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Around the Net March 12, 2013: In Bob we trade; A look around the NHL, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Bob, we hardly knew ye A look back at the Sergei Bobrovsky trade: [Broad Street Hockey] [] Fool me once,shame on me… A shootout move that didn’t work the second time around: [Puck Daddy] Ya gotta believe!! The Flyers believe they can turn the season around: [CSN Philly] Need tickets? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL. 

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The Empire Strikes Bryz

ILYA BRYZGALOV and PAUL HOLMGREN walk down a hallway in the Wells Fargo Center.   BRYZ …and then I tells the husky that it is me who should be using the toilet!   HOLMER That’s wonderful, Ilya. Listen, you know your new Star Wars helmet? Bryzgalov proceeds to make blaster and lightsaber noises like C3PO telling a story to the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi (note: Estebomb always has been and always will be a huge nerd. Shut up.) Holmgren looks at him, stone faced.   HOLMER Well, I spoke to George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, and …

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Future Flyers Watch: The OHL playoff picture

With all 20 of the teams in the OHL having played 64 or more of their 68 regular season games, the playoff picture is practically set. Of all the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects currently in the OHL, each player is either already on a team that has clinched a spot for the postseason or they are on a team that is fighting for the final spot available. In the Eastern Conference, Scott Laughton and Colin Suellentrop have helped the Oshawa Generals clinch a playoff spot. The Gens sit third in the conference and sit four points behind the Belleville Bulls, who …

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Flyers hang on for 3-2 win, end three-game losing streak

Both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Buffalo Sabres entered tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center on three-game losing streaks, but the hosts were able to grab a 3-2 victory to end their skid. Claude Giroux had the game-winning goal just 17 seconds into the second period and Kimmo Timonen had two helpers in the win, while Ilya Bryzgalov had 17 stops for the decision. It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but the Flyers came out and provided enough of an effort to beat a team as desperate as them to earn points. Although it was their third game in …

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A Look on the Flyers Bright Side (and not so bright side): Voracek, Giroux, Simmonds, Couturier and more over the last 10 games

Sigh, the Flyers. I could probably end this right here and have summed up the feelings of thousands of Flyers fans. There have been a few bright spots in this otherwise dim, dreary season for our Flyers. It’s hard to put your finger on just one thing that is wrong with this season, but to be honest there’s only a couple of things going right, so naturally they are easy to point out. I wanted to really see if we should have seen this coming, so I looked at the top 4 performing Flyers so far this season and compared …