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Then and Now: Arron Asham

Arron Asham has played for six NHL teams over his career and he may be with a seventh when the start of the 2013-2014 season starts. After being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1996 and playing for the squad until 2002, Asham joined the New York Islanders for four seasons. The enforcer then endured a season with the New Jersey Devils before he became a member of the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2008. Asham had a 10-point campaign with the Devils in 2007-2008 and posted 84 PIMs before he had 20 points and 155 PIMs in 78 …

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Around The Net July 30,2013: Steve Mason; more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Faith in Steve? Should we believe Steve Mason can get better? [Broad Street Hockey] Foster to KHL Kurtis, we hardly knew ye…[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] The future in goal? Flyers prospect gained confidence in trying season: [NHL.com] Hockey season is coming, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.   

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Flyers should be much improved in the faceoff circle

While many Flyers fans are quite pleased with the Flyers’ offseason so far, one area where I am most excited to see some probable improvement is in the faceoff department. With the re-signing of fourth line center candidate Adam Hall, and the signing of Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers add some capable centerman to a young group. The Flyers finished 23rd in the league in faceoffs as a team in 2012-2013. Claude Giroux was their only reliable drawman which resulted in him taking a league leading 1182 faceoffs. The next closest Flyer was Sean Couturier at 553 attempts. While Giroux was …

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“Don’t act like an idiot”

Covering any game in any league, for someone who didn’t go through the process of becoming a journalist in the strict sense, is an inexact science. Just because you didn’t choose it as your major, didn’t get an advanced degree in the discipline, didn’t start out at a small paper in a podunk town and work your way up to the big time, it doesn’t mean you can’t belong. In others’ minds, maybe. But just about anyone can hold their own. And just about anyone does. If you keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth closed, you find …

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Hockey Hilarity: Real Mature Yahoo, Real Mature

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 don’t know about you gals and guys, but It’s been so long since I’ve seen I’ve seen a hockey game, I can’t even remember what the game looks like, what the players do, when to cheer, when to jeer, when to jump for joy, when to cry into my beer (which is root beer of course, I don’t drink alcohol… enough). Anyway, earlier this week, the Yahoo! Sports NHL …