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Flight Plan: On the Road Again

After a four game home stand which saw them earn seven of a possible eight points, the Philadelphia Flyers start a five game road trip Monday night. This week, the Flyers’ schedule has them doubled up on back-to-backs as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets, the New Jersey Devils, and the Montreal Canadiens. As of right now, Philadelphia is sitting in 10th place, and is looking up at every single one of their opponents in the standings over the seven-day stretch. If they want to put themselves back into contention, they’ll need to build on their …

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Around the Net 01.29.13

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Scott Laughton was sent back to juniors: [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] The Flyers lay an egg against Tampa Bay: [Philly.com] [CSNPhilly.com] The Sin Bin has been a busy place for the Flyers so far this season: [Philly.com] P.K. Subban won’t be a Flyer for at least two more years: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Want tickets to see some hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for …

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Podcast: Episode 35, A Big Old Mesz

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Andrej Meszaros’ Achilles injury, the current state of the defense, the possibility of Erik Gustafsson and Marc-Andre Bourdon stepping up, Bourdon and Scott Laughton’s new contracts, and hamburgers with bacon and peanut butter on them. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 35 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If there’s any other way you listen to podcasts …

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Help Wanted

Here we are, Flyers fans. Offers to Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were procured and rejected, thankfully. A mega offer sheet to the tune of 14 years and $110 million dollars was matched by Nashville for all-world defenseman Shea Weber — a contract so large that it could cripple the Nashville franchise if they don’t sell out every game and make a deep playoff run. So what do the Flyers do now? More specifically, what does Paul Holmgren do now? We knew before that Homer has marbles (see “Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, trades of”). We know Homer’s cajones got …

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On Drafting Defenseman

The 2012 draft is days away and Flyers fans have been discussing draft strategy for the first round. What should the Flyers do? The general consensus seems to be that they need to draft a defenseman in the first round and anything else is disappointing. There has also been lots of talk on whether or not the Flyers should move up to draft one of the higher ranked defenders. Most specifically, Ryan Murray, who will likely be selected second. I’ve seen someone go as far as suggesting a trade of James van Riemsdyk, Andrej Meszaros, Sergei Bobrovsky, and a first-round …

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