Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux fly down the ice on a rush. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography (https://www.facebook.com/38Photography)

Flight Plan: Flying Right Along

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of four games last week and gained points in three, as they climbed back into second place in the Metropolitan Division. The team is now fifth place in the Eastern Conference, by virtue of fewer games played, with 55 points. The importance of gaining points now is important not only to attempt to entrench themselves in one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan, but also to put distance between those teams who are vying for the wild card positions in the Conference. Despite a disappointing loss to the New York Rangers, the Flyers …

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Comeback Kids Do It Again; Beat The Islanders 6-4

  Michael Raffl wristed a shot passed Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin with 4:15 remaining in the game to give the Flyers a 5-4 lead Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers would go on to win 6-4. Andrej Meszaros continued his offensive production, netting two goals in the first period, for his third and fourth goals of the season. Meszaros first goal came unassisted at 14:43 of the first, and his second tied the game, came from Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds. Adam Hall scored his second goal of the season, a redirected point shot from Mark Streit. …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs. Islanders

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Saturday, January 17, 2014.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (2-7-0) travel to the island that is long to face the New York Islanders (4-3-3) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for a 7:00pm matchup.   How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on The Comcast Network (TCN) locally. You can also find it on MSG Plus if you’re in the Big Apple. The game will also be broadcast on 93.3 WMMR for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and …

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Analyzing the Steve Mason extension

The Philadelphia Flyers signed Steve Mason to a three-year $12.1 million contract on Saturday, resulting in a $4.1 million cap hit for the club. Since being acquired from Columbus late in the 2013 season, Mason has been a bit of a lightning rod. After winning the Calder Trophy in his rookie campaign, Mason followed it up with three and a half years of very poor play. However, after joining the Flyers he played exceptionally well. It led to some fervent debates about whether Mason had turned over a new leaf. When judging a contract, I firmly believe you need to …

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Flyers Sign Steve Mason to 3-Year Extension

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Flyers have reached an agreement on an extension for goaltender Steve Mason, announced by the team today. The deal is reported to be for 3-years, $12.3 million. Mason will receive a nice raise from his current one-year, $1.5-million dollar deal he signed last year after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. His AAV equals out to just over $4 million a year ($4.1M). However, unlike previous contracts handed out to players, the Flyers aren’t in bad shape from a years-standpoint, as according to …