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Flyperbole: Rumor Ruminations on Steve Mason’s Next Contract, Henrik Lundqvist

MASON MISSION I am absolutely terrified of the contract that the Flyers are going to offer Steve Mason. Mase has been absolutely stellar this year. He has surpassed my wildest expectations thus far. But I’m waiting for the bottom to fall out of the bottom of the cardboard box that is Flyers goaltending.   Maybe I feel like Charlie Brown and Flyers goaltending is Lucy with the football, but I get the feeling that Mason will get a nice, long contract, and immediately start playing like hot garbage. I could be way off-base here. I HOPE I’m way off-base here. …

Red Downie

Red Downie

  INT. WELLS FARGO CENTER, AFTERNOON.   Flyers forward STEVE DOWNIE has called a players only meeting on the team’s off day. Team captain CLAUDE GIROUX steps forward to question this.   GIROUX Hey, uh, Steve, you know, um, what is, uh, the deal with this, uh, meeting?   Downie rises from a dimly lit corner of the room into the light. It is obvious that he had unscrewed the light bulb in his corner to achieve this effect.   DOWNIE Well CLAUDE, if that is your real name, I’m here to address a big concern in today’s NHL.   …

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Around the Net December 6 2013: Off a rare win in Detroit, Flyers look towards the Stars

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Motor City comeback The Flyers rallied from down two goals to win 6-3 in Detroit:[The Checking Line] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Coots loves Downie Well, at least he is very fond of him…[Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [Puck Daddy] It’s the holiday season and tickets to a game is a great gift for the hockey fan in your life. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join us next week for more Around the Net.      

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Hockey Hilarity: Luongo Looking Out For Lundqvist

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! This week, one of the biggest stories in the NHL was the New York Rangers‘ signing of impending unrestricted free agent goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist has played every single game of his career in the NHL with the Rangers and made it clear that he wanted to stay in New York. The two sides came to terms on a 7-year deal worth a reported $59.5 million dollars. That’s a lot of …

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The Curious Case of Scott Hartnell

(Editor’s Note: Naturally, this was written just before Scott Hartnell scored a goal in his most recent game against the Detroit Red Wings. Not that we’re complaining, mind you.) Since arriving in Philadelphia from Nashville following the 2007 season, Scott Hartnell had been a fairly consistent player. In each of his first 4 seasons in Philly, Hartsy put up between 43 and 60 points while missing only 3 total games over that span. Here’s a table showing his stats from those years: Hartnell’s traditional statistics by year 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 Games 80 82 81 82 Goals 24 30 14 …