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Oh My Hockey!

I cannot believe I’m posting. I don’t think the good people here at Flyers Faithful can believe I’m posting. I was beginning to believe that my posting regularity on here would be like the season — non-existent. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and spent time with family. Finding out the lockout was over was an early b-day present for me and hilarious because my father had taken it upon himself to get me several Flyers-themed presents for Christmas this year. I was glad, of course, but a little sad because well, stupid ::insert any foul word here:: lockout. Then …

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Flyers announce 2012-2013 roster

With only 24 hours until the puck drops on the 2012-2013 season, the Philadelphia Flyers have announced their roster. The biggest surprise comes in the form of 18 year old first round draft pick Scott Laughton who will begin the year with the big club. The modified contract slide rules for this shortened season will allow him to play five games before “burning” a year on his entry-level contract. Whether or not he will stay beyond those five games is unknown. However, when faced with the same situation last season, Sean Couturier ended up staying with the team all season. …

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Taking Stock: Defense & Goaltending

Over the past few seasons, the hallmark of the Philadelphia Flyers has been their offense. Notorious for their ability to accumulate and develop high-end offensive talent via the draft, the team has been able to consistently find success based on its robust offensive presence. Yet for all the attention the offense (rightfully) receives, the defense was never truly all that far behind, anchored most recently by the big body of Chris Pronger and the puck-moving prowess of Matt Carle. Now those two stalwarts are gone, paving the way for a new class of defenders to take the reigns on the …

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Captain Claude

Claude Giroux has officially been promoted. The fifth-year pro and Hart Trophy hopeful was named the 19th captain in Philadelphia Flyers history (and 18th man to hold the post) on Tuesday. Giroux takes over the captaincy from Chris Pronger, who remains unofficially retired and will likely spend the rest of his career on the LTIR, where he cannot be bought out using a compliance buyout. “Claude is the undisputed leader of this team,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in making the announcement.  “He always exhibits a tremendous work ethic in games and practices.  He is a great professional both on …

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Snider speaks 1/15

Q: What brings you out today? A: I just thought it was a nice day for a stroll in New Jersey…No I’m thrilled to be back, it’s exciting.  I’m looking forward to the next 48 games and hopefully the playoffs.  The fact that I told the league to get it done by my birthday made me feel real good. Q: What do you remember from the last short season? A: I remember that it was a short season but we did very well.  I remember Eric Lindros winning the Hart Trophy and overall it was a pretty good year. Q: …