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Around the Net October 11, 2013: Flyers game night against Coyotes,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Kimmo trending down It’s been four games, but Kimmo Timonen is starting to regress: [The Hockey News] Wisdom of Bill Friend of the site, Bill Meltzer previews tonight’s game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Mason looking strong  So far, so good with Steve Mason: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Hartnell sells cars More brilliance from @Hartsy19: [USA Today] Around the NHL The new thing in the NHL, scoring goals between your legs. [Puck Daddy] [Deadspin] Hockey season is here. Go see the new Flyers coach, …

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Hockey Hilarity: That was Quick… And Easy

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 think all of us can agree that Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings is a pretty good goaltender, maybe even one of the best ever when he’s on like he was in the 2011-2012 season where he won both the Conn Smythe award as the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs and a Stanley Cup. However, the guy is human. (really, I promise he is). …

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Five Reasons I Love The Flyers: Hal Greenblatt

Flyers Faithful’s own Hal Greenblatt grew up just outside of Philadelphia in Ambler, PA. He attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. He received his Master’s degree from Villanova University in Human Services and Counseling. During junior year of high school through freshman year of college, he worked for the Philadelphia Eagles writing stories and creating content for PhiladelphiaEagles.com.  Hal grew up a Philadelphia sports fan and is a “4 for 4″ guy. He attends all sporting events and lists Game 5 of the Phillies World Series as his highlight.   #5: Coaching …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: European Preliminary Top 10

The European talent pool overall has been down over the last couple of years in my opinion, while the USHL and USNTDP have both strengthen. This year I think we could see a European invasion in first round. Kasperi Kapanen, Willie Nylander, and Jakub Vrana are the top three Euro’s for this draft right now.  Do two of the names sound familiar? Kasperi is the son of former NHLer Sami Kapanen and Willie’s Dad is former NHLer Michael Nyalnder. The neat thing about Kapanen and Nylander is both skate alongside their father’s for their respected teams. Not many draft prospects …

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Crashing the Crease: Steve Mason and the Case for Temperance

Steve Mason, traded to the Flyers a little over six months ago, has quickly become the talk of the town when it comes to goaltending. His 0.944 save percentage in the seven games he played last season caught the attention of fans and Flyers management alike. Given Mason’s struggles in Columbus and the Flyers well-documented sojourn with Ilya Bryzgalov, it was a pleasant relief for both parties to find such a seemingly good fit. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who had just watched former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky set the league alight with game after game of spectacular goaltending in Columbus, saw …