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Around the Net May 7, 2013: NHL Playoff roundup;more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. A quick personal note,my team, Team I.R., needs one more for this weekends roller hockey tourney. An NHL ringer would be greatly appreciated ( hint, hint T.J.). Fast Eddie Does Ed Snider get a pass in Philadelphia? [Philly.com- Sam Donellon] Flyers sign another goalie Niagara goalie Carsen Chubak signs with the Phantoms: [Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Stanley Cup Playoffs Even though we aren’t in it, they still carry on: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. They are …

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Saturday Morning Musings*

Something, something, intro paragraph. Fluff, yay! Let’s start off by facing the cold, hard truth. There is something like a 1% chance (with a 1% margin of error) that the Flyers could make the playoffs this season. Pointless wins are meaningless. Planning for next year is significantly more important at this point. So, what does that mean? Well, for starters, it does not mean that your loyalty as a fan is not contingent upon whether or not you want the team to win the remaining games of the season. The rational choice is to do what it takes to make …

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Flyers Hockey: The Fans

There are a number of different facets that make up the Flyers brand of hockey. In this series, we’ve discussed the team/style of play, the organization, and now it’s time to turn the focus to the fans — a group in a league all their own. Flyers fans have gained a bad rep, and while it’s true that there are a select few who deserve it, the Flyers fanbase as a whole is an incredible group of people. Passionate, fiercely loyal, the people who rise and fall and live and die with a Flyers season. These are the people who …

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Looking forward: Who goes?

Prior to curating your opinions last week, I ran down a list of the players that the Flyers should keep heading into next season. This week, I will take a different approach, stating not what should happen but what may actually happen. Throughout yesterday’s trade deadline, the team remained relatively quiet, surfacing only to claim Adam Hall off of waivers to fill Max Talbot’s spot and to swap backup goalies. The front office openly acknowledges there are many holes to fill but the restraint shown today is an indicator that Paul Holmgren is not going to overpay for players just for the sake of …

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Remembrance of Things Past

With every passing day and every passing game as the end of the 2013 season unravels before our eyes during this five-game homestand, it’s important to gain and keep perspective. We get it. You put your heart and soul and money towards this team. You have Facebook and Twitter, you are upset and have every right to complain about the way the Flyers seem to be circling the drain when a playoff spot is tantalizingly out of reach. You have the means to voice that displeasure, and you do. But why do those 140-character missives of bitterness and frustration seem …

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