Jake Voracek

Positive Vibes

I apologize for my absence last week. Hurricane Sandy left my house powerless for a few days, and I know many of us had far greater things to worry about than the sport of hockey. I hope everyone made out safely and securely, and wish nothing but the best to those who may have been affected by the tragedy that struck our Northeast community. – The NHL and NHLPA met for almost a full working day yesterday. They are also doing so today. After canceling the crown jewel of the NHL regular season in the Winter Classic, it’s about time there were …

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European Update

We’re back with your weekly European Flyer updates. All European teams appear to be heading on extended breaks until mid-November. But until then, enjoy my friends… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read has become a fan favorite as fans have began bringing signs to support Read Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 2. Points: 2 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 4. Points: 5 Claude Giroux (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 3. …

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A Look Around Europe

Hey guys! I’ll be taking over the Flyers Faithful European updates for the time being. I’ll do my best to keep you all informed to how our boys are doing overseas! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email (HMGreenblatt@flyersfaithful.com) or tweet me (@HMGreenblatt). And don’t hesitate to tell me I give terrible weekly updates. Without further ado, here are the up-to-date (as of Sunday night) stats of our Flyers: Matt Read (Sodertalje SK – Sweden) Games Played: 5. Goals: 2. Assists: 8. Points: 10 Wayne Simmonds (Crimmitschau ETC – Germany) Games Played: 9. Goals: 4. …

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Hockey Hilarity: Hartnell Hogan Halloween

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! A few weeks ago, Scott Hartnell was somewhere and posted this picture from his Twitter account:   Let’s face it: pretty much any picture involving Scott Hartnell and Hulk Hogan is funny. Of course he also had a message for former Flyer James van Riemsdyk who responded thusly: Then, I happened upon this tweet from van Riemsdyk yesterday and I got a pretty good kick out of it: So today, I’ll leave …

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Another week, another blunder by the NHL

Well, the National Hockey League has done it again! On Wednesday morning, reports began to surface about the league allowing team management personnel to speak one-on-one to their players regarding the NHL’s latest offer in an attempt to sway them towards agreeing to it. This allowance comes after the owners and general managers were forbidden from speaking to their players, and were threatened with heavy fines if they were to do so — including a $1 million penalty for offering any thoughts about the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement mess. Think about this: back in September, Scott Hartnell held his charity …