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Hockey Hilarity: Through the Grape-Vine

  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! If you’re a hockey fan, you use social media, and you don’t follow the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Paul Bissonnette at @BizNasty2Point0 I don’t understand you as a person because you’re missing out on gems of tweets like this. Bissonnette discovered Vine, a video app released recently which allows users to create short video clips and upload them. Some of them are really neat, and some of them are ridiculous. Here is …

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Atlantic Watch: Flyers aren’t out yet, Pens clinch the division, Islanders sit in seventh, Devils endure long losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers entered this week on a winning streak, but they left it on a losing skid and can now only hope they receive some help to make the postseason. With four of their final nine games coming up in the next week, the Orange and Black will likely find out if they will be heading to the playoffs by April 17th. The Flyers won their third straight game on Wednesday night with a 5-3 comeback decision over the Montreal Canadiens in Philly. Wayne Simmonds tied the game with a little over five minutes left before Erik Gustafsson’s first …

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Rumors and rumblings! Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle

  With the trade deadline now just 24 hours away, the rumors are going to begin pouring in.  Big market teams, like the Philadelphia Flyers, are always in the mix when star players are reportedly available.  Today in the rumor mill, according to Dave Davis of Kuklas Korner, as originally reported by The Fourth Period, the Flyers have contacted the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes regarding Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle. The Fourth Period writes, “Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has kicked the tires on Anaheim Ducks sniper Bobby Ryan, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr and Buffalo …

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Second Period Hurts Flyers, Lose 5-2 in Toronto

The Philadelphia Flyers’ troubles away from the Wells Fargo Center continued tonight, as they were pummeled by the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 at the Air Canada Centre. Matt Frattin had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, while Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri each had two assists in front of their home crowd. Colton Orr had the game-winning goal and James van Riemsdyk scored against his former team, as James Reimer earned the victory despite leaving the game early in the second period due to an injury. Ben Scrivens did amazing in relief, as he stoned 31 of …

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Around the Net 02.01.13

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… Jon Sim is still playing hockey: [The Checking Line] [Poststar.com] Claude Giroux is in a slump and Danny Briere is moving to the top line to help: [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Flyers vs. Capitals preview: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Metro.us] Thomas Vanek is on fire: [Puck Daddy] The mess that is the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes continues: [ESPN] [Puck Daddy] [USA Today] Need tickets? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next …