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Around the Net August 20 2013: Giroux injured in freak accident; NHL14 demo released,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Golfing is dangerous Flyers captain Claude Giroux hurt his finger playing golf and is out 5-6 weeks: [Toronto Sun] [Philly.com] People are bored A bunch of fans sat around literally watching paint dry. I’ll have to ask Sarah Baicker how it was:[Broad Street Hockey] [Puck Daddy] Wisdom of Bill I might make this a weekly segment:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Hockey is back..sort of Download the NHL14 demo for your system of choice and get your hockey fix,virtually at least. [EA Sports] …

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Poll: What has you most excited about the 2013-2014 Flyers?

It’s been a nice, safe offseason in Philadelphia Flyer land; one that deserves some good marks for General Manager Paul Holmgren. He jettisoned the bloated contracts of Danny Briere and Ilya Brzgalov via their compliance buyouts. He traded for and then signed mobile defenseman Mark Streit (in probably the only questionable move of the offseason; at least from a contract perspective). He surprised everybody by signing Vincent Lecavalier. He brought back Adam Hall to compete for the fourth line center position. Lastly, he signed Ray Emery to a bargain one-year contract. So what has you most excited about this upcoming …

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Laperriere “un homme de fer” after Sunday event in Quebec

You might have called Ian Laperriere a warrior, or tough as nails during an 18-year NHL career which concluded three years ago in Philadelphia. After Sunday, add “iron man” to those honorifics. The 39-year-old Laperriere completed the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in his native Quebec, ranking 124th among his division, men aged 35-to-39. He finished the swim portion of the race, a 3.8-kilometer course in a neat 1 hour, 13 minutes, then took on the 180-km bike section in 5 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds, before finishing the final 42.2-km on foot in 5:05:21. It might not have happened at all, …

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Hockey Hilarity: Of Course Claude Giroux, Of Course

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Hockey Hilarity. This time, with both a heavy heart and hysterical laughing fit, I must talk about the elephant in the room: Claude Giroux actually, seriously, honestly did injure himself golfing… In a really weird, and yet oddly overly masculine way. The Philadelphia Flyers‘ newly signed for the next eight years captain, shattered his golf club, cut some of the tendons in his right index finger, and had surgery to repair said tendons according to everybody on the Internet. So he’s missing the next five or six weeks of, what basically amounts to the rest …

Thanks to Danny Briere, apparently passing on the Golf Swing of Death to our Captain

Giroux hurts finger playing golf, recovery time pegged at 5-to-6 weeks

Say what you will from a personnel standpoint, but the 2013 offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers is such that you have to wonder what larger force at work is telling us that the unexpected always cuts both ways. Late Thursday night, word filtered down from Canada’s capital region that center, captain and star Claude Giroux suffered a freak injury while playing golf and had to undergo surgery to correct the problem. Multiple sources from major outlets in the region indicated that Giroux suffered cuts and lacerations to the tendon in his right index finger when a golf club he was …