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Flight Plan: Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

­­ Through two games, the Philadelphia Flyers are looking like a good team, but have lacked finish as they’ve been outscored 7-2 thus far in the 2013-2014 season. Luckily, there are 80 more games left as opposed to last year where there would only be 46 games  remaining at this point, and there are some bright spots. The scoring lead for the team is currently a three-way tie between Vincent Lecavalier, Mark Streit, and Brayden Schenn. Schenn and Lecavalier clearly have some chemistry on the second power play unit and have each scored a goal and notched a helper on …

Is Peter Laviolette on the chopping block?

Starting the season with some offensive urgency

A lot has been made about the yesterday’s revelation of Peter Laviolette being the odds-on favorite to be the first man out of a head coaching gig this season based on several online gambling sites and a plethora of season previews scattered about the web. The truth is, based on the Flyers recent history of inexplicable stretches of poor and lazy hockey coupled with their putrid preseason, if they wish to keep their boss behind the bench they will have to buck the trend and start playing some passionate hockey again. And if opening night was any indication, they better …

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Podcast Ep 73: Are We There Yet?

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers heading into the regular season and bid adieu to the accursed preseason. Topics include Matt Read’s new contract, what to do with the personnel the team has on defense, Brayden Schenn and Scott Laughton’s roles with the team, the goaltending situation, Hal Gill, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 73: Are We There Yet? You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on …

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Training Camp Sprints: Depth up front a concern?

When Jake Voracek left last night’s game versus the New Jersey Devils in the second period with an upper-body injury, the Flyers were faced with the disastrous notion of losing a star before the season even started. With Wayne Simmonds also sidelined due to the flu, the team is suddenly forced to dress Mike Raffl, Adam Hall, Jay Rosehill, and Chris VandeVelde to round out the offense. They acknowledged after the game that Voracek’s injury is only minor, but if a few forwards were to go down does that type of lineup give you confidence? The offense hasn’t exactly gotten …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Devils

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Tuesday, September 24, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Flyers host the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center for a 7:00pm matchup.   How can I watch this game? For those of you in Philadelphia, you can watch this on The Comcast Network (TCN). If you have Fios, don’t panic! You have TCN, but it’s in standard definition on channel 99. Fuzzy hockey is better than no hockey. This game will also be broadcast nationally on the NHL Network, so the out of towners are not …