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Around the Net March 1, 2013:Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell are back; O’Reilly signs with Avs, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Claude Giroux missed Scott Hartnell: [Philly.com] Philly missed Simon Gagne: [The Checking Line] Harry Z missed a suspension from Mr. Shanaban: [The 700 Level] [Philly.com] Tom Sestito and Michael Leighton were waived: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Avs match the Flames offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly: [NHL.com] All the twitter feeds you’ll ever need in one place: [Broad Street Hockey] Go get some Philadelphia Flyers tickets today. That’s all for this week, join me next week for …

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Crashing the Crease: Bryzgalov Wearing Down?

How much can one reasonably expect from a goaltender when playing him almost nightly behind a worn down, somewhat-ramshackle NHL defense? If you live in Philadelphia, the answer may be to simply look at his cap hit for your answer. Recently, there’s been a lot of talk regarding Ilya Bryzgalov and how well he “should” be playing based on his AAV of $5.67 million. In a lot of ways, it’s a reliable fallback story for a season full of nearly regular Jekyll-and-Hyde nights where serious hockey analysis of defensive breakdowns and failed offensive forays will bore and confuse the average …

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Flyers Valentines

Is your Valentine a huge Flyers fan? Stumped on the perfect card to give to them? Well, Flyers Faithful is here to help. Send your Valentine one of these Flyers-related Valentine’s Day cards, and you’ll score many, many brownie points.

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Atlantic Watch: Devils top the East, Rangers on winning streak, Islanders on losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to extend their point streak to four games this week, as they earned a shootout loss to the Florida Panthers and an overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Although they were dominated in Toronto, the Orange and Black did a good job of rebounding to earn their second road win of the year last night in Winnipeg. The Flyers continue their road trip with three of their six games away from the Wells Fargo Center coming in the next seven days. Philadelphia had a lead after 40 minutes on Thursday, but they only came away …

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Podcast Episode 52: Anthony Mingioni

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Anthony Mingioni about Kimmo Timonen’s new contract, Tom Sestito, the Flyers trade options, the Schenn brothers, and more! Be sure to check out his work on Sportsology, Center Ice Magazine, and the Off The Post podcast. Steve and Hal also discussed the Flyers’ matchups with the Lightning, Panthers, and Hurricanes, whether Tom Sestito is a goon or not, the situation in Adirondack, and get your theories on just exactly what happened to Michael Leighton in practice. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 52 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, …