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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Kind of Awkward: Peter Laviolette to Assist Dan Bylsma as Olympic Coach in Sochi

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Well this makes for an interesting pairing. Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will assist Penguins’ coach Dan Bylsma for the American team at the Sochi Olympics in Russia next year. As CSN’s Tim Panaccio points out, Lavy has plenty of Olympic experience. He also has a bit of a history with Bylsma from that epic…

  10. NHL Releases 2013-14 Schedule, Flyers to Play in “Metropolitan Division”

    Jul 19, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    The NHL decided to keep the name Atlantic Division in their realignment. Unfortunately, the Flyers and their main rivals are no longer a part of it. When the puck drops in Philadelphia on October 2, the Orange & Black will be competing for the Metropolitan Division championship. That’s the name of the new grouping that…

  11. Broken Twigs: Advanced Stats for Dummies, Ron Hextall Music and Your FGSB Mailbag

    Jul 18, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    I am not a smart person. I am not a patient person. You put 3 capital letters and a symbol after them and I’m just about checked out. By the time my brain works out that TOI/G is not Time on Ice per Goals I’m already clicking through to Reddit without even knowing it. I…

  12. Video: Justin Bieber Fangirls Weigh In On the Age-old Philadelphia Quarterback Debate

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Longtime readers of The700Level.com are likely familiar with our 2010 blockbuster hit “Lady Gaga Fans Answer the Eagles Starting Quarterback Question,” in which we questioned Gaga’s Little Monsters prior to her show in Philly on the most pressing sports issue of the day on Broad and Pattison. Eye-wear made of cigarettes is hard to scrape…

  13. Ron Hextall to Rejoin Flyers as Assistant General Manager

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Ron Hextall enjoyed two stints as a goaltender for the Flyers spanning a grand total 11 of his 13 seasons in the NHL, then transitioned directly into the organization’s front office where he remained until 2006. Apparently that was far too long away from Philadelphia, as the team announced on Monday that Hexy is coming…

  14. The Evster Repairs the Images of Bynum, Lindros, Rolen and McNabb

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    I cannot wait to heckle Andrew Bynum when he comes back to the Wells Farg. I might even make a sign, even though I recognize that there’s nothing lamer than making a sign, and nothing more annoying than sitting behind a fan holding one up. And yet I’m still considering it. Right now my #1…

  15. Broken Twigs: Lecavalier and Giroux, Flyers Bachelorette and FGSB Mailbag

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Paul Holmgren stands up, fastens the top button of the sports coat he’s wearing over a short-sleeved golf shirt, pauses a moment, and then: I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid, tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide? I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder,…

  16. Fred Shero FINALLY Elected to Hall of Fame

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Finally. Former Flyers Coach Fred Shero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame this afternoon. He’ll join players Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, and woman’s hockey pioneer Geraldine Heaney as this year’s inductees. Many younger hockey fans know him as the guy who led the Flyers to their only Stanley Cups, perhaps most…

  17. Moving Voracek Around the Lineup Nothing to Be Le-Cavalier About

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    When you think of things that worked for the Flyers on the ice last season, pairing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek together on the top line should be right at the top of the list. Voracek helped jump start Giroux’s campaign when the captain got off to a slow start, while G helped his right…

  18. Motivated Danny Briere Lands in Montreal

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Danny Briere calls Philadelphia home. He just hopes to be a thorn in the sides of its hockey fans for a couple more years. It was no secret Briere wanted to stay in the Eastern Conference, preferably as close to his three as possible. With the Montreal Canadiens reportedly being one of the teams to…

  19. Claude Giroux’s Cap Hit to Become Fifth-Largest in the NHL

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We’re playing a little bit of catch-up here today, because while we were out celebrating the Fourth of July on Thursday, the Flyers were taking care of business with their franchise player. The big news from over the holiday was Claude Giroux agreeing to an eight-year extension worth $66.2 million, with a full no-movement clause…

  20. Goaltender Ray Emery Returning to Philadelphia on a One-Year Deal

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The busy Flyers wasted no time in filling their huge void at goaltender. Tim Panaccio confirmed a report shortly after free agency began at noon on Friday that the Flyers have agreed to terms with Blackhawks netminder Ray Emery on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $1.65 million according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Emery…

  21. Quotable: Bob Feels for Bryz Because Philadelphia is a ‘Severe City’ for Goalies

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    There’s not a ton of context to these quotes that come courtesy of Russian hockey writer Igor Eronko on Twitter who spoke to former Flyer and best goalie in all the land, Sergei Bobrovsky, about Ilya Bryzgalov and his incredibly lucrative buyout, but they at least relay a bit of sympathy from one netminder to…

  22. Flyers to Sign Vincent Lecavalier for Five Years, $22.5 Million

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The Flyers just fired the first shot in free agency, and the signing period doesn’t officially begin until Friday. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday evening that the Orange & Black have come to terms with four-time All Star Vincent Lecavalier on a five-year deal worth $22.5 million, a cap hit of $4.5 million per season.…

  23. Is Vincent Lecavalier a Fit for the Flyers?

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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    It goes without saying that Paul Holmgren was a busy man over the weekend, but the NHL Draft wasn’t the only business that required front office attention. The Flyers’ general manager acknowledged that he also met with free-agent-to-be Vincent Lecavalier on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning used one of their two compliance buyouts on Lecavalier,…

  24. What They’re Saying: Flyers’ First-Round Pick Gets Bad Grades

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Judging by the responses in our comments section, many Flyers fans were excited by the selection of 6’6” Sam Morin at No. 11 overall in the NHL Draft on Sunday. Yes, he is a bit of project, but the potential sounds like it’s out of this world. Others, predictably, were more concerned over where Morin…

  25. Philadelphia Will Host 2014 NHL Draft, Logo Includes Independence Hall

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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    The Flyers faithful’s reaction to the team’s early moves at the NHL Draft over the weekend was mixed, but they certainly made their opinions known. Those crazy Flyers fans will have an even better chance to voice their opinions on the draft — and boo the crap out of Gary Bettman — in person next…