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Podcast Ep 84: Keith Primeau

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal talk to former Flyers captain Keith Primeau on what it means to be captain in the NHL, his career, former rival and current Flyer Vincent Lecavalier, what it’s like playing in 5 overtimes, transitioning to defensive forward, and his work towards concussion prevention and awareness in the sport of hockey. Be sure to check out his work at StopConcussions.com Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 84: Keith Primeau 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 …

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Wearing the “C” and its fabricated importance

With Claude Giroux mired in his 21 game goalless drought prior to snapping it against Edmonton on Saturday, and the Flyers in the cellar of the Metropolitan division, many people began to question Claude Giroux as captain. I’m here to tell you…just stop. Please. Fans and media alike have glamorized the Captain in hockey. As if wearing a “C” on the jersey grants its wearer the supernatural ability to drag his team forward, or if he’s not worthy, send them plummeting far from contention. A locker room is comprised (or should be) of many leaders; not just a single person. …

Doth captain hath been possessed by the heinous C! (Photo by Steve Jacot / Flyers Faithful)

The Burden

A pox, a pox, I say to thee it is a pox! The curse of Clarkie shall strike whoever shall don that damned C for the Flyers of Philadelphia! If we can lift it. IF! Then, our magical Ginger will return to his scoring ways. But if we can not, than the net shall remain empty. The C’s weight holds him back, and only the C’s weight. Certainly not injuries, or impure wingers. Alas, Claude, alas. We are lost without the true thee. Perhaps the pox can be placed on the shoulders of Vincent the Cavalier. He is indeed a …

The Flyers feelings circle, where the players express how the boos really affect them

Estebombs: Flyers Flight Night

Talkin’ ‘bout practice I went to the Flyers open practice on Thursday and it was an odd experience. 15,000+ people showed up at the Wells Fargo Center for PRACTICE (not a game). I’m not sure what I expected going in, perhaps Scott Hartnell’s version of Cirque du Soleil? A magic show from Jody Shelley? But no, it was actually just cut and dry practice. Shooting drills, odd man rushes, all of that jazz. Per Captain Claude himself: “It’s a little weird, they’re kind of there and you’re waiting for an answer from a teammate or something and you’ve got to …

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Hockey Hilarity: Congratulations from the Chief

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Well if you hadn’t read it everywhere, or hadn’t seen it on television, or heard about it on the radio, or random people on the street didn’t inform you, or your entire social media stream somehow missed it, Claude Giroux was named the captain of your Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week. There were about a million different tweets about it, most were positive, some were negative, a few were funny and this is …

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