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Last week on Flyers Faithful 10/28/13

Here are some of the highlights from the past week on Flyers Faithful:   Kevin Christmann took a look at the Flyers’ contract situation.   Fearless leader Marcello De Feo provided everyone with an update on the upcoming pub quiz.   Casey Lumbra had his latest in our Phantoms series, with a look at the current team.   Tom Zulewski gave us a roundup of what’s going on in North American hockey.   Geoff Mang made his Flyers Vines a family affair, when he got his son’s opinion on the Flyers.   Steve Jacot filled us in on the secret …

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Last week on Flyers Faithful…

Here are some of the highlights from the past week on Flyers Faithful:   Kevin Christmann took a look at Sean Couturier’s improved faceoffs through the season’s first six games.   Steve Jacot started a campaign to make “Whoomp! (There It Is)” the Flyers’ new goal song.   Mike Baumann had an excellent guest post on the issue of fighting in hockey.   Kim Pollock interviewed Riley Cote about the Phantoms.   Geoff Mang reveals what the Flyers are really doing to get Claude Giroux going.   Kim Pollock made the case to not judge Claude Giroux against Peter Laviolette’s …

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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – An Interview With Riley Cote

Riley Cote spent six seasons as an enforcer with the Flyers organization. He won the Calder Cup with the Phantoms at the end of the ’04-’05 season, the team’s Man of the Year award in ’06-’07, and the Flyer’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial trophy in ’07-’08. Cote retired in August of 2010 and was named an assistant coach of the Adirondack Phantoms. He took the time to answer a few questions regarding the team’s final season in Glens Falls. The team is now in its final season in Adirondack. Do you get the sense that the players are ready for the …

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Flight Plan: What Do We Do When We Fall Off The Horse…

The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after a loss last Sunday to the Carolina Hurricanes. They promoted Craig Berube to head coach. Since then, they are 1-2-0, as they beat the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, but lost to the Phoenix Coyotes and the Detroit Red Wings, and have scored just five goals in that span. Berube wants to institute a more defensively conscious system, with emphasis on positional play, puck support, all while playing an uptempo, skating heavy game. So far under Berube, the team has had a bit more jump than they showed in the first three games …

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Lecavalier, Hartnell Out “At Least A Week;” McGinn, Raffl Recalled

    Photo via HockeysFuture The Flyers announced last night that forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier would be lost for “at least a week” due to their respective injuries (Hartnell – upper body, Lecavalier – lower) suffered in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. And as a result, per Glens Falls, NY reporter Diana Nearhos, have recalled forwards Michael Raffl and Tye McGinn from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. I'm told that McGinn and Raffl were called up after the injuries to Lecavalier and Hartnell. — Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 12, 2013 Raffl is leading the …