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Hockey Hilarity: Wait For It…

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! Morning everyone! Even though the Philadelphia Flyers lost their first game of the season, everyone’s gotta be pumped that hockey is back and started on time this year, right? Well, I mean, relatively on time. These opening ceremonies are getting a little out of hand, and in Canada, there’s no question that it’s worse. Even the Toronto based @TheScore had something to say about the Montreal Canadiens‘ opening night festivities: The …

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Laughton Sent to Oshawa

Photo courtesy of Philly.com In somewhat of a surprising move, the Flyers announced Thursday that they were sending 2012 first-round draft pick Scott Laughton back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Laughton was a healthy scratch in last night’s season opener for the Flyers, with the team opting to go the tougher route with enforcer Jay Rosehill against a larger, more physical Toronto Maple Leafs team. The number 20 overall pick of the 2012 draft had made the team out of training camp, but the Flyers must think that although he’ll be the best player in the …

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Bernier steals game for Leafs, Flyers can’t capitalize early in 3-1 loss

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their season opener tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, as the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs came in and stole a 3-1 victory. Jonathan Bernier bailed out the Maple Leafs several times during Toronto’s win, as he kept his team in it for the first two periods before Dave Bolland potted the game-winning goal early in the third period and put home the insurance tally with 22.5 seconds left for a two-goal game. Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs in the win. With a pass from Joffrey Lupul behind Steve Mason’s cage, the former Chicago …

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Gameday FAQ: Opening Night! Flyers vs Maple Leafs

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 2, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? Your Philadelphia Flyers open the 2013-14 season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs! 7:30 pm start.   Woohoo! How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally and on TSN if you’re one of our neighbors to the north. The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those of you on the go. What the heck is that picture up above? That is Phil Kessel as Hodor from …

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Ever wonder why using LTIR isn’t ideal? Here’s why…

By now, thanks to Chris Pronger, most Flyers fans are familiar with Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR); at least at a high level. If you aren’t, I wrote this LTIR explanation many moons ago. The one thing I want to reiterate this morning, the day the NHL opens its doors, is that LTIR is not a good thing. It is not the same as cap space, and it is far from ideal. From that earlier article: In short, using LTIR is not a good thing. If you’re using it, you are not in ideal cap shape. The only way to …