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Then and Now: Kris Versteeg

In February of 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers added Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they were looking for a piece to help them make a deep playoff run. In exchange for the forward, Philly dealt a first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Toronto selected Stuart Percy with the first-round pick and Josh Leivo with the third-round pick. Versteeg’s first point as a Flyer came in Philly’s 4-2 decision over the Florida Panthers on February 16th, 2011, as the former Chicago Blackhawk set up Mike Richards’ for the opening goal of the contest. …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Hedberg released by Rangers, Nodl released from NLA club, Hlavac to Kladno

As the beginning of the NHL season nears, several former Philadelphia Flyers, draft picks of the team, and former members of the organization were involved in transactions this week. The biggest news might be the New York Rangers releasing Johan Hedberg, who was with the team on a Professional Try-Out. Hedberg, who was selected 218th overall by the Flyers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, has spent the last three seasons with the New Jersey Devils. Two former Flyers were involved in moves this week, as Andreas Nodl was released by his NLA team and Jan Hlavac will join HC …

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Training Camp Sprints: Lecavalier, Couturier, Talbot, & Morin

It’s a new season for the Flyers, so naturally that means there is an interesting mix of new and familiar faces throughout the lineup looking to make an impact and land a spot on the team.  The new guys are out to show the coaches what they can do. The old guys are out to show the coaches they’re still capable. And the young guys are out to show the coaches what they can do if given the opportunity. So how have they fared so far? With the absence of Claude Giroux from the lineup, the presence of Vinny Lecavalier …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Rangers

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. For your convenience, there’s only one team of Flyers to follow tonight. When and where are the Flyers playing? The Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center for a 7:00pm match. How can I watch/listen to this game? For those of you in Philadelphia, you can watch this on The Comcast Network (TCN). Sorry Fios people, this means standard definition for you. If you want to see it in person, I’m sure you can find some cheap seats. 97.5 The Fanatic will be carrying …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Camp Movement, Hedberg trying out with Rangers, Pitkanen out for 2013-2014

Several of the moves involving former Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers’ draft picks this week relate to NHL training camps taking shape. In addition to a Professional Try-Out for Hal Gill, the drama surrounding Daniel Cleary, and an entry-level contract handed out to Taylor Leier, a pair of goaltenders once linked to the Orange and Black are involved with other NHL clubs. One netminder is Johan Hedberg, who was invited to the New York Rangers training camp on a Professional Try-Out. With Martin Biron, yet another former Flyers’ goalie, out of camp due to personal reasons, Hedberg will join the Blueshirts and try …