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2012 Stanley Cup Final Staff Predictions

No matter that trying to divine the finishing point or the winner of any league and any series is like trying to squeeze water from a stone, it’s basically the responsibility of any sports-based web site to wrench predictions out of its crack staff for the playoffs. We here at Flyers Faithful certainly aren’t above it!  Below are our staff predictions for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.  Leave your own predictions in the comments below!

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Podcast: Episode 25, Sunstroke

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings with The Royal Half!  They discuss the Flyers West name, the Kings’ playoff run so far, and the state of hockey in LA. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 25 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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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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Flyers West Update: Gagne Nearing A Return?

There has been a flurry of activity surrounding Simon Gagne over the last two weeks. First, it was announced that he had been cleared for contact – terrific news after he’d been suffering from concussion-related issues over the past five months. Then, it was announced that he had participated in a full practice with his teammates. Most recently, it was announced that Gagne will make the trip to New Jersey with the rest of the Kings for the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. So what does this all mean for Gagne, who hasn’t played a game since sustaining a …

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Flyers West Update: Journey to Cup Finals Is A Team Effort

The Los Angeles Kings have had a remarkable run so far in these playoffs. They’ve knocked off the top three seeded teams in the West and have earned a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals. They’ve won all eight games on the road during the playoffs, and went 12-2 overall. And they did it all as a team. You might be saying to yourself, “Well, duh.” It’s true that sometimes, one player or one part of the team carries the rest on their back. An outstanding goalie can make up for a lackluster offense, or a group of high-scoring forwards …