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Around the Net September 17,2013:Flyers split doubleheader,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Double dip The Fleyrs lost to the Caps in a shootout at home,but won a shootout in Toronto:[ -Frank Seravalli] [ Carchidi] Rinaldo hurt Zac Rinaldo was injured Sunday night:[The Checking Line] Hockey season is coming, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL. 

This guy is pretty good at playing a puck possession game. Image c/o of clydeorama

Is the NHL, and its fans, ready to embrace puck possession?

So I’m a proponent of puck possession. See exhibit A, and exhibit B. Perhaps it’s just the way I played the game of hockey growing up, or perhaps it’s the increasing amount of metrics that exist that lend credence to its significance. Over the past week or so I’ve noticed on Twitter that at least three NHL teams are making it a point to emphasize puck possession and gaining the zone with possession. @BSH_EricT @mc79hockey i don't know if someone clued trotz in on this one, but he's been pushing carry-ins in camp. … — J.R. Lind (@jrlind) September 15, …

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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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Flyers Send Stolarz Back to Knights, Release Three Others

As per Flyers beat writer Anthony SanFilippo, the team has released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and returned goaltender Anthony Stolarz to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. #flyers have released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and loaned Anthony Stolarz back to London of the OHL #NHL — Anthony SanFilippo (@AnthonySan37) September 16, 2013 Stolarz made two appearances in the orange and black this summer, once during the annual Flyers rookie game vs. Washington, stopping every shot he faced, and once with the big club during the first preseason game, allowing …

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Poll: Who do you want to win the camp battles for third line wing and on the blueline?

Now that training camp has officially started, we can start to see some of the position battles with our own eyes. Perhaps the two biggest spots up for grabs are the third line wing position and then rounding out the sixth and seventh spots on the blueline. Who do you want to win the spot on the 3rd line? Newly signed Michael Raffl is an intriguing name but making the jump straight to the NHL is probably a lot to ask. Tye McGinn is a realistic in-house option based on his play last year. Former first round pick Scott Laughton …