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  1. Tom Sestitos Storied 21 Games with the Flyers Comes to a Close

    Mar 1, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

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    Tom Sestito, seen above in a rare photo where he’s being an actual hockey player, was picked up off waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The Flyers had probably hoped he would clear so they could send him back to the Adirondack Phantoms, but this time Sestito was plucked away. Sestito was in the…

  2. Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros

    Feb 28, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Ah, to be born on of Feb. 28 or March 1 and not have to fake your birthday like those weird Feb. 29 kids. This guy knows what we’re talking about. Anyway, Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros. The Big E is over the hill. In honor of the occasion, SI’s Extra Mustard crew has put…

  3. Harry Zolnierczyk Hits Someone in Hockey, People Freak Out

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

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    The Flyers took it to the Washington Capitals in just about every possible way on Wednesday night, and they weren’t about to let up just because their opponent did. With less than 30 seconds to go, Harry Zolnierczyk picked up a five-minute kneeing major and game misconduct for a big collision with Mathieu Perreault near…

  4. Milbury on Ovechkin: act like a man

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

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    Has any NHL player’s star fallen farther over the past two years than Alex Ovechkin’s? The Washington Capitals have been as dysfunctional as almost any franchise in the league in recent seasons, while Ovechkin’s numbers have plunged dramatically. Maybe it’s him? NBC Sports’ Mike Milbury took Ovechkin to task during the Rivalry Night broadcast, questioning…

  5. Simon Gagne Lights the Lamp in Philadelphia Return as Flyers Rout Capitals

    Feb 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

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    Maybe all it took for Simon Gagne to become a point-a-game player again was the right team. We kid of course, but seriously the man has always had impeccable timing. Gagne made his presence felt in his first game back wearing orange and black since 2010, finding twine for the first time in 2013 for…

  6. Simon Gagne Makes It Home in Time for Rivalry Night with the Washington Capitals

    Feb 27, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    While Philly fans had to be happy on some level when they heard Simon Gagne was coming home, the move did raise a few questions – not to mention eyebrows. The Flyers are fighting for their playoff lives, and general manager Paul Holmgren’s cure was to trade for a 33 year old who hasn’t played…

  7. Flyers Reacquire Simon Gagne

    Feb 26, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The Flyers announced they have sent a conditional fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Simon Gagne on Tuesday. Gagne was Philadelphia’s first-round pick in 1998, spending 10 seasons in Orange & Black until he was traded to Tampa Bay in 2010. Reports state the pick becomes a third rounder if the…

  8. Photos: Ilya Bryzgalovs New Star Wars-Themed Mask

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

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    The Flyers tweeted out photos of Ilya Bryzgalov’s new mask, which features Yoda on one side, Darth Vader on the other. Too bad he didn’t have the force on his side Monday night. R2-D2 also makes a cameo, along with some starships. [RELATED: Ask Apple's Siri about the universe, get Bryz] I’m not the biggest…

  9. Apple’s Siri Knows Ilya Bryzgalov Is the Universe, But Doesn’t Know Squat About Ice Cream

    Feb 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Apple’s Siri has been known to get a bit sassy at times. Sometimes she doesn’t feel bad about helping you dispose of a dead body. Other times she’ll tell you that Ilya Bryzgalov is the universe. And also Mr. Universe. He’s 32 years old. If you don’t get it, here’s a little back story on…

  10. Zac Rinaldo Welcomes James van Riemsdyk Back to Philadelphia, but Toronto Escapes Town with Win

    Feb 26, 2013, 3:18 AM EDT

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    The Flyers continued spinning their wheels on Monday night, failing again to restore their record to .500 in a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. There was an erratic pace to the action, with both sides enduring lengthy droughts in their offensive end, and the Bullies simply suffered one breakdown too many. But if…

  11. Second Take: Flyers Try Again to Get Back to .500

    Feb 25, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

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    As the Flyers settle into a much-needed homestand with a more laidback schedule, step one is get back to .500. They have a chance to do just that against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. A win would move Philadelphia to 10-10-1, reaching the .500 mark for the first time all season. They failed…

  12. Jakub Voracek Gets The700Level.com Bump, Wins NHLs First Star of the Week Honors

    Feb 25, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Last Monday we wrote that Jakub Voracek was emerging as a key player for the Flyers. Thanks to our positive press, Voracek went on to be named the NHL’s First Star of the Week. That’s right. Because of The700Level, the NHL observed Jake’s contributions on the ice, which included leading all NHL players in points…

  13. An Obligatory Check-in with James van Riemsdyk amid Maple Leafs Visit to Philly

    Feb 25, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

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    We’ll be keeping an eye on the trajectory of their careers for years to come, but we are reminded to check in on the James van Riemsdyk-for-Luke Schenn swap every time the Flyers meet the Toronto Maple Leafs. JVR makes his first trip back to the Wells Fargo Center since he was traded on Monday…

  14. NHLs New Realignment Proposal Puts 16 Teams in Eastern Conference

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

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    The old Patrick Division could be getting back together after all, along with two more teams. The Players’ Association vetoed a realignment proposal over a year ago, but the NHL has come back with a revised plan according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman (via Puck Daddy). Hope you don’t have a thing for symmetry. The biggest…

  15. Photo: Scott Harnell’s Dark Visor Looks Badass

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Scott Hartnell played his first game back with the Flyers this afternoon and attempted to get rid of the rest caused from all of that time spent throwing his remote control at the TV. No, really. That’s what he said he was doing while not playing. Hartsy returned to the ice with a new tinted…

  16. Flyers Punch Out Jets in Scott Hartnells Return

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

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    With their run of 19 games in 34 days behind them, the Flyers got back on track Saturday, coming back to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. It was their first win of the season when trailing or tied after two periods. The Flyers had to overcome another slow start, falling behind 1-0 in the first…

  17. Some Silver Linings on the Horizon for Flyers

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

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    The Flyers are 8-10-1 through 19 games, standing on the outside of the postseason picture looking in, and many observers are wondering if this is even a good team. Our own Tim Panaccio questioned earlier this week whether or not they can get it done as currently constructed, and as of Friday the Daily News’…

  18. Philadelphia is undoubtedly the best sports town in America.

    Feb 22, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

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    I mean, do you want to argue about it? It just seems like a fact to me. Facts are simple and facts are straight. The above statement, “Philadelphia is undoubtedly the best sports town in America.” is No. 8 on the list of “twenty sentences guaranteed to start an argument on the Internet” as comprised…

  19. Huber-Doh! Flyers Mauled by Young Panther

    Feb 22, 2013, 3:21 AM EDT

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    If it’s possible to be both cautiously optimistic while simultaneously expecting the worst, that range of emotions would probably best describe the feeling heading into the Flyers’ Thursday night date with the Florida Panthers. Regardless, lowered expectations will do little to combat the unpleasant taste that follows a 5-2 loss, especially to an opponent who…

  20. Flyers Return Home to a Heros Welcome, Hopeful to Avoid Letdown Versus Panthers

    Feb 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    You can’t blame the Flyers for maybe feeling a little physically and emotionally drained the day after their 6-5 slobber-knocker against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The show must go on though, and the troops will turn right around to host the Florida Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. This is already the…

  21. Read These Excerpts from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to Continue the Good Flyers-Penguins Feelings

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

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    We’ve played the Penguinfreude game before, and we’ll play it again. Honestly, it’s a good game. Today’s quote roundup comes from this lede and this close in two separate articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Many believe a two-goal lead is the most dangerous in hockey. Others contend a three-goal edge has that distinction. Truth is,…

  22. Odds and Ends from Last Nights Highly Entertaining Flyers-Penguins Tilt

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:49 AM EDT

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    Bad news first: the cost of victory. Perhaps overshadowed somewhat by the exuberance over the Flyers’ 6-5 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night was the loss of Matt Read to an upper-body injury. Read left the game after a hit by Penguins forward Chris Kunitz late in the first period and did not return. Tim…

  23. Flyers Outlast Penguins 6-5 in Instant Classic

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

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    Warning in advance: there is no way a summary of Wednesday night’s tilt between the Flyers and Penguins could ever do the action justice – particularly the wild third period that had fans of every allegiance on the edge of their seats literally until the final horn sounded a 6-5 victory for Orange & Black…

  24. Watch Wayne Simmonds Gordie Howe Hat Trick Against the Penguins

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Prior to tonight’s game in Pittsburgh, Wayne Simmonds talked about the rivalry games with the Pens being the types of contests he loves to play in. He showed it in the first two periods by going out and scoring a goal, dropping gloves with Tanner Glass, and later assisting on the go-ahead goal to complete…

  25. Flyers-Penguins: These Are the Types of Games Simmer Wants to Play In

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

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    “It’s more intense than anything I had in the Western Conference,” Wayne Simmonds told the Inquirer. “Anaheim was our biggest rivalry when I played with L.A. But last year, when I stepped on the ice, it felt like both teams wanted to take each others’ heads off. It definitely makes for exciting hockey for the…