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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 …


Coping mechanisms of the Flyers fan

Being a Flyers/Philly sports fan all my life, I have come to know disappointment and more importantly, how to cope with it. Denial is not just a river in Egypt, but a sludge and rage and guilt-filled trench that flows down through all regions of Philadelphia from a thousand branches until it empties into the junction of Broad and Pattison. Here are some ways I’m coping with the Shea Weber news. Rationalization: Weber and Ryan Suter were arguably the biggest defensive names this off season. For the last few years, Nashville Predators have had them both, IN THE SAME DEFENSIVE …

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Holmgren talks Weber and more 7/25/12

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Q: Because of the way the offer sheet to Shea Weber was front-loaded, did you expect Nashville to match it? “No, it was structured where we were hopeful that they wouldn’t match it. But, obviously they did and as I said yesterday we wish Shea and the Predators all the best. We tried to add, in our minds, one of the best defenseman in the game to a good, young, up-and-coming team, and it didn’t work.” Q: When did you learn that [The Predators] were going to match [the offer sheet], and how much of …

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Podcast: Episode 33, Marbles

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ offer sheet to Shea Weber, the Rangers’ acquisition of Rick Nash, Dan Carcillo being Dan Carcillo, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 33 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!


Cause I’m Bluffin With My Muffin

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