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Hockey Hilarity: Remembering Webering

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! It’s been exactly one year and a few hours since the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber agreed on a crazy ridiculous offer sheet, which sent the whole hockey world into a tizzy. It was a ton of fun for five days until the Preds matched the offer and Weber became Predators property for life (more than likely anyway, who would want that deal with all that silly …

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Five Questions Bonus – 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Judging European Talent

Since you enjoyed the first five segments our our Five Questions series regarding the upcoming NHL Draft, the staff here at Flyers Faithful wanted to reward our loyal readers and followers with an additional bonus question. So for one last question Flyers Faithful is pleased to have  Adam Kimelman from, Mark    Edwards from, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future,  Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our  very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. It’s difficult to predict the European talent pool in any draft, but this draft in particular there seems to be a number of Swedes (Lindholm, Burakovsky, Haag, …

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Then and Now: Ville Leino

After spending parts of six seasons in the SM-liiga, Ville Leino became a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ organization for the 2008-2009 campaign. The forward spent time with the Tampereen Ilves, HPK, and Jokerit before he spent most of his first season with the Wings’ franchise in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Leino saw regular season and postseason action for both the Griffins and Red Wings during 2008-2009, as he posted 46 points in 57 games with Grand Rapids and nine points in 13 tilts with Detroit. In the AHL playoffs, Leino totaled three goals and 10 …

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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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Flyers Faithful Podcast: Instant Playoff Overreaction Ep. 1

            On this special playoff edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ exciting overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one of their playoff matchup! Flyers Faithful Podcast: Instant Playoff Overreaction Ep. 1 You can also download it from iTunes here!