9. Winter Classic

Jagr Fever

On July 1, 2011, the Flyers announced that they had signed former enemy of the state, Jaromir Jagr, to a one-year contract. Still fresh off of the shock, anger, and disappointment of the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades, I couldn’t bring myself to think of what that signing could do for the team. What could a 39-year-old who hadn’t played in the NHL for three years really bring to the table? As far as I was concerned, it was a pointless move, just like the ones they’d made only eight days prior. Jagr, Schmagr. All right, he racked up …

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Atlantic Watch: 3/14-3/20

A dominant win over the New York Islanders and a pair of comebacks helped the Flyers gain five crucial points in the standings this week, as Philly still has a slim chance to win the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, the only game in which the Flyers didn’t earn a point may have been their most impressive performance, as they posted 23 more shots than the Panthers in their one-goal game loss last night. Three games against three clubs that are lower in the conference standings should help the Flyers a lot over the next couple days, as the Orange and Black hope to clinch a …

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Flyers Lose Game Of Bounces 2-1 Against Panthers

One awkward carom off the glass was the difference in tonight’s game, as the Flyers lost to the visiting Florida Panthers 2-1. Sean Bergenheim capitalized on a lucky bounce for the Panthers to pot his second game-winning goal of the season, as Philly posted a 36-13 shot advantage in the loss. “I felt like we played the way we wanted,” said Jaromir Jagr after the loss. “We jumped on them, create chances, cycle game, you know.It was just one of those games you can’t score and all of the sudden it’s 2-1.” In the middle stanza, the Panthers extended their …

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Flyers Faithful Podcast, Episode 9: March of the Penguins

On this week’s edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast Steve and Hal are joined by Adam from The Pens Blog and Jackie Inserra to discuss the Flyers-Penguins rivalry.  We also discussed the Flyers’ improved play, the insanity that is the Atlantic division, and much more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 9 You can also download it from iTunes here!  Leave a nice review and you will receive the eternal gift of an internet smilie face.

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Minor League Update: 3/12-3/18

    The Phantoms dropped all three of their games this week, as they currently sit three points out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Although they sit 13th in the conference with 63 points, the Phantoms are still within striking distance of the Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks’ AHL affiliate), a team Adirondack lost to twice in the last seven days. The Phantoms’ first loss to the Crunch came on Wednesday in a 2-1 defeat at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Denis Hamel’s 19th goal of the season, which came on a 5-on-3 advantage due to an interference minor …