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Crashing the Crease: Long-term Shootout Shortcomings

We’re all Flyers fans here. Given that, we know the areas where the Orange and Black have consistently come up short. One of those, pardon my French, most damnably obvious areas has to be the shootout. The reality of just how bad this team is after the 65-minute mark may not be grasped by all, but a quick look at the stats reveals that the Flyers are very comfortable basement dwellers here. Thanks in large part to Winnipeg’s only having played in eight shootouts since re-expanding into the league, the Flyers sit firmly in 29th place in shootout wins. Their …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Giroux Extension v. Carter Trade and Gagne Trade v. Bryzgalov Trade and Sign

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Carter Trade v. Read Signing and Nodl Waiving v. Bryzgalov Trade and Sign

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

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European Update: Read Breaks Goalless Drought

So, let me get this straight, the NHL and NHLPA went to mediation for 48 hours, and that’s it? Great, this is working out real well. Latest edition of your European update begins…NOW!   Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read breaks out of his goalless drought (3 games) and lights the lamp. Games Played: 2. Goals: 1. Assists: 1. Points: 2 Nicklas Grossmann (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Why you heff to leave, Grossmannnnn? Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 0. Points: 0. Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) – There’s the Danny B. we know and …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Matt Read Signing v. Jagr Signing and Lilja Signing v. Bryzgalov Trade and Sign

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …