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Around the Net 10.09.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In Russia, knee hurts you. Jake Voracek will be out of action for 4 weeks:[] Phantoms are ready to go Adirondack cuts down the roster to 25 and the Trenton Titans are the real winners:[Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] Eastbound and Down A look at all the Flyers playing overseas:[The Checking Line] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.       

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European Updates: Voracek injures knee, Simmonds fights

Extraliga Martin Ruzicka isn’t well-known in the NHL but he’s a hell of a forward in the Czech Extraliga as well as in the KHL where he spent his previous season. This season Martin returned to Trinec and he has scored in the first 9 games of the Extraliga. In the 10th game he had no goals and Ocelari Trinec (Trinec Steelers) lost to Zlin 2:3. Trinec is now 3rd behind last year’s finalist Kometa Brno (Comet Brno) and PSG Zlin (PSG is a plastic window manufacturer and head sponsor of Zlin). Jagr’s Kladno is in fifth, one point behind HC Skoda …

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Podcast: Episode 41, Eurotrip with Bill Meltzer

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Bill Meltzer from Hockeybuzz and about the players who are going over to Europe and down to the minors during the lockout, including Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn, and Sean Couturier among others. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 41 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 there’s any other way you listen to podcasts …

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You know those polls at sporting events that they put up on the jumbotron where they ask the athletes what they’d do if they weren’t an athlete? We all laugh with glee at the thought of alternate universe Bernie Parent hosting a variety show or Dan Carcillo as a high school janitor. With a lockout looming on the horizon, Kim and Steve have speculated what the current Flyers will end up doing with no hockey to play. Scott Hartnell & Kimmo Timonen: Fighting crime as The Orange Hartnell and Kimmo When Scott Hartnell decides to take the law into his …

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The Young and the Restless

Call me crazy, but I love what the Flyers are doing. With the exception of not signing Shea Weber, I’m very happy the Flyers did not sign Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. I’m content – no, I’m ecstatic that the Flyers have decided to use their excess money to lock up the core of their team. The latest beneficiary of the Flyers’ decision to keep their money within their team was signing power forward Wayne Simmonds to a six-year, $23 million extension. The Flyers have once again paid a handsome fee for talent and potential. As we’ve seen in the past …