Photo courtesy of Bridgetds-

Around the Net March 1, 2013:Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell are back; O’Reilly signs with Avs, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Claude Giroux missed Scott Hartnell: [] Philly missed Simon Gagne: [The Checking Line] Harry Z missed a suspension from Mr. Shanaban: [The 700 Level] [] Tom Sestito and Michael Leighton were waived: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Avs match the Flames offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly: [] All the twitter feeds you’ll ever need in one place: [Broad Street Hockey] Go get some Philadelphia Flyers tickets today. That’s all for this week, join me next week for …

Image Courtesy of Geeky Tyrant

Hockey Hilarity: Art History Lesson

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! This week’s edition of Hockey Hilarity is brought to you, again, by another wonderful writer: Justin Brennan. He’s awesome, and hilarious. Seriously. Just check out how he knocked this one right out of the park: I’ve been laughing for days. Hopefully you will too. Anyway, next week, maybe something funnier than Ryan O’Reilly getting offer-sheeted and matched will happen.  

Poll: Will Gagne’s Return Benefit the Flyers in the Long Run?

To the surprise and happiness of many a Flyers fan, the team acquired former player Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Gagne spent ten years with the Flyers before being traded to Tampa Bay in the summer of 2010. After one season with the Lightning, he signed with the Los Angeles Kings and won his first Stanley Cup with them this past season. Gagne brings skill, scoring ability, and a veteran presence to the team, and his return marked a strong win for the Flyers over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. But from this point forward, …

Gagne and Knuble

Breaking down the Bullies: Gagne makes sense

It’s becoming an ugly trend for the Flyers. Week after week, they fail to establish momentum, instead opting to tread water at the .500-mark in the win-loss column. The past four games have provided no relief. After a stellar win in Pittsburgh, the team followed it up with a completely deflated effort against the Panthers. They seemed to rebound with a come-from-behind victory over the Jets, but any thoughts of a winning streak quickly vanished as they failed to deliver against the Maple Leafs. This time, Paul Holmgren had seen enough. His (first?) response was swift, yesterday sending a conditional …

HE'S BACK!!! Image courtesy of

Atlantic Watch: Gagne Returns, Pens and Rangers Deal With Injuries, Devils and Islanders Endure Goaltending Woes

The Philadelphia Flyers won a pair of exciting contests this week, but they also lost two games where they could have easily grabbed points. With the return of a familiar face, the Orange and the Black look to reach .500 with two tilts against teams below them in the standings and a matinee against a Northeast Division foe. The Flyers started their week, and concluded their road trip, with an exciting 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Jakub Voracek put the game-winner past Tomas Vokoun with 1:31 left in regulation to complete his hat trick, …