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Podcast Ep 85: Better Off Nedved

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal return from their brief hiatus to discuss where the Flyers sit at the beginning of 2014. Topics include who’s producing on the team, whether Mark Streit’s offensive prowess is worth his defensive gaffes, Vincent Lecavalier’s back injury, the Metropolitan Division’s struggles, Team USA’s roster, PETR NEDVED, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 85: Better Off Nedved 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 find the podcast on iTunes here. You can find the podcast …

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Hockey Hilarity: Burke Family Fun

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Most hockey people like Brian Burke. He’s always been a pretty interesting character who speaks from the heart and makes no bones about the way he likes to run his teams. In September, Burke was hired by the Calgary Flames as the head of hockey operations and began a review process that led to yesterday’s events in which he fired both the general manager of the team, Jay Feaster, and …

Patrick Burke (left), Rick Mercer of the CBC (center), and Brendan Burke (right), marching in the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday, July 1.

You Can Play: Three small words, one monumental message

This past Sunday, when most hockey GMs were poring over endless notes and taking phone call after phone call regarding potential free agent signings, Toronto’s Brian Burke marched in the Toronto Pride Parade in honor of his late son, Brendan. Brendan’s brother, Patrick, a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers, marched with his father and other family members, alongside members of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Brendan was the first person who was associated with the hockey world as being openly gay. He was the student manager of the University of Miami hockey team, and had a …

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On Competing and Conceiting: Trade Deadline thoughts

Blame it on the fact that what I do for my bread and butter is sit for 40 hours a week in front of a 13″ TV and digest a constant stream of information. This was not a national holiday for me, and its responsibilities no different from any other. The reality of days like today is that it is nothing more than a last-ditch opportunity for clubs teetering on the brink of something to appear like they are doing everything to tip the scales in their favor. So when Paul Holmgren or any man in charge of the other …

Five Questions: What should fans expect to happen at the trade deadline?

Flyers Faithful asked Bill Meltzer from HockeyBuzz, NHL.com, and PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, Joshua Janet from GCobb, Michael DeNicola from Orange and Black Pack, and our very own Bob H five questions about the second half of the season. We are very grateful that they took the time to share their opinions and predictions with us. Each day of this week, we will run the answers to one of those questions. Today’s question is: What should fans expect to happen at the trade deadline? What do you think should happen at the deadline? Bill Meltzer: I think the Flyers will look to add a …

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