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Around The Net 02.12.13:Flyers lose; Jets next

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Flyers lose in Toronto: [The 700 Level] [Philly.com] [Toronto Sun] Up next, as in tonight, the Winnipeg Jets: [HockeyBuzz- Bill Meltzer] The Flyers stink on the road; road warriors they are not: [Philly.com] Got some time on your hands? Road trip! 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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Second Period Hurts Flyers, Lose 5-2 in Toronto

The Philadelphia Flyers’ troubles away from the Wells Fargo Center continued tonight, as they were pummeled by the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 at the Air Canada Centre. Matt Frattin had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, while Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri each had two assists in front of their home crowd. Colton Orr had the game-winning goal and James van Riemsdyk scored against his former team, as James Reimer earned the victory despite leaving the game early in the second period due to an injury. Ben Scrivens did amazing in relief, as he stoned 31 of …

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Podcast Episode 52: Anthony Mingioni

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Anthony Mingioni about Kimmo Timonen’s new contract, Tom Sestito, the Flyers trade options, the Schenn brothers, and more! Be sure to check out his work on Sportsology, Center Ice Magazine, and the Off The Post podcast. Steve and Hal also discussed the Flyers’ matchups with the Lightning, Panthers, and Hurricanes, whether Tom Sestito is a goon or not, the situation in Adirondack, and get your theories on just exactly what happened to Michael Leighton in practice. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 52 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, …

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Assembling a Stanley Cup winner; breaking down the last seven Cup teams

It’s no secret that after losing the 2004-2005 NHL season due to a lockout, the dynamic of assembling an NHL team changed dramatically. With the implementation of a salary cap, there were a myriad of new limitations and restrictions placed on teams and how they spend their money. Rich teams could no longer try to buy themselves a Stanley Cup, while poor teams felt like they could finally compete. But is there a formula for building a Stanley Cup winning team? When you have no restrictions on how much money you can spend, there’s really limited concern about spending wisely. …

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Future Flyers Report: Laughton’s Return to Oshawa

Scott Laughton participated in 32 games for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL before he joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ roster for the start of the 2013 season. The gritty forward suited up for five games with Philly before the Orange and Black sent him down. Although he didn’t produce a single point, PIM, and left with an even plus/minus rating, Laughton had 10 shots on net and 10 hits. Laughton’s last game with the Generals before he left for the Flyers was a 4-3 shootout win over Derek Mathers’ Peterborough Petes on January 11th. The pair of Flyers’ prospects had …