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Hockey Hilarity: Live On The Scene With Scott Hartnell

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week, training camp finally (FINALLY!) opened! The boys are back on the ice, running drills and practicing for the long season ahead. Of course they’re also practicing other things, like their media skills. If you missed it, you should definitely take the next minute-plus to watch Philadelphia Flyers left winger Scott Hartnell working on his broadcast skills as he interviews Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux for ESPN about the upcoming …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Camp Movement, Hedberg trying out with Rangers, Pitkanen out for 2013-2014

Several of the moves involving former Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers’ draft picks this week relate to NHL training camps taking shape. In addition to a Professional Try-Out for Hal Gill, the drama surrounding Daniel Cleary, and an entry-level contract handed out to Taylor Leier, a pair of goaltenders once linked to the Orange and Black are involved with other NHL clubs. One netminder is Johan Hedberg, who was invited to the New York Rangers training camp on a Professional Try-Out. With Martin Biron, yet another former Flyers’ goalie, out of camp due to personal reasons, Hedberg will join the Blueshirts and try …

The Dan Cleary Saga: Is He? Or Isn’t He?

After days of speculation, the Flyers announced former Detroit Red Wing Daniel Cleary would be attending the Flyers’ training camp, scheduled to begin tomorrow in Philadelphia. Cleary would be attending on a pro-tryout basis, and then signed to a 3 year, $8.75 million dollar deal once Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve. However, today, Elliotte Friedman reported that Cleary will not be attending Flyers camp after all. Not exactly sure why, but it appears as if there is some complication between Daniel Cleary and PHI. Told he will not be joining Flyers. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 11, …

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Then and Now: Randy Robitaille

After a 40-point campaign with the Minnesota Wild in 2005-2006, Randy Robitaille joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization in the summer of 2006. The now 37-year-old forward played all of 28 games with the Orange and Black before being dealt to a divisional rival. In his 28 games with Philly, Robitaille totaled five goals and 12 helpers. His first goal with the Flyers came against Johan Hedberg in a 3-2 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers on October 26th, 2006. His final goal in a Flyers’ sweater came on November 30th, as he beat Mike Dunham in a Philly 3-2 decision …

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The Flyers can fit Cleary, not trade anyone, and be cap compliant before the season even starts

The Philadelphia Flyers can be cap compliant before the season even with Dan Cleary and not trading a soul. When the Flyers invited Dan Cleary to camp and reportedly already agreed upon terms of a contract, many speculated how they could make it all fit under the cap. Afterall, the Flyers are already over $2 million over the upper-limit according to capgeek. Hell, I’ve even been speaking as if trading a defenseman was a foregone conclusion; but honestly…it’s not. They don’t have to. Tim Panaccio of CSN had an article today indicating how the Flyers can fit in Cleary, and …