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Bonus Lulz for the day! The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

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Laperriere retires, talks to local media

Ian Laperriere’s 17-year NHL career officially came to a close on Tuesday afternoon. The 38-year-old Montreal native did so in his last league stop of Philadelphia, where he spent one of the most eventful and emotional years of his days on ice. Over 1,083 games, the winger totaled 121 goals, 336 points and 1,956 penalty minutes for five clubs from 1993-2010. Those numbers are augmented by 13 points in 67 playoff appearances. A former seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Blues in 1992, Laperriere made his NHL debut with the Blues for one game at the end of the …

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RICE & MICE: Flyers current injury status

The first three injuries are those that are not expected to come back this season. Blair Betts has missed the entire season with a knee injury. From the sounds of things, he will likely not return to the Flyers or the NHL. Ian Laperriere has also missed the entire season and will not likely return to playing. Chris Pronger is out for the season with post concussion syndrome. After hearing that Pronger was struggling so much with the post concussion syndrome, his presence at the Flyers playoff clinching game is a good sign that he’s possibly feeling better. Then again, …

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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Dan Miller

Dan Miller is a State Farm Agent living in South Jersey. He grew up in Delaware County and disliked the Penguins before he liked the Flyers. Even as a kid, he thought a Penguin was a stupid men’s professional team mascot. He spent his youth skating at the Skatium in Havertown. Murray Craven taught him a proper wrist shot at Cobbs Creek rink the same night he offered to “go” with Dave Schultz. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. Gene Hart My Dad was a football fan. Gene Hart taught me hockey. How …

On camaraderie, enforcers, and more

Mercenary employment This evening, I had the pleasure of talking to Flyer mainstay, Bruce “Scoop” Cooper. During that conversation, I asked Cooper about Bobby Clarke’s “boys’ night out” events and the camaraderie of the Cup-winning teams. “The team was the family,” he said. “Freddie [Shero] told the wives that you won’t always see your husbands much during the season but it will be worth it in the end.’ “Orest Kindrachuk used to say, ‘We were such lemmings that if we were on a plane heading to a city and a player went to the bathroom, we all went to the …

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