns

When the Flyers take the ice against Pittsburgh later this week, they might have a much different mindset than that of about month prior versus Winnipeg. With the team likely to be in a selling mode as their long layoff drags on, that game might best be described as the last time the Flyers had hope. After a rough start to the season, the team needed to go on a run to turn things around. Entering the third period of this contest the Flyers were trailing, but they were able to overcome adversity and get their game together when it …

Report: Flyers to break bank over Giroux extension

According to John Boruk, host over at Comcast SportsNet Philly, the Flyers are about to go all in on captain Claude Giroux. His tweet from Monday: “You can draw up the contract right now, but Giroux will get 71-72 million over 8 years. It’s just a matter of when it gets done.” Giroux has struggled during this truncated season, his first as team captain following a breakout 93-point performance in a full campaign last year. He’s got nine goals and 26 points in 30 games with four power-play markers and a pair of game-winners, but is a minus-9 — indicative …