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  1. Broken Twigs: Most Hated Players in the NHL and Your Flyers Mailbag

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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    I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of the Arron Asham signing when it happened. For years I had loathed that Metis meatball and now he was coming to my home town team. But like it has happened with so many before and so many since (read: Daniel Carcillo), I rooted for him when he wore…

  2. Oh Hey, the Flyers Played a Preseason Game Yesterday

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    It would be remiss if we did not point out that the Orange & Black returned to the ice on Sunday in a sanctioned NHL game. There’s no lockout this fall because 2013 is an odd-numbered year that ends on a Tuesday, as stipulated by the collective bargaining agreement and commissioner Gary Bettman’s book of…

  3. The Finished Product: Steve Mason’s Zombie American History Mask

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    A few weeks back, goalie mask guru Franny Drummond gave NHL.com a look at his upcoming design for Steve Mason’s 2013-14 season. The mask featured Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and George Washington as zombies. Today, the Flyers’ Anthony SanFillippo tweeted shots of the finished product, which we’ve compiled into this nice little gallery for you:…

  4. Broken Twigs: The Casual Flyers Fan Off-season Recap

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Ain’t nothing wrong with taking the summer off from the Flyers. The players all retreat to their mill towns to pave roads and paint highway rest stops to earn some extra cash and you have artificially flavored beer to drink on the beach. No worries. But hockey is officially officially back now. It was just…

  5. So Is Dan Cleary Joining the Flyers or Not? Who Knows

    Sep 11, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Here’s an already somewhat weird story getting weirder. Yesterday there were reports that the Flyers had agreed to a three-year contract with Dan Cleary, only they couldn’t actually complete the deal because they are over the salary cap. The work-around was bringing the 15-year veteran in for a “tryout,” then once the season started and…

  6. Flyers to (Eventually) Sign Dan Cleary to ‘Baffling’ 3-Year Deal

    Sep 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Where to begin. Do we start with the Flyers’ always-maddening salary cap situation, which prevents them from physically signing anybody to an actual contract right this moment? Or should we talk about the multi-year deal the club is giving yet another player in his mid 30s? How ‘bout we just go with the news that…

  7. Hal Gill a Long Shot for Flyers Roster, Just Happy to Be Here

    Sep 9, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend we learned the Flyers invited 38-year-old defenseman and 15-year NHL veteran Hal Gill to training camp, which opens this Thursday already believe it or not. Given the problems the Orange & Black had in their own end last season, it’s good to see they are still looking into options even as the…

  8. Broken Twigs: Pronger and Giroux to Montreal and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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    If you suggest a trade on the internet you are going to be torn to pieces. That is a fact of life. Doesn’t matter the forum, doesn’t matter the trade. You’re either giving away too much and getting too little, or you’re an idiot who is severely over-valuing the assets you’re prepared to give up.…

  9. Photo: Danny Briere Skates with Flyers in Canadiens Jersey

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Flyers rookie camp officially gets underway Friday, but some of the players are already on the ice in Voorhees — including Danny Briere. Briere was amnestied by the Flyers along with Ilya Bryzgalov earlier this summer so that the Flyers could clear the remaining two years of his $6.5 million cap hit off their books.…

  10. The Flyers Cross Their Fingers on Simon Gagne

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Paul Holmgren would probably love to have Simon Gagne back in Orange & Black this season. It’s just that the Flyers’ general manager’s hands are tied right now. As Sam Carchidi pointed out in Tuesday’s edition of the Inquirer, Philadelphia is roughly $1 million over the NHL salary cap at the moment. They’ll drop below…

  11. Claude Giroux: It Was the Pitching Wedge

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Claude Giroux was at the Skate Zone over in Vorhees today working on skating drills but not using his stick because he’s recovering from surgery on the torn tendons in his hand that he injured playing golf a couple of weeks ago. Many wondered how exactly Giroux sliced his wrist and Tim Panaccio tells the…

  12. The Old NHL, Penn State Hockey, and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Aug 29, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    I’ve seen a couple posts this summer that cite how the NHL is getting younger and younger, and I’d like to arm you all with some contrarian ammunition. I’m not even going to go into some deep explanation about it. I’ll let the numbers do the talking: That’s the average age of all NHL players…

  13. Peter Laviolette, Dan Byslma Talk Dynamics of Working Together

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be an assistant for Team USA in the upcoming 2014 Olympics, which is cool. He’s working underneath Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, which is interesting to say the least. I don’t need to tell you there’s history there. The Flyers and Penguins have a rivalry so bitter, it nearly…

  14. A Hockey Story, Flyers ‘N Sync and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Matt Herneisen grew up in Gilbertsville, PA. He played minor hockey for the Boyertown Bears, the Philadelphia Junior Flyers, the Valley Forge Colonials/Minutemen, and the Toronto Marlboros. He played junior hockey for the United States National Development Program, the Peterborough Petes, and the Saulte Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Matt played professional hockey for the Trenton Titans,…

  15. Steve Mason Will Have Zombie Ben Franklin on His Goalie Mask This Season

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    In coming up with the paint job for his new goaltender mask, Steve Mason wanted to combine his love of horror movies with some Philadelphia flavor. This is how we are getting the Zombie Declaration of Independence signing. There isn’t a finished product to showcase just yet, but NHL.com brings us a cool video interview…

  16. Video: Tens of Fans Showed Up at the Wells Fargo Center to Watch Paint Dry Today

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

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    As we told you the other day, the Philadelphia Flyers were apparently attempting to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the most people to simultaneously watch paint dry. That was a thing that actually happened today and thankfully CSN had a team of people there to document the… excitement. As you can see…

  17. The Flyers Want to Set the World Record for People Watching Paint Dry… Seriously(?)

    Aug 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Tomorrow is Monday, so naturally you don’t have anything to do. It’s not like you’ve got to go to work, or find a job in the first place, or watch The Price Is Right with Drew Carey. All that business is whack. You’re better off watching paint dry than watching Drew Carey. Lucky for you,…

  18. Claude Giroux Has a Pretty Nasty Slice On the Golf Course

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    I’m not a golfer, obviously, but slicing a bunch of tendons due to a golf club shattering sounds like a pretty unlikely occurrence. But the power of a Claude Giroux slapshot/swing cannot be underestimated. Equipment made for a sport such as golf cannot handle the Giroux power. According to reports out of Canada on Thursday,…

  19. Broken Twigs: Flyers Hockey League of Nations Lady Byngers

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Believe it or not, FGSB isn’t at home. Please leave a messsssaaaggge at the beep. We must be out, or we’d pick up the phone. Whhheerrrreeee could we be? Believe it or not, we’re not hooommmeeee!   FGSB is off vacationing in the woods with Rocky IV this week, please leave your mailbag questions after…

  20. Check Out This Goalie Mask Paying Tribute to Ron Hextall, Broad St. Bullies

    Aug 13, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Unfortunately this is not the mask either Ray Emery or Steve Mason will be wearing for the Flyers this year, but it’s very cool nonetheless. Instead it belongs to Aaron Slagman, who tests hockey equipment for InGoal Magazine, and apparently dabbles a bit between the pipes himself. The mask uses the Flyers logo and color…

  21. Philadelphia Redemption, Jake The Snake and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Aug 8, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    As a hockey fan, the internet sucks from July 15 to September 10, or thereabouts. After the Free Agent Frenzy dies down and before players start trickling into town with new haircuts and 10 more pounds of muscle, writers have to dig deep into their bag of tricks to come up with content that all…

  22. Broken Twigs: Flyers’ Rosehill Problem and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Something I’ve noticed about the Flyers is that they seem unable to be grasp a basic subject that most of league has picked up on over the past few years – opportunity cost. Here are some completely random transactions from recent Flyers history: April 17, 2013: Jay Rosehill signed to a 2 year, $1.35M contract…

  23. You Could Fill An Entire Arena with All This Old Andrew Bynum Gear (And Some $2 Toasters)

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Want a $2 dollar toaster that will print the Phillies’ logo on your bread? Of course, you do. [UPDATE: THE TOASTERS ARE ALREADY GONE. ONE GUY BOUGHT THREE.] Welcome to the annual Wells Fargo Center blowout sale. This is the event when all the dated merchandise leftover from last year — or even years prior…

  24. Ilya Bryzgalov Has an Offer to Play for a KHL Expansion Team on the North Korean border

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov remains a free agent, so might he find a new home in his native Russia? ProHockeyTalk has translated this report from Sport Express in Russia in which former NHL All-Star Alexander Mogilny claims he has made an offer to Bryzgalov. Mogilny is heading up a new KHL expansion team, Admiral Vlaidvostok, and is…

  25. Broken Twigs: Kimmo’s Last Season and FGSB Mailbag

    Jul 25, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    “That’s it. 99 percent sure that’s my last.” So you’re telling me there’s a chance…. Last winter, after signing a one-year contract extension, Kimmo Timonen shared the above quote with Anthony SanFilippo. And then in June ASanF once again pursued the topic of retirement with Kimmo Timo, who now had this to say: “I’m not…