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Examining the Mike Richards-Brayden Schenn Comparison

Hi everyone! My name’s Stephane Hardinger, and I’ll be doing some writing here at Flyers Faithful for the foreseeable future. This is my first post, and I hope you enjoy it! Disclaimer: this post features a sizable chunk of analysis via advanced statistics. These numbers can all be found at behindthenet.ca. For those who are unfamiliar with how advanced stats work in hockey, here’s a pretty good primer from SB Nation’s Tampa Bay Lightning blog Raw Charge. I really liked the way my Sean Couturier-Jordan Staal post turned out (you can read it here if you’d like), so I figured I’d tackle the …

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Game 12 Preview: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (5-7-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-8-0), 7:00pm, NHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH RECORDS: Washington Capitals: 5-7-0 Away: 2-4-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 1-2-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 3-8-0 Home: 2-5-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-5-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-2-0 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves back at home this evening (7 PM) against the visiting Washington Capitals after a disappointing loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.  Despite playing what was arguably their best period of the season in the first 20 minutes, a disastrous third period showing from the Flyers allowed the Ducks to overcome a 2 goal deficit, …

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Hockey Hilarity: Number One Cop In Town

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! I know there are a lot of people out there who are really angry that Sergei Bobrovsky isn’t a Philadelphia Flyer anymore and instead plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most of them are upset because he went on to win the Vezina Trophy in the lockout shortened season that just passed, but some were legitimately annoyed because the Flyers dealt a kid with a lot of promise (even if …

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The pros and cons of the Talbot/Downie swap; a quick analysis of the trade

So the Philadelphia Flyers traded Max Talbot for former Flyer first-rounder Steve Downie, eh? I was stuck with an exceptionally busy workday so I haven’t even had the pleasure of reading other opinions yet. All I’ve seen are a few tweets on the matter. With that, I wanted to quickly comment on some of the common themes I’m seeing from people on why this was a good trade, and why it was a bad one. Please forgive my stream of consciousness and lack of editing. Let’s start with the bad… Why people are saying the Flyers made a bad trade: …

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Flyers Acquire Steve Downie From Avs

It’s not quite Scottie-Upshall-and-a-second-round-pick-for-Daniel-Carcillo strange, but the Flyers just traded center Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for former Flyer winger Steve Downie. Originally drafted in 2005 by the Flyers (1st round – 29th overall), Downie had 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in parts of two seasons with the Flyers, also racking up 84 penalty minutes. This season, Downie has one goal and six assists in 11 games, which believe it or not, has him tied with Vinny Lecavalier for the team scoring lead. With the reputation as a hard-nosed, tough enforcer with the tendency to cross …