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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Are the Flyers Shopping for Defense?

No matter how adamantly Flyers GM Ron Hextall denies the ongoing trade rumors in Philadelphia, they simply won’t go away. Is the first-year GM the victim of restless chatter? Or […]

by · October 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
This Just In: Wayne Simmonds Is Really Good at Hockey

This Just In: Wayne Simmonds Is Really Good at Hockey

If anyone should be more irritated over Philadelphia’s winless sputter through their first four games, it’s Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. But despite his team’s 0-2-2 mark, the sixth-year veteran is […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Stumble out of Gate Again, Chief on the Hot Seat?

For the third consecutive season, the Flyers stumble out of the shoot leaves them now winless in their first three. Certainly, this trend hasn’t been the norm throughout the history […]

by · October 12, 2014 · 3 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers Forward Wayne Simmonds (Josh Smith/THW)

Can Flyers Withstand October Month of Horrors?

Well that didn’t go very well. But then again, it’s hard to say you didn’t see it coming. The Flyers kicked off the 2014-15 NHL season by dropping their first […]

by · October 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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More than Just Skill? Choosing a Captain in the NHL

With four teams recently announcing a new direction in on-ice leadership, there’s no denying that the league’s crop of captains make up a diverse group of players. But what goes […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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A Flyers Norris Trophy Candidate? Damn Streit!

Does the thought of a Norris Trophy candidate who will turn 37-years-young in December raise an eyebrow? What if I added that this defenseman is part of the “lacking unit” […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers’ Jakub Voracek Just Getting Warmed Up

Flanking Claude Giroux on the Flyers’ top line, Jakub Voracek may be perceived by some as his captain’s Scottie Pippen. That’s not necessarily a grotesque insult to the fourth-year Flyer, […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Panic at the Wells Fargo! Gauging the Flyers’ Preseason

Based on the ongoing preseason narrative, the Wells Fargo faithful is preparing for a season in the Metropolitan Division basement. But despite another sluggish start to the preseason, the Flyers […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Ian Laperriere, the Quintessential Flyer

Ian Laperriere hasn’t played for the Flyers, or in the NHL for that matter, since Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. And despite playing only a single season […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 2 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Boston in a Bind, Gambling with Johnny Boychuk

The time is drawing nearer for the Boston Bruins to pay the piper. After winning a Stanley Cup and leading the league in points within a span of four years, […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins
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Another Slow Start on the Horizon for Philadelphia

Since being eliminated from the playoffs last April by the New York Rangers, the Flyers have been to hell and back. Whether it’s their bloated salary cap, or mixing and matching […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Have We Seen the Last of Kimmo Timonen?

With optimism yielding to realistic logic, all signs are indicating that we have seen the last of Kimmo Timonen in the NHL. After the 15-year veteran was indefinitely sidelined due […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers