Point/Counterpoint: Bringing JVR Back

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Steve J. and Hal G. square off over whether or not the Flyers should rush James van Riemsdyk back to play in the playoffs. First up Steve: At one point we were talking about James van Riemsdyk being ready for the middle of the first round of the playoffs.  Now JVR has suffered another setback and probably won’t even play in the first round.  As a young player with a good sized …

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RICE & MICE: Flyers current injury status

The first three injuries are those that are not expected to come back this season. Blair Betts has missed the entire season with a knee injury. From the sounds of things, he will likely not return to the Flyers or the NHL. Ian Laperriere has also missed the entire season and will not likely return to playing. Chris Pronger is out for the season with post concussion syndrome. After hearing that Pronger was struggling so much with the post concussion syndrome, his presence at the Flyers playoff clinching game is a good sign that he’s possibly feeling better. Then again, …

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Atlantic Watch: 2/29-3/6

For the first time in awhile, the Flyers put together a string of wins this week, as they won all three of their contests. Ilya Bryzgalov played a big part in the team’s success, as he won all three games with a save percentage of .948. With a four-game schedule ahead for the next seven days, hopefully Bryzgalov can keep Philly’s winning ways intact against some strong opponents. In their first game of the week, the Flyers beat the visiting New York Islanders by a score of 6-3. It looked like Bryzgalov was back to his usual ways, as Josh …

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Van Riemsdyk out until end of regular season with broken foot

The season in the wilderness for 22-year-old James van Riemsdyk hit yet another snag last night, when he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot after blocking a shot from Milan Jurcina late in the first period of a 6-3 win over the Islanders last night. On Friday, the third-year forward was further evaluated, and while a timetable has been set, the news was not good. “James will have surgery on Mar. 6 to repair a broken bone in his left foot. Dr. Steven Raikin will put a plate in to help with the healing process. James …

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Flyers Faithful Podcast, Episode 6: Tradestravaganza?

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Matt P from The 700 Level as well as Eric Golden (aka Turtle) from the Mike and Ike Show on WIP!  We discussed the lack of major moves from the Flyers at the trade deadline and what we can expect from the Flyguys for the rest of the season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 6 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying it please leave a review and I will consider buying you a cup of coffee.