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Then and Now: David Printz

In the 2001 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers picked Swedish defenseman David Printz 225th overall in the seventh round. The blue liner was selected two picks before the Colorado Avalanche chose Marek Svatos and four picks before the New Jersey Devils chose Aaron Voros. Printz joined the Flyers’ organization in the 2004-2005 regular season, as he spent time with the Trenton Titans and the Philadelphia Phantoms. The d-man only played in two games for the Titans recording an assist in the process. He participated in 50 regular season games with the Calder Cup winners posting a goal and five assists along with 66 PIMs. For …

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Around the Net 10.16.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. False hope or a real chance? Tuesday’s upcoming meeting might bring new proposals from both sides as players miss their first paychecks. [Philly.com] [CSN Philly] [Hockeybuzz] He’s as mad as hell and he isn’t taking it anymore. Kevin Smith hates the lockout: [ESPN] Trenton takes the first one The Titans win in their opener: [The Checking Line] The owners care! (well, sort of) Perception is reality to the NHL owners apparently: [Puck Daddy] That’s all for this week, join …

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Then and Now: Jamie Fritsch

Jamie Fritsch only played one game in the NHL. Unfortunately for Philadelphia Flyers’ fans, his big break could have waited a little bit longer. Similar to this season, the Flyers played the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 playoffs, as the Pens held the fourth seed in the East and Philly finished fifth. During the 2008-2009 season, however, Philly had a hold on the fourth seed in the East going down the stretch while the Pens had to hope for a shot at home-ice advantage. Going into their final game of the season, all the Flyers needed to do was register a point …

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Around the Net 10.09.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In Russia, knee hurts you. Jake Voracek will be out of action for 4 weeks:[Philly.com] Phantoms are ready to go Adirondack cuts down the roster to 25 and the Trenton Titans are the real winners:[Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] Eastbound and Down A look at all the Flyers playing overseas:[The Checking Line] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.       

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Around the Net 07.31.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.  The Ginger Line? Jake Voracek signs a four year deal to stay in Philly and most likely play with fellow gingers Hartnell and Giroux: [Hockeybuzz] [Philly.com] [Broad Street Hockey] Trenton Makes,The Flyers Take The Flyers and Trenton Titans make it official; the Titans are once again the Flyers ECHL affiliate for 2012-2013.[Broad Street Hockey] [NJ.com] [CSN Philly] A Look Back Some of Freddy “The Fog” Shero’s best quotes:[The Hockey Writers] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more …