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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  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. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. Watch Flyers’ First-Round Pick Sam Morin Knock Dudes Out

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The first thing you need to know about Sam Morin is this is one huge kid. He stands six-feet-six-inches tall, weighs 200 lbs., and his 18th birthday isn’t for another 11 days. He’s going to be a monster. He is a monster. The second thing you need to know about Sam Morin is he’s mean…

  18. Flyers Select Defenseman Sam Morin 11th Overall

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    There was a lot of talk that the Flyers could be among the movers and shakers at the NHL Draft on Sunday. Instead they wound up staying put at number 11, selecting 17-year-old defenseman Samuel Morin. Paul Holmgren admitted the Flyers would lean toward defense, but the specific choice came as something of a surprise.…

  19. Will the Flyers Trade Up, Make a Big Splash on Draft Day As Well?

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Kudos to the 76ers for embracing a long-term vision at the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The rebuilding effort will be long and at times painful, but honestly it can’t be any worse than the long and frequently painful death march to mediocrity we’ve become accustomed to from Sixers basketball. It’s not often the Sixers…

  20. One Final Goodbye to Danny Briere

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    By rule, compliance buyouts are allowed to be filed 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which means Ilya Bryzgalov’s and Danny Briere’s walking papers are surely official by now. The two of them are no longer Flyers, and cannot re-sign with the club even though they become free agents along with…

  21. With Bryzgalov Out of the Picture, What’s Next for Flyers in Net?

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers need a goaltender. I know that comes as shocking news at any given point in time – today especially – but it’s true. Ilya Bryzgalov is gone, much to the delight of many in Philadelphia. That leaves only Steve Mason on the current roster however, and little else within the organization – unless…

  22. Place Your Bets: 2014 Stanley Cup Odds Edition

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The gambling world wastes no time. Within hours of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup on Monday, we had in our hands the betting odds for who will hoist sports’ greatest trophy in 2014. Based on these, it’s not looking very good for the Flyers already, and the offseason is barely even underway. The…

  23. Ilya Bryzgalov Issues Statement on His Exit from the Flyers

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    USA Today Images After hanging up on reporters on Tuesday, Ilya Bryzgalov issued this surprisingly pleasant statement on Wednesday… via CSNPhilly: “As my family and I move forward to meet the new challenges ahead, I could not leave Philadelphia without publicly thanking Mr. Snider for the faith he showed in me when he committed to…

  24. 5 Points You Shouldn’t Ignore about the Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov Debacle

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Two years and two days after signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal, the Flyers on Tuesday admitted they made a mistake. Bryzgalov — defiant, moody and accusatory right up to the end — naturally blamed the media. There’s little arguing that getting rid of him wasn’t the right move — it was…

  25. Was Ilya Bryzgalov’s Contract the Worst Ever?

    Jun 25, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    You think nine years at $51 million for Ilya Bryzgalov looked bad? How ‘bout two years, $16.5 million – plus another $23 million just to go away. As part of the largest buyout in NHL history, Bryzgalov will receive $1.63 mil per year over twice the length of his remaining contract, so 14 years. The…