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Around the Net May 14, 2013: Playoff roundup; Leafs collapse, Caps fall to Rangers, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Stanley Cup Playoffs Caps fall apart, Ovie thinks conspiracy: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Bruins rally, while Leafs flounder again: [] [] Conference Semi-Final schedule: [Kuklas Korner] Go see a game,get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.     

Hockey Hilarity: Ovechkin Unplugged

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! So maybe you’re watching the NHL Playoffs, maybe you’re not. Sometimes players score pretty goals. This was the case here as Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers potted a beauty against the Washington Capitals: Unfortunately on this play, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was real lazy in “playing defense” and while he’s been pretty stellar over the second half of the season and decent in this series, this was pretty …

Lord Stanley and yours truly

Around the Net May 3, 2013: My day with Stan,Flyers aftermath, NHL Playoff roundup, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. I got to meet Lord Stanley yesterday. It had been awhile, but he promised me I would see him again next year. I wonder what he meant by that… Flyers post mortem Is Jeff Reese to blame? [Broad Street Hockey] Bill Meltzer gives his thoughts: [Hockeybuzz- Bill Meltzer] Eric Lindros and his legacy: []  Stanley Cup Playoff roundup The Hockey News has it all: [The Hockey News] Lars Eller got blasted by Eric Gryba and it wasn’t pretty: [Puck …

Poll: Who do you want to win the Stanley Cup?

With the Flyers opting (yes…opting…that was it) not to participate in this year’s playoffs, and after a great first night of playoff hockey last night, there are a lot of great storylines. Do you root for a team out West? A former Flyer? An underdog? Who do you want to win the Stanley Cup this year?

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Flight Plan: Struggles Continue

This was a good week to see how the Philadelphia Flyers stack up against some of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference. The results however, were not good. The Flyers, now losers of three straight, will look to find any kind of way to get back on track and win some games going forward of they will be golfing in May instead of playing Stanley Cup Playoff hockey. Later today the Flyers will host the Buffalo Sabres, then have a home and home against the New Jersey Devils. You can get tickets for those games here: Where normally …