End of the Road: Kimmo Timonen

Photo via CBSSports.com After the Flyers finished with a league-worst 56 points following the 2006-07 season, the Flyers made a number of drastic, organization-changing moves to help push the team forward into the new era. Among them were acquiring winger Scott Hartnell and defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Nashville Predators for the first-round pick they acquired in the Peter Forsberg trade. Timonen instantly became the face of the Flyers defense until future Hall-of-Famer Chris Pronger was acquired in the summer of 2009. Timonen enjoyed many solid seasons with the team, including four Barry Ashbee trophies as the Flyers’ best defenseman …

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Around the Net October 29, 2013: Flyers host the Ducks; Raffl getting a shot, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Raffl sticking around Flyers rookie Michael Raffl is making a mark: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Flyers-Ducks preview Bill Meltzer previews tonights game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Minor league madness The Reading Royals get in the Halloween spirit: [Puck Daddy] The Flyers are starting to turn it around. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.   

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Game 11 Preview: Anaheim Ducks @ Philadelphia Flyers

Anaheim Ducks (9-3-0) @ Philadelphia Flyers (3-7-0), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/PRIME After a pair of wins, the Philadelphia Flyers find themselves sitting at 3-7-0 and arguably still searching for their first impressive victory of the season. With one win coming against a Florida Panthers team that saw Tim Thomas let in two soft goals and a sloppy win against the New York Rangers, the Orange and Black did look strong against the New York Islanders for their third win of the year on Saturday. However, it did come against Kevin Poulin and a squad who just played against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pennsylvania …

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Paul Holmgren’s top-10 worst moves as General Manager

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. – Our own …

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Last week on Flyers Faithful 10/28/13

Here are some of the highlights from the past week on Flyers Faithful:   Kevin Christmann took a look at the Flyers’ contract situation.   Fearless leader Marcello De Feo provided everyone with an update on the upcoming pub quiz.   Casey Lumbra had his latest in our Phantoms series, with a look at the current team.   Tom Zulewski gave us a roundup of what’s going on in North American hockey.   Geoff Mang made his Flyers Vines a family affair, when he got his son’s opinion on the Flyers.   Steve Jacot filled us in on the secret …