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Uni Watch: Flyers Have 5th Best Duds in the NHL

The nifty ESPN blog Uni Watch has been putting out power rankings for the four major sports all week, and today was NHL day. The Flyers came in 5th for the best unis in the league, according to Paul Lukas, noting that they have the best look of any non-original 6 team. I myself am a big fan of the Flyers’ current look and am really glad they went back to a classic style. And while I wasn’t a big fan of the color contrasting nameplates at first, they’ve really grown on me and I love them now. Let us …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Shelley retires and becomes announcer, Printz to Allsvenskan, Rowe hangs up skates

A small number of former Philadelphia Flyers, draft picks, and players who were once linked to the organization moved this week, as three former Flyers altered their careers and a former Trenton Titan retired. The biggest news of the week relating to former Flyers is the retirement of Jody Shelley. The enforcer announced his decision to walk away from his playing career early this week, as it was also announced that he would be a broadcast associate and “team ambassador” for the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to ESPN. Shelley will be an analyst for the Flyers’ new divisional opponent, as well as an occasional TV commentator …

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Then and Now: Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco played for four different teams in the NHL over 12 seasons before he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization in January of 2003. Sacco split time with the Flyers and the Philadelphia Phantoms during the 2002-2003 campaign. After producing four goals and three assists in six games in the AHL, Sacco was called up to the Flyers and spent the rest of the season in the NHL. He had a total of six points in 34 games for the Flyers with five assists along with 20 PIMs and an even plus/minus rating. The right winger’s only …

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Short Shifts: Couturier on the point?

With the lockout basically in full effect and the two sides farther apart philosophically than our US Presidential nominees, the National Hockey League and its respective talking points have been all over the map — both in a literal and figurative sense. Because of this, these posts will be focusing on a wide array of topics with quick bits to get you in, out, and back on the bench in 30 seconds or less. What’s the Point? I wasn’t there, but it’s well documented that Sean Couturier was manning the point in the Phantoms’ Tuesday afternoon exhibition loss to the …

I don't know why, but it seems like Barry Melrose is a natural for KHL broadcasts

KHL 2Nite

Good news hockey fans, ESPN is jumping back into the hockey game! Well, no, the lockout isn’t over and NBC still has the NHL’s rights. ESPN will actually be showing KHL games this season. It’s an interesting move for a number of reasons. Hockey and ESPN have a history, to say the least. The network dropped the sport when the NHL was locked out back in 2004-05. ESPN attempted to bring it back when the TV rights were available last year, but the NHL decided to stay with NBC. I supported the league’s decision to stick with NBC. ESPN had …

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