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Flyers should be much improved in the faceoff circle

While many Flyers fans are quite pleased with the Flyers’ offseason so far, one area where I am most excited to see some probable improvement is in the faceoff department. With the re-signing of fourth line center candidate Adam Hall, and the signing of Vincent Lecavalier, the Flyers add some capable centerman to a young group. The Flyers finished 23rd in the league in faceoffs as a team in 2012-2013. Claude Giroux was their only reliable drawman which resulted in him taking a league leading 1182 faceoffs. The next closest Flyer was Sean Couturier at 553 attempts. While Giroux was …

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“Don’t act like an idiot”

Covering any game in any league, for someone who didn’t go through the process of becoming a journalist in the strict sense, is an inexact science. Just because you didn’t choose it as your major, didn’t get an advanced degree in the discipline, didn’t start out at a small paper in a podunk town and work your way up to the big time, it doesn’t mean you can’t belong. In others’ minds, maybe. But just about anyone can hold their own. And just about anyone does. If you keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth closed, you find …

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Hockey Hilarity: Real Mature Yahoo, Real Mature

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! I don’t know about you gals and guys, but It’s been so long since I’ve seen I’ve seen a hockey game, I can’t even remember what the game looks like, what the players do, when to cheer, when to jeer, when to jump for joy, when to cry into my beer (which is root beer of course, I don’t drink alcohol… enough). Anyway, earlier this week, the Yahoo! Sports NHL …

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Then and Now: Daniel Lacroix

After spending time with the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins in his first three years in the NHL, Daniel Lacroix became a Philadelphia Flyer in the summer of 1996. The pugilist experienced all of 188 regular season games in the NHL, 130 of which came with the Orange and Black in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998. Lacroix totaled all of five points in his time with the Rangers and Bruins before he recorded eight in 74 games for Philly in 1996-1997. The enforcer registered seven goals and one helper, as he also posted a rare two-point game on October 27th, …

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NHL Master Sked Released; Flyers to open at home October 2

After much negotiation and legal wrangling over the fate of its players heading to Sochi for the Winter Olympics this coming February, the National Hockey League released its master schedule for the 2013-14 season on Friday. As it has been since 1995, each club will play 82 regular-season games, with the season-opener occurring on October 1 and the finales taking place on April 13. The league will pause for 17 days from February 9-26 to send their best onto the world stage. For the Philadelphia Flyers, their opener will take place on home ice, Wednesday, October 2 against the Toronto …