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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Our favorite and least favorite deals under Paul Holmgren

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the …

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European Update 3

The third installment of the Flyers Faithful European Update will not provide much information, as most of the Flyers playing overseas are on breaks until mid-November. Instead, we will simply provide you with updated stats and info for how our boys are doing Over There thus far.. So, without further ado… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Currently hanging with Giroux in Germany. Games Played: 10. Goals: 3. Assists: 11. Points: 14 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 2. Points: 3 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 8. …

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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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Answering reader mail, even when there isn’t any

I’ll let you in on a little media secret. Every time a writer uses a column to answer mail, or even better, “clean out the mailbag,” it usually means they just don’t have a strong enough premise to carry a whole piece. Or they just ran out of time. I cop to both those this week. With the Phantoms having played only four games, two of them in the far reaches of St. John’s, Newfoundland, there isn’t a whole lot of new material to cover. So please forgive me for me turning to the old writer’s crutch of answering reader …