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A Look Around Europe

Hey guys! I’ll be taking over the Flyers Faithful European updates for the time being. I’ll do my best to keep you all informed to how our boys are doing overseas! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email ( or tweet me (@HMGreenblatt). And don’t hesitate to tell me I give terrible weekly updates. Without further ado, here are the up-to-date (as of Sunday night) stats of our Flyers: Matt Read (Sodertalje SK – Sweden) Games Played: 5. Goals: 2. Assists: 8. Points: 10 Wayne Simmonds (Crimmitschau ETC – Germany) Games Played: 9. Goals: 4. …

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Around the Net 10.23.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Euro Watch 2012 An update on all the Flyers playing overseas in Europe and Russia: [] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [CSN Philly] Glimmer of hope? There are rumors of a meeting Wednesday in NY: [Eklund] Moment of G Watch Claude and be amazed:[Broad Street Hockey] 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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NHL proposal, as is, hurts Flyers

On Tuesday, the NHL made a new proposal to the NHLPA in which they offered a 50/50 split of Hockey Related Revenue, down from their initial proposal of 57/43. It was seen by many to be the first step towards some real progress in coming to an agreement on a new CBA, and saving an 82-game season. Yesterday, NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr sent a letter to all players and agents in which he explains why he is less than thrilled with the proposal. Personally, I’m not the least bit surprised by the response. In fact, I think anyone who …

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Podcast: Episode 42; Life, The Universe, and Everything

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the locked out Flyers’  continued exploits in Europe, including Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds in Germany and Jakub Voracek and Ilya Bryzgalov in the KHL. Steve also recaps the Flyers Faithful pub quiz and the guys discuss Dominick Hasek’s very relevant retirement. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 42 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there! We’re also on Stitcher if that’s how you listen to your podcasts! If …

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European Updates: Voracek injures knee, Simmonds fights

Extraliga Martin Ruzicka isn’t well-known in the NHL but he’s a hell of a forward in the Czech Extraliga as well as in the KHL where he spent his previous season. This season Martin returned to Trinec and he has scored in the first 9 games of the Extraliga. In the 10th game he had no goals and Ocelari Trinec (Trinec Steelers) lost to Zlin 2:3. Trinec is now 3rd behind last year’s finalist Kometa Brno (Comet Brno) and PSG Zlin (PSG is a plastic window manufacturer and head sponsor of Zlin). Jagr’s Kladno is in fifth, one point behind HC Skoda …