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What Ed Snider meant to the life of someone he never met

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What Ed Snider meant to the life of someone he never met

Early on Tuesday morning word came down that the man who brought hockey to Philadelphia, Ed Snider, had passed away at age 83 after a battle with bladder cancer. Throughout the coming days you’ll read a lot about Mr. Snider and what he meant to the city of Philadelphia and the hockey world in general. […]

Despite brutal loss to Columbus, all is not lost for Flyers

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Despite brutal loss to Columbus, all is not lost for Flyers

By Mike Santa Barbara (@Mike__SB) The Flyers entered Tuesday night’s match up with the Blue Jackets surging toward a playoff spot, having won three of their last four sitting just a point behind the Red Wings for the East’s final wildcard spot. And, for nearly 59 minutes on Tuesday, everything was going according to plan. […]

Orange & Black Thoughts: Why the Flyers were quiet at the deadline, and would a playoff run be so bad?

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Orange & Black Thoughts: Why the Flyers were quiet at the deadline, and would a playoff run be so bad?

By Mike Santa Barbara (@Mike__SB)   Welcome back for another edition of “Orange and Black Thoughts” (Hey, we made it two weeks in a row!), a weekly column where I ramble on about the Philadelphia Flyers. This week is an answers edition where we’ll delve into the reasons behind a quiet Trade Deadline for the […]

Flyers likely to be quiet at deadline, but who could be dealt?

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Flyers likely to be quiet at deadline, but who could be dealt?

The NHL trade Deadline is just days away, and Chicago already opened the trading frenzy, acquiring former Blackhawk Andrew Ladd on Thursday night. Though, while other teams wheel-and-deal over the next few days, the Philadelphia Flyers aren’t likely to make a splash before the deadline at 3 p.m. on Monday. While GM Ron Hextall has […]

Orange and Black Thoughts: Ghost’s historic streak continues, Giroux injury, selling at the deadline, and playing with grit

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Orange and Black Thoughts: Ghost’s historic streak continues, Giroux injury, selling at the deadline, and playing with grit

With the NHL Trade Deadline right around the corner and the end of the regular season just around the bend, there’s plenty to talk about in the world of hockey – and in particular the world of the Philadelphia Flyers. Since there’s so much going on, what better time than now to debut a new […]

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Reviewing 50 years of Flyers hockey

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Reviewing 50 years of Flyers hockey

By Mike Santa Barbara (@Mike_SB) Tuesday marked 50 years to the day the Philadelphia Flyers became one of six new franchises approved to join the NHL in the leagues’ first expansion beyond the original six. Since their inclusion into the league, the Flyer franchise has put the city of Philadelphia on the hockey map. From […]

Flyers and Pens set for Outdoor Game in 2017, but does anyone care?

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Flyers and Pens set for Outdoor Game in 2017, but does anyone care?

By Mike Santa Barbara (@Mike_SB) The hockey world was abuzz when ESPN’s Scott Burnside reported Friday that the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will likely play in one of the NHL’s 2017 outdoor games. Or maybe not? Since the NHL’s outdoor craze began, the notion that Pennsylvania’s rivals would clash in one of them eventually […]

Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

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Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

The morning after tallying an impressive 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, their third-straight victory, the Flyers received some devastating news when they learned that blossoming two-way forward Sean Couturier would miss at least the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Since his rookie season in 2012, the former first-round pick found his niche […]

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Flyers in Now-or-Never Mode With All-Star Break Approaching

By Mike Santa Barbara While nothing can be clinched in the month January, the Philadelphia Flyers are on the verge of now-or-never time when it comes to any playoff aspirations they might have for the 2015-2016 campaign. After opening the month with a hard-fought one-goal loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the orange and black […]

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 56 — Stepan, Couturier; Vishal Hussain talks Devils

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The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 56 — Stepan, Couturier; Vishal Hussain talks Devils

The Hockey Guys Podcast is sponsored by Just Dishin Hockey, who specialize in combining fashion with the great game of Hockey! Check out JustDishinHockey.com for more information! Hunter and Chris discuss the week that was, recapping the signings of Derek Stepan, Eric Fehr, Sean Couturier, and Adam Larsson. Vishal Hussain (@Vishal_Hussain) joins the show to talk about the […]

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