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Around the Net April 26 2013: Flyers beat Isles; Voracek wins Bobby Clarke Award, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers team awards announced Jake Voracek was voted MVP, Kimmo won the Barry Ashbee: [Broad Street Hockey] [CSNPhilly-Tim P.] [The Checking Line] Flyers win, screw up draft position The Flyers win a game the Islanders actually wanted to win: [Philly.com] Around the NHL Eric Karlsson is a medical miracle: [Kuklas Korner] [Ottawa Sun] The Rangers made the playoffs and won’t get out of the first round. You heard it here first.[Puck Daddy] Need tickets? Go here for your …

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Jakub Voracek Snags MVP Honors as Flyers Name Winners of Team Awards

In a pre-game ceremony held before the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders on Thursday night, the organization handed out its annual team awards. Read on to learn which players received MVP honors, the award for best defenseman, and the most improved player award, among others. Bobby Clarke Trophy (Most Valuable Player) Jakub Voracek Voracek enjoyed his best season as a professional in 2013, setting a career high in goals with 21 (previously 18), and nearing a career high in points with 45 (career high of 50). He trails only Claude Giroux (47) in scoring. When you consider the fact that he …

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Atlantic Watch: Pens at the top of the Eastern Conference, Islanders clinch playoff spot, Rangers hanging on to eighth

After learning that they wouldn’t be in the playoffs for the second time in the last 18 seasons, the Flyers pulled off two straight wins. The Orange and Black look to end the campaign on a strong note with one more home game and one more away game. The Flyers were shut out by Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils on Thursday in a 3-0 loss at the Wells Fargo Center. Brodeur stopped 23 shots from the Flyers to end the Devils’ 10-game losing streak, while the trio of Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini, and Adam Henrique scored in Jersey’s …

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R&R given two-year contract extensions

The Dueling Fists of Fury have been given a vote of confidence by the Flyers’ front office, as both Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill were signed to two-year contract extensions on Wednesday evening. The former recorded three goals and five points to go along with 85 penalty minutes in 32 games for the Flyers but has been out of action since April 3 with a high-ankle sprain of his left leg. The latter has posted one goal and 47 penalty minutes in seven games since his acquisition from Anaheim for Harry Zolnierczyk. Points given to Rinaldo for transforming himself in …

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Saturday Morning Musings*

Something, something, intro paragraph. Fluff, yay! Let’s start off by facing the cold, hard truth. There is something like a 1% chance (with a 1% margin of error) that the Flyers could make the playoffs this season. Pointless wins are meaningless. Planning for next year is significantly more important at this point. So, what does that mean? Well, for starters, it does not mean that your loyalty as a fan is not contingent upon whether or not you want the team to win the remaining games of the season. The rational choice is to do what it takes to make …