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  1. Winter Classic Proposal: Giroux’s Sister Gets a Ring on CBP Ice

    Jan 1, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

    With player families taking the ice for a skate after practice, Claude Giroux’s sister made her boyfriend a lucky man. After consultation with the NHL’s top scorer, Isabelle Giroux’s boyfriend proposed to her on the ice earlier today. Watch the video below for what may be the best Citizens Bank Park proposal of all time, as well as the best advice of a soon-to-be brother-in-law on how to man up…

  2. Video: Jagr Scores, Salutes as Fan in Blue Crosby Jersey Flips Him Off (plus some kid cryin)

    Dec 29, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr’s been on fire in his return to Pittsburgh, where his former home fans are booing him incessantly. He scored a brilliant goal and gave his trademark salute right at this gentleman in one of those light blue Sidney Crosby jerseys, who happened to be giving him the finger.

  3. Flyers-Pens: Jagr Can’t Wait for This Sht to Be Over

    Dec 29, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

    We’re not quite halfway through the NHL season, but Jaromir Jagr’s tour of NHL bridges he’s somehow burned is nearly complete. He’s been to DC and Manhattan already, and tonight, he’ll skate in front of the fans for whom he was at several times a Cup winner and MVP.

  4. 247 Episode 3 Non-Lavvy Highlights: No, Your Ugly Christmas Sweater is Still Just Ugly

    Dec 29, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

    We’ve already talked about Claude Giroux and Peter Laviolette clowning Steve Ott, as well as Lavvy’s ability to channel Sir Alex Ferguson and the Temple of Doom. Time to look at the rest of the third installment of HBO’s 24/7 from Wednesday night.

  5. Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Giroux, Laviolette Clowning Steve Ott

    Dec 28, 2011, 11:54 PM EDT

    Claude Giroux and Peter Laviolette clowning on Steve Ott among best moments in Philly sports television history?

  6. Garon and Lightning Send Bryzgalov Back to Woods

    Dec 27, 2011, 11:19 PM EDT

    Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov wasn’t quite at a loss for words, but he couldn’t explain his problems after a 5-1 loss despite dramatically outshooting the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  7. Here’s Wayne Simmonds Beating Eric Brewer DOWN

    Dec 27, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    In tonight’s Flyers-Lightning preview, we mentioned these two teams don’t like each other much, and wondered what make its way into the next episode of HBO’s 24/7. There’s been plenty of scrapping and jawing going on so far, and one full throw-down between Wayne Simmonds and Tampa defenseman Eric Brewer. It didn’t go so well for Brewer, who needed help getting off the ice, stumbling and bleeding after some big connections. [Video]

  8. Watch: Claude Giroux’s Self-Pass Results in Hartnell Goal

    Dec 27, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Just about every night he’s on the ice, Claude Giroux does something worth tuning in for. He added another highlight against the Lightning on Tuesday night, when he found… himself… with a great pass, then put a shot on net that Scott Hartnell finished up to tie the game at 1-1. Check out the video here.

  9. Schenn and Briere Back to Face the Tender Tampa Trap

    Dec 27, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

    The Flyers are back in action this evening down in Tampa to take on the Lightning.

  10. Steve Spagnuolo Coming Back to Eagles?

    Dec 27, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

    A report by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says that the St. Louis Rams will fire head coach Steve Spagnuolo and hire Jon Gruden. Spagnuolo is said to already be in line to take over as the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive coordinator.

  11. Close Call: Coatsey Takes a Skate to the Gut

    Dec 23, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Video of CSN’s rink-side commentator Steve Coates catching a skate to the gut after the Flyers’ Matt Read was leveled by Anton Stralman of the New York Rangers.

  12. Game 34: About as ‘Winter Classic Preview’ as It Gets

    Dec 23, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT

    It’s Friday night, the eve of Christmas Eve, and the NHL scheduling gods have given us the exact matchup we’ll see on January 2 at Citizens Bank Park. The Flyers are in New York to face the Rangers, surely a big storyline for the next installment of HBO’s 24/7.

  13. Peter Laviolette Tirade on ‘Typical Montreal’

    Dec 21, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    Flyers coach Peter Laviolette wasn’t thrilled with the calls in Montreal and let the refs, players, and HBO cameras know his thoughts on ‘Typical Montreal’

  14. Bryzgalov Loves Dogs. I Mean Loves ‘Em

    Dec 21, 2011, 10:58 PM EDT

    As expected, Ilya Bryzgalov of the Flyers was the star of the second episode of HBO’s 24/7. The ep got a little meta, with the players all keenly aware, as was the rest of the hockey-watching world, of Bryzgalov’s brilliance in the first episode. Watch here as Bryz gets ribbed by Jaromir Jagr and company, then waxes poetic on the ladylike beauty of the Siberian Husky…

  15. Ed Wade Returns, Hopefully to Claim His Ring

    Dec 20, 2011, 8:51 AM EDT

    Ed Wade’s complicated legacy in Philly has been rewritten favorably since he left. Will he be remembered for his positives or negatives? Either way, he’s back with the club he helped build into a winner.

  16. Harry Z Goes Hard Into the Boards

    Dec 20, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Flyers rookie forward Harry Zolnierczyk took an awkward tumble into the boards in the second period of the Flyers-Colorado Avalanche game.

  17. Cool Shootout Bro. Flyers Lose, 3-2

    Dec 20, 2011, 1:09 AM EDT

    Highlights from the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

  18. WatchBraydon Coburn’s One-Winged Snow Angel Defense

    Dec 20, 2011, 12:55 AM EDT

    A few Flyers defensemen came up with some big plays in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche, but this one by Braydon Coburn was pretty stellar.

  19. Game 32Flyers Out to Get Past Bruins Loss, But Not Forget It

    Dec 19, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    There’s probably not a whole lot of small details or minor lessons the Flyers or any of us fans want to remember about Saturday’s absolute ass-kicking at the hands of the Boston Bruins. One thing’s for sure though, while they need to move on and play as if that game didn’t happen, it was a good wake-up call that they’re not quite where they need to be. Right now, they’re good enough to have a fun regular season ride with all the usual ups and downs. But are they good enough to make a deep playoff run, or go all the way to a Cup?

    While it was only one game, that 6-0 loss to last year’s champs was indeed a measuring stick, and the Flyers came up very short. Of course, they were without some key players, including their top forward and top defenseman, and it appears we’ll get the former back soon. But the latter may never be, and Saturday should show the Flyers the level they need to aspire for between now and, way down the road, the playoffs.

    The road continues in Denver tonight, where the Flyers begin a five-game road trip with a 9PM start against the Avalanche. A former Cup-winning goalie tandem highlights the storylines.

  20. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Skating of Giroux

    Dec 18, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    It may not mean he’s close to returning just yet, but Claude Giroux is at least skating with the Flyers in Colorado this afternoon. The team posted this pic of him donning the yellow non-contact gear, which is quite a relieving sight even if we don’t yet know what it means for his return to game play.

  21. Game 31Get Out the Measuring Sticks, Flyers and Bruins in a Matinee Beast-Off

    Dec 17, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    Storylines and notes on Saturday’s tilt between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Are the rebuilt Flyers ready to beat the team that blew them to pieces in May?

  22. Game 30247 Pumped Us Up for Flyers in Montreal, But Pronger Status a Downer

    Dec 15, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Previewing the Philadelphia Flyers-Montreal Canadiens matchup…

  23. Some Pre-247 Flyers Reading: Concussions, Drinking, and More HartnellDown

    Dec 14, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT

    We’ll be kicking off the Flyers-Rangers HBO 24/7 liveblog just ahead of the 10 PM airing of the episode tonight, and we hope you’ll swing by and watch it with us. Until then, a few links to serve as an appetizer.

  24. Game 29What’s Left of Flyers Visit Capitals in DC

    Dec 13, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    the Flyers may be without their top offensive and defensive players, respectively, but they still have every bit a team that should be expected to be in every game they play.

  25. Ex-Flyers Coach Fired in LA; Ex-Flyers Coach Now Interim Coach in LA

    Dec 12, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    References to the Los Angeles Kings as “Flyers West” grew new legs this past summer, when former Flyers captain Mike Richards was traded to Hollywood, followed soon after by the signing of Simon Gagne. Richie and Gags joined a cast of former Orange & Blackers that included such notable former inhabitants of South Philadelphia as coach Terry Murray, assistant coach John Stevens, GM Dean Lombardi, and assistant GM Ron Hextall.

    Today, with the Kings sitting at 13-12-4 and having lost four straight, one of the former Flyers lost his gig. However, they’re still pretty Flyer-heavy for the moment; Murray was fired, and Stevens has taken over as interim head coach