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Hockey Hilarity: Narcolepzgalov

  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! This week has been rather sad to watch again for Philadelphia Flyers fans, but being as that it’s April and there really are no other story lines around the fledgling team, it’s pretty hard for people to write about them, let alone read about them. Amidst “reports” (or whatever they’re calling it, because I really don’t have time or care enough at all to read up on it) that …

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The FLYERS are in the midst of a team meeting. ILYA BRYZGALOV is loudly snoring in the middle of the room, dead asleep. PETER LAVIOLETTE is visibly annoyed.   LAVY This is our problem right here: guys like Bryz who don’t want to pay any frickin’ attention in team meetings!   Lavy is screaming in Bryzgalov’s face, to no effect.   LAVY Hello, Earth to Ilya! Wake up!   Bryzgalov continues snoring. He’s dead asleep.   LAVY It looks like it’s happened again, boys. You’ve gotta go in and get him. Claude and Scott you’re our crew for this. Take …

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Crashing the Crease: How Many Wins Does a Low Save Percentage Cost?

At the time of my last article, I had a thought about save percentage. We often harp on it, but very rarely do we think of it in practical, dollars-and-cents terms. If a goalie A has a .900 save percentage and goalie B has a .910, for example, what does that tell you aside from goalie B is stopping more shots? A simple way to look at it is that goalie A will let up ten out of every 100 shots he sees, while goalie B only lets up nine. Big deal, right? Prompted by Eric T.’s article over at …

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Podcast Episode 60: Duck, Duck, Bryz

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the major moves at the 2013 NHL trade deadline, the Flyers’ Canadian swing against the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, and Jets, Nick Cousins joining the Phantoms, and Scott Hartnell’s “hacked” tweets.  Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 60 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 and leave a review on …

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Win streak ends in Winnipeg, Flyers lose 4-1 to Jets

The Philadelphia Flyers saw their four-game win streak snapped today in Winnipeg with a 4-1 loss to the Jets. Evander Kane and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist, while Blake Wheeler registered two assists in a four-goal second period for the Jets. Ruslan Fedotenko was the lone Flyer to beat Ondrej Pavelec, as the goaltender made 30 saves for the win. Ilya Bryzgalov made 12 saves on 16 shots against before being pulled after the conclusion of the second period. The goaltender didn’t receive too much help in terms of his defenseman clearing out rebounds in front …