Claude Giroux is awesome, even with a creeper 'stache

Even with lockout, 2012 a headline-packed year for Flyers

Admit it, even with a mustache, Claude Giroux is awesome but coming into his own was just one of the many big stories coming out of the Flyers’ organization this year. (N.B. Leaving Mark Howe’s overdue number retirement out of this post was a complete oversight on my part.) 10. Flyers lend a hand with Operation Hat Trick and Team Pennsylvania 2003 “We want to be playing,” said Scott Hartnell in a Puck Daddy article. “It’s unfortunate that we’re not playing right now.” Fortunately, former Flyer, Joe Watson, had the idea to help out the victims of Superstorm Sandy and suggested …

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The one where I get angry, irrational, and devious

  This time tomorrow, the NHL lockout will be underway and there’s nothing we can do about it as fans. We can swear up and down that we’ll turn away and protest games but it does not matter what we say. Most of us will keep coming back and, now that the NHL has a longterm deal with NBC, the sport will reach a larger audience once it does return. Just think about all that pent up anxiousness and desire all coming to a head with the tease of two of the NHL’s most storied franchises, the Detroit Red Wings …

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Around the Net 08.28.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Prospect in trouble Flyers prospect Nick Cousin runs afoul of the law: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] Frozen Four News Philadelphia is going to hosting a lot of college hockey in 2014: [Broad Street Hockey] Goodbye Oskars Former Flyer Oskars Bartulis goes to the KHL: [CSN Philly] Get lost Geno While Sean Couturier’s butler might play in Russia as well next year if there is a lockout:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around …

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My Favorite Girl Group

This may be a repeat for some of you, but in light of recent events (Jordan Staal being traded, Spice Girls reunion), I thought it was appropriate to share again. The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

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2011-2012 NHL Awards: Recap

In case you missed the NHL Awards (lucky you) or if you want to re-live them (and who doesn’t?) here is a recap.   The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).