Is Peter Laviolette on the chopping block?

Starting the season with some offensive urgency

A lot has been made about the yesterday’s revelation of Peter Laviolette being the odds-on favorite to be the first man out of a head coaching gig this season based on several online gambling sites and a plethora of season previews scattered about the web. The truth is, based on the Flyers recent history of inexplicable stretches of poor and lazy hockey coupled with their putrid preseason, if they wish to keep their boss behind the bench they will have to buck the trend and start playing some passionate hockey again. And if opening night was any indication, they better …

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Flight Plan: Now Boarding

Welcome back everyone. The 2013-2014 NHL Regular Season is finally upon us. Tuesday is the first day of the season for a handful of teams, and the Philadelphia Flyers, who finished their preseason off at a dismal 0-5-1, are ready to kick off their year on Wednesday with a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, before travelling up to Canada to play the Montreal Canadiens this Saturday. You can purchase tickets for either of these games through Tiqiq here: http://www.tiqiq.com/nhl/philadelphia-flyers-tickets/?publisherid=1260333 Most of the roster from last year’s team is returning, but there are a few notable departures and additions …

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Hockey Hilarity: Phil Kenobi?

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Sunday night in Toronto, an incident occurred during a game, despite it being the preseason and not meaning a gosh darn thing, between the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto forward Phil Kessel was assessed a match penalty for intent to injure for slashing Buffalo forward John Scott… With a deadly instrument. As the image below shows, Kessel and Scott are lined up across from one another for …

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Then and Now: Kris Versteeg

In February of 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers added Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they were looking for a piece to help them make a deep playoff run. In exchange for the forward, Philly dealt a first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Toronto selected Stuart Percy with the first-round pick and Josh Leivo with the third-round pick. Versteeg’s first point as a Flyer came in Philly’s 4-2 decision over the Florida Panthers on February 16th, 2011, as the former Chicago Blackhawk set up Mike Richards’ for the opening goal of the contest. …

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Around the Net September 17,2013:Flyers split doubleheader,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Double dip The Fleyrs lost to the Caps in a shootout at home,but won a shootout in Toronto:[Philly.com -Frank Seravalli] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Rinaldo hurt Zac Rinaldo was injured Sunday night:[The Checking Line] Hockey season is coming, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.