James van Riesmdyk

Lost in translation: What that offseason news really means

The offseason is filled with plenty of news, speculation, absurd rumors, and hyperbole. So, we at Flyers Faithful have decided to take our best shot at deciphering some of the things that you’ve heard recently. News: This was a great pick by the Flyers! He’s an absolute steal with a lot of upside and projects to be a Mike Richards-type player. What it sounds like: Holy crap, we traded Mike Richards for Mike Richards last year and drafted another Mike Richards this year! What it really means: The kid plays two-way hockey and probably scored a nice shorthanded goal when he was fifteen …

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Around the Net 06.19.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Draft time! What will the Philadelphia Flyers do in the draft this weekend? [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] Free agents aren’t free, they cost quite a bit actually… Jaromir Jagr is either going to sign with the Flyers or go somewhere else…[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] while Rick Nash is probably not coming to Philly:[Philly.com] First the Finals, now this… The Devils are still in trouble money wise:[Puck Daddy] That’s all for this week, join me …

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Review: Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator’s Guide

First written in 1993, Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator’s Guide by PJ Harari and Dave Ominsky, has been reprinted and updated numerous times. Although not quite as current as one would expect. As I started reading, I put complete trust that everything would be up to date. Why wouldn’t it be? I’ve been watching hockey since 2010 and the basic set-up of hockey hasn’t changed since then. The only thing I can think of that has evolved has been the discipline on head hits (but that’s another rant and a half). So, when I read within the first ten pages …

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Around the Net 5.29.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. One more year as a Flyer? Bill Meltzer takes a look at Jagr and the Stanley Cup Finals:[Hockeybuzz.com] It wasn’t all bad, if you think about it… A look bad at what the Flyers accomplished this season:[The Hockey Writers] Shaking it up How the handshake line has progressed over the years:[The Hockey Writers] The Stanley Cup Finals are here and no one in Philly is really happy about this A preview of the Devils and Kings:[Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] That’s …

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Point/Counterpoint: Jagr Mst Stay, Jagr Mst Go

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Nick D. and Bob H. renew hostilities on the topic of whether or not Jaromir Jagr should be back in Orange and Black next season. Point, from Nick: The Philadelphia Flyers stunned most of the National Hockey League and its fans when they lured a willing Jagr away from the KHL and signed him to a one-year, $3.3 million dollar contract. Not only was it surprising because Jagr was despised …