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What Are You Thankful For?

In a few hours, it’s officially Thanksgiving Eve (for those of you who aren’t working that is – everyone else throw your coffee in the air). Now is when we’re supposed to take the time to acknowledge what truly makes us happy. So when it comes to Flyers hockey, even though there isn’t much going on at ice level there is still one obvious question – what are you most thankful for? The beauty of something like this when it comes to the Flyers is that there are so many things that come rushing to your mind, like saliva to the mouth …

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Weekend report finds Snider in no-win situation

Ed Snider has spent most of the last 45 years concentrating on turning the Philadelphia Flyers into a franchise which coaxes love and loyalty from its fan base and a demands a yearly windfall of cash from faithful season-ticket holders. He’s also crafted a sizeable reputation across the continent as defender of the Philly Faith against the outside forces of the rest of hockey and as the Paterfamilias of the local hockey scene through his Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, whose successful projects have included the rehabilitation and restoration of rinks around the Delaware Valley. But now, the 79-year-old Grand …

The time for talking is over... c/o Dispatch

Negative Nancy

This time last week, cautious optimism surrounding the NHL lockout was flowing like a geyser from a liberated fire hydrant, drowning the fans with sweet dreams of the sport that once was, but might still be. Suddenly, the feelings of optimism are gone, and once again those who remain powerless are left feeling power-played. The “secret meetings” (which were only a few blocks away from NHL HQ) have concluded with little ground gained. The perfunctory daily meetings between the second-in-commands appear to be happening with less frequency. Those on the outside looking in have been left to wonder how the …

Jake Voracek

Positive Vibes

I apologize for my absence last week. Hurricane Sandy left my house powerless for a few days, and I know many of us had far greater things to worry about than the sport of hockey. I hope everyone made out safely and securely, and wish nothing but the best to those who may have been affected by the tragedy that struck our Northeast community. – The NHL and NHLPA met for almost a full working day yesterday. They are also doing so today. After canceling the crown jewel of the NHL regular season in the Winter Classic, it’s about time there were …

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NHL follies continue: Winter Classic cancelled

After wild speculation for much of the last week, the National Hockey League  made it official on Friday afternoon, cancelling the 2013 Winter Classic. The game, scheduled for January 1 at Michigan Stadium to be contested by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, would have been the sixth annual outdoor contest and the fifth to take place on the first day of the calendar year. “The logistical demands for staging events of this magnitude made today’s decision unavoidable. We simply are out of time,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly in a statement issued a short time ago. …

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