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Olympic Watch: Five Flyers Named to Olympic Rosters

Five players from your Philadelphia Flyers were chosen to represent their home countries at the Sochi Olympics, and we here at Flyers Faithful will be keeping you updated on their play while abroad. The Olympians are: Michael Raffl (Austria) Mark Streit (Switzerland) Jakub Voracek (Czech Republic) Kimmo Timonen (Finland) Andrej Meszaros (Slovakia) As one of just three Austrians in the NHL, perhaps it was no real surprise that Michael Raffl was picked for a spot on the national team, but his strong play throughout 29 games at the NHL level certainly helped his cause. Raffl was signed to a one-year …

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Fake Hockey Help: Injuries to the stars, Versteeg to Chicago, Bryzgalov joins the Oilers

The biggest news of the week around the NHL was the injury to Steven Stamkos. With a broken tibia, Stamkos is expected to be out until at least the Olympics, which doesn’t even seem all that likely for the Tampa Bay forward. A perennial goal-scoring machine, many people most likely took Stamkos in the top four overall in their fantasy hockey draft if he didn’t go first overall. With the recurring injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin paired with the inconsistency of Alex Ovechkin, Stamkos would have been the safest bet. Now, Stamkos owners are wondering what to do. …

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European Updates #3

Last week’s update was all about Jaromir and his birthday. This week is a little different. We have some really good topics about a former Flyers goalie who had his issues here, so take a look. First of all, it’s very likely that Petr Nedved’s Liberec (4th) will be facing Jakub Kovar’s Ceske Budejovice (5th) in the playoffs. So Flyers fans should be interested in that matchup. Yes, there are still two games remaining in the regular season but both teams are tied with points (80) and Vitkovice have 6 less points than Budejovice. I was hesitating about this news …