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Then and Now: Eric Weinrich

Many players will be remembered for their leadership, whether or not they could perform in the clutch, or if there were unique aspects to their game. For Eric Weinrich, he’ll most likely be remembered for a piece of equipment. The former Flyers’ defenseman that sported a yellow visor throughout his career went on to play for five different teams after his stay in Philly and is currently a scout for another NHL club. Signed by the Flyers in the summer of 2001, Weinrich was a strong presence on the back line for the Orange and Black over three seasons. In …

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CBA 101 Part 1: Waivers and Re-Entry Waivers

I know some people care about the rules and regulations within the CBA more than others. One thing is for sure though, these rules and regulations directly impact the team that can be put on the ice. To me, that makes it fascinating! Some of the topics are quite simple, while others are very complex. Heck, Paul Holmgren doesn’t even seem to understand it all. So throughout the off-season, I plan to put together a series of CBA related posts to help paint a clearer picture. It will also allow us to reference these articles when writing about other topics, …

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A Look At The Last 15 Years Of Flyers Playoff Goaltending

In judging Ilya Bryzgalov’s, um… interesting (?) job in net so far through this playoff run, I ran across the assessment of “I’d rank him Leighton” (h/t to our own Jim Hasson). Where would Leighton’s run rank in recent Flyers playoff history?  Their history in this area certainly hasn’t been pretty since the Flyers made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997. Below is my ranking of the Flyers’ playoff goalies in the past 15 years based on scientific research, public polling, and the influence of numerous beer-fueled conversations. 1.       Brian Boucher His entire rookie course in 2000 …

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Minor League Update: 4/9-4/16

The Adirondack Phantoms finished 10th in the Eastern Conference for the 2011-2012 regular season, as the club missed a playoff berth by five points. As they headed into the final week of the campaign with an outside chance to make the postseason, the Phantoms dropped two of their final three tilts to miss an opportunity to win the Calder Cup. On Friday night, the Phantoms traveled to the MassMutual Center and lost 4-2 to the Springfield Falcons (Columbus Blue Jackets). Wade MacLeod potted two goals in the midst of the Falcons’ three-goal third period including the game-winner at the 12:33 …

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Minor League Update: 4/2-4/8

With one week left in the AHL regular season, the Phantoms find themselves within reach of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Adirondack sits in 10th with 76 points, which is one less than both the eighth place Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate) and ninth place Portland Pirates (Phoenix Coyotes). The Monarchs have a Game in Hand over both the Phantoms and Pirates, as Adirondack finishes the 2011-2012 season with a pair of home games. To start the week, the Phantoms beat the Albany Devils (New Jersey) 3-2 on Friday in Adirondack. As they entered …