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Then and Now: Andrew Alberts

Scott Hartnell often flirts with dirty play on the ice, but it doesn’t result in much more than trash talk or an action to irritate his opponent. Over the span of his 13-year professional career, the left winger has only been suspended once. In a game against the Boston Bruins on November 26, 2007, one of Beantown’s defensemen dropped to their knees to make a play on the puck near the boards. With the defender on his knees, Hartnell checked the blue liner which resulted in the defenseman’s head being slammed into the glass. Hartsy received a two-game suspension for his hit …

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Dazzlers and Duds: Laperriere v. Roenick and Carle v. Niittymaki

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …

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Dazzlers and Duds: the most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade

Several weeks back, we asked our beloved Twitter followers who were their most loved and hated Flyers of the past decade. It led to some great names and some great discussion. Well it got us thinking. In the doldrums that is August in the hockey world — not to mention the impending doom of a lockout —  we decided to put together a tournament; poll style! We’ve compiled the responses for both the Loved and Hated categories, and seeded them according to our whims and wishes. What you see before you is the result of our efforts. While we may …

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Terry Murray speaks 6/29/12

Shortly after his re-hiring back into the Flyers organization on Friday, Terry Murray gave some brief thoughts. Below is the full transcript, courtesy of the club: Q: After all your time in the NHL, what made this job attractive to you? “Well, I got a call from Paul Holmgren before the draft.  We made a commitment over the phone to do this.  There wasn’t a lot of stuff coming in from the NHL teams after I got fired in LA.  The phone rings for about four or five days and then it goes silent, and there was nothing up until …

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Murray named Phantoms head coach; Laperriere to Flyers front office

As had been rumored as far back as last week, the Flyers made it official on Friday, naming former player/assistant/scout/head coach Terry Murray the head coach of the Adirondack Phantoms. “We feel very fortunate to be able to bring Terry back to the Flyers organization as head coach of the Phantoms,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said.  “Terry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, is an excellent teacher and a strong believer in the development process of young players.” “I really appreciate the opportunity to come back to the Flyers organization and I’m really looking forward to the challenge that’s …

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