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Atlantic Watch: Season Preview

After a painful 3 1/2 months, the NHL will finally return to action this weekend. That being said, the schedule is much shorter, which makes every game that much more important. If you want to make the playoffs, you most likely won’t be able to afford any losing streak of severe length. Since no games have taken place yet, let’s take a look at the Flyers’ schedule for the next week and recent news related to the team, as well as what the rest of the division has done lately. For the Flyers, several stories have occurred this week that …

I don't know why, but it seems like Barry Melrose is a natural for KHL broadcasts

KHL 2Nite

Good news hockey fans, ESPN is jumping back into the hockey game! Well, no, the lockout isn’t over and NBC still has the NHL’s rights. ESPN will actually be showing KHL games this season. It’s an interesting move for a number of reasons. Hockey and ESPN have a history, to say the least. The network dropped the sport when the NHL was locked out back in 2004-05. ESPN attempted to bring it back when the TV rights were available last year, but the NHL decided to stay with NBC. I supported the league’s decision to stick with NBC. ESPN had …

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NHL releases season sked; Flyers featured aplenty

Pretending as if nothing were to happen with the Collective Bargaining Agreement talks or placing faith that the start of the 2012-13 season will commence and complete in uninterrupted fashion, the National Hockey League issued its season television schedule for North America on Thursday. As it has been for many seasons in the past, the Flyers provide an attractive national presence (thanks, Comcast ownership!), and are set to be featured on American television a whopping 25 times. Chart courtesy of Broad Street Hockey: Thu. 10/11/2012 Boston Flyers 7:00 PM NBCSN Thu. 10/18/2012 Pittsburgh Flyers 7:00 PM NHLN-US Sat. 10/27/2012 Toronto …

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Pierre’s Problem

The Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers heated up a bit in Game 4 after Rangers pest (and saluting idiot) Mike Rupp messed with mummified Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. This led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella and Devils counterpart Peter DeBoer screaming at each other between the benches.  If they were within arm’s length of each other they probably would have dropped the proverbial gloves.  You can find video of the incident below.

Winter Classic: Five Things That Are Wrong

There’s only six days left until the Winter Classic pits the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers in an outdoor battle at our own Citizens Bank Park. With the time quickly ticking away towards the Quaker City’s shot at national recognition, we thought it would be smart to examine the game itself and everything surrounding it. Today, in the first of three parts, we’ll talk about what is wrong with the NHL’s New Year’s Day party continuing in the vein of our “Five Things” series. 5. Baseball Stadiums — Why, why WHY after getting 80,000 people crammed into Ralph …

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