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Podcast Ep. 80: Hey Boo Boo

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ recent hot streak and successful road trip, Brayden Schenn’s offensive proficiency, Craig Berube’s confidence in Sean Couturier’s defense, whether Steve Mason is getting respect for his great season from the mainstream media, the frustrating Dustin Byfuglien, and look at the week ahead for the orange and black. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 80: Hey Boo Boo You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can …

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Podcast Ep 77: Technical Difficulties

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss whether the Flyers are coming back to the middle of the pack after their disastrous start. Topics include the Islanders trade with the Sabres for Thomas Vanek, Steve Mason, why the team kept Michael Raffl over Tye McGinn, and more. Please note that this was recorded on Monday and meant to come out on Tuesday. It also continues past the point it is meant to end due to a recording error. Technical difficulties isn’t just a title in this case. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 77: Technical Difficulties You can listen to the episode …

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Op/Ed: The Thrill is Gone

There was a time when the Flyers would keep fans on the edge of their seats, a time when the team could never be counted out because they would somehow find ways to come back and win. A time when fans expected the Flyers to win because they were a good team, not because it’s what we wanted. That time is now over. Even in brief, exciting periods of time throughout games, there is little to get excited for with this Flyers team. There is no cohesiveness. When the offense thrives, the defense struggles. Steve Mason has been terrific for …

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Flight Plan: Taking Off

The Philadelphia Flyers have now won two games in a row, both against divisional rivals in the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, and have finally lit the lamp more than two times in one game. More importantly perhaps, the team is finally healthy as Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier have both returned from injury. Lecavalier now has four goals and six points on the season, three of which came yesterday as he skated for the second game in a row with captain Claude Giroux and rookie Michael Raffl. Jakub Voracek is starting to look a little bit more …

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Op/Ed: Let’s Not Make “The Label” a Thing

The Flyers have now played four games underneath a new head coach. And yet, apparently, we’re still blaming Peter Laviolette for some of their issues. It might make sense if we’re talking about the mishandling of training camp, or his particular system, or something concrete. But no, according to one local sportswriter/analyst, Laviolette is at fault for the lackluster play of team captain Claude Giroux. CSN Philly’s John Boruk published an article yesterday discussing how Giroux has not been the same since his now ex-coach labeled him “the best player in the world” during the 2012 playoffs. Maybe Giroux has …