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  1. Flyers look to rebound and try not to lay another dud tonight in Tampa

    Nov 27, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

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    We all knew that the Flyers’ point streak and recent hot stretch would eventually come an end. But man, oh, man was that ever a dud they laid in South Florida on Monday night. The Orange and Black sleepwalked through the first 40 minutes and could never recover as they were dropped by a particularly…

  2. The Read-Couturier-Downie line has been pretty good for the Flyers, who play the crummy Panthers tonight

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

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    As you may have heard, the Flyers are 6-0-1 in their last seven games, have earned 13 of a possible 14 points during the successful stretch and have clawed their way out of the Metropolitan Division basement to currently sit just two points behind the New York Rangers for the division’s last playoff spot. That’s…

  3. Flyers continue home stand tonight against terrible Sabres

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

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    So you think the Flyers had an awful start to this season? I call your thoughts on the Flyers bad start and raise you tonight’s Wells Fargo Center visitor, the terrible Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are essentially the NHL’s version of a tire fire that’s been burning out of control for the season’s first two…

  4. Texts from Mike Richards kinda helped Claude Giroux break out of his funk

    Nov 20, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being the best player on the Flyers. That pressure is magnified when you’re also the captain of the Flyers. Combine those two things with an underperforming team and a personal 15-game goal-less drought to start the season and it’s basically an apocalyptic Philadelphia hockey crisis. Good thing…

  5. Flyers B. Schenn on the trading block and why that’s a bad idea

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    While the Flyers were busy taking down the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for their fourth win in five games, TSN analyst Darren Dreger was busy stirring the rumor pot. According to the report, the Flyers are (very) quietly shopping forward Brayden Schenn. But to get done, the deal needs to be the “right” one for…

  6. Photo: Nick Grossmann’s ‘save’ bails out Flyers

    Nov 20, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

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    Just how close was the Flyers’ flirtation with disaster on Tuesday night? There’s the shot up above—you be the judge. Sure, Philadelphia wound up defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-2, so in the grand scheme of things Nick Grossmann kicking the puck out of his own net might not seem to have mattered all that much.…

  7. Lorenzo’s Pizza now available at the Wells Fargo Center

    Nov 19, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Some strange people around the Internets were not exactly satisfied recently with the “limited” food offerings at the beautiful home of the Flyers, Sixers, and numerous Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber concerts. Those nitwits will be happy to learn that Lorenzo & Sons Pizza — a staple of South Street and Will Smith songs —…

  8. Edmonton Oilers GM heard Ilya Bryzgalov is a ‘terrible’ person

    Nov 19, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov is back in the NHL after a brief conditioning stint with the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate. It’s somewhat surprising it happened so fast. Little more than a month ago, Bryz was being courted by an ECHL franchise. Then again, I suppose Edmonton isn’t much better. The Oilers have a 5-15-2 record this season,…

  9. The Flyers are just 4 points out of a playoff spot in a terrible Metropolitan Division

    Nov 18, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

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    So far this season, the Flyers have endured their worst eight-game start in franchise history at 1-7 , saw their head coach hit the unemployment line after all of three games, made headlines for all the wrong reasons after a goalie “fight,” and have gone through such awful offensive dry spells that their most-skilled players…

  10. The Flyers basically own Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center

    Nov 14, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Looking for a great way to get under the skin of your most-hated rival and its fan base? How about winning almost every game you’ve played in that hated-rival’s new hockey arena since it opened a few years ago. Yeah, that’ll sting. Well, if you look at a satellite image of downtown Pittsburgh, odds are…

  11. Flyers look to keep offensive momentum going tonight in Pittsburgh

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    After last Thursday’s dreadful, eye-gouge-worthy, 3-0 loss to New Jersey, if you had said the Flyers would be rolling into Pittsburgh tonight with some offensive momentum, most Flyer fans would have looked at you as if you had three heads. Well, guess what? You don’t have three heads because the Flyers are actually rolling into…

  12. Sens backup goalie on Emery’s fight: ‘It’s assault, isn’t it?’

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Your last-place Flyers are back in action tonight in Ottawa—can you feel the excitement? Despite scuffling through the first five weeks of the season though, Philadelphia has managed to remain at the forefront of the NHL news cycle thanks to one Ray Emery. Emery’s beatdown of Washington netminder Braden Holtby has sparked much debate and…

  13. Video: Fred Shero inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame by son Ray

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    I won’t pretend to know a lot about Fred Shero other than what I’ve read in history books or seen in documentaries. His NHL coaching career was over before I was born, and he passed away in 1990 when I was still a child. I know the important stuff though. Shero was behind the bench…

  14. Claude Giroux FINALLY scores his first goal of season

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Well, it only took six weeks, but Flyers’ superstar Claude Giroux finally scored his first goal of the 2013-14 season. Giroux wristed the puck past Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk at 11 minutes, 26 seconds of the third period for the eventual game-winner in the Flyers’ 4-2 victory over the Oilers this past Saturday afternoon at…

  15. Scott Laughton is tearing up the OHL

    Nov 8, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

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    How about some happy Flyers news to turn those frowns upside down? How does that sound? Good, right? Right! If you would, Flyer fans, take a deep breath, forget about what happened last night against the Devils and take a look up north to the Ontario Hockey League where Flyers’ prospect and Oshawa Generals center…

  16. Jaromir Jagr returns for the first time as a Devil

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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    An old friend and fan favorite returns to Philadelphia again tonight. Jaromir Jagr, the 41-year-old enigma, comes to town this evening as the Flyers host the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. This is actually Jagr’s second visit to Philadelphia since leaving the Orange and Black. If you recall, Jagr came…

  17. Quotable: Flyers aren’t even convinced they’re dangerous at the moment

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough go for the Philadelphia Flyers early into their 2013-14 campaign. They’ve gone through one coach already and the puck just doesn’t seem to be bouncing their way at all. Fans don’t really see a lot to believe in from this team and, in a somewhat brutally honest quote from Claude Giroux,…

  18. The Flyers and their third period woes

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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    If any of you out there were able stay awake for the entirety of what NBCSN analyst Mike Mulbury reportedly called “one of the top five worst hockey games he’s ever seen,” you saw the continuation of a trend that has helped drag the Flyers down near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Sure,…

  19. Comment of the week sponsored by Smith’s Restaurant and Bar

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Since our big The700Level.com meetup at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar on January 23rd (RSVP here!) will be in conjunction with a Flyers game being shown on the TVs, we thought it was time to award our comment of the week to one of you guys dropping knowledge about the orange and black. We go to…

  20. The Flyers need a culture change — but it’s not the one you’re thinking of

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

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    The Flyers have a culture problem. But it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of. It isn’t the “Broad Street Bully” culture that has the cap-strapped Flyers at 4-9-1 and sinking in an awful Metropolitan Division. It also isn’t their seemingly endless management nepotism, though that doesn’t help. It’s the big money culture that has…

  21. Another Viewpoint: The perpetual myth of Flyer bullying

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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    This is a guest post from longtime reader, commenter and friend of The700Level Brent Blanchard, aka 2sentz. This morning I was struck by how just two weeks ago, many fans and blog commenters were lamenting this team’s “lack of toughness,” then suddenly even more fans expressed outrage at Friday night’s antics. How could those views…

  22. The Ray Emery Rule? NHL may ban goalie fights according to report

    Nov 5, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    A surprising number of Flyers fans thought it was a good idea for Ray Emery to pick a fight with and beat up an unwilling combatant during a 7-0 blowout loss against the Washington Capitals last week. Many around the sport of hockey were appalled by the goaltender’s behavior though, to the point where that…

  23. Ray Emery: A true Philadelphia hero for our time

    Nov 4, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    On Friday night, things were looking pretty ugly for the Flyers, and for our city too. The Flyers were down 7-0 to the Washington Capitals, in front of a hostile Wells Fargo Center crowd. In the third period, things looked pretty hopeless. At that point, some teams would have rolled over and died. Some teams…

  24. We wish Miguel Cabrera really was ‘property of Philadelphia’

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    No offense to Cody Asche or Maikel Franco, but Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera would look awfully good in red pinstripes. Likewise, you wouldn’t hear many arguments if the Phillies somehow unloaded Ryan Howard’s contract and stuck the 2012 American League Triple Crown Winner over at first base. No, Cabrera is not a free…