Hal Gill, an invitee to Flyers training camp, might have a shot at making the roster upon the start of the season. (Photo courtesy of Amy Irvine)

Five Questions 2013 Postseason: Does Hal Gill Have a Chance of Making The Team?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the third of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) Does Hal Gill stand a real chance of making the squad? Dave Isaac: No. They already have nine guys on one-way contracts and Marc-Andre Bourdon was waived to …

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Gameday FAQ – Flyers vs Maple Leafs vs Capitals

  Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, September 16, 2013. The Flyers have split into two squads for the preseason and both will be playing tonight.   When and where are the Flyers playing? Group A is playing in Toronto at 7:00pm. Group B is also playing at 7:00pm, but in Philadelphia.   Why would they have them both play at the same time? Do they hate us? I don’t know, buddy. Maybe Paul Holmgren can split himself in two, watch both games with his full attention, and combine back together with the full knowledge he requires. …

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It’s all about the offense

When the Philadelphia Flyers shocked the hockey world with the signing of Vinny Lecavalier, many questioned why the team would invest more money in a forward when the roster is already stocked with elite offensive talent. However, the addition of the skilled center might be exactly what the Flyers need to return to playoff prominence. In last year’s shortened season, the Flyers offense took a step back. After averaging over three goals per game in 2010 and 2011 and finishing second only to Pittsburgh two years ago, the offense just barely cracked the top-ten in goals per game with 2.75 …

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Then and Now: Andreas Nodl

The Philadelphia Flyers had three draft picks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft: Andreas Nodl, Michael Ratchuk, and Denis Bodrov. Both Ratchuk and Bodrov never played a game in the NHL, but Nodl turned out to be a serviceable player for Philly for a few seasons. Picked before a lengthy list of productive players later in the second round, such as Milan Lucic and Keith Seabrook, Nodl is struggling to make it in the NHL as a 26-year-old winger. After finishing his second season at St. Cloud State University in 2007-2008, Nodl joined the Philadelphia Phantoms for a trio of …

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The Escape Goat

BRAYDON COBURN walks into PAUL HOLMGREN’S office. He meets with Holmgren and Flyers coach PETER LAVIOLETTE.   HOLMER Take a seat, Braydon. COBURN What’s going on, fellas? HOLMER As you know, we recently bought out Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov.   Laviolette picks up and throws a lamp from the table next to him.   LAVY Friggin Bryzgalov! HOLMER As you can see, Peter’s still a little upset with Bryz… LAVY You’re damn right I am! HOLMER Anyway…we wanted to discuss assigning you a new role for the upcoming season. COBURN Oh wow, are you guys going to make me …