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Giroux Showing Improvement in the Faceoff Circle

At one point in early April, Claude Giroux strung together a fairly dominant 10 games in the faceoff circle, winning just under 60 percent of his draws over that span. After posting seasons of 49.5% and 50% in his first 2 full seasons in the NHL, it got me wondering if he was on his way to a tangible, sustainable improvement. One of the things I admire about Sidney Crosby is that he entered the league quite poor in the faceoff department, at roughly 45%. He then worked at it and now normally comes in at a good 55-56%. Giroux …

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Flyers 2011-2012 Season: Done

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Flyers talk at closedown day

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Flyers center Claude Giroux Q: What do you see moving forward that you didn’t see two days ago? “Everything happens pretty fast. It is not a good feeling when the season is over like that. Especially when you know our team could have made more damage. At the same time, we are a very young team and going into the beginning of the season with all of the new faces, new team and the way that this team came together, we had a pretty good season and got to second round. I think that is …

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Flyers’ season ends with 3-1 loss at home

Although they came out with more energy and effort, the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Devils for a fourth straight game with a 3-1 defeat at the Wells Fargo Center tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, ending one of the most interesting playoffs in recent memory. New Jersey now awaits the winner of the Rangers/Caps series and will begin the Eastern Conference Finals some time next week. Peter DeBoer’s club reached the third round for the first time since 2003, when the Devils won the last of their three Stanley Cups. The head coach echoed some key …

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Around the Net 5.08.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at  the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Glaude Giroux will miss game 5 after being suspended for being a Flyer. [Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] “Ya gotta believe!” The Flyers think they can still win the series, now they just need to convince us. [Hockeybuzz.com] [CSN Philly] What the hell is going on here? A look at why the Flyers are down 3-1.[The Hockey Writers] [Metro.us] That’s all for this week, join me next week for …