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Poll: What has you most excited about the 2013-2014 Flyers?

It’s been a nice, safe offseason in Philadelphia Flyer land; one that deserves some good marks for General Manager Paul Holmgren. He jettisoned the bloated contracts of Danny Briere and Ilya Brzgalov via their compliance buyouts. He traded for and then signed mobile defenseman Mark Streit (in probably the only questionable move of the offseason; at least from a contract perspective). He surprised everybody by signing Vincent Lecavalier. He brought back Adam Hall to compete for the fourth line center position. Lastly, he signed Ray Emery to a bargain one-year contract. So what has you most excited about this upcoming …

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Summer

I’ve heard varying reports of the weather out in the Philadelphia area. Most sounding as though it’s been pleasant and mild. I checked it again today. HA! Eighties, often upper 80′s for you now. The glee I feel is that it’s been hot here in Northern Illinois and where I work lacks air conditioning. Misery loves company, right? Finals are over and I have a stack of grading that refuses to lessen despite all my efforts to grade consistently. I’m to clear out my stuff for the summer and go through my many unorganized papers. School’s out for all intents …

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Surgery list finally revealed

After what seemed like an interminable wait, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren finally released the list of players who will require/already underwent offseason surgeries: Wayne Simmonds – Had surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Matt Carle – Had surgery to repair torn stomach muscle. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Claude Giroux – Had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks. Kimmo Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. …