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Future Flyers Report: 10/22

FORWARDS: Thanks to the fact the OHL is the league furthest into their 2012-2013 season, skaters from the Ontario Hockey League lead both lists in this week’s Future Flyers Report standings. Both Nick Cousins and Scott Laughton have played 13 games so far this season, but Cousins has two more goals and four more assists than Laughton for a six-point lead at the top of the forwards’ list. Andrew Rowe and Marcel Noebels come in third and fourth, as they are the top scoring Flyers’ prospects in the ECHL. A rather surprising stat is Eric Wellwood’s one assist in four games for …

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This Week in Flyers History 10/21-27

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. October 21, 1979: Canadiens 6, Flyers 6 — The biggest early-season …

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Would the Phantoms still work in Philly?

The NHL is on indefinite hiatus. It’s hard to forget that there’s no minor-league team just down the street, and across a parking lot from the big empty building that has a perfect sheet of ice laid down with no skaters to stain it. People want hockey, something to replace the lack of Flyers games, and they want it now. But you have to ask yourselves, just because you need hockey, will it really work in Philadelphia again, with the Spectrum still standing and the Phantoms taking their turn once more? Check out the following bar graph: You’ll notice that …

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Hockey Hilarity: 1.5 Man Advantage

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! We all know Danny Briere is playing in Germany. We also know he’s been lighting it up with Claude Giroux. We also know that Danny Briere isn’t the tallest guy in the world and he’s a real nice player to have on your power play unit. One of my personal favorite Twitter users, @ItsAFez66 had a pretty funny joke about Danny Hockey’s height as read below: Man, I really hope NHL-brand hockey comes …

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Trenton Update: 10/12-10/18

Last season, the Trenton Titans finished dead last out of the 20 teams in the ECHL with 21 wins and 52 points over 72 games. During their time at the bottom of the league last year, the squad only produced one winning streak that was three games or longer. Just three games into the 2012-13 season the Titans have already matched that total, as they sit atop the “E” with a record of 3-0-0. Six other teams in the league are undefeated, but none of those clubs have played three games yet. Head coach Vince Williams believes there are several …