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Then and Now: R.J. Umberger

R.J. Umberger may have been born in Pittsburgh, but some of his best memories so far in the NHL have come with the franchise located on the other side of the state. Although his first NHL game came with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2005-06 season, Umberger was a member of two other NHL organizations before he made his way to Philly. The skater was picked 16th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks, as he was the first American forward to be selected. Mike Komisarek was the first American picked by the Montreal Canadiens with the …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 2: After slow starts, Lupul, Sharp, Carter, and Richards flourish

After a quiet Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild, Patrick Sharp flourished in his next three games. Read on to see how his fellow former Flyers fared in Week 2 of the playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Series tied 2-2 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators – Senators lead series 3-1 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – Series tied 2-2 Arron Asham: Week 2: Aside from a goal scored in Game 2, Asham had a very quiet second week of the …

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Former Flyers Watch, Round 1: van Riemsdyk Scores First Postseason Goal With Toronto

In Game 1 against the Boston Bruins, James van Riemsdyk scored his first postseason goal with Toronto. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared so far in the first round of the playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Penguins lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series.   Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators – Senators lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series.   Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – Capitals lead series 1-0 Arron Asham: Ever the pain in the butt, Asham recorded 281 PIM in …

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Ilya Insanity: On Sleepgate, Blousegate, and the Over-Sensationalized News

Ask a Flyers fan who they think the most controversial player on the team is, and it’s likely that all of them will say Ilya Bryzgalov. But is Bryz really all that controversial? And even if he is, what’s the big deal? We all laughed about getting Bryzgalov once we saw that great YouTube video back from when he was with the Anaheim Ducks, when he asked a reporter why they heff to be mad. We were so excited to have the funny Russian guy on our team. And then he had a lackluster first season – save for some …

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Podcast Episode 61: Oy, The Flyers

NOTE: This was recorded on Sunday, April 14th On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers losses to the Islanders, Senators, and Sabres, the latest media firestorm over Ilya Bryzgalov, their feelings on the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades almost 2 years later, and the NHL teaming up with You Can Play. Steve rants in this one, folks. A lot. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 61 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can also download the Flyers Faithful …