Gagne and Knuble

Breaking down the Bullies: Gagne makes sense

It’s becoming an ugly trend for the Flyers. Week after week, they fail to establish momentum, instead opting to tread water at the .500-mark in the win-loss column. The past four games have provided no relief. After a stellar win in Pittsburgh, the team followed it up with a completely deflated effort against the Panthers. They seemed to rebound with a come-from-behind victory over the Jets, but any thoughts of a winning streak quickly vanished as they failed to deliver against the Maple Leafs. This time, Paul Holmgren had seen enough. His (first?) response was swift, yesterday sending a conditional …

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Philadelphia – Without the Flyers

President’s Day weekend found me in your city: Philadelphia. My school takes a four day weekend then and I so desperately wanted to see my best friend and come back to where I didn’t have to defend my Philadelphia Flyers love, so I went. I’ve been twice before this trip (as far as I can remember) and both times prior involved hockey. The first was my inaugural NHL game where the Flyers won against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was thrilling and I remember being unable to eat or even sit for most of the game because I was so …

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This time next week…

I will be in Philadelphia! Yes! I have a long weekend break from teaching and I’m heading east and north to see my best friend and be in the city of my team. I unfortunately will not be seeing a game due to the Flyers being away and general lack of money, but I don’t care. I plan to do the tourist sightseeing that I haven’t done the times I’ve been before and just enjoy being there. So, if anyone has suggestions of things I should do and see other than some of the main ones: Liberty Bell, Rocky Statue; …

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College Hockey Roundup: Penn State prevails in Philly; Former Team Comcast player shines at BC

All eyes were back on the ice on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love. After a grueling wait, NHL fans got their wish. However, Penn State against Vermont in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff stole the spotlight. As fans donning the colors of their favorite Pennsylvania NHL team filed out of the Wells Fargo Center, others were on their way in representing the entire state with their blue and white. After 19,994 hockey-starved fans attended the first Flyers home game of the season, a second crowd were treated to what hopes to be more than just a curiosity. An …

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Taking Stock: Offense

There were many things to hate about the lockout. One hundred and thirteen days later, the rest of the hockey world attuned only to the National Hockey League was suddenly asked to move along as if nothing happened, and pick up where it left off. Wait; where did it leave off? With the lockout dominating the conversation for so long, it is difficult to even remember what faces will be occupying the bench come January 19. Now training camp (you know, that one practice) is around the corner, and all eyes will be on the ice. The question is: what …

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