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The Young and the Restless

Call me crazy, but I love what the Flyers are doing. With the exception of not signing Shea Weber, I’m very happy the Flyers did not sign Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. I’m content – no, I’m ecstatic that the Flyers have decided to use their excess money to lock up the core of their team. The latest beneficiary of the Flyers’ decision to keep their money within their team was signing power forward Wayne Simmonds to a six-year, $23 million extension. The Flyers have once again paid a handsome fee for talent and potential. As we’ve seen in the past …

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A Prospect’s Tale: Chris Zarb

When a hockey player is drafted by a pro team, it opens countless doors and presents endless possibilities. Sometimes, a player’s dreams come true, and he makes the big club and has a successful career. Other times, players remain in the minor leagues for the duration of their careers, never reaching the highest pinnacle of their dreams. Chris Zarb didn’t consider himself “on the map” until he went to play for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. It was there that he developed immensely, under coach Bliss Littler and defensive coach Tom Rudrud. Leading up to the 2004 NHL Entry …

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Point/Counterpoint: To match or not to match?

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Nick D and Bob H “discuss” whether or not the Flyers should sign their big name future restricted free agents. At the end of the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a couple big restricted free agents due for new deals. Those RFAs are Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, and Brayden Schenn. Assuming that the rules of the current CBA change, but still allow for offer sheets, and that the salary cap floors and ceilings will …

Is it Giroux's time to be captain?

Point/Counterpoint: Is it Giroux’s time to be captain?

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Kim P and Craig F discuss the possibility of the Flyers naming Claude Giroux their new captain. Point: Kim P. If the chatter surrounding the Flyers isn’t about their goaltending issues, it’s something about the captaincy. As of right now, Chris Pronger is still the official team captain. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be returning, still recovering from the after-effects of  a gruesome injury suffered last October, and the Flyers world is abuzz over who will …

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Something To Make Up

Last week was supposed to be my last skate lesson (of what I paid for) and I was hoping to share complete awesomeness about it with you guys. Unfortunately, some family stuff came up and I had to head back to Tennessee a few days early, which means I didn’t get to that lesson. Fortunately, I can make it up later. I’ve already decided that I want to continue lessons for the course of the school year. Everyone needs a break from grading essays, right? But I do have two hockey-related stories to share despite the rough week. The first …