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2013 Year In Review: Andrej Meszaros

The book on Andrej Meszaros is nearly complete. First year with the Flyers: outstanding. Second year: letdown. Third year? Well, that’s where Mesz’s story gets interesting. The Ottawa Senators plucked Meszaros in the first round of the 2004 draft. After three seasons, of which Mesz played in every game, the Senators traded him to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He would go on to play in Tampa for two seasons, appearing in 133 of a possible 164 contests. Meszaros was then sent to the Flyers where, in his first year, he won the Barry Ashbee Trophy for best team defenseman. Since …

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Win-Now Mentality Isn’t Winning The Flyers Anything

It’s been 37 years since the Flyers have won the Stanley Cup. 37 long years, full of goalie controversies, missed opportunities, and failed expectations. Of coming so, so close, and falling so, so far. Now, it hasn’t all been bad. There have been many highs to combat the many lows the Flyers have faced. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s been 37 years of failing to reach the ultimate goal – winning the Cup. Of course, the Flyers are not the only team who have not won a cup in a long, long time. Hell, there are six …

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Hockey Hilarity: Robert Ryan Says Silly Season Is Silly

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! Since the Stanley Cup Finals are upon us, and the Philadelphia Flyers have already started to leak or announce some of the things they’re going to be doing as part of their plan this offseason, a name has come up in rumors (again!?) that has been circulated for, well, forever with the Orange and Black. That name is none other than Anaheim Ducks forward, and Cherry Hill native, Bobby Ryan. Bobby …

Briere speaks on family and more

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers (missed question) I’ve been here a long time.  This is home now for me and my family.  So yes, it’s not an easy day.  But at the same time, I’ve seen all the rumors and reality was it was going to happen.  It’s sad, but at the same time hopefully it’s new doors that open and new opportunities.  Obviously I’m not very happy with the way last season went, but it’s also extra motivation moving forward to prove I can still play.  Hopefully I have a few more years. Is there a perfect situation out …

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Holmgren: Briere’s gone

The inevitable has been confirmed. Danny Briere’s tenure with the Flyers will come to an end once the Stanley Cup Finals are over. A statement released by GM Paul Holmgren this afternoon is as follows: “I met with Danny last week and informed him of our decision to use a compliance buy out on his contract. This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years. Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, …