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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

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

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    MarkStreit

    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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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

    Nov 2, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

    NHL: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. The Flyers desperately need a new goal song

    Oct 31, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Vincent Lecavalier

    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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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  

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.…

  25. 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.…