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Flyers should be much improved in the faceoff circle

While many Flyers fans are quite pleased with the Flyers’ offseason so far, one area where I am most excited to see some probable improvement is in the faceoff department. With the re-signing of fourth line center candidate Adam Hall, and the signing of Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers add some capable centerman to a young group. The Flyers finished 23rd in the league in faceoffs as a team in 2012-2013. Claude Giroux was their only reliable drawman which resulted in him taking a league leading 1182 faceoffs. The next closest Flyer was Sean Couturier at 553 attempts. While Giroux was …

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Forward thinking: Questions at left wing?

When the Philadelphia Flyers introduced their free agent acquisitions to the world yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center, Paul Holmgren wasted no time mentioning how deep Vincent Lecavalier makes the team down the middle of the ice as he sees it. “With [Claude] Giroux, Lecavalier and [Sean] Couturier as your three centers, you’re pretty good. That’s pretty good,” said Homer, after acknowledging the ability of guys like Matt Read and Max Talbot to step in for a few draws as well – something he believes makes the team “better off.” It’s tough to disagree with the man, and not just because …

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Podcast Episode 68: Noted Jerkcast With PHT’s Joe Yerdon

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Joe Yerdon from ProHockey Talk about the first weekend of free agency, the Flyers’ acquisitions of Vincent Lecavalier, Mark Streit, and Ray Emery, Danny Briere’s deal in Montreal, Daniel Alfredsson’s move to Detroit, Bobby Ryan’s trade to Ottawa, whether Ilya Bryzgalov will ever find a home, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 68 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 also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying …

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Partway through Day One of Free Agency, it’s time to give Homer some credit

So here we are a mere few hours after free agency kicked off at noon on July 5; but it appears as if the Flyers may call it a day.  I’ve often been a pretty harsh critic of Paul Holmgren in the past, but he gets top marks from me after Day one. Homer has a history of being the first to market and doing whatever it takes to get the guy he wants. Often that may involve having to make a secondary move to fit in the initial one. Or, as was often the case in the past, being …

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Hockey Hilarity: Claude Giroux Wants The Flyers To Remember Names

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! This year, the Philadelphia Flyers finally drafted for need at a position rather than the best player available when they picked up Samuel Morin as their first selection at 11th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He’s kinda hard to forget as he is 6’6″ tall and weighs a solid 203 lbs for a 17-year-old kid who is from Lac-Beauport, Quebec. Morin is projected to be a shutdown defender …