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The JVR Conundrum

I don’t want Rick Nash. I don’t want his $7.8 million cap hit. I don’t want his $7.6 million dollar salary. I don’t want Rick Nash. I’m not sure I want James van Riemsdyk anymore, either. Whether Howard Eskin’s report of JVR delaying his torn hip labrum surgery in an effort to not get traded is true or not, JVR needs to speak up. If Eskin’s report is true, I am not upset with JVR. In all honesty, I actually like him a little bit better. The fact that he would delay surgery because he loves Philadelphia so much is …

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Point/Counterpoint: Trading for Rick Nash

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Marcello D and Kim Q debate whether the Flyers should trade for Rick Nash. Point: The Flyers should trade for Nash By Marcello D Throughout the 2011-12 season, the Flyers fell short to the New York Rangers in each of their six match-ups, including a 2-0 shutout in November that started the season series. The team simply could not break through New York’s impermeable defense. The reason why is simple. …

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Atlantic Watch: 2/22-2/28

The end of their four-game road trip wasn’t pretty for the Flyers, as their only two points came in a shootout win against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. With a pair of shutout losses, the Flyers have now been shut out five times this season. The Flyers hope two games against Eastern Conference teams below them in the standings will help them gain ground in a fight for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. On Thursday, the Flyers failed to put a puck past Devan Dubnyk a single time in a 2-0 loss against the Edmonton Oilers. Taylor …

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Flyers Faithful Podcast, Episode 6: Tradestravaganza?

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Matt P from The 700 Level as well as Eric Golden (aka Turtle) from the Mike and Ike Show on WIP!  We discussed the lack of major moves from the Flyers at the trade deadline and what we can expect from the Flyguys for the rest of the season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 6 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying it please leave a review and I will consider buying you a cup of coffee.

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Around the Net for 2.28.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week we look at the NHL trading deadline which passed yesterday, and the deals (or lack thereof) that went down. No news is good news for JVR: The NHL trading deadline came and went and the Flyers stood pat on the day in question — but that means little as Paul Holmgren was active in the week leading up to the final day of dealing. The Pavel Kubina and Nick Grossman deals were all the tinkering the Flyers’ front office felt they needed. …