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Looking forward: Who stays?

Planning for next season. It’s the phrase you have heard in recent days and will continue to hear after each excruciating loss and lackluster performance. It is a way of saying that season is beyond repair and that the organization will make no knee-jerk moves or hasty decisions. Take, for instance, Peter Laviolette. Whether he is a fall guy or responsible for the poor play of the team is irrelevant at this point. As Chris Therien said on the radio last night, “Each coach has an expiration date. You get hired to get fired.” It’s an inevitability, a foregone conclusion. Lavy is merely …

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Podcast Episode 57: Twirling, Twirling, Twirling!

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk about the Flyers’ descent into the bowels of the Eastern Conference and whether they should make a playoff push or suck for Seth Jones (#suckforseth). They also talk about the Flyers matchups with the Devils and Lightning, Corey Perry’s new contract with the Ducks, potentially trading for Jay Bouwmeester or Jaromir Jagr, potentially buying out Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, Sergei Bobrovsky’s play in Columbus, and lose their minds once and for all. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 57 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right …

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It’s time to say goodbye to dump and chase and emphasize puck possession

I’ve always been the kind of person to ask “why”. I tend to not just accept things as they are presented to me, but rather, I’d like to understand the nuances behind whatever it may be. I apply this same questioning to the game of hockey; and of late, particularly why the Flyers, and the game of ice hockey in general, can’t seem to rid itself of dump and chase and strongly emphasize puck possession. If you know me personally, you know that I’ve played roller hockey my entire life, into my young adulthood. I played ECRHA and AIHL hockey, …

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Flight Plan: Bolt and Rest

There is an old adage in sports: a win is a win. The Philadelphia Flyers won their last game against the New Jersey Devils in a shootout and have inched closer to climbing back into the playoff race. Unfortunately, they haven’t put themselves in a much better position by allowing the Devils a point in that game, but still, two points are two points. There has been much positive to take away from the Flyers’ current slide. They’ve been mired in a 5-5-0 run and have lost four of their last six games. At the very least, the team played …

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Shootout? Shootout! Flyers Beat Devils 2-1.

Matt Read and Claude Giroux both scored in the shootout to lead the Flyers to a 2-1 shootout victory and a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Max Talbot scored for the Flyers reversed a downward trend versus the Devils beating New Jersey for the first time in the last eight games over the last two seasons. The Flyers have now won two of the last three games. Ilya Bryzgalov was outstanding for the Flyers, stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced. Bryzgalov was also stellar in the shootout, turning away 2 of 3 Devil attempts. David Clarkson …