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Mason to return to practice, may start Sunday

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Mason to return to practice, may start Sunday

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) This isn’t the way that Steve Mason had imagined his first postseason with the Philadelphia Flyers. As his teammates readied themselves for Game 1 of their Metropolitan Division Semifinal against the New York Rangers, the goaltender was relegated to being an observer. “Very frustrating,” he said after skating Friday at Chelsea […]

Berube has decisions to make in goal and on blue line

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Berube has decisions to make in goal and on blue line

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) For much of the past few weeks, Craig Berube has had to come up with line combinations due to a run of injuries to his forward ranks. Those maneuverings have actually brought about some new-found chemistry with Michael Raffl on the top line with Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek, and Scott […]

Philadelphia Flyers: Early-season adversity may pay off in long-term

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Philadelphia Flyers: Early-season adversity may pay off in long-term

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) Some random thoughts and observations on the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-2 victory Tuesday night over the Ottawa Senators in regular season game number 20: Sean Couturier, Kimmo Timonen and Adam Hall all snapped extended goalless droughts, but Steve Mason continues to be one of the biggest stories for the Flyers this season. […]

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Roller Coaster Weekend for Flyers

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Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Roller Coaster Weekend for Flyers

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) The Flyers had a strange weekend, full […]

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Keys to Moving Forward

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Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Keys to Moving Forward

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) While I could write a blog about […]

Mason making early case as long-term solution

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Mason making early case as long-term solution

  By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) The Philadelphia Flyers were in the hunt for a young goaltender at the trade deadline this past April, and it appeared as though Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators was their main target.  The team had dealt Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets the previous summer, as the 23-year-old netminder […]

A “Flyer for life”, Berube tries to get Philly back on track

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A “Flyer for life”, Berube tries to get Philly back on track

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) There was a lot of “It’s only preseason” heard during a 1-5-1 exhibition campaign, and it’s fine to have the attitude that “it’s only the first three games of the regular season”. But the Philadelphia Flyers had seen enough after a second straight 0-3-0 start to a season. Paul Holmgren, who […]

Philadelphia Flyers Preseason: Morin among Cuts

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Philadelphia Flyers Preseason: Morin among Cuts

By David Strehle (@David_Strehle) As GM Paul Holmgren said would be the case, the Philadelphia Flyers trimmed 28 players from training camp Wednesday and now have 32 players on on the roster. Some of the more notable cuts: Sam Morin — The 11th-overall selection in this past summer’s NHL draft did not look out of […]

Matt Read:  “I would love to be a Flyer next year”

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Matt Read: “I would love to be a Flyer next year”

(By @David_Strehle) When the 2013/14 season begins in a little more than two weeks, Philadelphia Flyers’ winger Matt Read will be among one of the biggest bargains to be had for any of the 30 NHL teams. Heading into the final year of a three-year pact that pays him $900,000 annually, Read will become an […]

Flyers Release 2013 Training Camp Roster

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Flyers Release 2013 Training Camp Roster

(By @David_Strehle) The Philadelphia Flyers have released their 2013 training camp roster, which opens Thursday, September 12. The first three days (September 12-14) will be held at the Wells Fargo Center. There will be three on-ice sessions each day — 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. — with approximately a third of the roster participating […]

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