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Podcast: Episode 48, Anthony SanFilippo and the Durgens

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk with Flyers Inside Out blogger Anthony SanFilippo about the upcoming season, line combinations, and the situation on defense. Other topics include Travis Zajac’s new contract with the Devils, which Flyers we can expect to step up that aren’t named Claude Giroux , and Claude being named the 19th captain in Flyers history.

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Taking Stock: Defense & Goaltending

Over the past few seasons, the hallmark of the Philadelphia Flyers has been their offense. Notorious for their ability to accumulate and develop high-end offensive talent via the draft, the team has been able to consistently find success based on its robust offensive presence. Yet for all the attention the offense (rightfully) receives, the defense was never truly all that far behind, anchored most recently by the big body of Chris Pronger and the puck-moving prowess of Matt Carle. Now those two stalwarts are gone, paving the way for a new class of defenders to take the reigns on the …

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Titans slip by Royals thanks to OT magic from Bohmbach

On a dreary day outside that was just as gloomy inside due to the fact that there seemed to be roughly the same amount of hockey players on the ice as fans in the seats, Andy Bohmbach provided a ray of hope. For one day at least, the last place team in the Atlantic and the Eastern Conference outshined the best in the Atlantic and the East as  Bohmbach recorded the game-winning score with 26.1 seconds remaining in overtime to get the Trenton Titans a 4-3 win over the Reading Royals. “Every game you play you want to prove a …

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Boucher and Lilja on waivers and will hit Flyers’ cap, Sean O’Donnell retires

The Flyers placed Brian Boucher and Andreas Lilja on waivers today, presumably for the purposes of sending them to the AHL. It was already expected that Boucher would be waived so he could be re-assigned to the Phantoms. While in the AHL, Boucher will hit the Flyers cap for $50k as his cap hit exceeds the $900k threshold. Lilja is slightly more surprising, but with Bruno Gervais and Kurtis Foster in camp, Lilja slid to 8th on the depth chart. If he goes unclaimed, he will likely be assigned to the Phantoms but his cap hit will still hit the …