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  1. Elsewhere: Justin Williams Scores Two, Kings Advance to Western Finals

    May 29, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    As if this postseason couldn’t get any longer for Flyers fans, both Western Conference semis just had to go seven games, as terribly exciting as that truly is. And the Flyers West, aka the Los Angeles Kings, appear to be making another run at the Stanley Cup, with the assist once again going to former…

  2. Scary Photos: Jake Voracek Crashes Ferrari in Czech Republic

    May 22, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Scary news out of the Czech Republic this morning as Flyers winger Jake Voracek was reportedly in a car crash that left his Ferrari totalled. The photos of the crash and story were posted on the Sport.cz website. We believe the accident took place in or near his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic. The good…

  3. Flyers Are Special When It Comes to Developing Defensemen

    May 16, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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    There is plenty of blame to go around this offseason for the Flyers missing the playoffs, but for much of the year defense was their biggest pitfall. The back end was prone to turnovers and complete meltdowns that often led to rushes the other way, a situation no goaltender could possibly thrive. The thing is,…

  4. Of Course Someone Had to Ask Ilya Bryzgalov His Thoughts on Stalin

    May 15, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Couldn’t they have just asked him about space? Or bears even? Maybe ask him to go into greater detail as to why he likes “new” cities like Boston (???) as opposed to “old” cities like Philadelphia? No. The Russian interviewer had to ask Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to explain his thoughts on Joseph Stalin. This…

  5. Wayne Simmonds Bests Evgeni Malkin, Eyes John Tavares Next

    May 13, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    For the second consecutive year, a Philadelphia Flyer spurned Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malin in a popularity contest. In 2012 it was Claude Giroux, a mild upset at best. This time around it was Wayne Simmonds knocking off the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner.

  6. Ilya Bryzgalov’s Chat with Russian Media Makes Him Look Quite Reasonable

    May 9, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    The English translations of Ilya Bryzgalov’s interviews with the Russian media are always fairly fascinating. You just get the sense that he’s more comfortable talking to them or not afraid to tell them exactly how he feels. Or maybe he just doesn’t have to mince words. He can just say exactly what he thinks. Puck…

  7. Ilya Bryzgalov Is Playing Angry Birds While His Russian National Team Is Playing Hockey

    May 9, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The Russian national team is currently playing France in the IIHF World Championships. And Ilya Bryzgalov is playing Angry Birds: Star Wars edition. Bryzgalov is one of three goalies on the Russian roster, alongside Semyon Varlamnov of the Colorado Avalanche and Vasili Kosechkin, who is currently in net. [RELATED: Ilya Bryzgalov’s chat with the Russian…

  8. Sergei Bobrovsky Is Now a Vezina Finalist

    May 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The NHL announced Wednesday that Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi and Sergei Bobrovsky are your three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. Lundqvist you know as the guy who routinely stonewalls the Flyers, Niemi you know as the guy who was in net for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup win over the Flyers, and…

  9. Ilya Bryzgalov Ducks another Shot, Defeats USA at World Championships Anyway

    May 7, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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    They gave a valiant effort, but in the end Ilya Bryzgalov was able to hold Team USA at bay. The Flyers netminder stopped 19 of 22 shots, and a stacked Russian squad led by the New Jersey Devils’ Ilya Kovalchuk finally pulled away with two goals late in the third period for the 5-3 victory…

  10. Fixing the Flyers, Step Three: Embrace the Youth Movement

    May 6, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    It might feel like longer to some, but almost three years have passed since the Flyers came within two wins of hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1975. It might feel like longer because that was essentially an entirely different team. One season later the organization gave up on the young stars…

  11. How Eric Lindros Helped Spark a Culture Change in the NHL

    May 5, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    ESPN Magazine is celebrating its 15th year in existence with their May 13th issue, and in their look back on Eric Lindros, David Fleming finds No. 88 changed hockey and sports as we know them – just not in the way we imagined.

  12. Fixing the Flyers, Step Two: Amnesty Briere, Keep Bryzgalov (For Now)

    May 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Beyond missing the playoffs and having some obvious needs to fill, the Flyers have a problem. The salary cap is set to decrease from $70.2 million to $64.3 once the new league year begins, and according to one projection, as of today they would be over the threshold by about $3 mil.

  13. Fixing the Flyers, Step One: Dont Panic Over a Shortened Season

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The Flyers may have missed the playoffs for only the second time in 18 seasons, but does a 48-game season tell the whole story?

  14. Flyers Stanley Cup Statue

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:46 AM EDT

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    Check out the new statue recently unveiled at Xfinity Live in the South Philadelphia sports complex. It’s currently sitting outside of the Broad Street Bullies bar and restaurant and made for a nice little photo on a rainy night with Citizens Bank Park in the background.

  15. Traveling Jagrs Make Trek from Calgary to Philadelphia, Christen Newest Member with Mullet

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    He’ll likely always be remembered as a Penguin, but Jaromir Jagr has really gotten around. Just ask these guys.

  16. WATCH: The Flyers’ Pregame Tribute to Boston

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Kate Smith and Lauren Hart’s “God Bless America” is far from the only musical performance dedicated to Boston as of late — Neil Diamond’s even writing a new song — but, from one city to another, it was likely the most appropriate.

  17. Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux’s Hands > Zdeno Chara’s

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

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    The Flyers had nothing to play for short of potentially costing the Bruins a Northeast Division banner. Seemed like motivation enough. In yet another “where was this all year?” effort, the Flyers handled the Bruins 5-2 Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center thanks to three great plays from Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux and one not-so-great play from Zdeno Chara.

  18. Did the Flyers Mishandle Jaromir Jagr This Past Offseason?

    Apr 23, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

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    One of the top criticisms of the Flyers this year has been the front office’s inability to replace several key players who left during the offseason. Among the key subtractions was Jaromir Jagr, who happens to be making his return to the Wells Fargo Center with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

  19. Kimmo Timonen Done for Season; Kids Are Up

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Yes, the Flyers still have a couple of games to play out the string. No, Kimmo Timonen will not play in them. He’s going to sit the remainder of the season with a compression fracture in his right foot. But if you’re looking for something to watch for on the ice, check out a couple of the youngsters they’ve called up.

  20. Paul Holmgren Says There Are No Plans for Ilya Bryzgalov Buyout

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Once the Flyers’ season goes quietly into the night this Saturday in Ottawa, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov will still have seven years remaining on his contract at nearly $40 million. While many are anticipating the front office’s use one of two compliance buyouts to get out from under such a lengthy and expensive deal, the club’s general manager claims that will not be the case.

  21. Positive Takeaways from a Lost Flyers Season

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

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    The Flyers have officially missed the playoffs for just the second time in 18 years, which despite being a run that has likely left us a bit spoiled, it only adds to the disappointment when expectations are high to begin with. Cheer up though, because it wasn’t all bad. There were several developments as the season marched along that bode well for the future, so before we jump into an offseason of finger pointing and blame games, let’s take a look at those.

  22. Video: Watch Wayne Simmonds First Career Hat Trick

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

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    Wayne Simmonds had experienced a number of Gordie Howe hat tricks during his five-year NHL career, but never a true hat trick. That changed on Saturday night when Simmer notched three markers in the Flyers’ 5-3 victory over the Hurricanes.

  23. Welcome to the New Dark Age of Philly Sports

    Apr 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    The Flyers were eliminated from playoff contention – technically, mathematically, and otherwise this time – by virtue of a Rangers victory on Friday, marking the first time since 1994 that all four major professional sports franchises in Philadelphia missed the postseason in succession.

  24. If the Rangers Defeat Any of Five Non-Playoff Opponents, the Flyers Are Eliminated

    Apr 19, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    So it comes down to this. Since the Flyers managed to get blanked on Thursday night by a New Jersey Devils squad that hadn’t picked up a win in their previous 10 tries, they will need some remarkable luck to remain in playoff contention for much longer.

  25. Two-year Extension for Zac Rinaldo Well Deserved

    Apr 18, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The Flyers handed out two-year contract extensions to Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill on Wednesday, securing two of the more physical presences on the roster for the next couple seasons. While it seems Rosehill is merely filling the tough-guy void left from Jody Shelley’s injury and impending departure in free agency, Rinaldo has carved out a significant role for himself on the club’s checking line.