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Hockey Hilarity: Number One Cop In Town

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! I know there are a lot of people out there who are really angry that Sergei Bobrovsky isn’t a Philadelphia Flyer anymore and instead plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most of them are upset because he went on to win the Vezina Trophy in the lockout shortened season that just passed, but some were legitimately annoyed because the Flyers dealt a kid with a lot of promise (even if …

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Crashing the Crease: Steve Mason and the Case for Temperance

Steve Mason, traded to the Flyers a little over six months ago, has quickly become the talk of the town when it comes to goaltending. His 0.944 save percentage in the seven games he played last season caught the attention of fans and Flyers management alike. Given Mason’s struggles in Columbus and the Flyers well-documented sojourn with Ilya Bryzgalov, it was a pleasant relief for both parties to find such a seemingly good fit. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who had just watched former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky set the league alight with game after game of spectacular goaltending in Columbus, saw …

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Saving Steve Mason

“No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but… but it might work for us.” – Dr. Tobias Funke I’ve noticed a curious thing throughout the preseason and start of the regular season: people are going out of their way to defend Steve Mason. What is it about Steve Mason that elicits this reaction? He has one excellent year under his belt, followed by a whole boatload of meh. Mason won the Calder in his rookie season with a 2.29 GAA, .916 save percentage, and 10 shutouts in 61 games back in 2008-2009. …

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Metropolitan Division Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are the oddest team of the bunch to join the Philadelphia Flyers and the other former Atlantic Division castoffs in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve had a mostly miserable existence in the Western Conference, getting picked on by teams like the Detroit Red Wings (who are in the NEW Atlantic Division — is this confusing enough for you?) and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets made a nice push for the playoffs last year, but came up a few points short. Oddly enough, they already have some division ties between a couple of major trades with the …

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Podcast Episode 67: 2013 Draft Recap with Todd Cordell

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Todd Cordell from Hockeybuzz and The Hockey Guys about the 2013 NHL Draft, including Flyers picks Samuel Morin and Robert Hägg, Seth Jones’ drop down to the 4th pick, the Devils’ big trade for Cory Schneider, and much more. The guys also touch on Ilya Bryzgalov’s buyout (time for a new intro?), the Vincent Lecavalier derby, who the Flyers are going to bring in to supplement Steve Mason in net, and celebrate Tyler Kennedy’s exile to the west coast. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 67 You can listen to the episode by following the link …