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  1. Rangers’ Derek Boogaard, 28, Found Dead

    May 14, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

    Tragic news emerged last night that New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. Just 28 years old, Boogaard spent most of his career with the Wild before signing with the Rangers. The cause of death has not yet been made available. “The Boogeyman” was one of the most feared…

  2. Flyers-Rangers Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park? More Reports Name Philadelphia as Next Host

    May 12, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

    The Flyers have never been far from the rumors surrounding the next NHL Winter Classic, and once again, they have been linked to hosting it. This time, the report seems to be getting some additional traction, with the latest mention coming from TSN’s Darren Dreger. We previously linked to Daily News beat Frank Seravalli’s similar…

  3. Flyers Rat Pack Take in Union-Galaxy Game

    May 12, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    While attending the Philadelphia Union v. L.A. Galaxy game last night in Chester, I used half time to head out to my favorite concession stand at PPL Park, Los Tacos (a bit of a hidden gem). As I was walking through a crowd between the gate from the inside concourse area to the outdoor plaza,…

  4. Quotable: Ed Snider Never Wants to Go Through That Goalie Carousel Again

    May 11, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    Ed Snider wants a No. 1 goalie just like the fans in Philadelphia do.

  5. WATN: Eric Lindros on How the New NHL Enables Concussions

    May 11, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Former Flyer Eric Lindros, whose once brilliant NHL career was cut short by a series of serious concussions, recently shared his belief that the NHL’s rule changes that have opened up the neutral zone and areas behind the net have created an environment in which danger to players is more likely—specifically concussions. Lindros also called…

  6. An Ugly End to a Disappointing Flyers Season: Media Feuds, Surgeries, and Uncertain Futures

    May 10, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    First, a quick apology for the lack of Flyers coverage in the wake of the Boston sweep. I’ve been out of town for a wedding and some much-needed vacation time. I love Philly sports as much as the next guy, but there’s great recuperative value even in taking a break from something that’s supposed to…

  7. Does Richards Need Surgery?

    May 8, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    The finger-pointing was under way well before the Flyers’ season actually ended on Friday night, and naturally the captain has received his share of the criticism. Mike Richards managed just seven points and only one goal in 11 playoff games this year, and he was a -6 in the Bruins series, prompting some fans to…

  8. Flyers Season Ends With a Whimper

    May 6, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    But for a lone Kris Versteeg breakaway goal to knot the game at one in the second period, the Flyers mounted few serious scoring chances in Friday night’s loss to the Bruins, a 5-1 final aided by two empty net scores. Boston completes the sweep, and tonight we can only wonder where everything went so…

  9. Slow and Painful: The 10-11 Flyers Story?

    May 6, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    Think, if you can, back to February 24. The Sixers were rising in the standings, and the Phillies were soaking up the sun in Clearwater, but the Flyers were the toast of the town. Andrej Meszaros had just lifted the orange and black past the Islanders in overtime, and with three quarters of the season…

  10. Flyer Fight: Sean O’Donnell Vs. Nathan Horton

    May 5, 2011, 8:52 AM EDT

    Perhaps trying to spark his drowning team, Flyers veteran defenseman Sean O’Donnell threw down with the Nathan Horton of the Bruins in the second period of last night’s eventual 5-1 loss:The Flyers will trade 5 minutes without O’Donnell for the Bruins being without Horton over that stretch, and that’s no slight to Odie. Horton would…

  11. Flyers Deserve to Lose, Do So

    May 4, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

    Last spring, a couple of broads who had too much to drink decided it would be more convenient to walk through my patio screen door rather than open it–same night, isolated incidents. The resulting quick fixes performed in the dark of night never quite got the sliding door back on its tracks, and within a…

  12. Flyers-Bruins Game 3: Why Don’t They Do It on the Road?

    May 4, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

    Both in the regular season and the playoffs, the Flyers have been more successful away from the Wells Fargo Center. So much for playing for a high seed, eh? Tonight, they’ll need that trend to continue as they take the ice in Boston down 2-0 in the series. As much as we all like to…

  13. JVR Looks to Celebrate the Big Two-Two in a Big Way

    May 4, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Bill Clement said after Monday’s Flyers loss that James van Riemsdyk transformed from a boy playing amongst men to a man playing amongst boys. It really has been a remarkable thing to watch as JVR has become a dominant force on the ice. Today, van Riemsdyk celebrates his 22nd birthday and will look to add…

  14. Video Breakdown: JVR’s Emergence

    May 4, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

    Bill Clement, John Boruk, and Al Morganti discuss James van Riemsdyk’s big step forward against the Boston Bruins, taking a look at some video from the game. As we’ve discussed a few times this season, one of the major differences in JVR’s game is his ability to use his size to shield the puck. On…

  15. James van Riemsdyk Puts Up Amazing Night, Honors Navy SEALS Afterward… Plus: JVR Highlights Video

    May 3, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    A day after it was announced that a US Navy SEALS strike force had killed  Osama bin Laden, a moment made even more memorable for Philadelphia  sports fans when the crowd at Citizens Bank Park chanted ‘U-S-A’ as word  spread throughout the stadium, the best players on the ice in the Flyers-Bruins game 2 showdown…

  16. Video: Adam McQuaid Misses Mike Richards, Hits Boards HARD

    May 2, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Scary moment for the Bruins’ Adam McQuaid in the waning minutes of the first period tonight, when he strided toward Mike Richards behind the Boston net and missed him on a check attempt. McQuaid went very awkwardly into the boards and stayed on the ice for a while before being helped off by his teammates.…

  17. Flyers-Bruins Game 1: Another Battle Begins

    May 2, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    The wait is over, the Flyers and Bruins start their playoff rematch series this afternoon at 3PM in South Philly. Both clubs needed seven games to clear the first round, but that’s not really a bad thing so much as a reflection of how great the opening series were, and how good these two teams…

  18. Defense Optional, Flyers Drop Game 1, 7-3

    May 2, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

    Well, if there was any question as to whether the Bruins were capable of banging home five-footers all day we now know the answer. The Bruins walked into the Wells Fargo Center and showed off their short game en route to a convincing 7-3 win over the Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference…

  19. Flyers-Bruins Series Odds, Ends, and Extras

    May 2, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

    All is relatively quiet on the Flyers front as they get ready to open their second round series with the Boston Bruins today. The past few days have been filled with references to last postseason’s matchup that saw the Flyers stage a historic comeback that no one reading site this needs further reminding about. But,…

  20. Canadian Danny Watkins Learns Quick, Says He’s Already a Flyers Fan

    May 2, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Sure, he may have been goaded into his answer, but hockey-loving Canadian Danny Watkins says he’s already a Flyers fan. Pretty sure Philly fans are gonna like this guy (even if they didn’t love the pick).

  21. The Bruins Power Play Might Look Familiar

    May 2, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

    Two issues followed the Flyers throughout most of their hard-fought opening round series against the Sabres—uncertainty in net and an inffective power play. Both issues seemed to be resolved, temporarily, in their decisive game 7 victory, with Brian Boucher taking firm grasp of a goalie gig he may have deserved throughout the series, and Chris…

  22. Bruins Top Habs, Earn a Trip to Philly… Elsewhere: Penguins Eliminated

    May 2, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    The Flyers learned their second round opponent Wednesday night, when the Bruins beat the Canadiens by a 4-3 count in overtime to advance. They’ll be in Philly for a series that will start on Saturday and be televised as follows: Game 1: Saturday, April 30 at Philadelphia – 3:05 p.m., NBCGame 2: Monday, May 2…

  23. JVR Shows His Love for Sixers After Game 7

    May 2, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    One of the biggest positives from the Flyers first round victory over the Sabres was the play of James van Riemsdyk. JVR really stepped his game up in a big way in the playoffs, a tremendous sign for the potential impact this kid can have both now and in the future. His play on the…

  24. Head Games: Carcillo and Briere Have Some Fun With Ryan Miller

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

    Prior to the opening round playoff series between the Flyers and Sabres, many fans in Philadelphia probably really appreciated and maybe even liked Ryan Miller for his efforts as Team USA’s goalie in the most recent Olympics, and respected him long before that as the type of goaltender the Flyers need to add. Six games…