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Around the Net November 12, 2013:Steven Stamkos out with a broken leg, Giroux misunderstood?, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Top News Tampa Bay Lightning stay forward Steven Stamkos broke his right leg on Monday afternoon.Not good for one of the the NHL’s best young players: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] This isn’t the G you are looking for Do people get that Claude is a playmaker and not a sniper? [Philthybrass.com] Wisdom of Bill Remembering Fred Shero and Pelle Lindburgh [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Flyers -Sens preview The Flyers get a chance to bond on the road, starting …

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Wearing the “C” and its fabricated importance

With Claude Giroux mired in his 21 game goalless drought prior to snapping it against Edmonton on Saturday, and the Flyers in the cellar of the Metropolitan division, many people began to question Claude Giroux as captain. I’m here to tell you…just stop. Please. Fans and media alike have glamorized the Captain in hockey. As if wearing a “C” on the jersey grants its wearer the supernatural ability to drag his team forward, or if he’s not worthy, send them plummeting far from contention. A locker room is comprised (or should be) of many leaders; not just a single person. …

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Fake Hockey Help: Coyotes’ offense, Evgeni Nabokov, the shot-blocking Canadiens

For a team that is known for their goaltending and their young puck-moving defense, the Phoenix Coyotes are currently eighth in the NHL with 3.11 goals per game. Although most of the bigger names on Phoenix are 100-percent owned in ESPN leagues, there are still some players available who wouldn’t be a bad addition. One of those players is Antoine Vermette, who is still available in 7.8 percent of the ESPN leagues. He averages the third-most time on the ice for a Coyotes’ forward, as he is on the team’s first power-play unit as well as the team’s third line. …

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Game 16 Preview: Edmonton Oilers @ Philadelphia Flyers

Edmonton Oilers (4-11-2) @ Philadelphia Flyers (4-10-1), 1:00pm, NHL Network/CSN-Philly Well, a meeting between the second-worst and third-worst teams in the NHL took an interesting turn on Friday. After a day filled with several trade rumors between the two clubs, the Edmonton Oilers signed a recently released Philadelphia Flyer that was at least entertaining, if not productive on the ice, as the Western Conference club signed Ilya Bryzgalov. It seemed as though it was only a matter of time before a club reached out to the former Philly goaltending character. Ironically, the team that did so signed Bryzgalov the day …

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Around the Net November 8 2013: Punchless Flyers lose again;It’s time to fire Paul Holmgren

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today’s Around the Net will be different. I only have a few links to share, then I will be adding my opinion to this mess known as the Flyers. Outsider’s voice of reason You might hate Ryan Lambert because he’s a douche, but he might be right on about this hockey team: [Puck Daddy-Ryan Lambert] Hometown voice of doom Marcus Hayes is no hockey genius, but he calls out Claude Giroux anyway: [Philly.com-Marcus Hayes] Blow it up Sam Carchidi …