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Hockey Hilarity: You Mean An Actual Real Live Person Runs the Flyers’ Twitter Account?

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! A small, but nevertheless, incredibly frustrating things about being a Philadelphia Flyers fan has to be that following a team (which has largely been representative of the city itself since the team’s inception back in 1967) that is brimming with personality, you kind of wish that the that the team’s Twitter account would follow suit sometimes and be personable. The tweets are usually just “Hey, we’re doing this!” or “This …

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Never give up, never stop fighting

It was two years ago today that I experienced something in my life that will change me forever. Although I saw it coming for awhile, it was the events that occurred and led up to it that make it such a hard thing to move on from. One thing that has helped me through it has been hockey. Throughout my childhood, my dad purchased partial season tickets for the Philadelphia Flyers and NHL Center Ice so we could see our favorite team despite living in Maryland. We did as much as we could to see the Flyers, even though it …

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The Payoff Pitch

For those of you who have stuck it out over almost 10,000 words through the first seven installments of this Summer series, I thank you. For those who haven’t, take some time to retrain your brain into hockey mode, and browse back through the archives: Part I, where the best laid plans of a hockey journey are wrecked before they even start. Part II, where I tells ya how hard it is to forge your own path in sports media if you retain a sense of self, intelligence, creativity and originality and manage not to hit upon luck and good …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Bryzgalov receiving interest, Alberts stays in Vancouver, Eminger to the KHL

Although it seems as though no team in the World is really reaching out for Ilya Bryzgalov, it sounds as though one club wouldn’t mind having him on their roster. Former NHLer Sergei Fedorov, who now serves as the GM for the KHL’s CSKA Moscow, said he has, “left the door open,” for Bryz. CSKA Moscow will already have Ilya Proskuryakov, former Washington Capital Rastislav Stana, and Vladislav Tretiak’s grandson, Maxim, in their crease. Aside from Bryzgalov, another pair of former Flyers made news this week, as Andrew Alberts signed a contract extension and Steve Eminger is rumored to be …

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Then and Now: Martin Grenier

In the 1999 NHL Entry Draft there was a string of four straight defenseman taken in the second round with picks 42 to 45. Two of those turned into blue liners who have played at least 450 NHL games in Mike Commodore, who was taken 42nd overall by the New Jersey Devils, and Jordan Leopold, who was taken 44th overall by the Anaheim Ducks. The other two were Andrei Shefer, who was taken 43rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings and never took part in an NHL game, and Martin Grenier, who was taken 45th overall by the Colorado Avalanche …