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  1. Why Jake Voracek wasn’t on the top line with Claude Giroux on Wednesday

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    If you were wondering why Jakub Voracek did not skate on Claude Giroux’s line in the Fleyrs’ season opener, you weren’t alone. Both CSN’s Tim Panaccio and Sam Carchidi for the Inquirer wrote about Peter Laviolette’s perplexing decision for Saturday, so while for all we know the arrangement was only for one game, the aftershock…

  2. Ilya Bryzgalov to the ECHL? Get to know the Las Vegas Wranglers

    Oct 3, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov hasn’t made it all the way to the Tyson Zone, but there’s very little you wouldn’t believe about his future career prospects if you were only sold a good story. Working on confirming or debunking, but, word in Philly is Bryzgalov is about to sign an East Coast Hockey League contract in Las…

  3. Lecavalier’s Flyers debut spoiled by Bernier, Maple Leafs

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

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    It didn’t take long for new Flyer Vincent Lecavalier to make his mark in Philadelphia. As the final seconds were ticking down on the opening period of Wednesday night’s season premiere at the Wells Fargo Center, Lecavalier collected his first point in Orange & Black off of a sweet dish to Brayden Schenn to put…

  4. Are 2013-14 Flyers pulling in too many different directions?

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

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    A new season is dawning for the Flyers, and with any new season comes hope. The road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a long one, and there surely will be bumps along the way, but if the Orange & Black can return to the postseason, anything can happen in the NHL. Are the Flyers…

  5. LeSean McCoy and Mike Vick are ready for some Flyers hockey tonight

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    Updated: Now with video of a number of Eagles players getting Flyer’d up for the home opener this evening across the street. LeSean McCoy sporting a @NHLFlyers jersey pic.twitter.com/2VSZWj6sFI — Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) October 2, 2013 Michael Vick sporting a Flyers cap, I assume, in honor of the season opener: pic.twitter.com/wiTHrqD3Y8 — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane)…

  6. Peter Laviolette the odds-on favorite to be first NHL coach fired this season

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    If you asked Flyers chairman Ed Snider if head coach Peter Laviolette is on the hot seat, he would tell you unequivocally no. In fact, he did just that back in September, one day after the club opened training camp. “As far as Peter [Laviolette] is concerned, last year was an anomaly. He’s been a…

  7. Flyers finalize roster, add Hal Gill—puck drops on Wednesday

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

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    The Flyers had some hoops to jump through, but they managed to slip below the NHL salary cap just in time for Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline. With that hurdle cleared, the front office went back to work on adding the final pieces of the puzzle that is the club’s 23-man roster. They wasted no time…

  8. Stunning photos and video of agonizing Brayden Schenn fight

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    The Flyers wrapped up their preseason on Friday night with a slobberknocker in our nation’s capital. The Washington Capitals won the game 6-3, but the result was more of an afterthought than usual for a game of ice hockey in September. Zac Rinaldo was ejected midway through the third first period for elbowing Caps center…

  9. This photo of a little kid looking up at Scott Hartnell will warm your cold, black heart

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ Instgram says this photo is worth 2,000 words, but there’s no sense in us spoiling them all for you. I’ll merely add that there’s a lot of sentimental rubbish out there, but this photo of a young boy and Scott Hartnell sharing a moment during the Star-Spangled Banner even brought a smile…

  10. Claude Giroux: ‘If it was the regular season, I’d have been playing’

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    That’s Claude Giroux’s sweater in his locker stall. He’ll suit up in a game on Tuesday night for the first time since the infamous pitching wedge incident, as the Flyers play their penultimate preseason game against the New Jersey Devils. Whether Giroux was going to skate—or should for that matter—was a topic of discussion all…

  11. After Matt Read Extension, Brayden Schenn the Only Young Flyers Forward in Need of Deal

    Sep 21, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    There’s nothing overly provocative about the four-year, $14.5 million extension the Flyers finalized with Matt Read on Friday evening. For once general manager Paul Holmgren didn’t sign a player into his late 30s, so we can all be grateful for that. The hockey community seems to stand in agreement this is nice value for a…

  12. 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…

  13. 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:…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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,…

  22. Pick a Club (Top 10): How Your Philly Fandom Determines Your English Premier League Soccer Allegiance

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    At left, former Eagles coach Andy Reid and current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. At center, Everton's Marouane Fellaini. At right, former 76er Andrew Bynum. (AP Photos)

    Part 1 of our English Premier League Preview got a lot of great feedback on Thursday. Even the anti-soccer trolls left their dark basements to enjoy the sunshine, because they were nowhere to be found. Yesterday, we went through the 10 teams likely to finish in the bottom half of the 20-team league. Today we…

  23. Pick a Club: How Your Philly Fandom Determines Your English Premier League Soccer Allegiance (Bottom 10)

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Let’s face it, Philly sports are in a bad place right now (except for the Union!). And things will only get worse in a few weeks when the Eagles’ season kicks off (just admit it already). But I’m here to help. The English Premier League season begins Saturday at the bright-and-early time of 7:45 a.m.…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…