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The death of former NHL enforcer, Bob Probert, came as a big shock to the NHL community last year. The fighter had a checkered past, riddled with drug and alcohol issues and legal troubles but he was still young (45) when he died on his boat in Ontario. At the time, his death was an isolated incident, something people hoped not to see again. Sadly, it began a trend among hockey pugilists. Less than two months later, the highly-respected Jason Smith, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and NHL tough guy, was arrested for domestic abuse last September. Nobody saw that …

Hard Choices Always Have to be Made

While us penguins continue to wilt in the usual Northeastern Summer heat, pining for the days when a cool iceberg awaits our collectively scorched behinds, thoughts about the upcoming (and too far off) season still seep their way into our Sun-addled brains. This is the first in a five-part series which intends to examine the ways the Flyers front office, though publicly professing to want to win the Cup by any means necessary, just ends up conducting business as usual year in and year out. It could have been said any time over the last 25 years: At the end of the painful …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Matt B

Matt B is a diehard Flyers Fan and blogger from New Jersey. He runs the funny Flyers blog, Down Goes Spezza. He can also spews his comedic talents on Twitter as well. He has provided us with his five reasons he loves the Flyers. 1. The Legion of Doom I’m turning 22 during the first week of the 2010-2011 campaign making me far too young to remember the days of the original Broad St. Bullies, but I grew up with these guys. My first memories as a kid of hockey involved watching the Legion of Doom destroy everything during the …

Hitting the posts: 10.29.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. The Flyers have not learned lessons from last year :: NHL Hot Stove Maybe they can learn a lesson from the Phillies, though :: Flyer Flies The Flyers are consistently inconsistent :: Versus Maybe that’s because they’re Millennials :: Flyers Goal Scored By The defense is outplaying the offense :: Delco Daily Times From a fantasy perspective, the defense has been bad :: ESPN The Flyers are just discovering Nikolay Zherdev …

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