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The one where I get angry, irrational, and devious

  This time tomorrow, the NHL lockout will be underway and there’s nothing we can do about it as fans. We can swear up and down that we’ll turn away and protest games but it does not matter what we say. Most of us will keep coming back and, now that the NHL has a longterm deal with NBC, the sport will reach a larger audience once it does return. Just think about all that pent up anxiousness and desire all coming to a head with the tease of two of the NHL’s most storied franchises, the Detroit Red Wings …

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A look around the Atlantic Division

By now, we know that the Flyers have “struck out” on all big free-agent items and failed to acquire Shea Weber. Right now, if you had to grade the Flyers offseason, what would you give them? Furthermore, what grade would you give the rest of the Flyers’ Atlantic Division foes? Let’s take a look at the rest of the division’s key acquisitions and losses, and where each of its member teams stand thus far through the end of free agency. New York Rangers Key Additions: F Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, Arron Asham. Key Losses: F Brandon Prust, F Brandon Dubinsky, …

Is it Giroux's time to be captain?

Point/Counterpoint: Is it Giroux’s time to be captain?

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off, debating an issue with their own unique style and flair. This week, Kim P and Craig F discuss the possibility of the Flyers naming Claude Giroux their new captain. Point: Kim P. If the chatter surrounding the Flyers isn’t about their goaltending issues, it’s something about the captaincy. As of right now, Chris Pronger is still the official team captain. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be returning, still recovering from the after-effects of  a gruesome injury suffered last October, and the Flyers world is abuzz over who will …

Two worlds colliding.

Flyers as “Anchorman” characters

As a tribute to one of the funniest movies ever, and in light of Will Ferrell’s recent visit to Philadelphia and his interaction with a few of the young Flyers, we’re getting a little silly this week. Close your eyes, sip your scotchy scotch scotch, and join us for “Flyers as ‘Anchorman’ characters.” Claude Giroux as Ron Burgundy This one is a given. Burgundy’s the leader of the group, smooth with the ladies, and has one of the best mustaches in the game, just like G does in Movember. I bet that Giroux’s apartment smells of rich mahogany, though I’m …

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My Favorite Girl Group

This may be a repeat for some of you, but in light of recent events (Jordan Staal being traded, Spice Girls reunion), I thought it was appropriate to share again. The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).