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Sponsored: Will the shortened season benefit the Flyers?

The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t hoisted the Cup since the mid-70’s, but fans and players alike believe the 2013 shortened season uniquely benefits the “Broad Street Bullies.” Last year, while the team was ousted by the underdog Devils in the second round of the playoffs, the Flyers’ youngsters gained much-needed postseason experience that they will hopefully carry into this new season. Among them, left wing Brayden Schenn factors to be a pivotal Flyer this season. He’ll replace hockey legend Jaromir Jagr, who departed for Dallas in the offseason, on the team’s top line and will have the chance to play with …

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Podcast: Episode 49, The Blame Game

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers starting the season 0-2 and what went wrong in their losses to the Penguins and Sabres. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 49 You can also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If there’s any other way you listen to podcasts that the Flyers Faithful Podcast isn’t available via, let us know so that we can …

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Around the Net 01.22.13

  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… The Flyers didn’t start off too well…[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com] Zac Rinaldo will be out at least a week: [CSN Philly] Youth to be served Scott Laughton is making it difficult on Paul Holmgren: [Philly.com] Sick shootout goal of the week Damien Brunner has nasty mitts: [Puck Daddy] Game preview Flyers at Devils tonight at 7:30pm [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Want to go to tonight’s game? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me …

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CBA Explained: Contract term limit, additional year expires upon reaching free agency

Prior to the expiration of the old Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), I ran a column I called CBA 101. In it, I attempted to explain some of the more important nuances of the CBA as it relates to putting a team on the ice. Many (honestly, most), of those topics are still applicable today, so I would encourage you to check them out. People frequently ask me “why do you care about that stuff?” Well, the way I see it, this boring, legal verbiage directly effects the team that Paul Holmgren and other General Managers are able to put on …

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Rinaldo hurt, McGinn called up

As if it weren’t bad enough the Flyers fell to 0-2 with a 5-2 loss at Buffalo on Sunday, forward Zac Rinaldo will be out of the lineup for at least one week after suffering a 20-stitch gash on his right leg. The feisty winger left the game in the first period and did not return after taking the worst of a collision with Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr. “It was a weird feeling. I looked at my pad, and the sock was cut. It was like an X-acto knife cut it. I saw that and I was pissed off it …