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Point/Counterpoint: Root for the hated division rival or Western Conference team?

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, Jim H. and Dain S. square off over who Flyers fans should root for in the Stanley Cup Finals, a hated division rival or the Western Conference team who we have no feelings for either way but who happens to employ a half-dozen people who used to play/work for the Flyers organization. First up, Jim: It’s the age old question, especially for Flyers fans…root for the team that beat you …

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2012 Stanley Cup Final Staff Predictions

No matter that trying to divine the finishing point or the winner of any league and any series is like trying to squeeze water from a stone, it’s basically the responsibility of any sports-based web site to wrench predictions out of its crack staff for the playoffs. We here at Flyers Faithful certainly aren’t above it!  Below are our staff predictions for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.  Leave your own predictions in the comments below!

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Podcast: Episode 25, Sunstroke

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings with The Royal Half!  They discuss the Flyers West name, the Kings’ playoff run so far, and the state of hockey in LA. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 25 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Around the Net 5.29.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. One more year as a Flyer? Bill Meltzer takes a look at Jagr and the Stanley Cup Finals:[Hockeybuzz.com] It wasn’t all bad, if you think about it… A look bad at what the Flyers accomplished this season:[The Hockey Writers] Shaking it up How the handshake line has progressed over the years:[The Hockey Writers] The Stanley Cup Finals are here and no one in Philly is really happy about this A preview of the Devils and Kings:[Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] That’s …

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Flyers West Update: Gagne Nearing A Return?

There has been a flurry of activity surrounding Simon Gagne over the last two weeks. First, it was announced that he had been cleared for contact – terrific news after he’d been suffering from concussion-related issues over the past five months. Then, it was announced that he had participated in a full practice with his teammates. Most recently, it was announced that Gagne will make the trip to New Jersey with the rest of the Kings for the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. So what does this all mean for Gagne, who hasn’t played a game since sustaining a …