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Former Flyers Watch, Week 8: Sharp & ‘Zus Have An Exciting Game 4, Still No Goals For Jagr

Chicago’s Michal Handzus scores a shorthanded goal in the first period of Game 4 against Boston. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared in the Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Series tied 2-2 Patrick Sharp: Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff games. Week 1: It seems like Patrick Sharp’s postseason prowess has lost some of its edge, as he has now gone four …

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Then and Now: John Slaney

John Slaney was picked ninth overall in the 1990 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. The blue liner was taken after Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Mike Ricci, Jaromir Jagr, Scott Scissons, Darryl Sydor, and Derian Hatcher. After spending time with the Caps, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins, Slaney joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization. The Flyers gave Pittsburgh Kevin Stevens in exchange for Slaney, who took part in 25 games for the Phantoms in 2000-2001. The defenseman had six goals and 11 helpers to help the Phantoms reach the 2001 AHL postseason, where Philadelphia beat …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 7: Conference Finals Wrap-Up, Stanley Cup Final Begins

Boston’s Dennis Seidenberg skates against Chicago’s Jonathan Toews in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Seidenberg has been one of the Bruins’ unsung heroes during this postseason. Read on to see how his fellow former Flyers fared in Week 7 of the playoffs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Blackhawks lead series 1-0 Patrick Sharp: It seems like Patrick Sharp’s postseason prowess has lost some of its edge, as he has now gone four games without recording a point. He won 80% of his faceoffs in Game 1 against the Bruins, and took eight shots, though he failed to …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 6: Conference Finals Begin, Jagr Comes Alive

It took a while, but Jaromir Jagr finally found a spark and has scored three points in his last two games. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared in Week 6. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins – Bruins lead series 3-0 Jaromir Jagr: After going six straight games without recording a point, Jagr finally found a spark and has three points (all assists)  in his last two games against Pittsburgh. His work along the boards – battling Evgeni Malkin for the puck and winning – was a key part of the game-winning goal for Boston in …

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2013 Year In Review: Matt Read

Matt Read came to Philadelphia as a 25-year old undrafted rookie from tiny Bemidji State University. At training camp, the small forward (all five-foot-ten, 185 pounds) began turning heads immediately, and rumors swirled that he would make the team for the 2011-2012 season. He did in fact make the Flyers, and registered 24 goals and 23 assists for 57 points. Those 24 goals were league leading amongst rookies, but he wasn’t even nominated for a Calder Trophy. Read entered his second professional season with the Flyers with the risk of a “sophomore slump” and worry that his late development would …