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Hockey Hilarity: A little bit Rusty

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! We’ve been ready for NHL brand hockey to start since October and it looks as if it finally will start on January 19th. A lot of people might have forgotten that the Philadelphia Flyers have a couple new faces joining their lineup. One of those new faces is actually an old one. The guy’s name is Ruslan Fedotenko. Ruslan, who has been known to go by Rusty, was an undrafted signee of …

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Taking Stock: Offense

There were many things to hate about the lockout. One hundred and thirteen days later, the rest of the hockey world attuned only to the National Hockey League was suddenly asked to move along as if nothing happened, and pick up where it left off. Wait; where did it leave off? With the lockout dominating the conversation for so long, it is difficult to even remember what faces will be occupying the bench come January 19. Now training camp (you know, that one practice) is around the corner, and all eyes will be on the ice. The question is: what …

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Then and Now: Adam Oates

Adam Oates entered the league quietly and left the league just the same, but the former center was rewarded for his playing career recently when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After he joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 1985-1986 season as an undrafted free agent out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Oates went on to finish 16th on the all-time points list with 1,420. Known as one of the game’s greatest playmakers, Oates finished sixth on the all-time NHL assists list with 1,079, which is more than Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux. Oates was one of …

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The Seventh Day of Claudemas: Seven Memorable Game 7s

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the seventh day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me… seven memorable Game 7s in Flyers history. 7. Sabres, 2011 In the first round of the 2010-11 playoffs, the Flyers faced the Buffalo Sabres in their first …

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European Update: Bye Bye Bryz?

I’ll admit it, I stayed up way too late hoping for a new CBA, but alas, we continue to roll on with our European updates as our beloved Orange and Black continue to fight the good fight. Latest edition of your European update begins…NOW!   Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read completed his contract with Södertälje SK and has returned Stateside. Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 2. Points: 3 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) – Danny just keeps dropping dimes. Games Played: 2. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2. Claude Giroux – G has begun …