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Flyperbole: Rumor Ruminations on Andrej Meszaros, Dustin Byfuglien

MEZ DISPENSER CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty took a look at potential trade targets for the Bruins with Dennis Seidenberg out, and the Flyers’ own Andrej Meszaros came up. Per Haggerty: Probability: this actually seems feasible if the price was a prospect and draft pick that weren’t top drawer from the Bruins. This sounds like a perfect price for the Flyers, who have a bit of a logjam at defense and are most likely not going to bring Meszaros back next year. If this deal is possible, then the Flyers should highly consider it. The main reason for hesitation on the Flyers’ …

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Around the Net January 17,2014: Flyers fall in shootout, host Isles tomorrow night

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers fall in shootout The Flyers rallied from another 3rd period deficit, but lost in the skills competition: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Flyerdelphia.com-Kevin Durso] Hartnell not down Scott Hartnell is dealing with a sore foot: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Raffl gets robbed Seriously, he should have scored: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules A look at last night’s games: [The Hockey News] I’ll be at the Flyers game tomorrow night, will you be? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …

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Josi, Weber lead Predators past Flyers for shootout win

Roman Josi grabbed the extra point for Nashville in the seventh round of the shootout and Shea Weber had three points tonight, as the Predators edged out the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 4-3 in a shootout. Former Adirondack Phantom Carter Hutton stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime before he helped to keep five of the seven Flyers to shoot in the shootout from converting, while David Legwand had a goal and an assist in the victory. As for the hosts, Wayne Simmonds produced the game-tying goal with 1:24 left in regulation to grab a point for Philly, …

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Game 48 Preview: Nashville Predators @ Philadelphia Flyers

Nashville Predators (20-21-7) @ Philadelphia Flyers (24-19-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-TN After missing the last two games due to being a healthy scratch, Steve Downie is back in the lineup as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators tonight. Whether Crag Berube’s decision to bench the forward will help his value to the team or not will be seen tonight, as Downie is expected to be on the fourth line with Chris VandeVelde and Adam Hall. Downie had little impact in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, as he was called for two minor penalties and posted …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: Will Peterborough’s Nick Ritchie be the steal of the draft?

NHL Central Scouting and ISS Hockey both released their mid-term and January rankings respectively this week. To my surprise, there has been some change at the top of both rankings. Central Scouting has Kingston Frontenacs center Sam Bennett as the top rated North American skater. In 40 games with the Fronts this year, Bennett has 26 goals, 40 assists for 66 points. Prince Albert Raiders center Leon Draisaitl is second, Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad is third, Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart is fourth, and rounding out the top five is Oshawa Generals C/LW Michael Dal Colle. You can view …