With 14 games under his belt this season, Nick Cousins leads the Phantoms in points with nine.

Phantoms Contributing From All Sides

Fifteen games into the season, the Adirondack Phantoms currently hold a 7-6-2 record as they await Friday’s matchup against the Binghamton Senators. Their record may not look like much, but six of those seven wins came during a recent six-game winning streak that ended on November 10th after a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. They’ve now lost two since that win streak, but they are showing some serious promise, thanks to contributions all throughout the roster. One would expect a team’s star players to score points, to lift the rest of the roster up when they’re struggling. Luckily …

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Around the Net November 19 2013: Flyers start homestand, look to improve in Metro division; Movember news

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Home cooking The Flyers look to continue to improve with a three game homestand: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Broad Street Hockey] Playoffs? Don’t look now, but a good week from the Flyers and the playoffs might still be a possibility [The 700 Level] Steve Mason, Olympian? It could happen and maybe it should: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Movember news The crew at Flyersfaithful is doing Movember, please donate to a great cause. [Flyersfaithful Movember] Here is a look as some staches from around …

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Podcast Ep. 80: Hey Boo Boo

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ recent hot streak and successful road trip, Brayden Schenn’s offensive proficiency, Craig Berube’s confidence in Sean Couturier’s defense, whether Steve Mason is getting respect for his great season from the mainstream media, the frustrating Dustin Byfuglien, and look at the week ahead for the orange and black. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 80: Hey Boo Boo You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can …

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Video: How to use advanced statistics

I wanted to do something a bit different this week by recording a quick video that shows how I like to use advanced statistics (at least in one example). As I’ve said many times, I like to use advanced statistics as a tool to support what it is that I see, or that I think I see. When used with observation I think it is very powerful. It can help lend context to my observations, or simply support them. Additionally, it can help bring to light something I may not have noticed which will prompt me to watch more closely …

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Fake Hockey Help: Injuries to the stars, Versteeg to Chicago, Bryzgalov joins the Oilers

The biggest news of the week around the NHL was the injury to Steven Stamkos. With a broken tibia, Stamkos is expected to be out until at least the Olympics, which doesn’t even seem all that likely for the Tampa Bay forward. A perennial goal-scoring machine, many people most likely took Stamkos in the top four overall in their fantasy hockey draft if he didn’t go first overall. With the recurring injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin paired with the inconsistency of Alex Ovechkin, Stamkos would have been the safest bet. Now, Stamkos owners are wondering what to do. …