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Flyers should be much improved in the faceoff circle

While many Flyers fans are quite pleased with the Flyers’ offseason so far, one area where I am most excited to see some probable improvement is in the faceoff department. With the re-signing of fourth line center candidate Adam Hall, and the signing of Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers add some capable centerman to a young group. The Flyers finished 23rd in the league in faceoffs as a team in 2012-2013. Claude Giroux was their only reliable drawman which resulted in him taking a league leading 1182 faceoffs. The next closest Flyer was Sean Couturier at 553 attempts. While Giroux was …

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Podcast Episode 68: Noted Jerkcast With PHT’s Joe Yerdon

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Joe Yerdon from ProHockey Talk about the first weekend of free agency, the Flyers’ acquisitions of Vincent Lecavalier, Mark Streit, and Ray Emery, Danny Briere’s deal in Montreal, Daniel Alfredsson’s move to Detroit, Bobby Ryan’s trade to Ottawa, whether Ilya Bryzgalov will ever find a home, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 68 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying …

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Partway through Day One of Free Agency, it’s time to give Homer some credit

So here we are a mere few hours after free agency kicked off at noon on July 5; but it appears as if the Flyers may call it a day.  I’ve often been a pretty harsh critic of Paul Holmgren in the past, but he gets top marks from me after Day one. Homer has a history of being the first to market and doing whatever it takes to get the guy he wants. Often that may involve having to make a secondary move to fit in the initial one. Or, as was often the case in the past, being …

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Hall returns on one-year contract

In a minor move Thursday, the Flyers brought back unrestricted free agent center Adam Hall on a one-year contract.   Claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay on April 3 upon the news that Max Talbot sustained a season-ending leg injury, he appeared in 11 games for the Orange and Black last season and didn’t register a point. However, Hall proved more than adequate in the face-off circle, winning 141-of-354 in the dot for a 56.2-percent success rate. Over 10 seasons in the NHL, including stints with the Predators, Rangers, Wild, Penguins, Lightning and Hurricanes, Hall has totaled 65 goals and …

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It’s buyout day (and errybody celebratin’)

Today is the day that we bid farewell to two of the highest paid Flyers, Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere, as the team will exercise their two compliance buyouts on them. This leaves a gaping hole in net (one could argue there’s been a gaping hole there for 15 or so years, though) and one fewer center on a team that arguably has too many centers. But do they? Claude Giroux can play wing and The team has toyed with the idea of moving Brayden Schenn there too. Beyond Scott Laughton and maybe Nick Cousins, there is little in the …