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On Brayden Schenn and concussions

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn took a tremendous hit from the Capitals’ Tom Wilson in a recent game that knocked Schenn out of the game and resulted in Wilson being booted. Wilson launched himself into Schenn like a missile. If there wasn’t intent to injure on that hit, you could have fooled me.   It came out yesterday that Schenn is feeling pretty well, other than a stiff neck. Sure, no big deal. He’s going to play in tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets! Flyers doctors said he was good to go without a baseline concussion test. No harm, no foul, …

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Podcast Ep 84: Keith Primeau

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal talk to former Flyers captain Keith Primeau on what it means to be captain in the NHL, his career, former rival and current Flyer Vincent Lecavalier, what it’s like playing in 5 overtimes, transitioning to defensive forward, and his work towards concussion prevention and awareness in the sport of hockey. Be sure to check out his work at StopConcussions.com Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 84: Keith Primeau 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 …

Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 3: Zac Wylde

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Adam Pardes from The Checking Line to discuss the Flyers’ no good weekend and their raffle for CHOP as well as Zac Rinaldo, Bryz (as is tradition), concussions and players we used to hate but now love.  You can listen below: Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 3 Or download the podcast from our now working iTunes link!

JvR out with concussion

Everybody wondering “What’s wrong with James van Riemsdyk?” now has an answer, so they can stop gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over it. From the desk of Flyers GM Paul Holmgren late this morning: “James was hit in the head in each of our last two games. He reported yesterday, not feeling like himself. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.” I agree with some sentiments over the internets today, that there’s a new way to mask injury issues: rampant trade rumors. Van Riemsdyk was limited to 15 shifts totaling 10:32 on ice in Thursday’s 3-2 win …

G Whiz, Mister, this is an easy one…

Usually when the big news du jour is splayed out over media both old and new, the rush to judgment and the rush to publish creates headlines like “Why X is X” or the opposite “Why X is Y,” as if the authors subtly question your intelligence and need to suck you in with the promise of an argument or debate, or a simple explanation of the issue at hand. But when it comes to the status of Claude Giroux, his concussion and his potential return as soon as tonight in Dallas, I owe it to the readers of this site not to …

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