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Training Camp Sprints: Depth up front a concern?

When Jake Voracek left last night’s game versus the New Jersey Devils in the second period with an upper-body injury, the Flyers were faced with the disastrous notion of losing a star before the season even started. With Wayne Simmonds also sidelined due to the flu, the team is suddenly forced to dress Mike Raffl, Adam Hall, Jay Rosehill, and Chris VandeVelde to round out the offense. They acknowledged after the game that Voracek’s injury is only minor, but if a few forwards were to go down does that type of lineup give you confidence? The offense hasn’t exactly gotten …

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2013 Year in Review: Scott Hartnell

When someone leads the team in scoring and pushes the 40-goal plateau, expectations will be high on that player to maintain such a pace. It becomes an even bigger focal point when that player signs a massive contract extension that could potentially make him the highest paid forward on the team. Unfortunately for Scott Hartnell, the showman failed to deliver in a year where all eyes were on him. It all started last season, when the winger enjoyed his best year in the National Hockey League to date. Playing alongside Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr, he placed career bests in …

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Voracek escapes injury in car accident

Philadelphia Flyers Forward Jakub Voracek was involved in a car accident earlier today. Voracek crashed his Ferrari into a truck near his home town in Kladno, Czech Republic.  The 23 year-old Flyers winger was luckily uninjured in the accident.  Paul Holmgren spoke with Jake earlier in the day and released a statement about it.  “He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.  Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries.  Jake is fine,” said Holmgren. The news was first reported by a Czech news outlet (sport.cz) According to the site, Voracek tried to avoid hitting the truck …

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2013 Year in Review: Brayden Schenn

When a team trades their captain, it is inevitable that a lot of pressure will be placed on the players that come back in return. Brayden Schenn has yet to play a full season in the National Hockey League, but it’s hard to believe it based on how high expectations are on the young forward to contribute. Starting last season with injuries before finally getting a chance to stick with the club, this lockout-shortened year was his first opportunity to play an NHL season from start to finish. Though he may have fallen short of becoming a reliable secondary scoring …

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World Championship Day 2 – Giroux, Voracek, Gustafsson with assists, Bryzgalov gets the shutout

The second day of the IIHF World Championship is in the books. I’d like to summarize the most important moment of the past 24 hours. USA – Austria 5-3 Matt Carle 0+0 17:48 TOI Austria led the game by two goals just six minutes into the first period. Team USA overcame a bad start and eventually won the game 5-3. Sweden – Czech Republic 2-1 Jakub Voracek 0+1, 16:02 TOI, -1 Erik Gustafsson 0+1, 22:13 TOI, +1 After a good first game against Belarus, team Czech Republic lost to Sweden. The Czechs under performed in the first half of the game and …

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