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The pros and cons of the Talbot/Downie swap; a quick analysis of the trade

So the Philadelphia Flyers traded Max Talbot for former Flyer first-rounder Steve Downie, eh? I was stuck with an exceptionally busy workday so I haven’t even had the pleasure of reading other opinions yet. All I’ve seen are a few tweets on the matter. With that, I wanted to quickly comment on some of the common themes I’m seeing from people on why this was a good trade, and why it was a bad one. Please forgive my stream of consciousness and lack of editing. Let’s start with the bad… Why people are saying the Flyers made a bad trade: …

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Flyers Acquire Steve Downie From Avs

It’s not quite Scottie-Upshall-and-a-second-round-pick-for-Daniel-Carcillo strange, but the Flyers just traded center Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for former Flyer winger Steve Downie. Originally drafted in 2005 by the Flyers (1st round – 29th overall), Downie had 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in parts of two seasons with the Flyers, also racking up 84 penalty minutes. This season, Downie has one goal and six assists in 11 games, which believe it or not, has him tied with Vinny Lecavalier for the team scoring lead. With the reputation as a hard-nosed, tough enforcer with the tendency to cross …

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Game 11 Preview: Anaheim Ducks @ Philadelphia Flyers

Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-7-0), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/PRIME After a pair of wins, the Philadelphia Flyers find themselves sitting at 3-7-0 and arguably still searching for their first impressive victory of the season. With one win coming against a Florida Panthers team that saw Tim Thomas let in two soft goals and a sloppy win against the New York Rangers, the Orange and Black did look strong against the New York Islanders for their third win of the year on Saturday. However, it did come against Kevin Poulin and a squad who just played against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pennsylvania …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Red Wings

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Saturday, October 12, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0) host the Philadelphia Flyers (1-4-0) at Joe Louis Arena for a 7:00pm game.   How can I watch this game? You can view this game via Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re in the Philadelphia viewing area and have that channel or you can see it on Fox Sports Detroit (FS-D). If you’re kicking it old school, driving, or are otherwise unable to watch the game, 93.3 WMMR has you covered with play-by-play delivered …

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Greiss stops 36, Flyers fall 2-1 to Coyotes

The Philadelphia Flyers endured another game where they struggled to find the back of the net, as they fell to the Phoenix Coyotes by a score of 2-1 tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Thomas Greiss played a strong game for the visitors, as he denied 36 of the Flyers’ 37shots in the game. Rob Klinkhammer and Oliver Ekman-Larsson produced the goals for Phoenix, as Steve Mason provided 29 saves for Philly. Max Talbot was the only Flyer to solve Greiss. To make matters worse for Philly, both Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell left the game with injuries and are …