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Podcast Episode 69: Back Back Back

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Ilya Kovalchuk’s retirement from the NHL to return to the KHL, Fred Shero’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the lack of Lindros in the Hall, and Ron Hextall’s return to the Philadelphia Flyers. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 69 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 also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would appreciate it if you could rate it …

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Ordinary Miracles: Shero gets call to Hockey Hall

 There will be one more Philadelphia Flyers representative in the Hockey Hall of Fame…and it isn’t Eric Lindros. More than two decades after his passing, former Flyers head coach and architect of the “Broad Street Bullies,” Fred Shero, has finally been recognized as one of the immortals in the sport. He’ll be formally enshrined with the rest of the Class of 2013 on November 11 in Toronto. Head coach of the Orange and Black from 1971-78, Shero won a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and ’75, while guiding the two-time defending champions to another berth in the ’76 Final …

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”Les aventures loufoques de Herpen au Canada”

When I last appeared here, I croaked out almost 3,000 words for my young, budding writers on the often contradictory, shadowy nature of sports media. This time around, there will be nothing of the sort. Have you ever embarked on a road trip, only to be held up at Canadian customs because someone in your party decided to joke that the entire group’s purpose for crossing over was to storm the country to reclaim the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America? Did you wonder why they did it, given there were actually two firearms just kinda …

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Then and Now: Adam Oates

Adam Oates entered the league quietly and left the league just the same, but the former center was rewarded for his playing career recently when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. After he joined the Detroit Red Wings during the 1985-1986 season as an undrafted free agent out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Oates went on to finish 16th on the all-time points list with 1,420. Known as one of the game’s greatest playmakers, Oates finished sixth on the all-time NHL assists list with 1,079, which is more than Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux. Oates was one of …

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Around the Net 11.13.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Well, here we are another week with NHL hockey. As we wait for negotiations to resume, there is talk of a quick turnaround on a settlement if one occurs. We wait with baited breath. [The Hockey News]  3rd man in? Maybe a mediator can help solve this labor impasse. What a novel idea. [Philly.com] Gary Bettman is evil No season? No worries, let’s have a Hall of Fame ceremony anyway. [Puck Daddy] [Toronto Sun] That’s all for this week, join me next …

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