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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope — The Diehard Fans

So here we are. The AHL season has started and the Phantoms are off on a positive note, carrying an overtime win against the Hershey Bears this past weekend into a home-and-home with the Hartford Wolf Pack, which includes their home opener on October 12. Wait, what? The Phantoms won a game? It may sound harsh, but that’s the Philadelphia culture, right? Lose one game and the season is over? Well, things are not quite the same here in Glens Falls. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. Glens Falls has some of the most diehard hockey fans I have ever …

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Podcast Ep 74: Before the Fire

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ horrid 0-3 start on the night before head coach Peter Laviolette was fired. Topics include Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek dealing with injuries, Vincent Lecavalier centering the Flyers’ one consistently effective line, Laviolette’s system and the disconnect with the personnel, Paul Holmgren’s plan (or lack thereof), the joys of social media, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 74: Before the Fire Be sure to check back later today for our interview with Bill Meltzer from the night of Laviolette’s firing. You can listen to the episode …

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Around the Net October 8, 2013: Flyers fire Peter Laviolette; Craig Berube new coach

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Kick out the Jam Paul Holmgren fired Peter Laviolette after 3 games: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [Philly.com-Ed Barkowitz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Hail to the Chief Craig Berube is the new coach: [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [The Hockey News] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Hockey season is here. Go see the new Flyers coach, Craig Berube. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.  …

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Report: Flyers Fire Head Coach Peter Laviolette

Photo via BigBadBlog.com The jar of jam has officially run out, only three games into the 2013-14 campaign, as reports say Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been fired. Assistant Coach Craig Berube is expected to take his place. TSN’s Darren Dreger also reports that Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy was also let go, and will be replaced by former player Ian Laperriere. Lappy had been an amateur scout with the team since retiring in 2012. Ian Laperriere and John Paddock expected to assist Berube. Sounds like Kevin McCarthy also let go. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 7, 2013 After missing …

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Five-on-five suggests the Flyers still aren’t very good

We’re only three games into the 2013-2014 season but it appears as if the Flyers’ faults remain. The five-on-five numbers indicate that the Flyers just might not be very good. If you know me you know that I am not an emotional fan. I tend to approach the Flyers much like I do everything else in my life, logically and with rationale. If the title of this article looks a bit familiar it may be because I wrote a similar piece last February. I don’t want to be one to jump to a conclusion after three games. Three games is …