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Point/Counterpoint: Michael Leighton’s Return

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Steve J and Hal G debate the Flyers’ decision to bring Michael Leighton back as the backup goaltender. Steve J starts it off. Steve J: Heeeeere we go again. Michael Leighton is back. Everyone’s favorite Flyers scapegoat has returned from an extended stay in Adirondack. They seriously couldn’t find a better option? Hal G: I love Leighton. I’m in the minority here, I know that. I also know that I …

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Point/Counterpoint: NHL Draft 2012

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kevin C and Eden N are looking ahead toward the NHL draft and projecting what the Flyers should (and shouldn’t) do. Point from Eden N: DEFENSE The Flyers have a first round pick at #20, and while it’s not nearly as exciting as the #8 spot, it’s nothing to sneeze at.  I don’t claim to have even a sliver of the skills NHL scouts have accumulated over years evaluating talent across …

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Point/Counterpoint: Root for the hated division rival or Western Conference team?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Jim H. and Dain S. square off over who Flyers fans should root for in the Stanley Cup Finals, a hated division rival or the Western Conference team who we have no feelings for either way but who happens to employ a half-dozen people who used to play/work for the Flyers organization. First up, Jim: It’s the age old question, especially for Flyers fans…root for the team that beat you …

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Point/Counterpoint: Matt Carle or Ryan Suter?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Steve J. and Hal G. square off over whether or not the Flyers should stick with Matt Carle or pursue Ryan Suter. First up Steve: The Flyers defense was undoubtedly a weak point in the playoffs.  Sure, Ilya Bryzgalov was god awful in the first round but the Flyers defense didn’t help him out very much.  They were torn apart by New Jersey’s cycling in the second round and even …

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Point/Counterpoint: NHL discipline

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim Q and Marcello De Feo square off on the topic of NHL discipline. Point By Kim Q When Colin Campbell finally stepped down as the NHL’s principal disciplinarian, many NHL fans were relieved and felt that the promise of a better system would improve the sport they love. Under Colin Campbell, supplementary discipline, at times, seemed to lack objectivity, not to mention the huge conflict of interest since his …

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