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Atlantic Watch: Flyers Surging, Islanders continue point streak, Rangers hanging on to playoff spot, Devils’ skid reaches 10 games

After putting themselves in a very big hole, the Philadelphia Flyers ended this week with two emphatic wins to show that they could be a playoff team. It might be too little too late, but the Orange and Black will carry their two-game winning streak into their upcoming seven-day stretch. Philly started the week with a 3-1 loss at home to the Ottawa Senators. Colin Greening put home the decisive tally with 5:36 remaining, as Robin Lehner made 24 stops in the win. Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves in the loss, while Claude Giroux potted the Flyers’ lone goal on …

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Podcast Episode 61: Oy, The Flyers

NOTE: This was recorded on Sunday, April 14th On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers losses to the Islanders, Senators, and Sabres, the latest media firestorm over Ilya Bryzgalov, their feelings on the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades almost 2 years later, and the NHL teaming up with You Can Play. Steve rants in this one, folks. A lot. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 61 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 also download the Flyers Faithful …

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CBA Explained: Compliance buy-outs

With this pathetic Flyers season dwindling down the topic of compliance buy-outs will be a hot one into and perhaps throughout the summer.The Flyers’ disappointing season combined with continued salary cap issues on a reduced salary cap next year will lead to a lot of conversation about if, or perhaps more accurately, who the Flyers should use the compliance buy-outs on. Currently, Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov are the most popular targets. I had thought that most people were aware of the details of the compliance buy-outs because it is/was such a highly visible change in the Collective Bargaining Agreement …

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Saturday Morning Musings*

Something, something, intro paragraph. Fluff, yay! Let’s start off by facing the cold, hard truth. There is something like a 1% chance (with a 1% margin of error) that the Flyers could make the playoffs this season. Pointless wins are meaningless. Planning for next year is significantly more important at this point. So, what does that mean? Well, for starters, it does not mean that your loyalty as a fan is not contingent upon whether or not you want the team to win the remaining games of the season. The rational choice is to do what it takes to make …

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Around the Net April 12, 2013:Flyers fall to Sens; Briere wants to stay, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers lose and the playoffs are history That about sums it up: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Flyers sign Straka No, not that Straka: [The Checking Line] Briere wants to stay But he probably won’t: [CSNPhilly-Tim P.] Bryz Nasty Ilya is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore:[Philly.com] Go see the Flyers secure more ping pong balls  in the upcoming NHL Entry draft lottery.Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join …