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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Video of the Flyers-Capitals line brawl (includes goalie fight)

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

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    The Washington Capitals embarrassed the Flyers on their home ice on Friday night, a 7-0 shutout at the Wells Fargo Center. That was without Alexander Ovechkin by the way, the reigning NHL MVP a scratch due to an upper-body injury. With the loss, the Flyers dropped to 3-9-0 on the season, their six points good…

  5. Flyers-killer Ovechkin won’t play tonight vs. Flyers

    Nov 1, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Last week, the Flyers caught a break when the New York Rangers came to town minus injured all-world goaltender and Flyers-tormenter Henrik Lundqvist. Just over a week later, another division rival comes to Wells Fargo Center minus its superstar. The Capitals will be without lethal sniper Alexander Ovechkin, the league’s second-leading goal-scorer and a notorious…

  6. Why the Flyers won the Talbot-Downie trade

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    The Flyers just got a little better. After a sleepy 3-8-0 start to the season, many in the hockey world expected the Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren to make a panic move. Instead, the aggressive GM closed on a depth trade, moving forward and defensive specialist Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche for physical…

  7. The Flyers desperately need a new goal song

    Oct 31, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    If there’s any silver lining whatsoever to a Flyers’ offense that has yet to score more than two goals in team’s first first seven home games, it’s the fact that we fans haven’t had to listen to the team’s crummy new goal song all that often. Wait… the Flyers’ goal song isn’t “Doop” anymore? I…

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

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Today’s comment of the week involves pig farming. But before we get to that! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the January 23rd Level meetup and Flyers watch party we’ll be having at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar  located in Rittenhouse in Center City. All the cool blogger nerds will be there. If you’ve never…

  9. Either Scott Hartnell or his poodle got a haircut

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Sad day. New look. Looks like a poodle got a hair cut pic.twitter.com/z0uirjqjrv — Scott Hartnell (@Hartsy19) October 30, 2013  

  10. Video: Vinny Lecavalier gets first Flyers hat trick in win over Isles

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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    The Flyers’ offense finally scored more than two goals in a game for the first time all season on Saturday. In fact, Vincent Lecavalier did it by himself. Yes, it still counts. Lecavalier paced Philly’s offense with three goals in the 5-2 win over the New York Islanders, giving Orange & Black its second win…

  11. Flyers send down leading goal-scorer and it kind of makes sense

    Oct 25, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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    After ending their four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the injury-depleted Rangers at Wells Fargo Center last night, the Flyers, who have had their goal-scoring difficulties so far this season well-documented, loaned forward Tye McGinn, who leads the team with three goals, to their AHL affiliate in Glens Falls, NY. So, wait. The…

  12. Flyers beat Rangers, Wayne Simmonds beats on Brandon Mashinter (video)

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    No matter how bad the Flyers’ season is going, you’ll always take a scrappy win over the New York Rangers—even and especially when the Rangers aren’t very good either. Orange & Black’s 2-1 victory over the Rags at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday was in many ways a throwback. The rivals brawled—a lot—and even…

  13. Flyers catch a break with Lundqvist out tonight

    Oct 24, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

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    From this season’s rarely-cited Flyers-may-actually-catch-a-break file: Rangers goaltender and known Flyers-tormenter Henrik Lundqvist will not play when New York visits Philadelphia for the struggling rivals’ first matchup of the season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Lundqvist will sit out tonight’s contest with what the Rangers, who sit at 2-5 on the season and are…

  14. Flyers’ secondary scorers need to step up

    Oct 24, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Jake Voracek: zero goals. Sean Couturier: zero goals. Matt Read: zero goals. Scott Hartnell: zero goals (and injured). Claude Giroux: zero goals. Greg Paone: zero goals. Enrico Campitelli Jr: zero goals. Nick Menta: zero goals. Ok, so the last three people on that list write for this website and do not play for the Flyers…

  15. The Top-10 bad Holmgren moves that aren’t trading Richards, Carter

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Since Paul Holmgren replaced Bob Clarke as general manager of the Flyers in late 2006, life hasn’t been dull for the Orange and Black. If being general manager is to gamble, Holmgren is a whale. He wheels and deals aggressively and with little regard for the future, the feelings of his players or his own…

  16. Vinny Lecavalier joins Claude Giroux on Flyers’ top line

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

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    This is certainly one way to help the captain and franchise player snap his goal-less streak. Reports from Tuesday’s morning practice have four-time All Star Vincent Lecavalier skating with Claude Giroux on the top line, a look that should debut when the Orange & Black return to action against the New York Rangers on Thursday.…

  17. Fan poll in favor of firing Paul Holmgren ‘doesn’t mean anything’ to Flyers

    Oct 21, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Do you think Paul Holmgren should be relieved of his duties as general manager of the Flyers? Do ya? Well, guess what—the Flyers don’t care. According to Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor, that is the organization’s official opinion of a Philly.com poll where nearly 93 percent of the 4,400 respondents voted yes for Holmgren’s dismissal.…

  18. The Flyers have been pretty awful, but least the goaltending isn’t the problem

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Ed note: Greg Paone is a decent guy and may or may not be writing about some Flyers stuff here moving forward. Greg writes … During my near quarter-century as a native Philadelphian, I’ve pretty much nailed these few things down as my birthrights:  the term “yous” is proper English, you’re not doing it right…

  19. Giroux: Flyers will ‘bring the fans back on our side’ against Penguins

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

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    With just two points in the standings, the Flyers are the worst team in the NHL seven games into the 2013-14 season. You can’t blame fans for being dismissive or downright pissed off with the direction of the franchise at the moment. Meanwhile, Claude Giroux is struggling to meet what are perhaps some unrealistic expectations…

  20. Video: Scott Hartnell goes from This Is 40 to parody web videos

    Oct 15, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

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    How the mighty have fallen. Scott Hartnell is still searching for his scoring touch on the ice—not to mention a little luck avoiding injuries. Hartsy has zero points five games into this season, and now he’s out for 2-4 weeks with an upper body injury. Just how bad have things gotten for Hartnell? Even his…

  21. Paul Holmgren admits Chris Pronger will never play again

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    By now, pretty much everybody was already resigned to the fact that Chris Pronger was never going to appear in an NHL game again. That much isn’t news. The Flyers finally acknowledging the elephant in the room on the other hand… In a story filed by Ken Campbell to The Hockey News, Flyers general manager…

  22. Just Ilya Bryzgalov hanging with the Blue Man Group guy

    Oct 11, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    We get some strange things in our inbox from time to time. This is certainly among them. The email read: Professional hockey player Ilya Bryzgalov was spotted enjoying Blue Man Group’s one year anniversary performance at Monte Carlo Resort and Casinoon Thursday, Oct. 10. Bryzgalov is a former Olympian, won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2006 – 2007 NHL…

  23. Broken Twigs: Culture changing and the FGSB Mailbag

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Paul Holmgren will not be fired this year so get used to it. Ala-kazam! You’re welcome. – – – – – – – - Mike Sielski’s not wrong, he’s just an asshole. Or to put more specifically, being an asshole about this. Far be it from me to defend poor MISTER Snider or Paul Holmgren…

  24. Video: Craig Berube tells Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski to ‘get lost’

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

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    You may not be familiar with Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski by name, but you likely remember him from Craig Berube’s introductory press conference on Monday. Sielski was the one who asked Ed Snider about the perception created by hiring someone like Berube, who was “steeped” in a Flyers culture “that hasn’t won a Cup in…

  25. Flyers players talk about Laviolette’s firing, Berube to try new lines and defensive pairings

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    In the video above we have Cluade Giroux, Braydon Coburn, and Scott Hartnell discussing the departure of Peter Laviolette, who was ousted from his post as head coach of the Flyers on Monday. Obviously there are a lot of mixed feelings in the dressing room right now, but everybody seems to understand they weren’t getting…