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Armchair GM: Five minutes on CapGeek will quell your fears

So, you’re freaking out because the Flyers acquired Mark Streit for a prospect who would never play in the NHL and a 2014 mid-level draft pick. He’s like a million years old and wants like a billion dollars a year. The Flyers have no cap space and OH MY GOD THIS TEAM IS SCREWED! Step back from the ledge. Everything is going to be OK. To prove it, I spent a total of five minuts putting together a roster on CapGeek that included buyouts, improving the defense, and re-signing free agents while still leaving over $3 million in cap space …

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The Tenth Day of Claudemas: 10 Players Who Should Have Won the Cup as Flyers

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the tenth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…ten Flyers that Steve J. wishes he had seen win the Stanley Cup with the Flyers. Eric Desjardins Rico! Eric Desjardins was as reliable a defenseman as the …

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The Second Day of Claudemas: Two Non Howe Twos

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the second day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…two Flyers who wore the number two that aren’t the great Mark Howe! Mark Howe finally made it into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year, and the …

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As the world turns

Each of the 30 teams in the NHL shares one common goal: winning the Stanley Cup. Yet no two teams take the same route to the Cup. There are just too many variables involved. If it was as simple as following the plan that brought the reigning champ to victory, every team would inevitably go the same route but the fact of the matter is that it is not the case. Teams are restricted by any number of factors, including the salary cap, funds available, and/or the ability the draft and develop talent. In the case of a big market …

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Flyers Mailbag #2

Welcome to the second installment of the Flyers Mailbag, where we take readers’ (not-so-serious) questions and answer them in the least sensible way possible. Many thanks to Steve Jacot (@Estebomb) for contributing to this edition. If you’d like to submit a question, feel free to tweet at me or comment here. From Nick Dobrowolski (@NickDobo): Is it wrong to sing the Brohymn, real loud and out of key, to try to drown out the lame Doop song after goals? Not at all. A lot of Flyers fans miss the old goal song. I, personally, curse Danny Briere every time I hear it. …

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