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  1. Video: Sean Couturier is too much for Kyle Turris in rare fight

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    21-year-old Sean Couturier is becoming an excellent all-around player right before our very eyes. Last week, Coots set a career high with four points in a game. On Monday, he experienced his first NHL fight. The Philadelphia Flyers are no strangers to fighting. According to HockeyFights.com, the Bullies are second only to the Toronto Maple…

  2. Vinny Lecavalier to miss at least 3-4 weeks after “back spasms” turn into a back fracture

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Courtesy of the Flyers, here comes the rain – no corny snow puns here, folks – to put a bit of a damper on your parade of a Philadelphia sports day. If the 5-1 pasting they took in Dallas on Saturday afternoon wasn’t bad enough, it turns out Vinny Lecavalier is injured much worse than…

  3. Video: Zac Rinaldo racks up 27 penalty minutes in 4 seconds of ice time

    Dec 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ uneven play continued on Saturday. Three days after upending the Detroit Red Wings 6-3, the Bullies were pummeled by the Dallas Stars 5-1, preventing their latest bid to climb above the .500 mark on Saturday. Obviously, this loss can be blamed on the orange and black having to go without Zac Rinaldo…

  4. Coming-of-age? Sean Couturier dominates in Flyers’ 6-3 win over Detroit

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

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    Sean Couturier turns 21-years-old this Saturday, but he’s already well into his third full season in the NHL, and really starting to come into his own as an all-around player. He may have made a name for himself in the Philadelphia Flyers’ nationally televised 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Couturier…

  5. Yo, Flyers, start being selfish and shoot the puck more

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers are currently riding a five-game home winning streak. That’s cool and all, but it doesn’t mean squat these days because they’re are in the midst of six-game road trip – which continues tonight in Detroit – that has them away from Wells Fargo Center until next Thursday. And while the Orange and…

  6. 29th in the NHL in scoring, hard to take Flyers ‘resurgence’ seriously

    Dec 4, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers were better in month two of the regular season than in month one, but any talk of resurgence might be a bit overblown. After all, when you get off to a 1-7 start, usually there’s nowhere to go but up. So up the orange and black have climbed in the standings to…

  7. Photo Gallery: Steve Mason all but stood on his head in Flyers’ shootout win

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Steve Mason continues to make the Philadelphia Flyers relevant. In the box score, it was another ho-hum 34-save night that carried the orange and black to a 3-2 shootout victory in Nashville on Saturday, but as you can see from these photos, the effort was far from routine. Mason kicks, pokes, swats, dives and sprawls…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  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. 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.…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…