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Former Flyers Watch, Week 5: Semifinals Wrap-up, Williams Paves The Way

Justin Williams was responsible for the two goals in Game 7 that propelled the LA Kings to the Western Conference finals. Read on to learn how his other fellow Flyers have fared this postseason. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins win series 4-1 No former Flyers participated in this series. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers* – Bruins win series 4-1 (This series did not begin until Week 2 of the second round) Jaromir Jagr: Week 2: Jagr failed to record a single point during the series against New York. He took four shots on goal in just over …

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Then and Now: Denis Gauthier

The 2013 Eastern Conference Finals will put the Boston Bruins against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wade Redden will try and help Boston’s blue line slow down Pittsburgh’s offensive crew, which includes former Calgary Flame Jarome Iginla. Both Redden and Iginla were picked in the first round of the 1995 NHL Draft, as Redden went second overall behind Bryan Berard and Iginla went 11th overall to the Dallas Stars. Nine picks after Iginla the Calgary Flames picked Denis Gauthier. After being named to the QMJHL All-Star team and winning the Emile “Butch” Bouchard Trophy for QMJHL’s best defenseman in 1995-1996, Gauthier went …

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Around the Net May 28, 2013: Playoff recaps, NHL Draft rumors and more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it Coyotes get bought…again…[The Hockey News] The Rangers get eliminated…again…[Puck Daddy] [Metro New York] The Red WIngs and Blackhawks will play a game 7: [Philly.com] So will the Kings and Sharks: [ESPN] Bill Meltzer speculates on what the Flyers should do in the draft: [Hockeybuzz- Bill Meltzer] Go out and watch a game. Buy Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 4 (Round 2): Sharp’s Streak Ends, Point-Per-Game Series for Richards & Carter

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are having quite the series against San Jose, both recording five points in five games. Read on to see how the rest of their fellow former Flyers are faring in Round 2. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins lead series 3-1 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers* – Bruins lead series 3-1 (This series did not begin until Week 2) Jaromir Jagr: Despite his team’s success thus far against the Rangers, Jagr has yet to do much for the Bruins. He has no points in four …

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Around the Net May 21,2013: NHL playoffs, US grabs bronze at Worlds, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it Team USA take bronze at the World Championships and Erik Gustafsson wins gold: [Hockeybuzz- Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com] NHL Draft talk Will the Flyers draft Donovan McNabb’s nephew, Phil Nurse? If he’s there at 11, yes: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] NHL Playoffs Red Wings take a 2-1 lead over Chicago: [The Hockey News] [Puck Daddy] Roy to coach Avs Reports say Patrick Roy will be the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche: [Eklund] [The Hockey News] [Kuklas …