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Around the Net October 1, 2013: Opening night for NHL hockey!

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Welcome to the 2013-2014 NHL season and although our Flyers don’t play until tomorrow against Toronto, the start of the NHL season is a reason to celebrate. The fastest game on ice is back. Rule changes The NHLPA has approved hybrid icing for this season: [ESPN] [The Hockey News] [Puck Daddy] The uniform police have moved to the NHL this year: [ESPN-Scott Burnside] Flyers moves The annual dance around the salary cap until we can LTIR Chris Pronger …

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Flyers Roster Takes Shape; Hall, Gervais sent to Adirondack

The Flyers 2013-14 roster finally has been set, just minutes before the 5:00 PM deadline set by the NHL. After forward Adam Hall and defenseman Bruno Gervais cleared waivers, the team sent them to their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. General Manager Paul Holmgren also said that defenseman Chris Pronger would be put on long-term injury reserve before the night was over. Flyers will LTIR Pronger tonight, Homer says. Gervais and Hall loaned to Phantoms. — Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) September 30, 2013 It seems likely that the Flyers will tender a contract now to tryout Hal Gill, who may either be …

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Waiving of Hall leaves questions unanswered among the forward group

The Philadelphia Flyers waived Adam Hall on Saturday and he cleared waivers on Sunday. While he has yet to be sent to down to the Phantoms, you can’t help but wonder what is in store for the forward group. It’s entirely possible (probably even likely) that we see additional moves before the season begins, but I seriously scratch my head with this one. Any plan that potentially has Jay Rosehill in your regular twelve forwards is not a plan that I like. The Flyers forward group currently consists of Giroux, Voracek, Hartnell, Lecavalier, Schenn, Simmonds, Couturier, Read, Talbot, Laughton, Rinaldo, …

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Flight Plan: Now Boarding

Welcome back everyone. The 2013-2014 NHL Regular Season is finally upon us. Tuesday is the first day of the season for a handful of teams, and the Philadelphia Flyers, who finished their preseason off at a dismal 0-5-1, are ready to kick off their year on Wednesday with a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, before travelling up to Canada to play the Montreal Canadiens this Saturday. You can purchase tickets for either of these games through Tiqiq here: http://www.tiqiq.com/nhl/philadelphia-flyers-tickets/?publisherid=1260333 Most of the roster from last year’s team is returning, but there are a few notable departures and additions …

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Hall, Gervais Waived; Trade Incoming?

Photo courtesy of Philly.com When fourth-line center Adam Hall engaged in two fights during last night’s preseason finale vs. the Washington Capitals, we all assumed he was fighting for his job. A little less than 24 hours later, we were assured that was the case when the Flyers put him and defenseman Bruno Gervais on waivers. The Hall move all but confirms that Scott Laughton will be sticking around with the team, but the Gervais move is a little more interesting. Adrian Dater, beat writer for the Colorado Avalanche said last night that there were rumblings of a trade in …