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Medical Miracle: Hartnell Returns

It was just 32 days ago that we feared the worst as Scott Hartnell went limping off the ice in Newark after taking a shot to the left foot from teammate Kimmo Timonen. Now, at the conservative end of his recovery timetable, Hartnell has returned to the lineup, per head coach Peter Laviolette, after a 16-game absence as the Flyers take on the Winnipeg Jets at home this afternoon. Hartnell had undergone surgery to correct the fracture three days after the incident, and had initially been given a 4-to-8 week turnaround. But in typical Flyers fashion, things progressed quicker than …

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Poll: With the trade deadline less than six weeks away, what is the Flyers’ biggest need?

You could argue that the Flyers have a number of needs as the team currently stands. They could use a scoring winger for the top six–if not, the top line–especially with Read’s injury. Erik Gustafsson has the potential to help, but a puck-moving defenseman would be nice. I’m sure some people out there still want a goaltender, if only a backup. Outside of Giroux, the Flyers are pretty dreadful on faceoffs. I, for one, am not a fan of either Talbot or Fedetenko playing the fourth-line center spot, so that could be a need as well. With the trade deadline less …

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Philadelphia – Without the Flyers

President’s Day weekend found me in your city: Philadelphia. My school takes a four day weekend then and I so desperately wanted to see my best friend and come back to where I didn’t have to defend my Philadelphia Flyers love, so I went. I’ve been twice before this trip (as far as I can remember) and both times prior involved hockey. The first was my inaugural NHL game where the Flyers won against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was thrilling and I remember being unable to eat or even sit for most of the game because I was so …

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Hockey Hilarity: #HartnellDownNoMore?

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! As many of you wonderful FlyersFaithful.com readers know, Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell is on the verge of coming back into the lineup. It’ll be a huge boost to a team, both on and off the ice, as Hartnell is not only a very likable dude, he’s also fresh off his best year in the NHL and will bring even more balance to the lineup. And with the unfortunate injury …

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Around the Net February 22, 2013: Flyers lose to Florida; Read out six weeks and a “Miracle” anniversary

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Cat Scratch Fever The Flyers come home after a huge win in Pittsburgh and stink up the Wells Fargo Center:  [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Read out six weeks Matt Read was injured against the Pens and will miss significant time:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly.com] In case you missed it… Taylor Hall, cheap shot or good check? [Puck Daddy] Craig Anderson had to leave the game against the Rangers: [Kuklaskorner.com] It was 33 years ago today, when Herb Brooks told the …