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Around The Net: August 6,2013: Flight Plan, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wisdom of Bill Bill Meltzer shares his knowledge:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Coyotes sale final Now they can move in 2 years. [Puck Daddy] 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. 

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Then and Now: John Slaney

John Slaney was picked ninth overall in the 1990 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. The blue liner was taken after Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Mike Ricci, Jaromir Jagr, Scott Scissons, Darryl Sydor, and Derian Hatcher. After spending time with the Caps, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins, Slaney joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization. The Flyers gave Pittsburgh Kevin Stevens in exchange for Slaney, who took part in 25 games for the Phantoms in 2000-2001. The defenseman had six goals and 11 helpers to help the Phantoms reach the 2001 AHL postseason, where Philadelphia beat …

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Around the Net June 11, 2013: Stanley Cup Finals are set; NHL Draft and trade rumors, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Trade rumors and draft news Keith Yandle’s name is popping up again with the Flyers: [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Should the Flyers go get Jonathan Bernier? (Hint:YES!): [Philly.com] Stanley Cup Finals preview The Blackhawks and Bruins meet in an Original Six matchup [The Hockey News] [Puck Daddy] Go see Dom Brown drop more bombs on the rest of baseball. Get Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …

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Then and Now: Denis Gauthier

The 2013 Eastern Conference Finals will put the Boston Bruins against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wade Redden will try and help Boston’s blue line slow down Pittsburgh’s offensive crew, which includes former Calgary Flame Jarome Iginla. Both Redden and Iginla were picked in the first round of the 1995 NHL Draft, as Redden went second overall behind Bryan Berard and Iginla went 11th overall to the Dallas Stars. Nine picks after Iginla the Calgary Flames picked Denis Gauthier. After being named to the QMJHL All-Star team and winning the Emile “Butch” Bouchard Trophy for QMJHL’s best defenseman in 1995-1996, Gauthier went …

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NHL Fandom Survey: Flyers/Penguins best rivalry in the league; Penguins the most loved and hated franchise

A friend recently pointed out an extremely interesting survey he discovered on Reddit. The survey asked for feedback from NHL fans on how they felt about all of the other franchises throughout the league. For every franchise you could choose love, like, indifferent, dislike, or hate. This information was then aggregated in a number of interesting ways. The original survey can be found here; credit to reddit poster WoundedLeprechaun. The analysis was then provided by another poster TeroTheTerror. For anyone that wants the cliff notes version; with respect to the Flyers: 9th most “Loved” team 12th most “Loved” or “Liked” team …