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Lockedupations

You know those polls at sporting events that they put up on the jumbotron where they ask the athletes what they’d do if they weren’t an athlete? We all laugh with glee at the thought of alternate universe Bernie Parent hosting a variety show or Dan Carcillo as a high school janitor. With a lockout looming on the horizon, Kim and Steve have speculated what the current Flyers will end up doing with no hockey to play. Scott Hartnell & Kimmo Timonen: Fighting crime as The Orange Hartnell and Kimmo When Scott Hartnell decides to take the law into his …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Giroux v. Boucher and Zherdev v. Brashear

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …

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Hockey Hilarity: Ginger… Snap!

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! Claude Giroux’s breakout season this year was rewarded by an overwhelming show of fan support as he was voted to be the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NHL ’13. It’s a pretty cool thing and cements the Hearst, Ontario native as one of the top young stars in the league. But what all that talent and all those votes can’t change is a single, undeniable truth: Claude Giroux is a ginger. It’s …

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Dazzlers and Duds: the most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …

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The Flyers as Assets: Part I

If you care about the Flyers enough to be scouring the web for Philly-centric hockey news in the dog days of Summer, then you’re already well aware of the lack of available free agents that can significantly impact this team going forward. With few guys left to choose from in the open market, it would seem that any big changes to the roster will have to come via trade. When James van Riemsdyk was traded earlier in the off-season, the public response varied immensely based on each person’s individual assessment of him as an asset to the team. Some regarded …