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Emery comes back to Philly

The revolving door of Flyers goaltending is about to become a dead heat in a merry-go-round. Mere minutes after the unofficial onset of free agency, the club announced the signing of Ray Emery to a contract. He’ll challenge “incumbent” Steve Mason for the job next year, and both men combined have come cheaper than Ilya Bryzgalov’s singular cap hit in 2013-14. No terms were disclosed, but multiple reports state it is one year for $1.65 million. “I’m excited. it’s been a crazy couple days and I got excited when I knew this would be an option,” Emery said shortly after …

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Hockey Hilarity: Taylor Hall Disagrees

This week’s hockey hilarity is about something that happened a little over a week ago. During the pre-game warm up for game three of the Stanley Cup Final, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara fell and took out Milan Lucic. It was pretty dangerous and hilarious, but mostly for a different reason, here’s the video: Last year, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall fell after stepping on a puck in warm ups: And well: People getting seriously injured is rarely, what I would call, funny, but in this case, Taylor Hall made it so by responding to a tweet sent out by …

Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks win themselves another Stanley Cup. Read on to see how several former Flyers fared in the Final.

Former Flyers Watch, Week 9: Blackhawks Reign Supreme, Win Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Blackhawks win series 4-2 Patrick Sharp: Week 3: Though Sharp failed to score a point in the last two games of the Stanley Cup Final, he was an integral part of the Blackhawks’ win. In every series of this postseason, he’s contributed in a number of ways, and finished the playoffs with a total of 16 points (10 goals, six assists). Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Jagr out of Boston, Harry Z to Pittsburgh, Ellison to NLA

A few former Philadelphia Flyers, as well as one Adirondack Phantom, were either released from their current team or found a new home for next season this week. Jaromir Jagr learned he won’t be a Boston Bruin next year, while the tandem of Harry Zolnierczyk and Matt Ellison changed clubs for the 2013-2014 season. On top of that, former Phantom Michael Ryan also switched clubs. After being traded to the Boston Bruins at the trade deadline by the Dallas Stars, Jagr helped the Bruins reach Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals before the squad bowed out to the Chicago …

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Follow the leader: learning from Chicago

In the days that have passed since the Chicago Blackhawks epic Game six win in the Stanley Cup Final, the game of copycat has already begun. The questions around the league are as prevalent as the celebrations in the Windy City. How did they do it? What made the Blackhawks better than the rest this year? How where they so damn successful this season? One thing everyone seems to agree on is the importance of patience while the losses pile up during down years. The general sentiment is that losing is important because it gives you top-end talent to rebuild …