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European Update

We’re back with your weekly European Flyer updates. All European teams appear to be heading on extended breaks until mid-November. But until then, enjoy my friends… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read has become a fan favorite as fans have began bringing signs to support Read Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 4. Points: 5 Claude Giroux (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. …

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A Look Around Europe

Hey guys! I’ll be taking over the Flyers Faithful European updates for the time being. I’ll do my best to keep you all informed to how our boys are doing overseas! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email (HMGreenblatt@flyersfaithful.com) or tweet me (@HMGreenblatt). And don’t hesitate to tell me I give terrible weekly updates. Without further ado, here are the up-to-date (as of Sunday night) stats of our Flyers: Matt Read (Sodertalje SK – Sweden) Games Played: 5. Goals: 2. Assists: 8. Points: 10 Wayne Simmonds (Crimmitschau ETC – Germany) Games Played: 9. Goals: 4. …

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Point/Counterpoint: Holmgren’s best move to date

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Kevin C and Steve J debate what has been Paul Holmgren’s best move during his tenure as General Manager. Point, Kevin: The signing of Claude Giroux to his current three year $11.25 million is Paul Holmgren’s best move to date. It’s probably an unconventional choice. I’d expect that most people would pick the flashy acquisitions: Pronger, Hartnell and Timonen, Briere, Voracek, Couturier and Cousins. I get it, they are the sexy picks. I, however, am a risk averse …

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NHL proposal, as is, hurts Flyers

On Tuesday, the NHL made a new proposal to the NHLPA in which they offered a 50/50 split of Hockey Related Revenue, down from their initial proposal of 57/43. It was seen by many to be the first step towards some real progress in coming to an agreement on a new CBA, and saving an 82-game season. Yesterday, NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents in which he explains why he is less than thrilled with the proposal. Personally, I’m not the least bit surprised by the response. In fact, I think anyone who …

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Podcast: Episode 42; Life, The Universe, and Everything

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the locked out Flyers’  continued exploits in Europe, including Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds in Germany and Jakub Voracek and Ilya Bryzgalov in the KHL. Steve also recaps the Flyers Faithful pub quiz and the guys discuss Dominick Hasek’s very relevant retirement. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 42 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If …