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Atlantic Watch: Rangers on Winning Streak, Islanders on Point Streak, Devils Need Brodeur, Players Lost on Waivers

The Philadelphia Flyers started the week with a pair of wins, but ended the seven-day stretch on a sour note with a frustrating loss in New York last night. The Orange and Black need to grab some points this week, as two of their three contests over the next seven days are against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. Philly started the week with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Claude Giroux scored just 23 seconds in and Wayne Simmonds converted on a power-play chance a little over four minutes into …

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Podcast Episode 55: Dave Isaac

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Dave Isaac from the Courier Post and 97.3 ESPN Radio about the state of the Flyers, the addition of Simon Gagne, Jakub Voracek’s stellar play, Erik Gustafsson, Ilya Bryzgalov, and more. The guys also talk about trade possibilities for the Flyers, the Blackhawks streak without a regulation loss, recap the Flyers’ wins over the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators, and find out which Atlantic Division rivals you’d like to take on in a fight. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 55 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or …

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Reader (Or, A Tale of Two Gagnes)

MATT READ stands in the Flyers locker room talking to ILYA BRYZGALOV about the movie Looper. ILYA BRYZGALOV So the Bruce Willy he heff to fight himself but he also different guy?  MATT READ Well, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays the younger version of Willis’ character. BRYZ Then why they fight? Can’t they fight bad guys together like Turner and Hooch? READ You’re missing the point Bryz, the thing is…. Read sees the newly acquired SIMON GAGNE walk into the room.    READ Who the hell is that?  BRYZ I think that old you with cool hair. You fight to the death now? …

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Flight Plan: Rivalry Week

The Philadelphia Flyers have won five of their last seven contests after taking a 2-1 decision yesterday against the Ottawa Senators. They have been getting good play and consistent production from their top two lines, and Ilya Bryzgalov has been steady, if not terrific, on most occasions. The Flyers have two days off before staring a week full of intense rivalry games. They begin by taking a ride up I-95 to New York to face off against the New York Rangers, returning home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally ending the week in Boston to see the Boston Bruins …

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A hero returns, and a fond farewell

I feel like it was pretty obvious what I would be writing about this week. One of my all-time favorite Flyers (and your most loved Flyer) returned to Philadelphia to once again don the Orange and Black sweater. That man, of course, is #12, Simon Gagne. My love goes back to my years in high school. I recall reading about Gagne and how he would be the “next superstar” in Philadelphia. Although Gagne never gained “superstar status,” he was a star in the NHL. At just 33 years of age, Gagne – barring health issues – can continue to be …