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Future Flyers Report: OHL and WHL playoffs set, Holmstrom signs extension

The playoffs for both the OHL and the WHL start this weekend, as four of the five teams in the two leagues that feature Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects advanced to the postseason. In the OHL, the Oshawa Generals and the London Knights will have home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, while the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will be on the road to start the 2013 OHL postseason. The Generals finished third in the Eastern Conference and will play the Niagara IceDogs, who boast Ryan Strome, a forward that went fifth overall to the New York Islanders in the …

Hey, remember that time we played roller hockey with TJ Brennan?

Postponed: The 2013 Flyers Faithful and Broad Street Hockey Roller Hockey Tournament

THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED ON ACCOUNT OF THE RAIN. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SITE FOR UPDATES ON THE EVENT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.  It’s been fun scheduling one-off games and raising money to help out those affected by recent tragedies but now it is time to get back to helping out Snider Hockey. So, without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the Second Annual Flyers Faithful/Broad Street Hockey Roller Hockey Tournament. Who: Twelve teams What: A one-day, twelve-team roller hockey tournament When: Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: The rinks at Wesley Bishop Park …

Kimmo Timonen in Warmups. Image courtesy of Amy Irvin

Flight Plan: Bolt and Rest

There is an old adage in sports: a win is a win. The Philadelphia Flyers won their last game against the New Jersey Devils in a shootout and have inched closer to climbing back into the playoff race. Unfortunately, they haven’t put themselves in a much better position by allowing the Devils a point in that game, but still, two points are two points. There has been much positive to take away from the Flyers’ current slide. They’ve been mired in a 5-5-0 run and have lost four of their last six games. At the very least, the team played …


Shootout? Shootout! Flyers Beat Devils 2-1.

Matt Read and Claude Giroux both scored in the shootout to lead the Flyers to a 2-1 shootout victory and a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Max Talbot scored for the Flyers reversed a downward trend versus the Devils beating New Jersey for the first time in the last eight games over the last two seasons. The Flyers have now won two of the last three games. Ilya Bryzgalov was outstanding for the Flyers, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced. Bryzgalov was also stellar in the shootout, turning away 2 of 3 Devil attempts. David Clarkson …

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Twitter: Flyers Fan Persecution Site

This is what I have to endure. Readers who are Flyers fans from elsewhere, you’ll understand. This first is from one of my students (name changed for obvious reasons). The second is my response.   @ecnewmanhockey *cough* 2-1 devils ???? — Student (@student) March 13, 2013   @student *cough* 5-2 Devils. Your point? — ecnewman (@ecnewmanhockey) March 13, 2013   Well, it does make me laugh because I didn’t get a response. Shut down.