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Flight Plan: Buckle Up and Buckle Down

Last week was a rough week. The Philadelphia Flyers lost a game in which they carried a 2-0 lead into the third period over the Anaheim Ducks, became the laughing stock of the entire NHL in a game against the Washington Capitals when they were blown out by a score of 7-0, and won a game 1-0 against the New Jersey Devils. I’d like to touch on the events of November 1st. This team needed something. I’m not of the school of thought that fighting in hockey is a bad thing. I think it’s great for the game, especially because …

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Game 13 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers (3-9-0) @ New Jersey Devils (3-5-4), 7:00pm, TCN-PH, MSG PLUS 2 RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 3-9-0 Away: 1-3-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-6-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-3-0 New Jersey Devils: 3-5-4 Home: 2-0-2 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-3-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-1 PREVIEW: Less than 24 hours after an embarrassing showing at the Wells Fargo Center Friday night, the Philadelphia Flyers (3-9-0) head up Interstate 95 to face a well-rested New Jersey Devils team (3-5-4) in Newark, NJ.  This is the first of four meetings between the two teams; the Devils come to the Wells Fargo Center for a rematch this coming …

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Game 12 Preview: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (5-7-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-8-0), 7:00pm, NHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH RECORDS: Washington Capitals: 5-7-0 Away: 2-4-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 1-2-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-2-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 3-8-0 Home: 2-5-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-5-0 vs. Metropolitan Division: 2-2-0 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves back at home this evening (7 PM) against the visiting Washington Capitals after a disappointing loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.  Despite playing what was arguably their best period of the season in the first 20 minutes, a disastrous third period showing from the Flyers allowed the Ducks to overcome a 2 goal deficit, …

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Hockey Hilarity: Number One Cop In Town

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! I know there are a lot of people out there who are really angry that Sergei Bobrovsky isn’t a Philadelphia Flyer anymore and instead plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most of them are upset because he went on to win the Vezina Trophy in the lockout shortened season that just passed, but some were legitimately annoyed because the Flyers dealt a kid with a lot of promise (even if …

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The pros and cons of the Talbot/Downie swap; a quick analysis of the trade

So the Philadelphia Flyers traded Max Talbot for former Flyer first-rounder Steve Downie, eh? I was stuck with an exceptionally busy workday so I haven’t even had the pleasure of reading other opinions yet. All I’ve seen are a few tweets on the matter. With that, I wanted to quickly comment on some of the common themes I’m seeing from people on why this was a good trade, and why it was a bad one. Please forgive my stream of consciousness and lack of editing. Let’s start with the bad… Why people are saying the Flyers made a bad trade: …