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  1. Kind of Awkward: Peter Laviolette to Assist Dan Bylsma as Olympic Coach in Sochi

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Well this makes for an interesting pairing. Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will assist Penguins’ coach Dan Bylsma for the American team at the Sochi Olympics in Russia next year. As CSN’s Tim Panaccio points out, Lavy has plenty of Olympic experience. He also has a bit of a history with Bylsma from that epic…

  2. NHL Releases 2013-14 Schedule, Flyers to Play in “Metropolitan Division”

    Jul 19, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    The NHL decided to keep the name Atlantic Division in their realignment. Unfortunately, the Flyers and their main rivals are no longer a part of it. When the puck drops in Philadelphia on October 2, the Orange & Black will be competing for the Metropolitan Division championship. That’s the name of the new grouping that…

  3. Broken Twigs: Advanced Stats for Dummies, Ron Hextall Music and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Jul 18, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    I am not a smart person. I am not a patient person. You put 3 capital letters and a symbol after them and I’m just about checked out. By the time my brain works out that TOI/G is not Time on Ice per Goals I’m already clicking through to Reddit without even knowing it. I…

  4. Video: Justin Bieber Fangirls Weigh In On the Age-old Philadelphia Quarterback Debate

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Longtime readers of The700Level.com are likely familiar with our 2010 blockbuster hit “Lady Gaga Fans Answer the Eagles Starting Quarterback Question,” in which we questioned Gaga’s Little Monsters prior to her show in Philly on the most pressing sports issue of the day on Broad and Pattison. Eye-wear made of cigarettes is hard to scrape…

  5. Ron Hextall to Rejoin Flyers as Assistant General Manager

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Ron Hextall enjoyed two stints as a goaltender for the Flyers spanning a grand total 11 of his 13 seasons in the NHL, then transitioned directly into the organization’s front office where he remained until 2006. Apparently that was far too long away from Philadelphia, as the team announced on Monday that Hexy is coming…

  6. The Evster Repairs the Images of Bynum, Lindros, Rolen and McNabb

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    I cannot wait to heckle Andrew Bynum when he comes back to the Wells Farg. I might even make a sign, even though I recognize that there’s nothing lamer than making a sign, and nothing more annoying than sitting behind a fan holding one up. And yet I’m still considering it. Right now my #1…

  7. Broken Twigs: Lecavalier and Giroux, Flyers Bachelorette and FGSB Mailbag

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Paul Holmgren stands up, fastens the top button of the sports coat he’s wearing over a short-sleeved golf shirt, pauses a moment, and then: I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid, tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide? I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder,…

  8. Fred Shero FINALLY Elected to Hall of Fame

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Finally. Former Flyers Coach Fred Shero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame this afternoon. He’ll join players Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, and woman’s hockey pioneer Geraldine Heaney as this year’s inductees. Many younger hockey fans know him as the guy who led the Flyers to their only Stanley Cups, perhaps most…

  9. Moving Voracek Around the Lineup Nothing to Be Le-Cavalier About

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    When you think of things that worked for the Flyers on the ice last season, pairing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek together on the top line should be right at the top of the list. Voracek helped jump start Giroux’s campaign when the captain got off to a slow start, while G helped his right…

  10. Motivated Danny Briere Lands in Montreal

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Danny Briere calls Philadelphia home. He just hopes to be a thorn in the sides of its hockey fans for a couple more years. It was no secret Briere wanted to stay in the Eastern Conference, preferably as close to his three as possible. With the Montreal Canadiens reportedly being one of the teams to…

  11. Claude Giroux’s Cap Hit to Become Fifth-Largest in the NHL

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We’re playing a little bit of catch-up here today, because while we were out celebrating the Fourth of July on Thursday, the Flyers were taking care of business with their franchise player. The big news from over the holiday was Claude Giroux agreeing to an eight-year extension worth $66.2 million, with a full no-movement clause…

  12. Goaltender Ray Emery Returning to Philadelphia on a One-Year Deal

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The busy Flyers wasted no time in filling their huge void at goaltender. Tim Panaccio confirmed a report shortly after free agency began at noon on Friday that the Flyers have agreed to terms with Blackhawks netminder Ray Emery on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $1.65 million according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Emery…

  13. Quotable: Bob Feels for Bryz Because Philadelphia is a ‘Severe City’ for Goalies

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    There’s not a ton of context to these quotes that come courtesy of Russian hockey writer Igor Eronko on Twitter who spoke to former Flyer and best goalie in all the land, Sergei Bobrovsky, about Ilya Bryzgalov and his incredibly lucrative buyout, but they at least relay a bit of sympathy from one netminder to…

  14. Flyers to Sign Vincent Lecavalier for Five Years, $22.5 Million

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The Flyers just fired the first shot in free agency, and the signing period doesn’t officially begin until Friday. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday evening that the Orange & Black have come to terms with four-time All Star Vincent Lecavalier on a five-year deal worth $22.5 million, a cap hit of $4.5 million per season.…

  15. Is Vincent Lecavalier a Fit for the Flyers?

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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    It goes without saying that Paul Holmgren was a busy man over the weekend, but the NHL Draft wasn’t the only business that required front office attention. The Flyers’ general manager acknowledged that he also met with free-agent-to-be Vincent Lecavalier on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning used one of their two compliance buyouts on Lecavalier,…

  16. What They’re Saying: Flyers’ First-Round Pick Gets Bad Grades

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Judging by the responses in our comments section, many Flyers fans were excited by the selection of 6’6” Sam Morin at No. 11 overall in the NHL Draft on Sunday. Yes, he is a bit of project, but the potential sounds like it’s out of this world. Others, predictably, were more concerned over where Morin…

  17. Philadelphia Will Host 2014 NHL Draft, Logo Includes Independence Hall

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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    The Flyers faithful’s reaction to the team’s early moves at the NHL Draft over the weekend was mixed, but they certainly made their opinions known. Those crazy Flyers fans will have an even better chance to voice their opinions on the draft — and boo the crap out of Gary Bettman — in person next…

  18. Watch Flyers’ First-Round Pick Sam Morin Knock Dudes Out

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The first thing you need to know about Sam Morin is this is one huge kid. He stands six-feet-six-inches tall, weighs 200 lbs., and his 18th birthday isn’t for another 11 days. He’s going to be a monster. He is a monster. The second thing you need to know about Sam Morin is he’s mean…

  19. Flyers Select Defenseman Sam Morin 11th Overall

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    There was a lot of talk that the Flyers could be among the movers and shakers at the NHL Draft on Sunday. Instead they wound up staying put at number 11, selecting 17-year-old defenseman Samuel Morin. Paul Holmgren admitted the Flyers would lean toward defense, but the specific choice came as something of a surprise.…

  20. Will the Flyers Trade Up, Make a Big Splash on Draft Day As Well?

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Kudos to the 76ers for embracing a long-term vision at the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The rebuilding effort will be long and at times painful, but honestly it can’t be any worse than the long and frequently painful death march to mediocrity we’ve become accustomed to from Sixers basketball. It’s not often the Sixers…

  21. One Final Goodbye to Danny Briere

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    By rule, compliance buyouts are allowed to be filed 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which means Ilya Bryzgalov’s and Danny Briere’s walking papers are surely official by now. The two of them are no longer Flyers, and cannot re-sign with the club even though they become free agents along with…

  22. Broken Twigs: Paul Holmgren takes a bullet for Bryz and your FGSB mailbag questions

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Broken Twigs is a weekly collection of Q&A, timely thoughts, and randomness from the Hockey Universe. If you want your Q’s A’d, slide an apple over to @flygoalscoredby or flyersgoalscoredby@gmail.com and we’ll tuck it firmly in the back of the net (we’ll answer it, that’s what that metaphor means, it means that if you send…

  23. Video: Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren Just Has the Best Sense of Humor When It Comes to Bad Goaltending

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure why I found this so damn amusing. Surely the absolute debacle of a goalie situation the Flyers have had over the years and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren’s involvement in it has something to do with my heartfelt chuckle. But Homer doesn’t even crack a smirk when CSN’s Michael Barkann attempts to make…

  24. With Bryzgalov Out of the Picture, What’s Next for Flyers in Net?

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers need a goaltender. I know that comes as shocking news at any given point in time – today especially – but it’s true. Ilya Bryzgalov is gone, much to the delight of many in Philadelphia. That leaves only Steve Mason on the current roster however, and little else within the organization – unless…

  25. Place Your Bets: 2014 Stanley Cup Odds Edition

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The gambling world wastes no time. Within hours of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup on Monday, we had in our hands the betting odds for who will hoist sports’ greatest trophy in 2014. Based on these, it’s not looking very good for the Flyers already, and the offseason is barely even underway. The…