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Game 28 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-2) @ Detroit Red Wings (14-7-7), 8:00pm, NBCSN After suffering an offensively embarrassing loss on Monday and running into problems the team had earlier in the season, the Philadelphia Flyers hope to return to the win column tonight on the road against the Detroit Red Wings. Philly has won two of their last three, but the last two games haven’t been pretty for the Orange and Black, as they’ve failed to create many scoring chances. Hopefully for the Flyers and their faithful a mix of desperation and injuries can lead to two points. The team responded well on …

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Detroit’s power play hurts Flyers, Philly loses 5-2

The Philadelphia Flyers lost for the fifth time this season tonight in Detroit, as they lost to the Red Wings by the count of 5-2. Niklas Kronwall had a goal and two assists and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and one assist, while Daniel Alfredsson had three helpers in the win for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots for the win, while his team produced three goals on the power play. Ray Emery had 25 stops for the visitors, while the pair of Tye McGinn and Erik Gustafsson potted goals for Philly. Unfortunately for the Flyers, this game was another loss, …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Camp Movement, Hedberg trying out with Rangers, Pitkanen out for 2013-2014

Several of the moves involving former Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers’ draft picks this week relate to NHL training camps taking shape. In addition to a Professional Try-Out for Hal Gill, the drama surrounding Daniel Cleary, and an entry-level contract handed out to Taylor Leier, a pair of goaltenders once linked to the Orange and Black are involved with other NHL clubs. One netminder is Johan Hedberg, who was invited to the New York Rangers training camp on a Professional Try-Out. With Martin Biron, yet another former Flyers’ goalie, out of camp due to personal reasons, Hedberg will join the Blueshirts and try …

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Flyers Add Cleary

The Flyers signed F Daniel Cleary to a three year deal on Monday. The deal cannot be made official until the end of the month, as the Flyers are over the salary cap until Chris Pronger is placed on the LTIR. The deal, as reported by USA Today, is worth $2.75 million over three years. Cleary became the odd man out in Detroit, where he’s played since 2005, after the Red Wings signed star winger Daniel Alfredsson and center Stephen Weiss. Cleary should fit nicely on the Flyers third line, as he produced nine goals and six assists during the …

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Assembling a Stanley Cup winner; breaking down the last seven Cup teams

It’s no secret that after losing the 2004-2005 NHL season due to a lockout, the dynamic of assembling an NHL team changed dramatically. With the implementation of a salary cap, there were a myriad of new limitations and restrictions placed on teams and how they spend their money. Rich teams could no longer try to buy themselves a Stanley Cup, while poor teams felt like they could finally compete. But is there a formula for building a Stanley Cup winning team? When you have no restrictions on how much money you can spend, there’s really limited concern about spending wisely. …

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