Claude Giroux is awesome, even with a creeper 'stache

Around the Net August 27 2013:Team Canada disappointed in Giroux; more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Canada is sad Apparently, Claude Giroux was supposed to play floor hockey with his wrecked finger: [Broad Street Hockey] Wisdom of Bill Read and learn:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Hockey season is coming, 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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Hockey Hilarity: Hockey Video Game Fans Are Dedicated Too

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! Okay, so this has nothing really to do with the real game of hockey, but the virtual one counts, right? The NHL ’14 demo was released this week and it’s pretty cool. On a related note: I was perusing Twitter and came across this retweet by none other than Sean Ramjagsingh, “Producer – EA Sports NHL series and tweeter of random things not related to my job!” (well that’s according …

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Uni Watch: Flyers Have 5th Best Duds in the NHL

The nifty ESPN blog Uni Watch has been putting out power rankings for the four major sports all week, and today was NHL day. The Flyers came in 5th for the best unis in the league, according to Paul Lukas, noting that they have the best look of any non-original 6 team. I myself am a big fan of the Flyers’ current look and am really glad they went back to a classic style. And while I wasn’t a big fan of the color contrasting nameplates at first, they’ve really grown on me and I love them now. Let us …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Leighton to the KHL, Fritsch will play in Italy, Amorosa commits to Providence College

The biggest news of the week, in terms of where former Philadelphia Flyers went, is Michael Leighton signing in the KHL. The former Flyer did not play a single game as a Columbus Blue Jacket in 2013, as he has joined Donbass Donetsk for the 2013-2014 campaign. Leighton didn’t play a single game for the Flyers in 2011-2012 and only appeared in one game during the 2013 shortened season. He took part in 14 of Philly’s 23 games during the 2010 postseason run, as he posted a 2.46 GAA and a .916 save percentage. The Chicago Blackhawks’ draft pick will …

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Then and Now: Luca Sbisa

Whether you love his moves or hate his moves, you can’t deny Paul Holmgren is willing to make a bold trade when he feels his team needs it. One of those trades came in the summer of 2009, when Holmgren was able to grab Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for several pieces. One of those pieces was a young blue liner by the name of Luca Sbisa. Sbisa was drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, as he was taken right before Michael Del Zotto and three picks before Jordan Eberle. …