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News and Rumor Roundup: Newbury to Adirondack, Timonen’s demotion, Thomas Vanek

  The Flyers have sent Kris Newbury back to the Adirondack Phantoms per Anthony SanFilippo. The combination of the play of Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl as well as the return of Vincent Lecavalier made Newbury expendable. He’ll be remembered for that keen assist against the Hurricanes and for not being Jay Rosehill.   Kimmo Timonen has apparently been demoted to the second power play unit in favor of Mark Streit. This makes a ton of sense given how many times Kimmo has fumbled the puck at the blue line and Streit’s excellent slap shot on the man advantage this …

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Nittany Lions swept by Air Force; Set to face RIT and Vermont this weekend

The first road trip of the year for the Penn State Nittany Lions did not go according to plan. Penn State drop both games to the Air Force Academy 5-2 and 3-1 last Friday and Saturday respectively. Friday night’s contest was a flat out disappointment. Penalties once again plagued Guy Gadowsky’s squad early on as sophomore David Glen was whistled for slashing less than five minutes into the game.  Scott Holm would give the Falcons a 1-0 lead on the powerplay as Cole Gunner sent a pass from the right corner to Chad Demers in front who tipped it on …

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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – The Here and the Now

For a few weeks now, we have been asking various people if the planned move to Allentown next season has any effect on the team. When we spoke to Riley Cote last week, he hit the nail on the head. “The main focus is for us as a team is to win, whether it be in Glens Falls or Allentown.” I saw this firsthand Saturday night after the Phantoms dropped a shootout decision to an undefeated Springfield Falcons team. We talk a lot about the poor performance of the team and what has caused it, but what we haven’t really …

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Around the Net October 22, 2013: Laughton lighting up the OHL, Mason solid so far, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Second guess Would Scott Laughton be helping the Flyers? [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Mason shines Despite the bad start, Steve Mason has been playing well: [The Checking Line] Orange Jesus speaks Claude Giroux has proclaimed the Flyers will make the playoffs. So let it be written, so let it be done. [Philly.com-Ed Barkowitz] It can’t get any worse, right? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me Friday for more links from around the web on …

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Pub Quiz Updates

Our throwback beer is called Dos Recchis. It is a blood orange and black peppercorn Saison. The beer is nearly done brewing. The test batch was done a few weeks ago and it was absolutely delectable. The shirts we are giving away have an easter egg built into them (shh, it’s a secret!) We confirmed this weekend that we will have another Flyers-themed ice sculpture shot luge. Yessssss. If all goes according to plan, there will be a big unveiling at the event. Worst case scenario, the unveiling happens in time for the holidays. We will be doing a 50/50 …