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Taking Stock: Offense

There were many things to hate about the lockout. One hundred and thirteen days later, the rest of the hockey world attuned only to the National Hockey League was suddenly asked to move along as if nothing happened, and pick up where it left off. Wait; where did it leave off? With the lockout dominating the conversation for so long, it is difficult to even remember what faces will be occupying the bench come January 19. Now training camp (you know, that one practice) is around the corner, and all eyes will be on the ice. The question is: what …

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The NHL’s Day of Atonement

In case you missed it, the Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur passed on Tuesday night. As many of you know, I am Jewish. On Yom Kippur, my fellow Jews and I sit in synagogue, fast, and pray for atonement for our sins for the past year. Furthermore, we, as a people and individually need to apologize to those we have hurt. Yom Kippur got me thinking not just about who I may have caused harm to (namely my fantastic editor Kim Pollock with the random times I e-mail her my weekly piece), but what I would be apologizing for if I …

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The Flyers as Assets: Part I

If you care about the Flyers enough to be scouring the web for Philly-centric hockey news in the dog days of Summer, then you’re already well aware of the lack of available free agents that can significantly impact this team going forward. With few guys left to choose from in the open market, it would seem that any big changes to the roster will have to come via trade. When James van Riemsdyk was traded earlier in the off-season, the public response varied immensely based on each person’s individual assessment of him as an asset to the team. Some regarded …

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Around the Net 06.26.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. A look back at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the JVR trade A few recaps of the draft for the Flyers and around the NHL: [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [The Checking Line] [NHL.com] Super Schenn Brothers The trade that was rumored last year finally happened:[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] So, you want to be a free agent? Will the Flyers sign a big time free agent come July 1st? [Hockeybuzz] [Philly.com] That’s all for this …

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Around the Net for 2.28.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week we look at the NHL trading deadline which passed yesterday, and the deals (or lack thereof) that went down. No news is good news for JVR: The NHL trading deadline came and went and the Flyers stood pat on the day in question — but that means little as Paul Holmgren was active in the week leading up to the final day of dealing. The Pavel Kubina and Nick Grossman deals were all the tinkering the Flyers’ front office felt they needed. …

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