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Flyers West Update: Kings In Familiar Territory

The Kings were eyeing up a series sweep and their first trip to the Finals since 1993 when they walked into the Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, they didn’t get their prize, unable to put down the Coyotes for good. It will take at least one more matchup to clinch the series and a trip to the next round. Is this deja vu? Are we back in the Western Conference Quarterfinals? Nope, but the Kings are in very familiar territory after losing to Phoenix for the first time this best-of-seven set. And if recent history is on their side, …

Jeff Carter

Flyers West Update: Carter Comes Alive

Before the Kings traded Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round pick to the Blue Jackets back in February, they were the lowest goal-scoring team in the league. They needed a proven scorer, and they also needed someone who could provide depth. Enter Jeff Carter, apparently now the jewel in the crown. Despite Carter’s impressive regular season numbers — he led the Flyers in goals his last three seasons with the team and has had four 25-plus goal seasons in the NHL — his playoff performance has always been questioned. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Carter made a …

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Then and Now: Mike York

In his first few weeks as General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, Paul Holmgren made a handful of trades in an attempt to pull Philly out of last place in the NHL. With the Orange and Black in the midst of a seven-game losing streak to drop to a record of 8-21-4, Holmgren pulled the trigger on his fourth deal in office. After he acquired Darren Reid, Todd Fedoruk, and Alexei Zhitnik in separate deals, Holmgren grabbed Mike York from the New York Islanders in exchange for Randy Robitaille and a fifth-round pick in the 2008 NHL draft. The Isles chose Matt Martin with the …

Podcast

Podcast: Episode 22, I’ll Take The Crab Juice

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the remaining teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ilya Bryzgalov’s translated interview, Patrick Kane’s adventures in Wisconsin, and enduring a series between the Devils and Rangers. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 22 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 5.15.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.  The 2011-2012 Philadelphia Flyers: A post mortem. A final look back at the Devils series and what went wrong: [Hockeybuzz.com] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] The best may yet still be to come. The Flyers are young and will only get better, so look out in 2012-2013: [The Hockey Writers] Sean Couturier is 19 years old and is really good already: [Hockeybuzz.com] Old Time Hockey. Remember the good old days? I do…and I miss them: [The 700 Level] The …