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Podcast Episode 65: Two Weeks

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the 2013 playoffs to this point, look at the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the Bruins and Blackhawks, the Rangers firing of John Tortorella, the Penguins difficulties in the Eastern Conference Finals, and muse about the inevitably absurd Flyers offseason. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 65 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would appreciate …

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Around the Net June 11, 2013: Stanley Cup Finals are set; NHL Draft and trade rumors, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Trade rumors and draft news Keith Yandle’s name is popping up again with the Flyers: [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Should the Flyers go get Jonathan Bernier? (Hint:YES!): [Philly.com] Stanley Cup Finals preview The Blackhawks and Bruins meet in an Original Six matchup [The Hockey News] [Puck Daddy] Go see Dom Brown drop more bombs on the rest of baseball. Get Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …

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A Stick Tap to Boston and an Ode to Sports

Sports are an amazing thing. Games, and the athletic culture which wraps around society as part of the 24-hour news cycle, are needed in a variety of ways. This was all too obvious over the past couple of weeks. Sports, and the refuge it provides from the nastiness of the outside world, were a big reason that we, as a country, were able to move forward after the horrendous bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15. My thoughts are not here to belittle what happened on that fateful Monday. Three people lost their lives in the …

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Saturday Morning Musings*

Something, something, intro paragraph. Fluff, yay! Let’s start off by facing the cold, hard truth. There is something like a 1% chance (with a 1% margin of error) that the Flyers could make the playoffs this season. Pointless wins are meaningless. Planning for next year is significantly more important at this point. So, what does that mean? Well, for starters, it does not mean that your loyalty as a fan is not contingent upon whether or not you want the team to win the remaining games of the season. The rational choice is to do what it takes to make …

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Five Questions: Fixing the Flyers

Flyers Faithful revisited a former recurring feature, Five Questions, to address some current hot and important topics, including the draft, prospects, and the future of the Flyers. For this edition of Five Questions, we asked John Saquella, Jim Butler, James Centifonti, Joshua Janet, and our very own Jared Abbott to participate. Below, you will find their answers to today’s question. If you were currently the General Manager of the Flyers, how would you go about fixing the defense without decimating the core of the team? John Saquella: I feel, rather strongly, that a lot of the team’s defensive issues are due …

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