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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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Philadelphia Flyers Notebook: Of Goalies, Winter, and “Untouchables”

By David Strehle (@David_Strehle) As has been the case for the past several summers, Paul Holmgren has much work to do heading into NHL Entry Draft weekend. Granted, he has created more work for himself with some of the deals he has made, but that’s been the case for most of his time as the Philadelphia […]

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Blue Jackets Mean Business, Land Marian Gaborik

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) A few days before the trade deadline, the consensus was that most of the big fish had already been moved – Jay Bouwmeester, Ryane Clowe, Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy, Jarome Iginla, and Brenden Morrow. But Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen – who had been relatively quiet since being named GM on February […]

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Anisimov Powers Columbus Blue Jackets to Victory

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) Entering last night’s matchup, the Columbus Blue Jackets were 1-3-1 all time on Groundhog Day, and more specifically, 0-3-0 when Buckeye Chuck predicted an early spring. Although Buckeye Chuck once again predicted an early spring, the Blue Jackets put forth what was likely their strongest 60 minutes of hockey thus far […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets Open Training Camp

By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) On a warm and rainy day in Columbus, Ohio, NHL hockey finally returned. For an organization that finished in last place by nine points last season and then subsequently lost out on the draft lottery for the first overall selection, there were certainly some question marks surrounding the level of fan […]

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