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Around the Net December 3,2013: Flyers shut out in Minny; Luukko steps down, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers grounded in Minnesota The Wild shut down the Flyers and beat Philly 2-0. [The Checking Line] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Luukko bows out In stunning front office news, Peter Luukko resigned yesterday: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com-Bob Fernandez] In other news Look who got hurt already: [The Hockey News] The holiday season is here, why not buy a loved one the gift of Flyers hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around …

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Podcast Ep 82: Luukkwarm

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ up and down play against the Lightning, Jets, Predators, and Wild, president Peter Luukko stepping down, the lack of offensive success on the season, and, most importantly of all, which Flyer rocked the best Movember mustache. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 82: Luukkwarm 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 find the podcast on Stitcher here. You can find the podcast on Scatter Radio here. …

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Future Flyers Report: 12/31

For the last three NHL Drafts, the Philadelphia Flyers have picked seven defensemen. Of those seven, three are Americans, as there has been at least one blue liner from the United States picked in each of the last three years. One of those three American d-men is Shayne Gostisbehere, who was picked in the most recent draft. The Margate, Florida native is currently representing the U.S.A. at the World Junior Championship. Gostisbehere has one of the United States’ 10 goals so far in the tournament, as well as a plus-1 rating while he has appeared in all three of his …

Holmgren updated

On Tuesday, the Flyers issued an update on the condition of general manager Paul Holmgren. “Holmgren was injured in a bicycle accident at the South Jersey shore on Monday, Sept. 5.” Holmgren also released the following statement to the media early this morning: “[I am] sore, but otherwise in good spirits.” President & Chief Operating Officer of Comcast-Spectacor Peter A. Luukko also gave the following statement and account of what happened: “It appears that he might have hit a rut or something as he was biking in Avalon. I know Paul, he’s pretty fast on that bike so he probably …

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

While us penguins continue to wilt in the usual Northeastern Summer heat, pining for the days when a cool iceberg awaits our collectively scorched behinds, thoughts about the upcoming (and too far off) season still seep their way into our Sun-addled brains. This is the final piece in a five-part series which intends to examine the ways the Flyers front office, though publicly professing to want to win the Cup by any means necessary, just ends up conducting business as usual year in and year out. Perk up your ears when you’re alarm goes off and the radio disrupts your reverie. Flip on the …

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