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Mason stones Rangers in stellar Game 4 return

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Mason stones Rangers in stellar Game 4 return

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) With having played only the final seven minutes of Game 3 during the postseason due to injury, it was tough to tell if Philadelphia Flyers netminder Steve Mason would be up to the challenge in his first start of the series Friday night in Game 4. After all, this was a […]

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 […]

Steve Mason Inks Extension with Flyers

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Steve Mason Inks Extension with Flyers

By: Andrew Dintino (@AndrewD_TOU) Goaltending hasn’t exactly been a forte for the Philadelphia Flyers organization in recent years. After all of his predecessors failed to provide stability in the net, Ilya Bryzgalov was brought in to put an end to this endless plight. That backfired. Bryzgalov and his monstrous contract were bought out this past […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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Unfinished Business: Emery Returns to Flyers

By David Strehle (@David_Strehle) The NHL draft is in the rearview mirror, the free agency period is upon us, and that means one thing in Philadelphia. Among a littany of trade rumors and speculation as to which free agents they will attempt to sign, the Flyers were once again in the market for a starting […]

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Flyers Come To Terms With Free Agent Goalie Ray Emery

Four years after leaving the team with what many believed would be a career ending ailment, “Razor” Ray Emery is returning to the city of brotherly love. As free agency was just to get underway, Ren Lavoie of RDS reported the goaltender will be joining the Philadelphia Flyers. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports the deal is one-year, and worth $1.65 […]

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