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Trash Talk

Last year, I know I did a post about superstitions, especially relating to sports. I believe there is even a beer commercial now that highlights that. I had never, never been superstitious until I became a hockey fan. Then, there was this thing with wearing a certain Flyers shirt, sitting a certain way, etc. and so on. I concluded that despite its silliness, it’s just our way (the fans) of trying to control the situation; the game that we have absolutely no control over (isn’t this season so far enough of a testament to that?). It’s just one of the …

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Around the Net 02.01.13

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… Jon Sim is still playing hockey: [The Checking Line] [Poststar.com] Claude Giroux is in a slump and Danny Briere is moving to the top line to help: [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Flyers vs. Capitals preview: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Metro.us] Thomas Vanek is on fire: [Puck Daddy] The mess that is the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes continues: [ESPN] [Puck Daddy] [USA Today] Need tickets? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next …

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Hockey Hilarity: Don’t Feed the Panthers

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! Last night, the Florida Panthers torched the Winnipeg Jets in a 6-3 victory over their geographically-displaced-Southeast-Division-rival. This lead to a great tweet by an even greater hockey mind, @behindthenet (who runs behindthenet.ca where you can look up crazy awesome advanced stats): But the real gem came from @Muero which is just below there in the picture. I mean come on guys, you gotta know the rules of the game you’re broadcasting. What’s even …

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Sim returns to Phantoms on PTO

A key component to the Phantoms’ last Calder Cup triumph returned to the organization on Thursday. Jon Sim, a journeyman player who has skated at multiple levels both in and out of North America, was signed to a professional tryout contract (PTO) by the Adirondack Phantoms. “I was in touch with (Paul) Holmgren through my agent. I was on a PTO with San Antonio and things were going good, they wanted to keep me, but the opportunity to come up here and to play in this organization…again…was a great opportunity for me.” Sim was released from a similar deal with …

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The Goals and the Beautiful: A Hockey Love Story

I broke up with hockey in early Autumn. It wasn’t me, it was it, and I spent the next few months going between missing it terribly and being furious that it left me in the first place. Didn’t it know how much it meant to me? How different my life was without it? Sure, there were other hockeys. But they weren’t my #1. Plenty of fish in the sea, some fish even overseas, but my heart remained loyal. In the months between the breakup and now, I heard rumblings about hockey coming back into town. I wasn’t sure how I …