Andy Dudones Andy Dudones | @ADudones

Andy is a contributor for The Hockey Writers, covering the Philadelphia Flyers. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Walsh University. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and reading. He is married with a daughter. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ADudones.

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NHL All-Star Game: Team Toews, City of Columbus Win Big

The end result may not have stuck to script, but at the end of Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, the city of Columbus stood tall. The “visiting” Team Toews may have skated off […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend
Columbus Center Stage for All-Star Skills Competition, More

Columbus Center Stage for All-Star Skills Competition, More

Columbus could really get used to this. The NHL All-Star Weekend host city welcomed in the Commissioner, hosted a Red Carpet gathering, and watched a team of their own, Team […]

by · January 25, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend
Alex Ovechkin may be somewhere in this interview with Caps writer Ed Frankovic. - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft: Are You Not Entertained?

Are you still claiming to be bored now? Friday’s NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft in Columbus not only finalized the rosters for Sunday’s contest, but allowed for this year’s representatives to […]

by · January 24, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend
Who will Jonathan Toews select in the NHL All-Star Game's first fantasy draft? (Credit: Andy Dudones/Staff)

NHL All-Star Media Day: Toews Talks Draft, Break

The 2015 NHL All-Star weekend in Columbus will not be deterred. Despite the recent injuries to a slew of stars, Friday’s Media Day showcased a platter of hockey’s best. And […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend
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Who Is Really to Blame for Zac Rinaldo?

When it comes to Zac Rinaldo’s actions against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, what did you expect? Were you anticipating his first career hat trick? Although both of those questions are rhetorical, […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 32 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Playing in a win-now mentality is one thing, patiently building a product that could sustain continued success is another. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Flyers Backcheck: Isles Dump Flyers in Final Nassau Meeting

That isn’t exactly how the Flyers would like to remember their final game at the run-down Nassau Coliseum. After combining for just one shootout goal in November, a combined 11 […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Flyers Sink Scoreless Streak, Sabres

It’s always fun to see the Flyers score goals. On Saturday night against the Sabres, that’s exactly what they did. Broad Street’s team snapped a scoreless streak that reached eight […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Playoffs? PLAYOFFS???? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Flyers Backcheck: Canucks Humiliate Goalless Flyers

The goalless Flyers have now gone seven straight periods without scratching out a single tally. The team that touts the top scoring combo in the league has now been shut […]

by · January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Washington Taxes Flyers Goal Scoring

What a difference a trip to the nation’s capital can make for the Flyers goal scoring. After igniting for seven goals against the powerhouse Lightning on Monday, the Flyers followed […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Who is Rob Zepp? Well, he's just a goalie that's running with an opportunity and raising some eyebrows with some solid play in the Flyers' crease. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Is Rob Zepp the Next Michael Leighton?

Rob Zepp may have a lot more in common with Michael Leighton than some may think. Both goalies carry the label of “journeyman.” Both have experienced unexplainable success with the […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Mark Streit (Josh Smith/THW)

Flyers Backcheck: Bolts Shocked in Philly

Apparently, the seventh time’s the charm. The Flyers finally exercised their Tampa Bay Lightning demons that had reached six games, owning Monday night’s contest, 7-3. Five second period Philadelphia goals […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Bruins Win Again, What Else Is New?

Saturday’s matinee against the Boston Bruins marked the first game of the second half of the season. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, it was eerily similar to their season opening loss in […]

by · January 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers