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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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Around the Net March 1, 2013:Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell are back; O’Reilly signs with Avs, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Claude Giroux missed Scott Hartnell: [Philly.com] Philly missed Simon Gagne: [The Checking Line] Harry Z missed a suspension from Mr. Shanaban: [The 700 Level] [Philly.com] Tom Sestito and Michael Leighton were waived: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Avs match the Flames offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly: [NHL.com] All the twitter feeds you’ll ever need in one place: [Broad Street Hockey] Go get some Philadelphia Flyers tickets today. That’s all for this week, join me next week for …

Poll: Will Gagne’s Return Benefit the Flyers in the Long Run?

To the surprise and happiness of many a Flyers fan, the team acquired former player Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Gagne spent ten years with the Flyers before being traded to Tampa Bay in the summer of 2010. After one season with the Lightning, he signed with the Los Angeles Kings and won his first Stanley Cup with them this past season. Gagne brings skill, scoring ability, and a veteran presence to the team, and his return marked a strong win for the Flyers over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. But from this point forward, …

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Crashing the Crease: Bryzgalov Wearing Down?

How much can one reasonably expect from a goaltender when playing him almost nightly behind a worn down, somewhat-ramshackle NHL defense? If you live in Philadelphia, the answer may be to simply look at his cap hit for your answer. Recently, there’s been a lot of talk regarding Ilya Bryzgalov and how well he “should” be playing based on his AAV of $5.67 million. In a lot of ways, it’s a reliable fallback story for a season full of nearly regular Jekyll-and-Hyde nights where serious hockey analysis of defensive breakdowns and failed offensive forays will bore and confuse the average …