Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: A Closer Look

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

Ben Holmstrom leaves the ice after a morning skate the day of the AHL Outdoor Classic in January. 
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Holmstrom’s loss a serious one. So now what?

After covering the Phantoms for three years, I thought I had a pretty good idea of how they go about their business. But the organization surprised me Thursday by issuing a statement addressing Ben Holmstrom’s knee injury and upcoming surgery. I can’t speak for the Philadelphia years, but that’s an unprecedented step since the move to Glens Falls in 2009. I can’t recall the team making any official comment on injuries, and there have been a few significant ones. Johan Backlund, the team’s 2009-10 MVP, missed large chunks of time. Krys Kolanos — don’t laugh, he was a big AHL deal …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Richards Trade v. Carter Trade and Richards Trade v. Nodl Waiver Loss

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

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Future Flyers Report: 11/26

Of the 30 skaters mentioned on the list below, 15 have suited up for at least one game with the Adirondack Phantoms and six have suited up for at least one game with the Trenton Titans. Both squads aren’t at the top of the league for scoring. The Phantoms have been held to two goals or less in 10 of their 17 games this season, while the Titans have scored the third-fewest number of goals in the ECHL this year with 39 tallies in 16 contests. In Adirondack, the club has lit the lamp 44 times. The trio of Brayden Schenn, …

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Hockey Hilarity: u good!!

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Happy Friday everybody! It’s unfortunate that the National Hockey League is still in full-on lockout-mode, with no plans to meet, and an apparent moratorium on negotiations has been suggested or put into effect or whatever. Seriously I don’t even care anymore, just get the game back on the ice, alright? Anyway, I guess without the lockout, what you’re about to see wouldn’t have happened. It’s basically just a bunch of tweets from Scott Hartnell, which …