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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – An Interview With Riley Cote

Riley Cote spent six seasons as an enforcer with the Flyers organization. He won the Calder Cup with the Phantoms at the end of the ’04-’05 season, the team’s Man of the Year award in ’06-’07, and the Flyer’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial trophy in ’07-’08. Cote retired in August of 2010 and was named an assistant coach of the Adirondack Phantoms. He took the time to answer a few questions regarding the team’s final season in Glens Falls. The team is now in its final season in Adirondack. Do you get the sense that the players are ready for the …

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Around the Net October 15, 2013:Flyers-Canucks preview,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Stay off the bus, Gus Erik Gustafsson looking to make his mark: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Injury bug Scott Hartnell  and Vincent Lecavalier are both hurt and will be out at least a week: [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Flyers-Canucks preview Bill Meltzer previews tonight’s game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Dangle of the day Some filth from the KHL: [Puck Daddy] Hockey season is here. Go see the new Flyers coach, Craig Berube. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this …

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Guest Post: In Opposition to Defenders of Fighting in Hockey, a Defense of Fighting in Hockey

Michael Baumann writes about baseball for Crashburn Alley and Grantland. He also writes about basketball for Liberty Ballers. He will be joining us occasionally on Flyers Faithful to share his thoughts on hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @MJ_Baumann. My relationship with hockey is dominated by emotion. I don’t have the “analyst” hat I’ve developed with baseball, where I have to put my childhood biases aside so I can wax poetic about Jason Heyward or Andrelton Simmons one moment, then turn around and hurl vitriol against his team, the Atlanta Braves, an organization I hate on a level that usually …

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Petition: Make Whoomp! (There It Is) the new goal song

Earlier today, I set up an important petition. Perhaps the most important petition of our lifetime. What is my goal? To get the Flyers to change their goal song to Tag Team’s “Whoomp! (There It Is)”. You can sign the petition here. We all miss Bro Hymn. It’s true. It doesn’t matter if we stole it from the Ducks, it still felt like ours and it felt right. But its time has come and gone. DOOP was Danny Briere’s request, and it disappeared from Philadelphia along with the diminutive French Canadian’s contract. Besides, we shouldn’t be stealing from the Philadelphia …

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Through six games faceoffs have been much improved for Sean Couturier

In his first two seasons in the NHL the faceoff dot has not been kind to Sean Couturier, but perhaps he is beginning to turn the corner in 2013-2014. In his rookie season Couturier took the third most faceoffs on the team at 804, trailing Claude Giroux and Danny Briere, but he won only 47% of them. That placed him at a cool 71st in the league among all forwards that qualified. The sophomore campaign actually proved to be worse as he took 553 draws (remember, it was a shortened season), only trailing Giroux in attempts, but he only won …