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After Video Review: Power Play Zone Entries

After Video Review is a feature that I will run a few times throughout the Flyers’ season. I’ve played hockey for about ten years and one of the things I enjoy (or get frustrated over) about watching the Flyers is the strategies they employ in different situations. After having the chance to attend a few Flyers games this season and being able to take in the entire ice at once, one of the things that jumped out at me was how the Flyers attempt to enter the offensive zone on power plays.

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Flyers in Pop Culture: The 1976 Philadelphia Flyers?

In the fourth edition of The Simpsons annual Halloween special, Treehouse of Horror, (way back in 1993!) Flyers fans noticed an extra special addition to the “jury of the damned”. Joining the likes of Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon, John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, and John Dillinger was the starting line of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers! It’s random, sure, and the guys that The Simpsons’ artists put out there neither look nor dress like our beloved Broad Street Bullies (blue and white short sleeved jerseys!?), but the reference is absolutely appreciated. This is easily one of the most famous pop …

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College hockey is thriving in Rhode Island ; Jordon Cooke has been stellar for Kelowna

When most people think of college hockey in New England they automatically think of Boston College, Boston University, Maine and Vermont among others. However, the Ocean State this year has two quality college teams playing at a high level. The Providence College Friars are the No.3 team in the country, after an overtime win and tie over then No.3 Miami of Ohio Red Hawks. Providence is 4-0-1 on the year. Just across town, the Brown University Bears are enjoying early success this season. The Bears are 2-0 on the year as they defeated the defending national champion Yale Bulldogs 4-1, …

Flyers’ Slow Start May Be Due to Slow Defense

We all know how this season has been going for the Philadelphia Flyers and I can’t imagine any of their fans are happy about the way things are going so far, but at least the team has pulled up their socks a bit since their 1-7 record after the first 8 games. Following the 3 losses at the start of the season, Laviolette was fired and then replaced by his assistant Berube. The change in head coach seems to be a good change for the Flyers so far, but fans can’t expect an immediate change, because sport is all about …

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A Very Special Flyers Halloween Special

Claude Giroux and the Flyers were watching horror movies one night when a inter-dimensional vortex transported the Flyers into the land of horror and our most beloved horror movie characters entered our reality…   Goalies are…psychotic   The line from hell.     Playing like a possessed person.     The vamptain.